I found an article on Magnesium deficiency and it manifests in a lot of the same symptoms as anxiety, so I decided to make some and see how my anxiety reacted. It’s not absorbed easily orally, so the ideal method is topically. It’s particularly important for pregnant women and can help with morning sickness.
Magnesium deficiency may cause:
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches
- Irregular heart rhythm
- High blood sugar/difficulty managing blood sugar levels
- Mental confusion or fogginess
- Non-restful sleep
- Restless legs (especially at night)
- Insomnia/difficulty sleeping
- Low levels of calcium and/or potassium in the blood
- 1/2 c. double-strength magnesium oil
- 1/2 c. avocado oil
- 1/2 c. unrefined shea butter
- 2 tbsp. beeswax
Make your magnesium oil, if you haven’t already. You will not use all of it for this recipe, so save the rest for another batch. To make magnesium oil, heat 1 cup of water to about 100 degrees F. Put 1 cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes in a jar. Pour warm water on top and swish them around until dissolved.
Melt the avocado oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a small saucepan. (If you want to infuse any herbs, do it in the avocado oil alone, strain, then melt the infused oil with the shea butter and beeswax.)
At this point you could add some essential oils to the melted oil mix if you want, 10 – 12 drops.
Pour the oils into a blender.
Turn it on low and stream in the magnesium oil.
Put the lid on and turn it up higher. It will turn into an opaque, cream-colored liquid. That is when the emulsification is complete, and you have your lotion!
Pour the lotion into glass jars. This makes about 3 1/2 4 oz jars.
Allow your lotion to cool completely. It’ll harden up to a butter type consistency.