We are always trying to get more magnesium into our bodies. Recently, I've started using more magnesium oil to spray on my skin, but I wanted to create a recipe that was a body butter but included magnesium oil.
Unlike many other body butter recipes out there, mixing a “water-based” substance, like magnesium oil, into a body butter recipe can be tricky. However, as an avid-soapmaker, I understand how to accurately emulsify a liquid, fat, and solid together and it's super easy…just requires one extra step (trust me, it's worth it!).
Whipped Magnesium Body Butter
Makes one luscious cup
- 1/4 + 1/8 Cup (3/8ths of a cup) of Coconut Oil (where to buy)
- 1/4 + 1/8 Cup (3/8ths of a cup) Shea Butter (where to buy)
- 1/4 Cup Magnesium Oil (where to buy)
- 1/4 Cup Almond Oil (where to buy)
- 20 Drops of Lavender (where to buy at a discount)
- 20 Drops of Sandalwood, Cedarwood, or Vetiver Essential Oil (where to buy at a discount)
- Melt the coconut oil and shea butter together on LOW heat, then remove. Don't let it get hotter than 110 degrees. If it does, stick it in the fridge to cool down.
- Mix in the almond oil and allow it to cool to a warm temperature.
- Here's the extra step: you want your oil/butter mixture to be room temp. Take your immersion blender and turn it on low while slowly adding in your magnesium oil. You will need to mix until you see it completely emulsify together and there is no separation of water and fat. Takes about 1-2 minutes.
- Now, stick the mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes or leave it on your counter for 20 minutes. You want it to begin to harden and become opaque.
- Scoop it into your mixer with the whisk attachment. Add your essential oils and whip it on medium speed until you see it become light and fluffy!
- Scoop it into your glass jar!
- Use at night before bed to help promote a restful sleep!
Note: One teaspoon of this body butter contains around 250mg of magnesium! Check out my Magnesium Deodorant recipe HERE.