Homemade CALM Body Butter

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  1. Linda says:

    This sounds great! I plan to make some for myself and for gifts…
    Can you tell me where to purchase magnesium oil?
    Thank you for all of the helpful advice and recipes. :D

  2. Lesley says:

    Where do we find magnesium oil? I have never seen this in Canada.

  3. Tara says:

    Your ingredient list says cocoa butter – but the directions says coconut and shea butter. I have the later two and will make this for sure. But wonder about the amounts. Thanks!

    • I’ve updated the recipe so the directions and ingredients should match now. You can substitute the shea butter for cocoa butter in the recipe and use the same amounts as you would cocoa butter

  4. Crystal says:

    The ingredients and directions still don’t match.

  5. Kate says:

    If I were to use ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops instead of the magnesium oil, how much would I use. It’s more liquidy than oil so I would think less but not sure. Thank you for the wonderful recipes!

  6. Wanda says:

    Does the cocoa butter actually whip up? I made this today but it wouldn’t whilp. It said to store in fridge, I did this and it got hard again. What did I do wrong?

  7. Wanda says:

    I’ve made this for the second time, the directions said to whip, mine didn’t whip, what am I doing wrong?

  8. Erica says:

    Is this okay for children to use?

  9. Johanna says:

    I cannot use lavender or any oils with lavender. Are there any essential oil substitute for calmimg and stress?

  10. Cindy says:

    Where can I find the ingredients? Thank you!

  11. Rita Frazier says:

    I made this but my butter has water droplets all over. The water and oil and not staying together. What can I do. Also I didn’t get the nice creaminess as in the picture but I don’t mind that, just want to make sure it wont go bad too quickly because of the water.

    • I’m not sure why you added water? If it’s just a few drops it should be fine

      • Rita says:

        I whipped it again and the water droplets are now gone. I did not use extra water, was only thinking of the water used to make the mag oil (water + mag chloride). Thanks for responding and for sharing your the recipe.

  12. Jan says:

    Why does it have to be refrigerated? My dad wouldn’t like a cold product on him

  13. eve says:

    does this have to be refrigerated?

  14. Wendy says:

    I found that the cocoa butter whips up nicely but it has to be cool. I popped it into the freezer for a few minutes and it helped.

  15. r2d2@lakedalelink.net says:

    What can I use if I am allergic to cocoa butter & shea butter

    • Andrea A. says:

      I am as well; had a huge reaction to it. It was in an after sun screen I bought. It took weeks for the burn from it to heal; I’m also diabetic.

  16. Andrea says:

    This came out great, but after I let it sit, the mixture became rock-hard again. Is there something I’m doing wrong that it doesn’t stay soft after all the ingredients are whipped together?

  17. Joan Payton says:

    I’m going to make the Body Butter with magnesium oil and I can’t remember where to test it on my skin for any reactions. Can you help me please? Thank you. Can’t wait to make this.

  18. Gay Martin says:

    Made calming butter and put it in fridge. It’s so hard that you can’t get it out of jar. I set it at room temp for 2 days and it is still hard, not smooth like butter. Any suggestions?

  19. Missie Morales says:

    so does this mean this body butter is better then coconut….ugh im so confused about all this stuff!

  20. brigitt says:

    Can you use magnesium gel instead if oil?

  21. Suzy says:

    I am wondering the reason for the process of taking an already solid substance and melting it in a pan of water. Is it so you can get the cocoa butter out of the jar and then refrigerate it again for the recipe whip? Having a dumb-arse attack here :)

    • Yes, sorry for the confusion. You don’t necessarily have to refrigerate it after but let it cool to room temp. It’s easier to mix and work with when warm

  22. Stephanie says:

    A doctor recommended that my daughter take magnesium because she has a tendency to get anxious/nervous about situations. I was also told magnesium can help with “growing” pains at night. Will the magnesium oil in this cream be sufficient to absorb in the body that she wouldn’t need it in any other form?