Do your hands need a little extra TLC after all that hand washing? Feeling tense? Stressed? Ashy? Well, have I got the recipe for you! Today, I’ll show you how to make relaxing body lotion. I know what you’re going to ask, “What makes it relaxing body lotion?” Good question! The important ingredient that makes things happen is Magnesium. Magnesium controls over 300 functions in the body. And most of us aren’t getting enough of it in our diets. Adding it to this lotion and applying it topically is an easy way to get more of it. Magnesium also has a calming effect on the body which we could all benefit from these days.
I’ve linked where I get mine below, so order some stat and let’s get our relaxation on! Scroll down to see some of the great ways I use this lotion these days. And after you try them all, make these game changing shower melts next ⏤ your showers will never be the same!
About the ingredients/supplies
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- Magnesium is necessary for the function of over 300 enzymes in the body
- Can help reduce inflammation, prevent chronic disease, and improve anxiety, depression, autism and ADHD
- Has a calming effect on the body
- Gently alleviates headaches, insomnia, constipation, menstrual cramps, teeth grinding, restless leg syndrome and many more
- Highly moisturizing
- Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids, it works to reduce inflammation and protect from free radicals
- Has antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties
- Highly moisturizing
- Contains vitamins A and E
- Calms irritated skin
- Provides anti-aging properties
- Reduces stretch marks, scars and cellulite
- The best option for the cleanest relaxing body lotion possible
- If you don’t have distilled water on hand, filtered water is a close second
- Doesn’t contain any of the nasty minerals found in tap water
- Has relaxing and calming properties
- Promotes restful sleep
- Eases feelings of tension
- Promotes relaxation
- Reduces cortisol levels
- Soothes inflammation
- I don’t care how freakishly strong you think you are, hand-whipping shea butter is no easy feat!
- This electric hand mixer makes the task a breeze
- I’ve repurposed a glass jar (I believe it contained tahini in a past life), but if you don’t have anything handy, you can order something similar that I’ve linked above
- I try to repurpose old bottles and jars whenever possible, since it’s a great way to be more eco-friendly
- Make sure your container is air-tight to have as long a shelf life as possible
How to make
- Fill a saucepan 1/4 full with distilled water and heat until boiling. Remove from heat
- Add 1/4 cup each of the boiling water and magnesium powder to a separate heat-safe container
- Stir to combine. Set aside
- Add a heat-safe bowl into your saucepan of boiled water to create a double-boiler (watch video for a visual)
- To your heat-safe bowl, add 1/2 cup each of shea butter and coconut oil
- Cover saucepan until the contents are melted and have liquified. Approx. 30 minutes
- Once the shea butter and coconut oil have completely melted, add the magnesium and water mixture
- Stir to combine
- Set aside to cool. You can refrigerate for faster results.
- Once cooled, the shea butter and coconut oil will solidify and separate from the water. Use your electric hand mixer to re-combine
- Add 20 drops of essential oils (I used 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Ylang Ylang)
- Once everything is well incorporated, add to your air-tight container
- All done!
Ideas for use
- Apply to hands after washing to re-moisturize and de-ash
- Add all over the body after a night-time shower or bath to promote restful sleep
- Massage into sore muscles after a strenuous workout for relief
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