Magnesium body cream is one of the most essential minerals in the body. Every cell in your body needs magnesium. In fact, more than 300 chemical reactions in the body make use of magnesium. The many benefits of magnesium include:
–Keeps bones healthy
-Maintains balanced energy levels
-Promotes healing and soothes inflammation and other injuries
-Helps to absorb vitamin D from the sun
-May reduce your risk of diabetes
There is no doubt that this mineral is important. But the average American diet does not give your body enough magnesium. The average adult only gets about 66% of its daily value of magnesium.
So how do we get enough magnesium? There is a way to supplement your body with magnesium that many people do not know: topically.
Did you know that you can absorb nutrients and minerals through your skin? If you’ve ever heard of nicotine patches to help people stop smoking, it’s the same idea. Applying magnesium topically is a great way to reap the benefits of this mineral.
A study by Dr. Norman Shealy of the American Holistic Medical Association led participants to use magnesium steeping and magnesium oil applied topically daily. It was found that after four weeks, 75% of participants showed a significant increase in their body’s magnesium levels.
Instead of a moisturizer purchased from the store, try this natural moisturizing body lotion instead. Not only does it hydrate and soothe muscles, it also acts as a more natural form of sun block.
MAGNESIUM MOISTURIZING BODY CREAM
-½ cup of magnesium oil
-¼ cup avocado oil (alternatively you can use almond oil or unrefined coconut oil)
-2 tablespoons emulsifying wax
-3 tablespoons shea butter
1.Using a small pot, fill it with about ¼ with water and bring to a boil.
2.Reduce heat to low and place a bowl of pyrex (or a stainless steel mixing bowl) on top to make a double boiler. Make sure the container is not reaching the water.
3.Add all the ingredients except the magnesium oil to the bowl and let them melt together.
4.Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
5.Using a hand mixer, mix your mixture and slowly incorporate the magnesium oil.
When well mixed, cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Mix it again and now it’s ready!
6.Your body’s magnesium cream can be stored for up to two months. For best results, store in the refrigerator for storage.