People, who prefer outdoor activities, such as: hiking, should be aware of three things. The first one is to be hydrated. The second, it is important to protect the skin from the UV rays and to keep it moisturized.

Finally, it is also important to make rest so that the body can heal. Make sure you keep in mind these things.

In this article, we are going to present you a home-made remedy that will help you keep your skin moisturized and will soothe muscle pain at the same time. We are talking about the magnesium lotion.

What does magnesium represent?

Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals in the human body. It is necessary for all body cells. In addition, more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body require magnesium. Some of the benefits of magnesium are:

– It enhances bone health
– It regulates energy level
– It aids in the absorption of Vitamin D from the sun
– It stimulates inflammation soothing and healing of wounds or injuries
– It stimulates blood circulation
– It reduces the risk of diabetes

Despite these benefits of the magnesium, there are much more. However, the American diet does not include the necessary amounts of magnesium. The adults take on average 66 % of magnesium on a daily basis. How can we take the sufficient amount of magnesium? One alternative for magnesium intake is to use it topically.


Have you heard that you can absorb minerals and healthy nutrients through the skin? It is similar to nicotine patches which people use to give up smoking. By applying magnesium topically, you can satisfy the proper daily intake.

Dr. Norman Shealy at the American Holistic Medical Association carried out a research, which included participants who applied magnesium topically on a daily basis and other who consumed magnesium flake soaks. The results of the research have shown that 75 % of the participants had increased level of magnesium just after 4 weeks.

You can also try the natural body butter moisturizer instead to buy it from the stores.


You will need the following ingredients:

Magnesium oil:

– 3 tablespoons of boiling water
– Half a cup of magnesium flakes

Home-made body butter moisturizer:
– 3 tablespoons of shea butter
– 2 tablespoons of emulsifying wax
– Half a cup of magnesium oil (mentioned above)
– Half a cup of avocado oil (you can use unrefined coconut oil or sweet almond oil instead).

Preparation method:

Magnesium oil:

1. In a container put magnesium flakes and several drops of boiling water. Stir them until they dissolve. Leave it to cool.

Home-made body butter moisturizer:

1. Fill a pot with ¼ of water and boil it.

2. On the top, fix a stainless mixing bowl or a Pyrex bowl in order to make a double boiler. The bowl should not reach the water.

3. In the bowl, add all the ingredients, except the magnesium oil. Mix them together and leave it to cool.

4. While using a hand mixture, apply the magnesium oil into the mixture.

5. When it is ready, store it in the fridge for 15 minutes. The, you can use it.

This natural body moisturizer lasts up to 2 months. In order to get better results, keep it in the fridge. You can also use it as a pain reliever.