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Methylsulfonylmethane, MSM, is a natural compound that when applied delivers sulfur to the body in an attempt to relieve pain and inflammation. Like many natural elements, the body needs a certain amount of sulfur to function properly. Methylsulfonylmethane, also known as organic sulfur, helps deliver sulfur when applied to the skin in lotion form. Make your own MSM lotion right at home with MSM crystal flakes and pure aloe vera gel.

Put 100 milliliters pure aloe vera gel in a mixing bowl. Add 3 tbsp. MSM crystal flakes.

Mix the ingredients together with a spoon until well-blended. Let sit for 30 minutes.

Scoop the mixture in a pump bottle using a spoon. Store at room temperature.


Wash and dry the pump bottle before you use it.


Do not add more than 3 tbsp. MSM crystal flakes to the 100 milliliters aloe vera gel as the mixture will become saturated and the flakes will not dissolve.

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