Make Magnesium Oil to Soothe Leg Pain
Leg pain is a really common complaint that can develop as a result of various causes. The majority of cases are associated with joint disease or injuries that affect the bones, tendons and ligaments.
Not eating a healthy, balanced diet and overworking the legs during work or exercise increases your risk of developing leg pain.
It’s important to keep in mind that getting enough magnesium plays an important role in both prevention and treatment of leg and muscle pain.
It’s estimated that this mineral is involved in approximately 300 processes in the body and your muscles require it the most.
Unfortunately, maintaining your magnesium levels can be difficult, even if you’re getting it through your diet.
For this reason, we wanted to share an alternative way to absorb magnesium and take advantage of its relaxing properties to soothe tension in the legs.
Do you want to know what it is?
After it was discovered that magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin, many companies began marketing magnesium oil, which is nothing more than a solution of magnesium chloride and water.
This solution is applied to the body daily, either before showering or in the evening, before going to bed.
The problem with many commercial products is that they can be harsh on delicate skin and can even cause allergic reactions.
To avoid these types of side effects and increase its effectiveness, we’ll be adding other anti-inflammatory ingredients to help fight pain and poor circulation in the limbs.
Our recipe is a little on the creamy side, but this makes it easier to massage into the skin.
However, if you prefer yours more liquid, you can replace the butter and wax with grape seed or almond oil.
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- 7 ½ tablespoons arnica flowers
- 7 ½ tablespoons dried comfrey leaves
- ¾ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 3 tablespoons shea butter
- 3 tablespoons magnesium oil
- 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1 glass container
- First, mix the arnica flowers, comfrey leaves and olive oil, then heat over a double boiler.
- Lower heat and let simmer for two to three hours, making sure it doesn’t boil dry.
- Then, add the beeswax and let melt.
- Mix in the shea butter and other two remaining ingredients until well incorporated.
- Remove from heat and let cool until a layer begins to form on top.
- While the product is cooling, combine the magnesium oil and aloe vera gel in a heat resistant container.
- Once the two products are mixed together, add the solution to the beeswax mixture.
- Stir for five minutes as it solidifies.
- Close the container and store in a cool, dry place.
- Take a little of the cream and gently massage into your legs.
- Continue rubbing for 10 minutes and relax.
- Remember that the magnesium takes about 20-30 minutes to absorb into your skin. Avoid washing your skin for half an hour so that the oil has time to work.
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Although this ointment is recommended for reducing pain and inflammation in the legs, it’s worth mentioning that it has other applications.
Take advantage of its properties in treating conditions like:
- Pain in the shoulders and neck
- Tension in the lower back
- Stiffness in the joints
- Tension headaches
- Stomach aches
- Nausea and morning sickness
If leg pain is keeping you from doing your usual activities, try this natural remedy and reap its benefits.
Also try increasing your magnesium intake by eating foods that contain it.