Magnesium Body Butter Recipe Soothes Muscles and Improves Sleep

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If you suffer from chronic pain, restless leg syndrome or insomnia, this magnesium body butter recipe may be just the thing you need. After several years of dealing with chronic pain, I have come to realize that there are a number of ways to tackle it. Lots of exercise, a healthy diet and a few key supplements have done wonders for improving my pain levels. One of the things that has been recommended to me for chronic pain is magnesium. There are a ton of health benefits of magnesium including calming nerves, soothing anxiety, and relief from muscle aches and spasms. This magnesium body butter recipe is by far the most amazing way I have found so far to increase magnesium in my body! Keep reading for the body butter recipe and find a few affiliate links for things you will need for this project.

 This magnesium body butter recipe is perfect to calm restless legs, hydrate skin, improve sleep and soothe sore muscles!

How to get more magnesium:

You can increase magnesium levels a few different ways.

  • Magnesium baths:  Typically these use Epsom salts which are NOT a variety of magnesium that is readily absorbed through the skin.
  • Magnesium from foods: You can increase your magnesium intake in your diet. This is doable, as long as you know which foods are rich in magnesium. Try eating more of the following foods: Spinach , Chard , Pumpkin seeds , Yogurt or Kefir, Almonds, Black Beans, Avocado, Figs Dark Chocolate and Bananas (my chocolate and banana overnight oats are a great idea!) (my chocolate and banana overnight oats are a great idea!).
  • Magnesium Supplements:  Probably the easiest method of increasing magnesium intake, however, I find it a bit harsh on my stomach.
  • Topical Magnesium:  Magnesium oil, lotion or this magnesium body butter recipe will help improve your magnesium intake. Magnesium is actually much better absorbed through the skin than it is through the intestines.

Magnesium Body Butter Recipe that helps calm restless legs

Many people suffer from restless leg syndrome. While there is a ton of research being done on this and no definitive answers, research suggests that magnesium may actually calm restless legs. This magnesium body butter, applied before bed, may help calm restless legs and improve sleep. I added lavender essential oil for an additional boost to the calming effects of this body butter recipe. Keep in mind that this magnesium body butter recipe is VERY rich. It will leave your skin slightly greasy since it is essentially coconut oil and cocoa butter, both of which are greasy. I recommend putting it on right before bed.

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Magnesium Body Butter Recipe

DIY Magnesium Body Butter Recipe

Yield: 2 cups

Magnesium Body Butter Recipe Soothes Muscles and Improves Sleep

DIY Magnesium Body Butter Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup magnesium oil (1/8 cup magnesium flakes plus 1/8 cup water)
  • 20-30 drops essential oil


  2. Add 1/8 cup magnesium flakes and 1/8 cup water. Stir until dissolved. Set aside
  4. Melt the coconut oil and the cocoa butter in the top of a double boiler until melted.
  5. Pour into a medium sized glass bowl
  6. Place in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes to chill
  7. Place the bowl over a second bowl of ice (so that you are chilling the mixture without actually adding anything to the oil/butter mixture)
  8. Beat with a hand mixer until the mixture starts turning opaque
  9. Slowly add in the magnesium oil as you continue beating the mixture.
  10. Add the essential oils while continuing to beat
  11. You will continue to beat until the mixture turns white and thick (5 to 10 minutes?)
  12. Scoop out of the bowl and put into a sealed glass container.
  13. Apply at bedtime as needed.


Want an even easier way to get more magnesium?

Try this DIY magnesium oil! Just spray on your skin!

Health Benefits of Magnesium Oil

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