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Magnesium Body Pudding

Today’s DIY project is something I have been mulling over for a long, long time. Ok – not that long but at least the past two years or so. I am so excited to share this with you. This is a divine body product. I was put off by other magnesium products, since they tend to be drying and leave a stickiness behind on your hands. Unable to avoid the stickiness! But this product is smooth, silky and very moisturizing! I hope you like it as much as I do!!!!

What you’ll need:

*melt magnesium flakes by placing in a container and allowing to sit at room temp for several days until melted. Alternately, you could add 2 tbsp hot water to 1/2 cup magnesium flakes. Your final product will be a bit thinner.

What you’ll do:
  1. In a small glass bowl over simmering water (makeshift double boiler) combine mango butter, jojoba and beeswax. Allow to melt. Remove from heat
  2. In small saucepan, pour melted magnesium flakes. Gently warm over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat
  3. Add hydrosol, mixing briefly
  4. Add your essential oils to the melted butter/wax
  5. Using immersion blender, begin blending the cooling butter/wax
  6. Slowly dribbling in the magnesium/hydrosol mixture. Continue blending
  7. At this point you’ll notice the product firms up into a “gel” type consistency -It reminded me of pudding, hence the name – Keep blending
  8. Finally, after adding all the liquid, scoop into a container
  9. This makes 1 cup of product
  10. Store in airtight container. I take out about a weeks worth, and keep the rest in the refrigerator


I use this magnesium body pudding on my feet twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. It is wonderful! I shared a sample this recipe with a friend, who was having trouble falling asleep at night. She then wanted me to help her learn to make some and now she swears by it! I hope you have the same success – please be in touch if you have further questions contact us at [email protected]

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80 thoughts on “Magnesium Body Pudding”

  1. This is such a great recipe… I am going to be making it again tomorrow but I’m going to switch it up a little bit. This time I’m going to use the oils from the Laid-Back Legs recipe and combine with this Magnesium Pudding… The combination should shut down restless legs quickly!

  2. I love adding magnesium to my creams and things. I’m looking forward to trying this pudding. One note, though. I’m guessing the “melting” of the magnesium flakes depends on the humidity in the air. I live in a desert climate, and have never had them “melt.” Thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

  3. I made this adding a little extra beeswax so I could make it in a salve form in a roll up tube instead of butter.

    1. Can you tell me how much more beeswax to add? I would like to make it in a roll up tube myself. Thank you Luann!

  4. I love this recipe and have made it several times. But, the water from the mag oil keeps flowing out. What can I use to emulsify the butter?

  5. Thanks for this! I’m going to make it and take it to Europe for a trip in March. It seems that it will be perfect to recharge/relax our feet and legs each night after walking all day. I tried to make a magnesium lotion once and it was so itchy no one would use it. This one doesn’t make you itch?

    1. Jen, I’m not sure why that first magnesium lotion made everyone itchy…this would be a great question for our aromatherapists at [email protected] to learn more about it and your particular situation. If you have an allergy related to that product, I don’t want to give any guarantees about our body pudding recipe πŸ™‚

        1. The magnesium is the culprit for the itch. I’ve read other recipes and comments from people saying to stick with it..the itch will go away. It’s your body getting used to absorbing the magnesium. Going to be making this for a friend who suffers from RLS.

  6. Just now reading this recipe. I’m going to try it after I get the mag flakes. Sounds easy enough to make and might be beneficial for my night time leg issues. Thanks PT!!

  7. Thanks so much for this blog….just had an RLS night this last week and thinking that the magnesium will be a helping hand. Appreciate the recipe advice.

  8. I would like to try making this recipe but I am wondering why a preservative is not included being that you’re adding water to the Magnesium to melt it or allowing water from the air to combine to melt it and then also using a hydrosol which is water-based? Even though keeping it in the refrigerator will slow the bacterial growth I would prefer knowing there’s a preservative in there, which one would you recommend?

    1. Jan, without a preservative I would recommend storing in the fridge and using within a week. If you wish to add a preservative, you would want to do some further research on which preservative would be best for you and your family.

  9. I made this for my mother with some essential oils that are used for pain. It works great and she has had a reduction in the pain in her legs. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  10. I have coconut oil both the solid and Plant Therapy fractionated coconut carrier oil. Can I use them in this recipe instead of the jojoba oil and beeswax?

    1. You could however, the consistency would not be he same. Omitting the beeswax will create a finished product that is more fluid.

