If you are constantly on the move or exercise regularly, you should always have three things in mind: to keep the body well hydrated, the skin moisturized, and protected from harmful UV rays, and you need to take the rest your body needs.
We will reveal a secret natural remedy that will keep your skin moisturized and relieve the pain in the muscles- magnesium lotion.
Magnesium is a mineral which is extremely important for the body. In fact, it is needed for more than 300 chemical reactions. These are the most important health benefits of magnesium:
- Boosts circulation
- Heals and alleviates inflammation and injuries
- Supports the health of the bones
- Aids the absorption of vitamin D from the sun
- Can reduce the diabetes risk
- Balances energy levels
This mineral is extremely important for the body, but unfortunately, modern diets, especially the American one, lack it. It has been shown that an adult gets only 66% of the daily recommended value of magnesium.
The topical application of magnesium will supplement your body with this mineral, as the body will absorb it through the skin.
Dr. Norman Shealy of the American Holistic Medical Association conducted a study involved participants which used magnesium flake foot soaks and topically applied magnesium oil on a daily basis. After a month, 75% of participants showed a dramatical increase in their magnesium levels.
The following natural moisturizing body butter will moisturize and soothe muscles, and protect the skin from sun damage, as shea butter and avocado oil have a natural SPF ranging from 4 – 10.
This is how to make it:
Homemade Moisturizing Magnesium Body Butter- recipe
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
- ½ cup magnesium flakes
Add magnesium and boiling water to a suitable container and stir well to let them dissolve. Then, leave it to cool.
Magnesium Body Butter
- ½ cup magnesium oil
- 2 tablespoons emulsifying wax
- 3 tablespoons shea butter
- ¼ cup avocado oil (or sweet almond oil or unrefined coconut oil)
Fill a small pot to about a ¼ with water and boil it. Then, lower the heat to allow it to simmer and place a Pyrex bowl on top to make a double-boiler.
Then, add the ingredients except for the magnesium oil, and leave them to melt. Then, leave the mixture to cool to room temperature. Blend it in a blender and gradually add the magnesium oil.
When it is done, leave it in the fridge to cool for 15 minutes, blend once more, and your magnesium body butter is ready for use!