Magnesium Body Butter


Magnesium Body Butter

Course: Lotion
Cuisine: Toiletry
Author: Carla Romere


  • 1/2 cup magnesium flakes + 3 Tablespoons boiling water or 1/2 cup pre-made magnesium oil
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons emulsifying wax Can also use beeswax, but it becomes more difficult to mix
  • 3 Tablespoons Shea Butter


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  • In a quart size mason jar inside a small pan with 1 inch of water, combine the coconut oil, emulsifying wax and shea butter and turn on medium heat.
  • When melted, remove the jar from the pan and let the mixture cool until room temp and slightly opaque. At this point, put in to a medium bowl or into a blender.
  • If in a bowl, use a hand blender or immersion blender on medium speed and start blending the oil mixture.
  • Slowly (starting with a drop at a time) add the dissolved magnesium mixture to the oil mixture while continuing blending until all of the magnesium <g class="gr_ gr_36 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="36" data-gr-id="36">mix</g> is added and it is well-mixed.
  • Put in the fridge for 15 minutes and re-blend to get body butter consistency.
  • Store in fridge for a cooling lotion (best consistency) or at room temp for up to two months.