DIY Magnesium Cream - Homemade Muscle Rub Recipe (2022)

This homemade magnesium cream is perfect for sore muscles or winding down at night. It also makes a fantastic homemade gift idea. I made it for several family members as a Christmas gift two years ago and they’re still talking about how great it was.

I’ve been using essential oils to help with small discomforts and injuries for years. This essential oil roll on blend for bumps and bruises was even featured in Willow & Sage magazine.

Lately I’ve also been incorporating more topical magnesium into my routine. I mix up my own magnesium oil and keep it in a glass spray bottle on the bathroom counter so I can spritz my feet at night.

This recipe for homemademagnesium cream/musclerub combines the two ideas to create a soothing, relaxing body butter for sore muscles that’s delightful to use and great for your body!

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Why is magnesium good for sore muscles?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is necessary to over 300 processes in your body.

According to the CDC, most Americans do not consume enough dietary magnesium.

Magnesium deficiency and magnesium inadequacy can result in a variety of problems, including fatigue, weakness, and muscle cramps. Chronic low magnesium intake may also contribute to the development of several illnesses. Please take a look at the CDC information on magnesium if you’d like to learn more!

Magnesium can help your muscles relax, and it may also help ease muscle soreness.

Luckily, magnesium can be absorbed orally and transdermally (through the skin). That’s why this rub for sore muscles contains magnesium.

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Essential oils for sore muscles

There are many essential oils for muscle soreness and skin health. A few of my favorites are:

  • Frankencense
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Chamomile
  • Copobia
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary

If you’re looking for stronger, more “hot” oils, black pepper, ginger, and clove can all help relieve muscle pain. Be careful with these oils, though – they are potent!

You do not need to put all of these oils in your muscle rub! Pick two or three of your favorites that you find most personally effective. You can follow the recipe below or mix things up with a custom blend.

For common topical use, a 2% essential oil dilution is considered safe for most oils on adults. Some people are more sensitive to oils that others, so always make sure to test a small area of your skin first!

Because the overall volume of the muscle rub is very large, as long as you use less than 1/3 ounce total of essential oil you will be less than 2% strength. This is a whole lot of essential oil so unless you dump the entire bottle in, you should be good!

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Ingredients for DIY magnesium cream with essential oils

This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of cream. You can halve the recipe, if you’d like, but I’d just make the whole batch! You can gift half of it to a friend or coworker, if you’d like.

This rub is so great for aching feet at the end of a long day!

Whether you’re making this magnesium body butter for yourself or as gifts, make sure to grab the free printable jar toppers! There’s more info on them below the tutorial. There’s also a printable recipe card for the muscle rub towards the bottom of the post!

Homemade magnesium body butter ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup magnesium oil
    • You can make your own magnesium oil with 1/2 cup magnesium flakes and 3 tablespoons of water. In fact, I highly recommend making your own because it’s more affordable and the flakes are versatile!
  • 5 grams beeswax (pellets or pastilles are far easier to work with than a block)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 100 grams shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (optional, helps it feel a bit less ‘greasy’)
  • Essential oils. I used Lavender, geranium, and frankincense. All of the oils listed above are good choices, so use what you have and what you like!
    • I avoided peppermint and eucalyptus, which are both excellent choices, because I have a young toddler and try to avoid using products that might be dangerous for her.
  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • A double boiler or small/medium pot and a quart glass mason jar -or- a Pyrex bowl
  • Two clean cup mason jars or a pint mason jar. You can also fill a bunch of smaller glass jars and give them out as favors!
  • A stick/immersion blender.

How to make your own magnesium cream

Unless you already have magnesium oil, you need to make some first.

How to make magnesium oil:

Place the magnesium flakes in a Pyrex measuring cup and add three tablespoons of very hot water.

  • The magnesium will dissolve more quickly if you use boiling hot water, but I hate measuring water that hot! Simply very hot tap water will suffice with a bit of swirling.
  • Swirl or stir to combine but don’t stress every little bit. It will have time to mix while you make the rest of the muscle rub.
  • I use NOW Foods magnesium flakes and they dissolve quite easily.

Yes, magnesium oil is water based! It feels oily, but it isn’t actually oil. That’s why the muscle rub/body butter has to be emulsified using a blender.

How to make muscle rub body butter:

Place the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a mason jar, large Pyrex measuring cup, or Pyrex bowl.

Put a two or three inches of water in a small pot, place the mason jar in the pot, and place over medium heat on the stove/range. Attractive photo, right? 😉 But it shows you the setup! (This picture is actually from this beeswax wrap tutorial.)

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Stir occasionally and keep an eye on the water. Once it approaches the point of a simmer, turn it down.

Once the mixture has melted completely, carefully remove the mason jar from the double boiler (and turn off your stove!).

Allow the mixture to cool until it becomes slightly cloudy looking. This may take some time, depending on the temperature in your house. You can pop the jar in the fridge for a little while to speed up the process – check on it ever 15 minutes or so.

Insert your immersion blender into the jar and start mixing. You can also use a hand mixer on medium speed. You could probably also use a ‘normal’ blender, though I haven’t tried it!

