Lotion That Gives You Energy! How To Make Homemade Magnesium Body Butter
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
Coffee. Herbal Teas. Green juices. And smoothies.
What do these all have in common?
Aside from being utterly delicious, each of these items is designed to give your body a healthy dose of nutritious energy!
Sure – we are used to putting things in our MOUTH when we need an energy pick-me-up… but did you know that you can also up your energy by putting something ON your body?
Give your health a luxurious BOOST of energy with this homemade magnesium body butter!
But first, let’s take a closer look at what magnesium is and WHY it’s important for your health.
WHAT Is Magnesium?
- It’s the 2nd most abundant element inside human cells
- It serves hundreds of functions within your body’s cells
- It’s a macro-mineral that is needed in your body in large quantities
WHY You Need Magnesium
- Without magnesium, you cannot produce ENERGY
- It is necessary to maintain cell life
- Vital to enzyme activity and enabling biochemical processes
- Regulates over 300 biochemical reactions in your body
Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?
Here are the top 7 signs your body displays when you don’t have enough of this vital element:
Your body’s magnesium levels naturally drop at night. Therefore, if you are already low in magnesium, you may have trouble falling and staying asleep.
Magnesium plays a vital role in how well your central nervous system functions and helps your body relax. When you are deficient in magnesium, your body has a difficult time calming down.
Magnesium helps you to relax your bowels, which promotes smooth and frequent bowel movements. It pulls water from your bowels and makes it easier for the number 2 to move through you.
When you are low in magnesium, your intestines are prone to contract more, which makes it challenging for waste to move through your body.
If you are deficient in magnesium, your central nervous system can send you warning signs in the form of feeling anxious, worried, or unsettled. Taking 200mg of magnesium daily can help your adrenal hormones stay balanced and calm.
|High Blood Pressure
Magnesium is important to dilate and relax your blood vessels. When you are lacking this important mineral, your blood vessels are prone to constrict more – leading to higher blood pressure.
When your magnesium levels are low, it is difficult for your muscles to function efficiently. Considering your heart is a muscle, without enough magnesium, your heart may struggle to contract correctly! This can lead to developing an irregular heartbeat.
Learn more about how to protect your heart with magnesium HERE.
Dark chocolate is an incredible source of magnesium, with at least 24% of your daily requirements in 1 square! If you become obsessed with getting your chocolate fix, it could mean that what you really need is a healthy dose of magnesium!
Other Possible Signs You Are Not Getting Enough Magnesium: Irritability, autism, ADHD, headaches, sensitivity to loud noises, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, asthma, kidney stones, obesity, osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS, trouble swallowing and irritable bladder.
How To Make Magnesium Lotion
Making a batch of this magnesium lotion is super simple, using just a few natural ingredients.
Unlike epsom salts, which contain the more commonly found magnesium sulfate, the magnesium chloride used in this lotion is very readily taken in through the skin and transported to the cells in your body (making it highly bioavailable).
Better yet, when applied to your skin via this lotion, your body will only absorb the amount of magnesium it NEEDS – reducing the risk of HI upset, excess supplementation, or mineral imbalance.
|What You Need
- Over low heat in a pan, melt the coconut oil and shea butter.
- Pour into a medium sized bowl and let cool for 30 minutes until room temperature (and opaque).
- Using a stand or hand blender, whip the oil and butter.
- Slowly add magnesium oil and blend.
- Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until semi-solid and then remove and blend again.
- Scoop the lotion into a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
|How To Use
- Gently massage the lotion on your body. At first it may be stiff, but should slowly melt and absorb into your skin.
- Repeat daily for best results.
What’s better than nourishing the INSIDE of your body while pampering the outside of it as well?
This velvety lotion can not only leave your skin feeling silky smooth, but can also provide your body the proper amount of magnesium it needs to function at its best!
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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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