HOW TO: Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium & lavender oil for newborns, kids & adults

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1. Collect your ingredients.

  • 4oz (½ cup) magnesium chloride flakes
  • 2oz (¼ cup) very hot filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp plant-based emulsifying wax or beeswax
  • 4oz (½ cup) grapeseed oil
  • 4oz (½ cup) Shea butter
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 10-12 drops lavender essential oil

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2. Make magnesium oil.

Combine magnesium chloride flakes with hot water in a glass jar. Swirl or shake until magnesium flakes are completely dissolved, and set aside.

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3. Melt it down.

In a medium sauce pan over low heat, melt the wax in oil. Once the wax is completely melted (it will be clear and liquefied), add the Shea butter in small clumps and allow it to melt.

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2 Responses to “HOW TO: Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium & lavender oil for newborns, kids & adults”

  1. bamamom says:

    How much of this would you slather on for yourself vs. a 5 -7 year old? Thanks so much!

  2. Cat DiStasio says:

    My favorite approach is to apply the lotion to the bottoms of the feet, and then don some socks and hop into bed. That way, the size of the person’s feet determines how much lotion you use. My best advice is to start with a little and re-apply as needed!

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