Carefully and slowly add the magnesium oil. Keep blending until it is fully combined with the butter mixture.

Add the arrowroot powder, if using, and your essential oils and mix to combine. I used about 30 drops of lavender, 15 of geranium, and 10 of frankincense. You may want to use more (or less).

You could safely add about four times as much for this volume of body butter so go based on your personal preferences and needs! As I mentioned above, adding peppermint, eucalyptus, or even clove could be a good choice for you. I just didn’t use any of those oils because of my baby girl.

I’ve seen some body butter recipes suggest re-blending in a few minutes, but personally I haven’t found that it makes much of a difference. If you notice any separation in your body butter, emulsify it some more. If you don’t, then you’er good to go!

Lastly, transfer your muscle rub to your final jars. It should fit in two cup jars or one pint jar. Make sure to grab your free printable sloth mason jar toppers!

Magnesium has a very distinct mineral taste so you may want to avoid applying this to your hands right before eating or preparing food! Also, it is very moisturizing – a little goes a long way.

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How to clean up after making body butter

The butter/wax mixture can be kind of stubborn to clean up. Here’s what I do:

  • Wipe out as much as possible with paper towels.
  • Heat water to boiling and pour it in your working mason jar. Insert the immersion blender and let it soak.
  • In a few minutes, pour of the water and wipe down again with paper towels.
  • Repeat, if necessary.
  • Wash everything as normal.

Free printable sloth mason jar toppers

I know this is the part you’ve all been waiting for, right? 😉

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These mason jar toppers are 2″ to fit nicely in the flat portion of a regular mason jar lid. If you don’t have sticker paper, no problem! Just hold the topper in place with a piece of double sided tape or a spot of glue. Eileen’s Original Tacky Glue and hot glue are my two favorites!

You can cut the toppers out with scissors, but a 2″ circle punch makes life so much easier.

Here’s a preview of the mason jar toppers. They are sloth themed! There are several different versions with and without text so you have plenty of options.

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Download sloth jar toppers here

Why sloths? Sloths are adorable and super fascinating animals (did you know their fur is an entire ecosystem?), plus their calm demeanor seemed so perfect for this relaxing body butter! I created these cuties in Illustrator specially for this project!

Don’t lose track of this tutorial! Make sure to Pin it now!

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Homemade Muscle Rub Recipe - Magnesium Body Butter Rub for Sore Muscles

This homemade muscle rub contains magnesium and essential oils to help soothe sore muscles!

Materials

  • 1/2 cup magnesium oil
  • You can make your own magnesium oil with 1/2 cup magnesium flakes and 3 tablespoons of water. In fact, I highly recommend making your own because it's more affordable and the flakes are versatile!
  • 5 grams beeswax (pellets or pastilles are far easier to work with than a block)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 100 grams shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (optional, helps it feel a bit less 'greasy')
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • I know this is a pricier one. If you don't have frank, you could use peppermint or marjoram.

Tools

  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Double boiler or pot + a jar (or glass bowl) to make a double boiler
  • Scale and measuring cups
  • Immersion blender
  • Two cup mason jars or a pint mason jar

Instructions

How to make your own magnesium oil:

(Video) Homemade Gentle Magnesium Lotion

Place the magnesium flakes in a Pyrex measuring cup and add three tablespoons of very hot water.

  • The magnesium will dissolve more quickly if you use boiling hot water, but I hate measuring water that hot! Simply very hot tap water will suffice with a bit of swirling.
  • Swirl or stir to combine but don't stress every little bit. It will have time to mix while you make the rest of the muscle rub.

Yes, magnesium oil is water based! It feels oily, but it isn't actually oil. That's why the muscle rub body butter has to be emulsified using a blender.

How to make muscle rub body butter:

Place the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a mason ja (or your Pyrex bowl, if you don't have a quart jar).

Put a two or three inches of water in a small pot, place the mason jar in the pot, and place over medium heat on the stove/range.

Stir occasionally and keep an eye on the water. Once it approaches the point of a simmer, turn it down.

Once the mixture has melted completely, carefully remove the mason jar from the double boiler (and turn off your stove!).

Allow the mixture to cool to room until it becomes cloudy looking.

Insert your immersion blender into the jar and start mixing. You can also use a hand mixer on medium speed. You could probably also use a 'normal' blender, though I haven't tried it!

Carefully and slowly add the magnesium oil. Keep blending until it is fully combined with the butter mixture.

Add your essential oils and mix to combine.

At this point, your muscle rub is essential ready to use! I've seen some body butter recipes suggest re-blending in a few minutes, but personally I haven't found that it makes much of a difference. If you notice any separation in your body butter, emulsify it some more. If you don't, then you'er good to go!

Lastly, transfer your muscle rub to your final jars. It should fit in two cup jars or one pint jar.

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FAQs

How do you add magnesium to lotion? ›

MAGNESIUM LOTION INSTRUCTION

Pour your favorite body lotion in a small bowl. Add your magnesium oil. Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix the oil into the lotion until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).

