Pain in the legs is a very common ailment that can develop as a result of various causes. Most cases are associated with common disease or injuries that affect bones, tendons and ligaments.
By not eating a healthy, balanced diet and overworking your legs during work or exercise, you increase your risk of developing leg pain.
It is important to keep in mind that getting enough magnesium plays an important role in both the prevention and treatment of leg and muscle pain.
It is estimated that this mineral is involved in approx. 300 processes in the body and your muscles require the most.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to maintain magnesium levels even if you get it through your diet.
For this reason, we want to share an alternative way of absorbing magnesium and take advantage of its relaxing properties to soothe tension in the legs.
Want to know what it is?
How does magnesium work against leg pain?
After it was discovered that magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin, many companies started marketing magnesium oil, which is just a solution of magnesium chloride and water.
This solution is applied daily on the body, either before going to the shower or in the evening before going to bed.
The problem with many commercial products is that they can be harsh on sensitive skin and they can even cause allergic reactions.
To avoid these types of side effects and increase its effectiveness, we will add other anti-inflammatory ingredients to help fight pain and poor circulation in the limbs.
Our recipe is a little for the creamy side, but it makes it easier to massage into the skin.
However, if you prefer your more liquid, you can replace butter and wax with grape seeds or almond oil.
- 7 tablespoons arnica flowers
- 7 ½ tablespoons dried cabbage sugar leaves
- ¾ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 3 tablespoons shea butter
- 3 tablespoons of magnesium oil
- 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1 glass container
- First mix the arnica flowers, cabbage sugar leaves and olive oil, then heat it in a water bath.
- Lower the heat and let it simmer for two to three hours, making sure it does not boil out.
- Then add the beeswax and let it melt.
- Mix in the shea butter and the other two remaining ingredients until well incorporated.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool until a layer begins to form on top.
- While the product cools, combine magnesium oil and aloe vera gel in a heat-resistant container.
- When the two products are mixed together, add the solution to the beeswax mixture.
- Stir for five minutes while it solidifies.
- Close the container and store it in a cool, dry place.
- Take some of the cream and massage it gently into your legs.
- Continue rubbing for 10 minutes and relax.
- Remember that magnesium takes approx. 20-30 minutes to be absorbed into your skin. Avoid washing your skin for half an hour so that the oil has time to work.
Although this ointment is recommended to reduce pain and inflammation in the legs, it is worth mentioning that it also has other applications.
Take advantage of its properties in the treatment of disorders such as:
- Pain in shoulders and neck
- Tensions in the lower back
- Stiffness in the joints
- Tension headache
- Stomach ache
- Nausea and morning sickness
If leg pain keeps you from performing your usual activities, try this natural remedy and reap the benefits.
Also, try to increase your magnesium intake by eating foods that contain it.