A Natural Skin Care product for you to try: Magnesium Infused Body Cream

by | Feb 12, 2020 | Herbals, Recipes

Magnesium Infused Body Cream is a wonderful way to support your daily magnesium requirement. Not only is magnesium absorbed into the blood via the body cream, but your skin gets a little extra love, too.

If you like making your own skin care products, you’ll want to try this recipe. 

I’m on a constant quest to find home remedies that are safe and effective. When I find a remedy that’s easy to make and provides consistent results, I add it to my ‘tool kit’ of home remedies.

As the family herbalist, it’s helpful to have a handful of products available to use when the time arises. Making natural skin care products is easy and inexpensive. 

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Achy muscles are sometimes an indicator that magnesium levels are low. When levels are consistently low, we might experience subtle symptoms like: nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, muscle aches and more.

According to one study done 2005-2006, most Americans aren’t getting enough magnesium.

Magnesium is found in many foods, so if you’re eating a diet rich in whole organic foods, your magnesium levels are likely okay. But, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may want to ask your doctor to order blood tests to determine where your levels are.

Eating a healthy diet is one way to keep magnesium levels up, and applying magnesium cream can help, too. Apply before bedtime to help with sleep, relax muscles and deep moisturize your skin.

How to make a thick moisturizing magnesium body cream

Recipe by www.thefamilythathealstogether.com/nighty-night-magnesium-lotion-recipe/

Adapted by C.R.Y. Herbals with an important modification (preservatives) 

You can watch a short demo here:

Yields ~ 315 grams | ~ 11.11 ounces


  • 3/4 cup distilled water | 175 grams
  • 3 TB Magnesium| 30 grams
  • 5 TB Avocado oil | 70 grams
  • 5 TB Emulsifying wax |40 grams
  • Preservatives (use manufacturers recommended amount) 
  • 20-30 drops EO Tangerine


  • Dissolve magnesium in distilled water.
  • Place a glass jar in a small pan with about 2 inches of water or use a double-boiler.
  • Measure emulsifying wax and place in glass jar. Melt on a low flame. Add avocado oil. There will likely be some re-hardening of the emulsifying wax, let it melt completely. Careful not to overheat the avocado oil to preserve its beneficial properties.
  • When the emulsifying wax and avocado oil are in a liquid state, remove from heat.
  • Let it cool to below 85 F degrees. Both water and oil portion should be similar in temperature (within 5 degrees) before combining. May need to gently warm water/magnesium.
  • Slowly, add the water/magnesium mixture to the oil and blend thoroughly using a stick blender or high-speed blender until creamy and smooth.
  • Add Preservatives and EO, blend thoroughly once more.
  • Follow instructions for type of preservative being used
    • I used Leucidal Complete
  • Store in an air-tight jar. I like to use either a 1 or 2 ounce jar to reduce the number of times the jar is opened, and thus reducing potential for introducing bacteria in the product.
  • Use a cosmetic spoon to scoop out a small amount and apply as needed.
Magnesium Infused Body Cream


This cream is very rich and nourishing. Remember, apply before to help with sleep, relax muscles and deep moisturize your skin.

Give this a go! You’ll love it. Let me know how it turns out for you.

So, you like this sound of this face and body cream, but you don’t want to make it yourself? I have a small batch available now if you’d like to purchase it. There are other products for purchase that might interest you, too.


(Moshfegh, Goldman, Ahuja, Rhodes, & and LaComb) 2009. What We Eat inAmerica, NHANES 2005-2006: Usual Nutrient Intakes from Food and Water Comparedto 1997 Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D, Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium.U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Services.

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  1. Arlene

    Can I use vitamin E as a preservative?

    • Deborah Burroughs

      Hi Arlene, this is a great question, and often an area of confusion. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant, and while it can keep your product from becoming rancid, it doesn’t prevent the growth of mold, yeast and bacteria. If your product has a water portion, a preservative is necessary to prevent mold, yeast and bacteria, unless the product will be refrigerated and used within 1-2 weeks. Hope this helps. 🙂


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