How do you make a natural muscle rub? ›

How to Make Homemade Muscle Rub
  1. ½ cup coconut oil.
  2. ¼ cup grated beeswax.
  3. 2 teaspoons cayenne powder.
  4. 2 teaspoons ginger or turmeric powder (Note: While turmeric is an outstanding muscle and joint soother, be aware that it will cause some temporary skin discoloration)
  5. 15 drops peppermint essential oil.
Aug 24, 2020

How do I make my own magnesium oil? ›

Bring ½ cup of distilled water to a boil. Add ½ cup magnesium flakes to a glass measuring cup or bowl. Once water has boiled, pour it into the bowl of magnesium flakes and stir until the flakes completely dissolve. Let this mixture cool and transfer to labeled spray bottles for daily use.

How do you make muscle cream? ›

Ingredients for homemade muscle rub recipe:

1/3 cup beeswax. 1/2 cup shea butter. 1/2 cup coconut oil. 15 drops peppermint essential oil.

How do you make magnesium paste? ›

To make about one tablespoon of paste, use one tablespoon of Epsom salt. Add half-a-tablespoon of water to the salt and mix well, until it becomes pasty. If it does not seem pasty enough, heat the mixture while stirring and remove from heat when the Epsom crystals dissolve. Allow your paste to cool.

How do you make magnesium gel? ›

DIY Magnesium Gel - YouTube

How do you make deep blue muscle rub? ›

Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup almond oil.
  2. ¼ cup coconut oil.
  3. 1 tbs beeswax.
  4. 5 drops of each essential oil. Clove. Deep blue (or peppermint) Lavender. Eucalyptus. Rosemary.
Mar 30, 2017

How do you make a natural anti inflammatory cream? ›

Reduce Arthritis Inflammation with this Homemade Cream
  1. 1/2 cup olive oil.
  2. 3 tablespoons cayenne powder.
  3. 1 cup coconut oil.
  4. 1 coffee filter or cheesecloth.
  5. 1 heat-proof glass jar or bowl.
  6. 1 glass jar with a tightly fitting lid for storage.

How do you make pain Relief Salve? ›

You need:
  1. 2/3 cup distilled water.
  2. 1/3 cup aloe vera gel.
  3. 3/4 cup herb-infused oil with equal parts lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), chamomile (Matricaria recutita), and marshmallow root (Althea officinalis)
  4. 1–2 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Feb 21, 2019

Can I use Epsom salt to make magnesium oil? ›

Mix equal parts water and Epsom salt in a pot on the stovetop. Heat up the pot so that the Epsom salts can dissolve into the water. After waiting for the mixture to cool, transfer it into a spray bottle. You can use it the exact same way you use the original basic recipe above with the magnesium chloride flakes.

What essential oil has magnesium? ›

EXTRA STRENGTH RELIEF : Contains Ionic Magnesium Chloride (530mg per tsp), Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage and Roman Chamomile. This powerful blend of nutrition and USDA Organic essential oils is designed to go deep into the Body.
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BrandSeven Minerals
Product BenefitsCalming,Skin Care
Dosage FormSpray
Item FormLiquid
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Is magnesium and Epsom salt the same thing? ›

Magnesium salt and Epsom salts are chemically different. And, interestingly, neither are 'salts' per se. Magnesium flake is a compound of magnesium and chloride. Whereas Epsom salts are a compound of magnesium and sulfate.

What is muscle rub made of? ›

To make an easy homemade muscle rub, you will need a few basic ingredients. Generally, a salve or balm is made with a liquid carrier oil and beeswax. The ratio of the liquid to hard wax determines how hard the final product will be. (For a basic salve, you typically use 3 parts beeswax to 1 part carrier oil.

What essential oils are good for relaxing muscles? ›

Use these oils for pain and swelling
  • Lavender oil. Lavender is prized for its ability to calm and relax. ...
  • Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus has a cooling effect on muscles and reduces pain and inflammation.
  • Roman and German chamomile oils. Chamomile oils can help with pain and inflammation. ...
  • Rosemary oil. ...
  • Yarrow oil.
May 23, 2019

What is the most effective natural anti-inflammatory cream? ›

Arnica Montana – This has a soothing effect on the body which has been know to assist treating soft tissue injuries, ligament strains and muscular aches. It may also assist in recovery from bruising and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the area it is applied to.

Is apple cider vinegar a natural anti-inflammatory? ›

Some people believe that apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties that would aid in the symptoms of arthritis, however, this has not been proven in humans. There is not enough evidence to show that apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for any symptoms relating to arthritis.

How do you make a pain rub? ›

How to Make DIY BeeCool Sore Muscle Rub
  1. Create a double boiler over medium low heat. Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in menthol crsytals and essential oils. ...
  3. Pour into tubes, tins, or small jars.
  4. Allow to cool and rub on wherever you need some soothing aid.

How do you make homemade salve? ›

Place beeswax in a double boiler and gently warm over low heat until the beeswax melts. Add herbal oils and stir over low heat until well-mixed. Remove from heat and add the essential oil(s). Quickly pour warm mixture into prepared tins, glass jars, or lip balm tubes and allow to cool completely.

How do you make a healing salve? ›

Making The Healing Salve

Place your shaved beeswax in a pan over low heat, and pour the infused oil over top and melt together. Once the beeswax and oil have combined, pour the mixture into jars. Place your herbal salves in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes to determine the solidification of the salve.

