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Body Butter Recipe: Whipped Magnesium for Sore Muscles

A Brown Sugar Fragrance oil bottle on top of white body butter behind a brown background.


Working out tends to become a love-hate relationship for most people, especially those of us who are at P&J! You feel so great once you get up and move your body, but the process of getting to that point is a whole other story (speaking from personal experience). Whether you cannot live without working out or it’s just not for you, we have all dealt with sore muscles before. We know there are so many different types of “sore”. There is that post-workout waddle, sickness aches, or a poor-night sleep sore. Thus, we want to share with you a homemade body butter recipe which relieves our sore muscle pain! 

Follow along in the video above or the full written recipe below to learn how to make this whipped magnesium body butter. Plus this recipe also smells exactly like delicious brown sugar!  Magnesium is said to help with delayed onset muscle muscle soreness, otherwise known as DOMS. When magnesium is applied topically, it can help prevent or relieve sore muscles. Of course, this is all dependent on your own body and how you personally react to magnesium.


  • Double-Boiler
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup of Shea Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Magnesium Oil
  • 30 Drops of P&J Brown Sugar
  • Electric Hand Mixer


  • Fill bottom pot of the double boiler with 1-2 inches of water.
  • Place another pot on top and set to medium temperature.
  • Add 1/2 cup of coconut oil.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup Shea butter and 3 tbsp of grapeseed oil.
  • Stir until all ingredients are combined together.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the top pot.
  • Empty hot water out of the bottom pot.
  • Pour ingredients into the bottom pot.
  • Let cool in the fridge for 45 minutes, until the texture is soft to touch but not liquid.
  • Whip ingredients together.
  • Mix in 1/4 Cup Magnesium Oil.
  • Add 30 drops of P&J Brown Sugar.
  • Whip for 3 minutes.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Whip for 2 minutes.
  • Place in the jar & enjoy!

Now that you have your whipped magnesium butter, go and enjoy your workout! Let us know how you liked this craft below.