Our magnesium body butter helps replace the magnesium that our bodies need to thrive. More than 80% of us may have a magnesium deficiency, but most of us don’t know we’re deficient. That’s because the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are common symptoms of many other conditions as well- feeling tired and run down, not sleeping well, getting headaches, digestive issues, and feeling stressed and anxious are just a few of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
What are the benefits of magnesium?
- Helps fall asleep and improve sleep quality
- Reduces stress
- Calms nerves and anxious feelings
- Increases energy
- Eases muscle twitching and cramps
- Soothes aches and pains
Magnesium oil is actually not an oil. It is a brine made from magnesium and water. There are several different kinds of magnesium. The kind we use is made from magnesium chloride. Unlike the more common magnesium sulfate found in Epsom salt, magnesium chloride is very readily absorbed into the skin and transported to the cells in a form that is highly bioavailable to the body. Additionally, magnesium chloride seems to be the least irritating, and the one that we use is triple filtered for less itch and less sting ( a VERY good thing for super sensitive skin).
Unrefined Cocoa Butter is a hard, brittle butter that adds a rich and creamy texture to this whipped body butter. It’s emollient and moisturizing, and has a velvety texture on skin.
Extra Virgin organic coconut oil Acts as a carrier oil 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.
Sweet Almond Oil is good to use by anyone with skin in need of calming and hydration.
Lavender and Chamomile essential oil– Both oils have relaxing and calming qualities to them. They both can be taken internally, diffused aromatically and applied topically to support feelings of contentment. They both help combat anxious feelings, irritability and anger.
How to use calming magnesium body butter?
Use this magnesium body butter for several different things: (1) relaxing/sleep, (2) headaches, and (3) muscle cramps.
For Relaxing & Sleep: at bedtime, massage into feet and the back of neck
For Stress & Headaches: gently massage a small amount of body butter on the back of neck at the base of the skull as well as on the forehead and temples, being careful to not get any into your eyes
For Muscle Cramps: apply to the effected area
Things to keep in mind:
- Magnesium can cause itching and stinging, especially the first few times you use it. Only use a very small amount until your body gets used to it. Use caution until you know how your body reacts.
- Do not apply to freshly shaven skin, open wounds, or broken skin.
- Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees. If your home is warmer than that, you’ll want to keep your body butter in the refrigerator. It will get very firm and hard in the fridge, but just scoop a little out when you need it and it will melt almost instantly once in contact with your skin.
Our products contain oils and butters from natural nuts, fruits, and seeds. If you have any allergies please read the product label carefully. We recommend that people with sensitive skin perform a patch test first to ensure there is no reaction. The information listed has been provided only as a guide and educational purposes.