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DIY Magnesium Body Pudding

Today’s DIY project is something I have been mulling over for a long, long time. Ok – not that long but at least the past two years or so. I am so excited to share this with you. This is a divine body product. I was put off by other magnesium products since they tend to be drying and leave a stickiness behind on your hands. Unable to avoid the stickiness! But this product is smooth, silky and very moisturizing! I hope you like it as much as I do!!!!

Just a reminder:

Because of the water content, a preservative would be recommended if not used up within a week. Store in a dark, cool place.

Magnesium Body Pudding

What you’ll need:

  • Small saucepan
  • Small glass (pyrex) bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Immersion blender
  • 1/2 cup melted magnesium flakes*
  • 1/4 cup mango butter
  • 3 tbsp jojoba
  • 3 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 tbsp hydrosol (I used lavender)
  • 12-15 drops essential oils of your choice. (I used Nighty night)

*melt magnesium flakes by placing in a container and allowing to sit at room temp for several days until melted. Alternately, you could add 2 tbsp hot water to 1/2 cup magnesium flakes. Your final product will be a bit thinner.

What you’ll do:

  1. In a small glass bowl over simmering water (makeshift double boiler) combine mango butter, jojoba, and beeswax. Allow to melt. Remove from heat
  2. In a small saucepan, pour melted magnesium flakes. Gently warm over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat
  3. Add hydrosol, mixing briefly
  4. Add your essential oils to the melted butter/wax
  5. Using an immersion blender, begin blending the cooling butter/wax
  6. Slowly dribbling in the magnesium/hydrosol mixture. Continue blending
  7. At this point you’ll notice the product firms up into a “gel” type consistency -It reminded me of pudding, hence the name – Keep blending
  8. Finally, after adding all the liquid, scoop into a container
  9. This makes 1 cup of product
  10. Store in an airtight container. I take out about a week’s worth and keep the rest in the refrigerator

 

I use this magnesium body pudding on my feet twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. It is wonderful! I shared a sample this recipe with a friend, who was having trouble falling asleep at night. She then wanted me to help her learn to make some and now she swears by it! I hope you have the same success – please be in touch if you have further questions contact us at aromatherapist@planttherapy.com

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by Plant Therapy