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Homemade Magnesium Sulphate Cream (Magnesium Sulfate Scrub)
After finishing my post on how to make your own healthy and relaxing SPA day at home, I decided to share with you one of my most favorite self care recipes – Magnesium cream for ruptured disks or simply for managing a Magnesium deficiency.
You probably know that I have been dealing with my two bulged disks and I have been using all kinds of natural remedies and classic allopathic medications for pain management and for nourishment of the peripheral nervous system.
And one of those remedies is this herniated disc Magnesium oil remedy or a simple Magnesium body scrub DIY recipe I add in my shower routine!
Why is Magnesium so important?
The sad statistic shows that most of us have some form of Magnesium deficiency due to poor diet choices, excessive stress, and a busy lifestyle. On one hand, we do not consume enough of this mineral through whole foods, and on the other – chronic production of stress hormones in our bodies increase the amounts we lose through the excretory system.
So, it is always a good idea to add this element in our daily life with food, organic supplements, and best of all – through our skin, since it is much more easily absorbed through the derma.
Here are a few groups of people who should consider adding Magnesium to their diet plan or topically:
- Those under lots of chronic stress and suffering from insomnia (today’s recipe can be a wonderful DIY Magnesium sleep cream);
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women;
- People with peripheral nervous system issues;
- Those suffering from chronic fatigue, diabetes, and obesity;
- Magnesium is also an awesome nerve twitching remedy – perfect for muscle cramps and PMS relief;
- People following any restrictive diet plans. This is especially true for the keto diet since it may disturb the natural electrolyte balance of the body. I speak in depth on this topic in my latest book “The Energy Boosting LCHF Diet Plan”.
Remember to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements and applying any natural remedies! Also, should you have any discomforts and symptoms, seek professional help and advice and do not self diagnose or self medicate!
Now let’s go back to today’s topic – the recipe for Magnesium cream or a scrub!
You are going to need just a few simple ingredients and the process is very easy and straightforward!
DIY Magnesium sulfate cream
- ½ cup (approx. 100 ml) Magnesium oil
- 1 tbsp. emulsifier or beeswax
- 1 tbsp. (heaped) Coconut butter (or cocoa butter)
- A few drops essential oil of choice – optional
Heat the oil in a double boiler at low temperature. I like using Borosilicate utensils since they are very convenient to avoid accidentally burning your fingers!
Next, add the emulsifier, the coconut butter, and stir with a wooden spoon until it is fully melted and blended.
Take the mixture off the heat and add a few drops essential oils, if you desire. You can use some peppermint oil, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, sandalwood, lemongrass, ginger, etc. which are excellent for pain management and aromatherapy!
Stir again nicely and transfer into a clean sterilized jar.
Wait for the cream to cool down completely and seal it tightly.
Store the salve in a dry cool and dark place away from children and pets!
Note: Magnesium oil is special and does not behave like regular carrier oils (such as almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.) – it does not blend with other ingredients well and the end product tends to separate. You can do a couple of things to tackle this issue – shake well before each use; add more emulsifier/coconut or cocoa butter; try to whip the cream with your kitchen mixer (I personally used the whipping attachment for my blender); or if you wish to save yourself all the hassle, feel free to get a ready-made Magnesium product guilt-free!
How does Magnesium cream work?
First of all, why making a cream instead of using the regular oil?
I personally prefer applying this remedy in the form of a salve to avoid spilling the liquid and leaving droplets all over the place! Huge convenience!
Now how does this work?
As I mentioned previously, this essential mineral is better absorbed through the skin. Once applied, it enters our bodies directly into the blood stream through the tiny vessels in the derma. If we take Magnesium orally, some of it will be filtered by the liver and the gastro-intestinal tract (also note that it is a powerful constipation remedy and could cause diarrhea and dehydration!). Plus, we can apply this remedy straight to the affected areas of the peripheral nervous system, such as the lower back, neck, shoulders and shoulder blades, knees, etc.
Can you use Magnesium cream when pregnant?
I would say “Absolutely yes!” Our body’s demands of this nutrient are multiplied during this important time of a woman’s life.
No wonder lots of gynecologists and obstetricians highly recommend adding this mineral to our diet plans as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed.
But still, every person’s needs are different, so please consult with your doctor first!
OK, here’s one downside to using this ointment – it is not the most pleasant thing in the world. Magnesium stimulates the peripheral nervous system and causes some skin itching and gentle pins and needles. That’s usually a clear sign that it is working.
But if you do not wish to endure these discomforts for too long, you can still take advantage of this mineral by using a simple body scrub during your daily shower!
Here’s how to do it!
DIY Magnesium body scrub
- 5 tbsps. (approx. 60 grams) Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts)
- ½ tsp. Magnesium oil
- A few drops essential oil of choice – optional
Add the essential oils (if you wish) and blend nicely in a glass jar with a tight lid.
Apply this scrub in the shower after you soak the body with hot water and open the pores. For extra points, you can follow the procedure I described in my previous post – remove the dead skin cells with a hammam glove and then apply the homemade scrub to help the Magnesium be absorbed more easily.
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Stay tuned for more articles on healthy cooking, wellness, and fitness!
‘Till next time!