Lavender Magnesium Cream

Do you have trouble getting a good night's rest? If you are anything like me, I have trouble shutting my brain off to actually fall asleep. My mind tends to wander... planning out my next day, thinking about everything I didn't get done. My day starts hitting the ground running and doesn't stop many
nights until late after everyone is in bed. I always feel there isn't enough time in the day. Story of every mom's life, right? So some nights, I just lay in bed wide awake.

Did you know Magnesium plays a key role with rest? Research has shown that even a marginal lack of it can prevent the brain from settling down at night. Magnesium brings balance and helps control stress hormones. It eases nervousness, relaxes muscles and nerves resulting in a better night's rest.

Now what about Lavender?

Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma that is very soothing. It is considered the Swiss Army knife of essential oils because of its benefits and uses. It's scent is soothing and refreshing, supporting a more peaceful environment for relaxation and rest. I heard someone say it should be called "the adult pacifier." Haha!

Young Living's Lavender essential oil benefits:

  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Provides respiratory support
  • Supports skin health (great during the dry winter months)
  • Soothes occasional muscle discomfort
  • Calms and relaxes
  • Promotes a restful night
  • Supports healthy emotions
  • Supports a healthy lymphatic system
  • Wonderful natural perfume
  • Calming for pets and children (and adults ;)
  • Supports healthy hair growth

Just a couple Lavender essential oil usage:
  • Diffuse often to support ALL your body systems
  • Inhale for stress relief and relaxation
  • Add a drop to bottom of the big toe for a restful night
  • Add to laundry (Love this on my wool dryer balls for my sheets)
  • Add to carrier oil and massage lymphatic system for immune support
  • Apply to bottoms of feet, down the spine, or on the neck during times of seasonal immune stress
  • Add 5-10 drops of Lavender essential oil in a bowl of Epsom Salts, then pour into a hot bath for a relaxing bath
  • Add 20-25 drops to a small spray bottle and fill with water. Use as a linen spray.
  • Add a drop or 2 to your mascara to promote healthy lashes. (Check out my Oola Lashes recipe HERE)
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner

Now what better combination to get a better night's rest than Lavender and Magnesium. It's a match made in heaven. This Lavender Magnesium Cream has been my saving grace most nights.

1/2 cup Magnesium Flakes (Where to find) + 3 Tablespoons boiling water
1/3 cup Coconut Oil (Where to find)
2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pastilles (Where to find)
3 Tablespoons Shea Butter (Where to find)   
10-15 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Directions: 1. Place magnesium flakes in a small container. Pour 3 Tablespoons of boiling water into it. Stir until dissolved. It will create a thick liquid. Set aside. 

2. In a small pot, add 1-2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl on top. (You don't want the bowl to be so small it touches the water.) Place on stove burner. See picture below. Add coconut oil, beeswax pastilles and shea butter. Turn burner on medium-low heat. Stir until melted. 

3. Once melted, remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool completely to room temperature. It should be slightly opaque. (You can place bowl in an ice bath or in the fridge to speed the process. Just don't let it get too hard as it will be hard to mix.)

4. Then using a hand mixer on medium speed, start mixing. While mixing slowly add the dissolved magnesium a tablespoon at a time. Continue to blend until all magnesium has been added and is well mixed. 

5. Lastly add your Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. Continue to blend until well mixed.

6. Optional, place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes and re-blend to get more of a body butter consistency. 

7. Store in a glass container. You can buy some here Apply to feet every night before bed.

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Many Blessings,




  1. Thank you for all your posts, I love my Young Living oils and am always looking for new ways to use them. Have you ever made the dishwasher soap?

    1. Your welcome! And it's in the works ;)

  2. Is this supposed to set up hard? I think I may have over blended it.

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