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Magnesium Body Butter

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I am a huge fan of magnesium because it is so critical to our overall health. While minerals are very important for our health, magnesium stands a bit above the rest just because it is required for SO many bodily functions.

Magnesium is one of the six macro-minerals essential for our bodies and supports our nerve function, production of energy from food and helps builds bones, we can see what other benefits come from getting more magnesium into our bodies.

It helps with sleep, relaxes your muscles – hence being great for cramps, supports stronger, healthier bones, relieves constipation, supports heart health, decreases blood pressure, decreases the risk of diabetes, helps to alleviate anxiety and helps with depression.

One of my favorite ways to get more magnesium into my body is via transdermal application. When we supplement internally, the amount our body absorbs greatly depends on our digestive health. Most of us are dealing with some sort of digestive dysfunction from minor to severe. So there is a strong likelihood that you are absorbing very little of the magnesium you take internally.

That is why transdermal (via the skin) application can be so helpful — it bypasses the digestive system.

Magnesium oil sprays are one of the most common ways to use magnesium transdermally. But, many people don’t like this method because it can sometimes make your skin sting or feel itchy. My kids can’t stand the itchy skin feeling as you can imagine.

Lotions and body butters are a great alternative because they reduce or completely prevent that stinging, itching sensation. You can buy these lotions and butters pre-made, but they can often be expensive, which is why I love this body butter that I create with doTerra’s Replenishing Body Butter.

Out of one jar of doTerra’s Replenishing Body Butter you will end up with 2 jars of whipped Magnesium Body Butter. Plus I add Vetiver, Cedarwood & Copaiba, 4 drops of each.

Some other oils that would be beautiful are

  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Litsea
  • Balance
  • Lavender Peace
  • Lemongrass and I know many others.

So let’s create our Magnesium oil so we can make our body butter. Firstly you will need some quality Magnesium Flakes. Simply mix a 1:1 ratio. 1 cup boiling water to 1 cup of Magnesium Flakes. Stir until dissolved and that’s it. Store in a plastic or glass bottle for future use as we won’t use it all in our body butter.

Our next step is the body butter.

Magnesium Body Butter

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Lee - Mindful Tribe

Ingredients

  • 1 tub doTERRA's Replenishing Body Butter
  • 5 tbsp Magnesium Oil recipe above
  • Essential Oils of your Choice Vetiver, Cedarwood, Copaiba

Instructions

  1. Place your doTERRA Replenishing Body Butter in a small bowl.

  2. Add your magnesium Oil.

  3. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the oil into the butter until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).
  4. Add any essential oils that you are using and mix thoroughly.
  5. Scrape into a bottle or jar (the container it came in works great) and store at room temperature.
  6. If it ever separates, you can easily stir to re-mix, but I have found that if the butter is whipped well when made that it does not separate.

Recipe Notes

I love to start using this on the feet, as your body absorbs the Magnesium, I find the itchiness goes away. With the itchy sensations going, it means you are more likely to be able to apply on other body parts, legs, arms, tummy etc. If not just roll with gifting yourself or your loved ones with foot massages.

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You will need:

1 tub doTerra’s Replenishing Body Butter

5 tbsp Magnesium Oil – recipe above Essential oils of your choice – suggestions above

Place your doTerra body butter in a small bowl. Add your magnesium oil.

Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the oil into the butter until the magnesium oil is thoroughly combined (1-2 minutes on medium-high speed).

Add any essential oils that you are using and mix thoroughly.

Scrape into a bottle or jar (the container it came in works great) and store at room temperature.

If it ever separates, you can easily stir to re-mix, but I have found that if the butter is whipped well when made that it does not separate.

I love to start using this on the feet, as your body absorbs the Magnesium, I find the itchiness goes away. With the itchy sensations going, it means you are more likely to be able to apply on other body parts, legs, arms, tummy etc. If not just roll with gifting yourself or your loved ones with foot massages.

Do you need to purchase both doTERRA’s Replenishing Body Butter & Pure Essential Oils?  Guess what for $35 per year, like a Costco account, you can get access to these and other products for wholesale prices delivered straight to your door.  Head here & select Join & Save:

www.mydoterra.com/mindfultribe

Enjoy

Blessings

Lee

First Step

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I can clearly remember when Lee told me she wanted to invest $1500 of our money into an essential oil kit, I honestly thought we couldn’t afford it first of all and secondly I had no idea what, how and why they are used.  I started googling essential oils and in particular doTerra as a company, I guess I was trying to find justification for spending “that type of money” whatever that means!!

So I dug and dug and dug some more and for some reason I was disappointed to find everything I read, everything I watched and everything I listened to was positive, positive, positive, it was all good.  Imagine that, being disappointed about something being positive!!

So we parted with our hard earned cash and entered into the world of essential oils.

Lee was super stoked when the package arrived and I was a bit more like eehhh whatever, cool, yeah sweet babe, nice oils hey and for me they kinda sat on a shelf or in a box or somewhere, I am sure you could say I wasn’t really interested.

As we were starting our oil journey we were also running a Paleo/ Vegan organic cafe, I know, I know Paleo/Vegan? How does that work?  Well it’s a blend of both worlds and a big part of what we did was raw vegan cakes, slices and bliss balls, dessert type stuff, right.   And this is where the light bulb got turned on.   An epiphany if you will.

Lee made a cake which wasn’t anything unusual, in fact it was more than normal.  It was a raw chocolate and orange torte.  Now we had been mucking around with this sort of stuff for a while but fuck me!!  This cake was unbelievable, I remember thinking I could eat this whole cake if she let me, well at least half of it no worries.  It was simply divine and is still a part of our menu today.  The secret ingredient Wild Orange essential oil of course.  And so my eyes are fully open and receptive to essential oils right?  Heck Yeah!!  All of a sudden I was sticking oil in everything, smoothies, cakes, water and bliss balls, most times it was super successful although every now and then I went a touch over the top, my fennel and banana smoothie only got tried once.

So my journey began with a food experience and grew rapidly into just about all aspects of my life.  I use them for sleep, relaxation, focus, if I’m cranky, for motivation, if I have a crook belly, the list goes on and on, in our toothpaste, to smell good and of course in food.

Occasionally a drop or two of lime even gets put into a beer on a Sunday arvo!!

 

Judge Me if you will

Join me if you want

Steve