How to Make Your Own Magnesium Lotion

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Magnesium oil is receiving a lot of attention these days. It can be commonly overlooked, but magnesium is a crucial mineral for our body.  Magnesium is used in hundreds of different body functions, but due to the diet most Americans eat, many of us have a deficiency. I have read that millions suffer from magnesium deficiency without even realizing it.

I started looking into Magnesium about 6 months ago. I endured a very difficult first trimester with our fifth baby, lost 10 pounds and with my blood sugar always low I was feeling rather loopy. I started researching ways to hopefully have a better first trimester if the Lord should choose to bless us with another baby. I read several stories about how women were dramatically helped by taking magnesium, so I have been taking magnesium (trying to remember to take that is!) in the hopes of it possibly helping morning sickness in the future.

My mother in law has suffered from migraines and they got to the point that she was having dizzy spells. She went to several doctors but they didn’t help her. Finally, someone suggested she try taking magnesium, and it has greatly helped her dizzy spells.

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I try to remember to take magnesium at night, and prefer the Natural Calm powder. It really does help me sleep better, and it doesn’t taste bad. You need to start at a small dosage and work your way up as magnesium can cause loose stools.

Another alternative to taking magnesium powder is to make magnesium lotion! I recently made this, and I’ve been thrilled with the results!  If you struggle with constipation, it will help you in that area. :) Magnesium also gives you a calming effect, which is great if you are stressed or anxious.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Low Energy
Fatigue
Weakness
Confusion
Nervousness
Anxiety
Headaches
Loss of Appetite
Nausea
Restless Legs
Depression
High Blood Sugar
Muscle Cramps
Inability to Sleep
And more…

 I was excited to see the ebook “Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts” included in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This ebook has not been released yet, and will not be available to purchase until this fall! Included in the ebook are all sorts of natural and herbal remedies. This is a favorite of mine from the bundle, as it is a high quality ebook with excellent recipes.

The recipes are broken down into different sections, ‘The Basics’ (salves and tinctures), ‘Respiratory Ailments’, ‘Head and Stomach’, ‘Skin and Surface Remedies’, ‘Balance’, and ‘Other’.

The magnesium lotion recipe comes from the ‘Other’ section, and I have permission to share the recipe here with you all! I had so much fun making this recipe, it really is enjoyable to make your own healthy product in minutes! 

This is simple, requires only a few ingredients, and can be made in less than 15 minutes.

Magnesium Lotion Recipe 

Ingredients:

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*You may sub any other liquid oil (almond, olive, jojoba, etc.). Some have even used coconut, although it produces a harder lotion.

Ingredients for making magnesium Lotion

Step 1: Heat 1⁄2 c. filtered water just hot enough to steam, then add the magnesium flakes and stir or shake in a covered jar until dissolved. You will not use all of it for this recipe, so save some for later.

Magnesium Flakes Dissolved

Step 2: In a saucepan over low heat, melt the shea butter and beeswax together, then add the avocado oil.

Step 3: Add the melted oils to a blender. At this point, you want the oils and the magnesium oil to be about the same temperature, or just warmer than room temperature. If they are drastically different, they won’t form an emulsion.

Step 4: Add the magnesium oil to the blender too. Turn it on low at first, then turn it up until the lotion turns thick, white, and opaque.

Step 5: Immediately pour the finished lotion into a glass jar – one pint-sized or 4 4-oz. jelly jars. Use a spatula to scrape the lotion out of the blender and into the jar. The lotion is finished!

Step 6: Run the blender under hot water, then add soap and blend on high to make cleaning easier.

Use: Use 1/8 tsp. for small children and babies, up to 1 tsp. for adults (possibly more for pregnant women) daily or as needed. Spread on a thin-skinned areas. This lasts for 3 – 6 months.

Caution: Those with an allergy to latex should not use, or should choose cocoa or mango butter instead of shea butter.

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I had purchased magnesium oil after finding out how great magnesium is. That stuff burns though! Making the magnesium lotion is a much gentler way to get a good daily dose of magnesium in.

This lotion is best applied on your stomach or thighs area. I normally do my stomach because I figure the good oils in it can’t hurt my stretch marks. :)

I highly recommend the “Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts” ebook, and you can only find it in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through Monday!

 

 

 

 

Dressing For The Holidays: Maternity Outfits

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Today we have a guest post from Jami who blogs at Young Wife’s Guide.

Being 32 weeks pregnant with twins at Thanksgiving can be tough. I am tired, feeling huge, and most of my clothing doesn’t fit right now. This can be a problem when trying to dress modestly and yet still put together some cute outfits.

One of my favorite Fall items right now is my Deborah & Co. khaki skirt. It’s perfect with so many outfits and looks. Plus it is so comfy! My favorite thing to do is pair it with a cute sweater. This is not a maternity sweater but it is perfect to wear still since it’s so stretchy.

Then pair this outfit with an adorable jacket for a whole different look. I love this jacket and works well pregnant and not!

My favorite thing for dressing modestly for the Fall is layers! Layers are perfect for dressing for cooler weather. I love to add a cami or tank underneath my shirts to make them instantly more modesty! And then layer with a cute sweater for a comfy and cute Thanksgiving outfit.

