I just love magnesium oil and lavender. Especially right before bed. A few years ago, I experienced horrible insomnia and all the experts said it was tied to my stressed out adrenals. So I’ve learned to take stress management seriously. And that’s why I love this magnesium oil and lavender body balm before bed.
I’ve been using lavender with magnesium oil before bed for some time now. And I really feel that using it does improve my sleep quality. I’ve always fallen asleep super easily. But these oils help me sleep soundly through the night without any disruptive mid-evening awakenings.
So I thought, what could be better than putting these ingredients into a super easy nighttime body balm? Something I could gently apply before bed every night that would feel good. It would help nourish my skin. And it would help ready me for a kick-ass, restorative night’s sleep.
Benefits of this magnesium oil lavender body balm
Lavender – I’ve talked about lavender in the past so I’ll be brief here. Lavender is a fabulously calming essential oil. It’s been scientifically tested for its calming properties. And it has been found to be effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It’s also known to improve sleep quality. Plus, lavender just smells nice. So it’s a fabulous oil for before bed or during times of stress.
Magnesium oil – Magnesium is a calming mineral. It’s healing to the body when relaxation is needed. It’s good for the treatment of body twitches. It can be helpful when there’s muscle strain. And it has been shown to potentially improve sleep quality and to reduce anxiety.
You can, of course, supplement orally with magnesium if needed. But when you apply magnesium oil to your skin, you enable it to have a direct calming effect. And this is why I like applying magnesium oil before sleep.
The ritual of sleep
Rituals can be extremely important for a good night’s rest. There’s something about a ritual that signals the brain that it’s time for sleep. Doing things like lowering the lights, reading a book, and spending quiet time really helps me wind down.
I’ve had evenings when I don’t feel at all tired come bedtime. And in taking part in a short wind-down routine, I’ve gone from wired to sleepy within 20 minutes. A good sleep routine has literally been a lifesaver for me.
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And the magnesium oil lavender body balm is now a fabulous part of my wind-down routine. Applying it to my neck, arms and feet signals my entire body to relax. It’s really a self-nurturing activity. And it smells so nice and calming.
Magnesium oil lavender body balm – What you’ll need
This is so super simple. I’m not into complex. I like immediate gratification.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp magnesium oil
- 12 drops lavender essential oil
You’ll need to make sure your coconut oil is in its solid state when starting. If you use it melted, it won’t work. So throw your coconut oil into the refrigerator for about 40 minutes or so if melted.
Take your coconut oil and scoop it into a mixing bowl. Add the magnesium oil and lavender. Then take a mixer and mix it on high for about 5 to 7 minutes until it becomes whipped. I used a hand mixer.
Place the whipped magnesium oil lavender body balm into a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. Use it before bed EVERY NIGHT! You’ll thank me, I promise.
Before you go, grab your Blissful Zzzzs Nighty Night Checklist. Goes great with this relaxing body balm!