  11. I was going to make a butter w cedarwood and vetiver and lavender for sleep could I combine that w the magnesium and what is the hydrosol for ?

    1. Hi Karen! Hydrosols offer amazing benefits and in this recipe also contributes to the consistency of the blend.

  12. How do you get the flakes to melt just on counter? Makes no sense. Was there heat? Usually you have to add couple teaspoons of boiling water to melt the flakes.
    Mine never have melted just sitting in room temp, even hot summer.
    Was hoping to try and melt with some warm oil so i dont have to add water and a preservative. Thx

    1. Hi Malissia! I have not tried using the spray so I couldn’t say for sure if the results would be the same. If you decide to try it, please let us know how it works.

  13. Does this have to be stored in the refrigerator for preservation purposes, or could it just be stored in a cool, dark, dry place? Or in the cabinet in the bathroom?

  14. I recently read on a blog that if we use distilled water or anything containing water that we need to put a preservative in to keep the concoction from developing mold or fungus even tho you may not see it. What is your take on this?

  15. Once the 1/2 cup of magnesium flakes melt, how much meted magnesium are you left with? I am using liquid magnesium oil and don’t want to pour 1/2 cup if the flakes melt down to a smaller amount. Thanks!

  16. Hi! I’m getting ready to make this Mag Body Pudding and I put my mag flakes out to “melt” and they aren’t melting. I have them in a glass jar. Am I to leave them uncovered? If they remain covered, can I put them in the PNW Sunshine to “speed up” the process or do I need to keep them on the countertop? I can’t wait to try this!! Thank you so much for yet again, another awesome DIY!

    1. Yes, you could. I chose jojoba since it’s so wonderful for skin! There are many other wonderful carriers, however!

  17. I have been making and using the Magnesium Oil for abut 6 months and have had great success. I have been thinking about making the body pudding this time, but am wondering if it will absorb as easily as the oil does. For some reason it seems the beeswax and the oils used would prevent the body from absorbing the magnesium as well?

    1. I have been using it now for about 2 years and it seems to absorb just fine, the beeswax helps to “keep it together” as a lotion.

  18. The magnesium flakes don’t melt – magnesium is highly hygroscopic and pulls water from the air. Just add a few drops of water to them if you want to dissolve them – you don’t have to just leave them out and guess at how much it’ll take.

  19. Could you approximate what quantity of magnesium flakes melt to make a 1/2 cup of liquid? And could that amount of flakes just be added to the melted butter/oil/wax mixture?

    So, if I understand your responses to comments correctly, could the recipe be adapted to this:

    1/2 cup melted magnesium flakes*
    1/4 cup shea butter
    3 tbsp jojoba (or other oil?)
    3 tbsp beeswax, shredded (or about 0.5 ounces)
    2 tbsp hydrosol (or distilled water)
    12-15 drops essential oils

    Thank you so much! I am eager to try this out as I believe my magnesium levels have probably been low for years. I’m hoping that this “pudding” (love the name!!) helps with my RLS as well.

    1. I’d say it was just over 1/2 cup of flakes that melted down to make the liquid. You can certainly use 1/2 cup flakes and *gently* warm the hydrosol (or equal amount water) to pour over and melt them!

  20. Thank you sooooo much for sharing this Christina! Question, since I was to impatient to wait for the mag flakes to melt on their own and use the 2 TBS of water is there anything I should add to it to preserve it?

    1. The magnesium oil in the health food store is good. It’s the same as the ancient minerals flakes, (magnesium chloride) but not the oral magnesium citrate.

  21. Would I be okay if I waited for the hydrosols to be ready for purchase from PT the second week of December to get in the mail for Christmas presents? I’m thinking sending through the mail here n the Northwest this pudding should be okay?

    1. Shelley we will be guaranteeing all purchases through Dec. 19th to get to US customers before Christmas. The sale goes through the 20th but as long as you purchase them by the 19th, they will be there for Christmas.

    1. Cassidy, our hydrosols are not available on the website yet. We will have them for sale in during our 25 Days of Christmas though which starts November 26th and goes through December 20th.

  22. I’d love to try this recipe — do you think shea butter could be used in place of the mango? Or does the mango have certain benefits that shea doesn’t?

    1. This was a happy accident. I left my magnesium (on accident) opened to the air. The next time I went to use it, it was a puddle in the container. I wanted to make use of it, so that’s why I used “melted” magnesium flakes in the recipe!

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