How do you make a muscle rub with Epsom salt? ›

Ingredients
  1. 3 cups Epsom salts.
  2. ½ cup baking soda.
  3. 1 cup sea salt (coarse or fine will work)
  4. Few drops essential oils.
  5. Handful dried flowers, optional.
Nov 5, 2020

Can you use too much magnesium oil? ›

For adults and children older than 9, the upper limit recommended is 350 milligrams. Ingesting too much magnesium can cause diarrhea, cramps, and nausea. In cases of extreme intake, irregular heartbeat and cardiac arrest may occur.

How do you make magnesium oil with aloe vera? ›

How To Make Your Own Magnesium Oil
  1. 1/2 cup magnesium chloride flakes.
  2. 1/2 cup distilled water.
  3. 1 tbsp organic aloe gel (optional)
  4. glass measuring cup.
  5. glass spray bottle or dropper bottle.
Sep 6, 2017

Can you absorb magnesium through the skin? ›

Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin for a convenient and effective way to increase your magnesium levels. When magnesium is absorbed through the skin, this process is called transdermal absorption.

What is magnesium cream good for? ›

Stress relief: Magnesium is known for its ability to promote relaxation, and Magnesium creams are no exception! They can help to relieve nervous tension, mild anxiety and stress. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.

Is magnesium good for skin? ›

"Magnesium helps improve your skin's overall appearance, reducing acne and other skin disorders by lowering cortisol levels, stabilizing hormonal imbalances, and improving cellular processes," says Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist in New York City.

Can you get too much magnesium from Epsom salt baths? ›

Some cases of magnesium overdose have been reported, in which people took too much Epsom salt. Symptoms include nausea, headache, lightheadedness, and flushed skin ( 2 , 10 ). In extreme cases, magnesium overdose can lead to heart problems, coma, paralysis, and death.

Is there magnesium in Himalayan salt? ›

Mineral content

Some types of salt, such as Himalayan salt and sea salt, also contain small amounts of minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

What helps you absorb magnesium? ›

People wanting to increase their magnesium levels by improving absorption could try:
  • reducing or avoiding calcium-rich foods two hours before or after eating magnesium-rich foods.
  • avoiding high-dose zinc supplements.
  • treating vitamin D deficiency.
  • eating raw vegetables instead of cooking them.
  • quitting smoking.

What is the best home remedy for sore muscles? ›

Home remedies for muscle aches

Rest: Rest the affected area and discontinue the activity that caused the injury. Ice: Use an ice pack or bag of frozen peas to help relieve pain and reduce swelling. Apply ice to the area for 15–20 minutes three times a day. Compression: Use a compression bandage to help reduce swelling.

What is a natural remedy for muscle pain? ›

While muscle spasms can be painful, relief is available with these seven natural muscle relaxers.
  • Chamomile. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Cherry juice. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Blueberry smoothies. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Cayenne pepper. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Vitamin D. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Magnesium. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Rest. Share on Pinterest.

Is coconut oil a good muscle rub? ›

Coconut Oil can help for almost all pains and especially muscle cramps. It can be included in the diet to strengthen the immune system and relieve inflammation, one of the causes for muscle pain. A good massage with coconut oil can keep the blood flow healthy while accelerating healing.

How do you mix essential oils for muscle pain? ›

This is about 20 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil. However, some people use a 5% dilution for muscle soreness. This is about 30 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil. Mix and apply to areas of muscle soreness.

How do you make menthol salve? ›

Directions
  1. Measure carrier oil into the top of a double boiler.
  2. Depending on the texture you are aiming for, measure out beeswax. ...
  3. Heat oil and beeswax in double boiler until the beeswax melts. ...
  4. Stir in menthol crystals and essential oils until dissolved. ...
  5. Promptly pour into jars or tins.
Jan 26, 2021

How do you use peppermint oil as a muscle relaxer? ›

Peppermint oil is a very effective and natural muscle relaxant. Menthol, found in peppermint oil, has the ability to relax muscles, relieve inflammation and provide a cooling relief from pain. All you have to do is rub some peppermint oil on the sore spot and you will begin to instantly feel a sense of relief.

How do you use peppermint oil for muscle spasms? ›

This menthol effect on aching muscles can also be beneficial for. It is recommended to add a few drops of peppermint essential oils to a bath or massage oil for muscle pain relief.

Can magnesium be absorbed through the skin? ›

Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin for a convenient and effective way to increase your magnesium levels. When magnesium is absorbed through the skin, this process is called transdermal absorption.

Can I mix Epsom salt with lotion? ›

Epsom salts have amazing health benefits but being able to soak in a tub of Epsom salts (typical application) is not always practical. This recipe blends the salt and the lotion to create an Epsom salt cream/lotion that can be applied topically.

Does magnesium lotion help with pain? ›

A magnesium lotion is used topically. It provides pain relief to aching joints and sore muscles while allowing your body to absorb the magnesium in the lotion. In fact, the NIH has stated that muscle cramps can be one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

What does magnesium lotion do for the body? ›

Stress relief: Magnesium is known for its ability to promote relaxation, and Magnesium creams are no exception! They can help to relieve nervous tension, mild anxiety and stress. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.

