DIY Magnesium Balm is a simple and effective way to add magnesium to your daily health regimen. Transdermal magnesium bypasses the digestive tract, making the nutrient more bioavailable without the danger of overdoing it. (See The Health Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium.)
DIY Magnesium Balm requires magnesium oil, which is simply a combination of magnesium flakes and filtered water.
Make your magnesium oil ahead of time by pouring 3.5 ounces hot water over 4 ounces magnesium chloride flakes. (Find magnesium flakes here.)
You will have extra magnesium oil to dilute and put into a spray bottle or add to bath water.
DIY Magnesium Balm
You can adapt this recipe to suit your preferences. I love avocado oil, but coconut oil, moringa oil, and/or jojoba oil would work well. Castor oil would be great, too. Mango butter or cacao butter can be used in place of shea butter.
- 1/4 cup magnesium oil
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 3-5 drops leucidal liquid radish root (A natural preservative found here.)
- 5-10 drops essential oil of choice (lavender and/or Roman chamomile work well)
- Set aside magnesium oil.
- Melt avocado oil, shea butter, and beeswax in double boiler.
- Transfer to food processor.
- Blend oils and slowly stream in the magnesium oil.
- Add essential oils and leucidal liquid radish root and blend again.
- Pour into glass containers. Makes enough for approximately three 2-ounce jars.
Not ready to make your own? Just So Natural Products sells Magnesium Balm in unique VioLiv glass jars. Find it here.