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Make your own Magnesium Lotion

Make your own Magnesium Lotion

Make your own Magnesium Lotion

Recipe by Chanchal Cabrera, from her book, Holistic Cancer Care

Use this lotion to relax smooth muscles and improve circulation. It is very helpful for neuropathy, sometimes caused by chemotherapy. This recipe uses magnesium chloride, a form of magnesium absorbed readily through the skin.

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  • Stir magnesium into ½ cup water.

  • Add MSM.

  • With a double boiler, melt coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax.

  • Add lecithin.

  • Add magnesium/MSM mixture, stir, and let rest for 15 minutes.

  • Stir in essential oils.

  • Using a food processor, whip the mixture until light and creamy.

  • Keep in a jar with a tight lid, out of sunlight.

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3 thoughts on “Make your own Magnesium Lotion”

    1. Charis Lindrooth, D.C.

      Hi JoAnn, Magnesium chloride is readily absorbed through the skin, and so is preferred for topical applications. However, never use a product that is meant for your driveway, as it may have additives that you do not want on your skin. Fortunately, you can buy magnesium chloride products that are intended for topical use. I hope this helps!

  1. Hi Charis,
    I made a big batch yesterday. In my notes as I made it, I suggested that next time I might try adding the lecithin to the h2o/salt rather than the oil. It didn’t mix readily with the oil. Is there a reason not to, I wonder? (Also wondering what the purpose of lecithin is) The other notation was to increase the essential oil as I like more scent than this result. The final product however is fluffy, beautiful and goes a very long way- heheh, I discovered this because just as I was about to turn the blender off, the canister disconnected from the base, spewing all over the counter top, just missing the 3 gallon pot of elderberry shizandra syrup( thanking the goddess for sparing that). I was able to retrieve most of it, and what I could not scoop up ,I slathered from head to toe. I didn’t ache last night and I think it could have replaced lard slathering to swim the English Channel. Another herbal adventure to remember !

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