Can you take magnesium topically? ›

Magnesium Chloride can be taken orally as Magnesium Chloride USP or topically as Magnesium Chloride Flakes.

Can you use too much magnesium cream? ›

Often, magnesium cream products will contain other ingredients and some people may experience stinging or a lingering burning sensation. As expected it is hard to accurately determine dosage when using topical magnesium cream. Even so, it's important not to overdo it.

How do you make a muscle rub with Epsom salt? ›

Ingredients
  1. 3 cups Epsom salts.
  2. ½ cup baking soda.
  3. 1 cup sea salt (coarse or fine will work)
  4. Few drops essential oils.
  5. Handful dried flowers, optional.
Nov 5, 2020

What essential oil has magnesium? ›

EXTRA STRENGTH RELIEF : Contains Ionic Magnesium Chloride (530mg per tsp), Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage and Roman Chamomile. This powerful blend of nutrition and USDA Organic essential oils is designed to go deep into the Body.
...
BrandSeven Minerals
Product BenefitsCalming,Skin Care
Dosage FormSpray
Item FormLiquid
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How do you make magnesium spray? ›

1) Boil distilled water. 2) Place magnesium flakes in a glass bowl, and pour over boiling distilled water. Stir until dissolved. 3) Cool completely before adding to spray bottle.

Does magnesium cream help tight muscles? ›

Magnesium chloride is known to be effective at treating muscle spasms. It: Helps relieve muscle tension, tightness and stiffness.

Is magnesium a good anti inflammatory? ›

Magnesium has been shown to help fight inflammation by reducing markers such as CRP and interleukin-6.

Does magnesium cream help inflammation? ›

Reduces inflammation

A regular application of magnesium oil may improve the blood levels of this mineral, which can further suppress the production of inflammatory compounds.

Where do you apply topical magnesium? ›

Where is the best place to apply magnesium oil? Most people spray it on their arms, legs, feet, and/or stomach. Some people with specific issues like leg or muscle cramps will spray and massage it onto that part of their body. We recommend gently massaging it into your skin.

What are the signs of low magnesium in the body? ›

Common symptoms include:
  • Abnormal eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Convulsions.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle spasms or cramps.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Numbness.
May 1, 2021

What are the side effects of magnesium cream? ›

In some people, magnesium might cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other side effects. When taken in very large amounts (greater than 350 mg daily), magnesium is POSSIBLY UNSAFE.

Essential oils for sore muscles Ingredients for DIY magnesium cream with essential oils How to make your own magnesium cream Free printable sloth mason jar toppers Homemade Muscle Rub Recipe – Magnesium Body Butter Rub for Sore Muscles. There are many essential oils for muscle soreness and skin health.. Whether you’re making this magnesium body butter for yourself or as gifts, make sure to grab the free printable jar toppers!. 1/2 cup magnesium oil You can make your own magnesium oil with 1/2 cup magnesium flakes and 3 tablespoons of water .. Unless you already have magnesium oil, you need to make some first.. Once the mixture has melted completely, carefully remove the mason jar from the double boiler (and turn off your stove!. You could safely add about four times as much for this volume of body butter so go based on your personal preferences and needs!. This homemade muscle rub contains magnesium and essential oils to help soothe sore muscles!. 1/2 cup magnesium oil You can make your own magnesium oil with 1/2 cup magnesium flakes and 3 tablespoons of water.. 5 grams beeswax (pellets or pastilles are far easier to work with than a block) 1/4 cup coconut oil 100 grams shea butter 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (optional, helps it feel a bit less 'greasy') Lavender essential oil Eucalyptus essential oil Frankincense essential oil I know this is a pricier one.. How to make your own magnesium oil:. That's why the muscle rub body butter has to be emulsified using a blender.. How to make muscle rub body butter:. Add your essential oils and mix to combine.. Take the guesswork out of creating safe, healthy, homemade body products for your family with these tutorials!

It contains coconut oil and shea butter for moisturization and nourishment, as well as other ingredients such as cayenne to soothe pain and ginger to reduce inflammation.. White flower oil is created by combining a number of oils, such as Wintergreen essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, lavender, and more.. The following herbs and essential oils are used to create this all-natural remedy: ginger, comfrey, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, cypress, lavender, and rosemary.. It takes just 30 minutes to make at home and uses a wide range of healing and helpful ingredients, including coconut oil, beeswax, cayenne pepper, ginger, peppermint essential oil, and lavender essential oil.. This homemade muscle rub, however, is safe to use by everyone over the age of five, as it uses gentle and natural ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, peppermint oil, copiaba essential oil, and juniper berry essential oil.. This DIY muscle rub contains natural ingredients which have been proven to relieve sore and achy muscles, including almond oil, shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, ground cayenne pepper, ground ginger, and camphor, peppermint, clove, and eucalyptus oils.. This homemade muscle rub has a number of advantages, including that it’s deep penetrating, works quickly, smells good, contains natural ingredients, is simple to make, is cooling and refreshing, AND provides effective, temporary relief of achy, sore, tense muscles.. It uses just three ingredients for the salve base (coconut oil, beeswax, and almond oil), followed by four essential oils: eucalyptus, lavender, black pepper, and peppermint, and vitamin E oil to preserve.. There you have it – 15 DIY muscle rubs using natural ingredients.. Rather than suffer or reach for toxin-laden products, try making your very own muscle rub using ingredients such as essential oils, coconut oil, shea butter, and more.. Which DIY muscle rub will you be trying?