We took this picture in our boys nursery that we are getting set up! We can’t wait for our first babies.

Other favorites to wear during the fall are just simple sweaters with cami’s underneath. So comfy, simple, and cute!

What are your favorite fall and maternity fashion tips? It can be hard to dress modestly when things are constantly expanding and changing. Share with us all your favorite tips and tricks.

Jami is passionate about Biblical homemaking and striving to be a woman of God. Jami and her loving husband Jason have been married for 3 years, and are preparing to welcome twin bundles of joy into their home later this year. She has a heart for hospitality and making her home an inviting place that reflects Christ. She blogs about this passion at Young Wife’s Guide. Jami and Jason are also launching a joint vision to encourage couples to form Christ centered unions at A Biblical Marriage.

Fertility Products and Giveaway!

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I have to admit I’m one of those women. The kind that takes a pregnancy test at the first hint of nausea. It’s paid off though, because I’ve almost always discovered I was pregnant really early, been able to figure out my due date and I’ve had three of my five babies born on my due date. I don’t have any control over the last fact, but I think it’s kind of neat since it’s so unusual to have babies on their due dates.

Years ago I was buying the expensive pregnancy tests at Walmart every time I wanted to test. Even the cheap ones are $3-4 each, and that quickly adds up. Then one day I discovered Christian companies online that were selling pregnancy tests for much more affordable prices. I quickly ordered some and was thrilled with the consistent results I was getting on much cheaper pregnancy tests.

CPT Worldwide is a fantastic resource for women that want to support a Christian company that honors life, and at the same time save a lot of money on fertility products. They sell pregnancy tests that start out at .30 cents (they are on sale this week!) and the most expensive test is $1.65! They also sell ovulation tests, basal thermometer,  progesterone cream, books, and herbs that are known for helping increase fertility.

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Making Babies Review and Giveaway

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Guest Post by Jennifer Allen
I had the opportunity to review the Making Babies DVD series, and the Making Babies Book as well. In the Making Babies DVD series you will be purchasing 3 DVDs for $75.00. Shoshanna Easling presents her information in a very energetic and informative manner. I was impressed with the wide range of information shared in the course of 7 hours of instructive pregnancy and postpartum help.
In Making Babies DVD Volume 1 you will find recipes, remedies, herbal concoctions, and information about pregnancy in the first trimester such as dealing with morning sickness. There is some brief information about fertility and conception.  This DVD is 2 hours 30 minutes long.
In Making Babies Volume 2 you will learn how to make healthy recipes, remedies, herb concoctions, and information about the second and third trimesters, exercise, birth preparations, and more. This DVD is 2 hours 15 minutes.
Making Babies Volume 3 is full of more healthy recipes, remedies, herbal concoctions, and information about birth, postpartum, loosing weight, getting into shape, and more. It is 2 hours 20 minutes long.
I found each DVD follows the general format of a lovely outdoor location where Shoshanna shows you how to make a herbal concoction or remedy. Following this is a pregnancy tip, followed by a recipe she shows you how to make in a beautiful indoor kitchen, and some more helpful tips. You are following along with Shoshanna during her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. I learned a great deal of herbal information I was not aware of shared in the DVD’s.  Some of the tinctures and herbal recipes shared would be worth the purchase of the DVD’s on the merit of that information alone. I was impressed with the quality of the filming for these DVD’s.  It made watching these very pleasant, along with Shoshanna’s cheerful sharing of information. 
I enjoyed watching Shoshanna in the kitchen as she shares many healthy recipes in the DVD’s. A huge part of a healthy pregnancy and baby can be on the way you eat. I thought she shared some delicious looking recipes.  At the end I was so inspired by her recipes that I want to try and use them solely for next month’s menu plan. She uses lots of vegetables and good proteins without tons of exotic items that would cost you a fortune when grocery shopping. She does feel it is best to go gluten free during portions of your pregnancy and after baby’s birth so there are gluten free recipes shared as well.

Following the Making Babies DVD series is the awesome Making Babies Book available for $35. Talk about being impressed! I was blown away by this 480 page book. The minute you open the book the first thing that jumps out at you is how beautiful it is. That may sound funny, but the photography is so gorgeous throughout the book. With bright lovely photos, Shoshanna’s signature energetic style jumps out at you through the pages. 


Beyond that, the book begins following the Making Babies DVD’s. You will find the recipes and herbal remedy recipes from Making Babies DVD Volume 1, followed by the recipes for Volume 3 and 4. Moving on from there is a large section titled My Pregnancy Cookbook.  There are over 100 recipes shared running from Beverages to Breads, Desserts, Breakfast, Main Course Salads, Sauces and Condiments, Vegetables and Side Dishes. Following this is a “Did You Know” section with basic tips and suggestions shared for a healthy pregnancy. Grandma’s Remedies section covers practical recipes for pregnancy, nursing, and beyond. A Baby Diary is included with approximately 50 pages to fill in for the 1st month of pregnancy to the birth of your child. Despite the Making Babies title I would recommend this book to any woman on the basis of healthy recipes and herbal remedies alone. I know I will be using it for next month’s menu plan!








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