So I decided to try making my own homemade warming muscle rub, and it turned out great!. Here’s what you need for your own homemade warming muscle rub:. 1/4 C olive oil 1/4 C coconut oil 1 T beeswax 20 drops of each of the following essential oils: ( learn more about essential oils here ) Peppermint Eucalyptus Clove Ginger ( you can substitute 1/4 t ground ginger if necessary ) Black Pepper ( you can substitute 1/4 t ground black pepper if necessary ). After 20 minutes, add the beeswax and continue heating the mixture until the beeswax melts.. If you’re using ginger and black pepper oils: Start by adding the olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax to the pyrex or bowl.. Once the beeswax is fully melted, carefully pour the oil mixture through the funnel and coffee filter to strain out the ginger and pepper flakes and any other impurities.. Once all the oil has been strained, add 20 drops each of peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove oil to the mixture.. Once the essential oils are mixed in, pour the oil mixture into a small airtight container.. Rub a small amount of the homemade warming muscle rub on any painful muscles after a workout, and the heat from the rub will start to make your muscles feel better right away!. Our content is not purposed to replace professional medical diagnosis, treatment or advice.

This DIY muscle rub recipe uses only basic ingredients plus a blend of essential oils to help relax tense muscles.. However, this homemade muscle rub with essential oils can help all of that!. This muscle rub recipe is simple to make and works perfectly on stiff or sore muscles.. I use Primally Pure because they use only natural ingredients that I can actually pronounce or purchase- and it saves time to buy sometimes!. However, it does work wonders massaged into stiff muscles and the oils themselves help promote circulation and healing.. If you're a fit mom, this natural muscle rub fits perfectly into your routine.. Rosemary - helps relieve aches and pain making it a great addition to a muscle rub!. Note: this homemade muscle rub also uses both coconut oil and almond oil.. They have natural products that actually work.. In the double boiler combine the almond oil, coconut oil, and beeswax.. (you don't want to heat the essential oils and risk damage).. Add the essential oils to the mixture and whisk to combine fully.. Give this natural muscle rub a try!. Perfect for stiff muscles after a rough sleep (hello mamas!). As a mom of three young girls and coach for the past ten years, Shelby now strives to make fitness and healthy living practical for busy moms.

When used in homemade muscle rub, it helps to soothe both the inflammation and pain associated with things like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and even muscle injury [ source] .. While it doesn’t have much of a warming effect, calendula can help soothe swollen muscles and calm irritated skin, so I like to include it in my homemade muscle rub.. Feel free to sub out the essential oils or add any other oils you’d like.. Can I add another essential oil to make my muscle rub smell better ?. Do I need to use all these different oils in my muscle rub ?. If you’re having trouble finding the oils or your homemade rub is getting pricey, then you can limit your essential oils to just peppermint and cinnamon and still get a warming effect.. Print This DIY warming muscle rub is made with a blend of essential oils that soothes post-workout soreness and other aches and pains.. Feel free to sub out the essential oils or add any other oils you’d like.

For transdermal applications with the desire of boosting magnesium levels, you need magnesium chloride NOT magnesium sulfate.. I was inspired and got to work and subsequently found that it works really well AND does not require that you buy any fancy ingredients other than your favorite lotion or body butter and some magnesium chloride flakes!. Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix the oil into the lotion until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the oil into the lotion until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).. Based on that, the basic magnesium oil recipe above would contain 7.5 grams (15 divided by 2) of magnesium total (for the 1/2 cup of oil that you made).. The magnesium lotion (8oz) uses 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) of magnesium oil, which would be 3.75 grams per bottle (or 3,750 milligrams) .. So, 1 tablespoon of magnesium lotion would then contain roughly 234.38 milligrams of magnesium (3,750 milligrams divided by 16 tablespoons).. The magnesium body butter (4oz) uses 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) of magnesium oil, which would be 3.75 grams per container (or 3,750 milligrams) .. So, 1 tablespoon of magnesium lotion would then contain roughly 468.75 milligrams of magnesium (3,750 milligrams divided by 8 tablespoons).. According to the Ancient Minerals website, 1 teaspoon of their magnesium lotion ( this one ) delivers approximately 185 milligrams of elemental magnesium, so that gives you a rough idea.

There are many essential oils that help relieve sore, achy muscles.. coconut oil and olive oil – Act as carrier oils to dilute the essential oils.. Diluting essential oils when used topically is beneficial because it both (1) makes it safer (less risk of skin reactions and overuse sensitivity) and (2) increases the effectiveness of the essential oils by slowing evaporation and improving absorption.. wintergreen essential oil – provides cooling and warming sensations, a natural analgesic (pain reliever), anti-inflammatory properties, acts as a natural numbing agent, and helps reduce muscle tension. peppermint essential oil – helps relax and ease muscle tension, aches, and pain.. lavender essential oil – helps improve blood circulation, calms and reduces stress and tension, anti-inflammatory, soothes sore tired muscles, and provides temporary pain relief. 15 drops wintergreen essential oil. 30 drops peppermint essential oil. 30 drops lemongrass essential oil. 20 drops lavender essential oil. note: this is a lot of drops of essential oil (115 to be exact), but because it is being diluted in 1/2 cup of oil, it is only a 5% dilution.. 30 drops peppermint essential oil. 30 drops lemongrass essential oil. 20 drops lavender essential oil

Did you know that standard diet in the United States only has 50% of the magnesium the body needs which makes a ton of people magnesium deficient?. I’ve mentioned a couple of problems magnesium deficiency, also know as hypomagnesemia, can cause such as muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, migraines and sleep problems.. Since most people aren’t getting the correct amount of magnesium through food we need to find others ways to get the correct amount the body needs and that’s where magnesium lotion comes into play.. I find the best way to get magnesium into your body is to apply it straight to your skin via magnesium oil or magnesium lotion or body butter.. Making magnesium oil is very simple and a necessary first step when making the lotion.. (You can use equal amounts of water to magnesium flakes but we’ll need 1/3 for our DIY magnesium lotion recipes.). You can spray magnesium brine right onto your skin for transdermal magnesium therapy but you will most likely end up with itchy, burning skin.. You can also combat harsh reactions to magnesium oil by combining it with a couple other ingredients to make a simple magnesium lotion that works great without the irritation.. You might be wondering if Epsom salt can be used to make magnesium oil or lotion.. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate while magnesium flakes are made from magnesium chloride.. While both are forms of magnesium, chloride version is much better for transdermal application because of the much higher quality of magnesium.. If you live in a place that has humid and hot weather, your magnesium oil might melt, making the whipped part non existent.. You can rub the magnesium body butter on the bottom of your feet at night just before bed for it to be absorbed the fastest.. Remember that children will get some magnesium through their diet so the magnesium lotion is only there as a supplement.. While magnesium lotion can be great for your body, too much will cause problems.

This homemade muscle rub with essential oils is my favorite way to ease your pain while utilizing natural ingredients.. Add your essential oils, stirring well.. Allow your containers of homemade muscle rub to cool completely.. Have you ever made a homemade pain relief salve before?. Add your essential oils, stirring well.. Give it a few minutes to cool and check the consistency.

If you struggle with any of these issues, adding more magnesium (especially DIY magnesium lotion) is a simple thing to do that can add hefty benefits to your life.. If nothing else, this DIY magnesium body butter recipe will moisturize your skin with all natural ingredients and no chemicals or fillers.. Can you actually make any natural DIY skin products without coconut oil?. Beeswax is what helps this lotion come together and solidify somewhat, making it easy to spread onto the skin.. Below is the step-by-step DIY magnesium body butter recipe tutorial with photos.. Magnesium Lotion Shop makes the purest magnesium formula I’ve found (the only ingredients are magnesium oil, apricot oil, mango butter and beeswax), and I love using it before bed every night to help me sleep.

You can make your own magnesium oil by dissolving ½ cup of magnesium chloride flakes in 3 TBSP of boiling water.. 1/2 cup Magnesium oil (or make your own as per instructions above) ½ cup extra virgin coconut oil 1/2 cup Shea butter 2 TBSP Beeswax.. If making your own magnesium oil – Place the magnesium flakes in a glass jug.. 1/2 cup Magnesium oil (see note) ½ cup extra virgin coconut oil 1/2 cup Shea butter 2 TBSP Beeswax.. Just a word of caution: Make your own Magnesium Oil: ½ cup magnesium flakes and 3 TBSP boiling water Those with an allergy to latex should not use Shea Butter, try cocoa butter or mango butter instead.

When it comes to magnesium, it can be applied topically in several forms: magnesium oil, magnesium gel, and magnesium lotion or magnesium bath salts .. One study by the American Holistic Medical Association shows that using a daily foot soak with magnesium flakes, followed by a topical magnesium oil, can actually significantly increase the magnesium levels in 75 percent of people, and in just 4 weeks.. While you can, studies show that when it comes to magnesium, your body will typically only absorb between 20 to 50 percent of the magnesium you ingest from any source.. By applying magnesium topically, you can essentially bypass many of these issues to assure your body actually absorbs this vital mineral.. Other studies show that many magnesium supplements, especially those that contain magnesium oxide, are highly inferior and provide only a 4 percent absorption rate.. To get you started here is an inexpensive recipe to make your own magnesium skin cream you can apply daily.

Why would we want to make a magnesium balm anyway?. Any muscle twitch, usually it's a good thing to go with magnesium, or spasm.. You guys kind of already know it, it's magnesium, but it's my favorite way for people to get magnesium.. Many times, we're pretty deficient so it doesn't actually make it out there.. The balm, it's kind of nice, it really puts you a little bit more in touch with where are things sore, and let me just rub it right in here and see how it feels.. This guy, even though it's in this container, it is kind of in like a big kind of chunk so I'll be kind of carving that off and measuring that as well.. You could just keep it really simple and do just the magnesium, and the shea butter, and the beeswax, and call it good, but this is kind of this extra oomph that I really like to add that makes it really pleasant, gives you some more benefits as well.. As you can see I've already put three of the four remedies in this glass already and then I've got my one tablespoon of hot water to add to that as well.. You can see this guy's pretty clear with that water line there.. That is your magnesium balm.

This DIY Magnesium Body Butter Recipe might be just what you need to add to your regime at home.. The problem with depending on vegetables to get enough magnesium is that our soils are depleted of this mineral, therefore our vegetables don’t contain the same levels of magnesium they used to and that’s why many of us don’t have adequate magnesium levels.. Remember that once the big signs of magnesium deficiency are gone, you still have to make sure you’re getting enough magnesium.. You can apply it a few times a week and even once a day.. If you’re putting any form of magnesium on your body you want to make sure you skin has enough time to absorb it.. Make sure when you use this magnesium body butter you leave it on your skin for at least 20 minutes.. Magnesium is a supplement we all need and this body butter is the perfect way to get this supplement.. Even if you don’t show deficiencies of magnesium it would be a good idea to add this lotion to your weekly routine.. I usually make one batch and give 2 of the jars to my family or friends, but if no one needs magnesium body butter I cut the recipe in half.. One teaspoon of this body butter contains around 250mg of magnesium.. Once the ingredients have melted, put them in a glass bowl and leave it on your counter.. I personally have noticed an improvement in my migraines and this lotion helped me get through pregnancy.. My husband loves it for when he has sore muscles and I use it on my kids’ feet on some nights because I don’t want them to become deficient.. Have you made your own magnesium body butter?

Magnesium topical spray can naturally help relieve leg cramps and back pain, promote better sleep and lessen anxiety.. It is a liquid that contains magnesium that can be sprayed on your skin.. Also known as transdermal magnesium, this spray absorbs into your skin.. With a magnesium topical spray, the magnesium is absorbed through your skin immediately.. ***While this is typically called a magnesium oil spray, there actually isn’t any oil in the spray.. Magnesium topical spray is made from magnesium flakes.. However, if you don’t want to have to take a bath to apply magnesium to your skin, our magnesium spray recipe uses these same flakes in a spray form for easy application.. But magnesium chloride in a magnesium topical spray is better suited for spraying on your skin, rather than having to soak in it.. Sometimes – not always – magnesium oil spray can sting when you apply it to your skin.. If you have broken skin, blistered skin or other problems that would make applying a mineral not wise or healthy, then don’t apply a magnesium topical spray.

I’ve got some quick tips for soothing sore muscles plus a homemade achy muscle rub recipe to help ease the pain.. Gentle stretching before and after will help prevent the muscle strain that causes those pesky sore, achy muscles.. But in case you forgot to stretch or cool down or it’s been a while since you’ve worked out like that , try easing the pain naturally by drinking a glass of tart cherry juice ( source ).. You might want to head straight for a hot shower, but studies show that icing sore muscles slows down swelling from injury and speeds healing ( source ).. Lavender-infused massage oil can also help with muscle soreness ( source ).. Massage itself can help with muscle pain because the manipulation of muscles helps to warm them up and relax them.. Let’s talk more about what’s in this muscle rub—almond oil, shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, ground cayenne pepper, ground ginger, and camphor, peppermint, clove, and eucalyptus oils.. The coconut and almond oils work as carrier oils to prevent irritation.. Eucalyptus oil has analgesic properties and can help with pain when massaged into the skin ( source ).. Print Soothe sore muscles with this homemade rub made from shea butter, coconut oil, ginger, cayenne and essential oils.. Gently heat coconut and olive oils in a glass measuring cup or jar in the microwave or place it in a small pan or simmering water.

Naturally soothe leg cramps, growing pains, and restless legs with this DIY herb-infused magnesium lotion recipe.. However, magnesium oil can be a skin irritant and they both have ultra-sensitive skin, so I wanted to cushion the magnesium oil in a skin soothing lotion or cream containing aloe.. Check out the Magnesium Lotion Shop – they sell a lovely all-natural magnesium lotion, handcrafted in small batches.. Apricot kernel soaks into your skin quickly and is helpful for dry itchy skin types.. Alternatively, instead of heating, you can cap the jar of herbs and oil and let it infuse at room temperature for 4 to 6 weeks before using.. Now that the oil is infused, we can proceed with the recipe:. Place the herbal infused oil, beeswax, and stearic acid into a heat proof bowl or pyrex measuring cup.. While the wax mixture is cooling, measure and combine the magnesium oil and aloe vera gel in a separate heat proof jar.. Set the jar down into the pan of hot water you used to melt the beeswax for several minutes, to warm it up some.. After it sets up, it will be more like a thick lotion or thin cream.. 45+ oils and butters: their properties, absorbency rates, and benefits.. over a dozen preservative options {most are natural + a few traditional ones}.. To extend shelf life, add a nature-derived preservative.

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