How to Make Magnesium Oil


Did you know that magnesium aids more than 300 biochemical functions in your body?

It is essential for calcium absorption in bones, converting food into energy, controlling muscle and nerve functions, and regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

However, a majority of the population unknowingly suffers from magnesium deficiency. The mineral is abundant in nature, but human practices of filtering water and excessive farming strip the mineral out of its natural sources.

On average, adults need around 350 mg of magnesium daily. Eating magnesium-rich foods like nuts, dairy products, whole grains and leafy vegetables help to some extent, but a quicker way to reach the level that your body needs is using magnesium oil.

Magnesium oil isn’t really oil. It’s a mineral solution of magnesium chloride and water that has an oily texture and is absorbed easily through the skin.

intro how to make magnesium oil

Around 8 to 10 sprays of magnesium oil on your skin can provide you 100 mg of magnesium every day.

Some of the important health benefits of magnesium include:

Now, hold your horses before you run to the health store or start googling for popular magnesium oil brands. You can easily make this potent elixir at home with just two ingredients.

Here are two simple methods for making your own magnesium oil.

Method 1: Using Magnesium Chloride Flakes

Available in the form of flakes, magnesium chloride is the most absorbable source of magnesium for your skin. Also, it causes minimum irritation compared to other popular magnesium compounds. You can purchase it from any health food store or order it online. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes is one of the most highly recommended brands.

Step 1. Add magnesium chloride flakes to hot water

add magnesium chloride flakes to hot water

  • Boil 1 cup of distilled water. It is important to use distilled water, as it increases the shelf life of the oil.
  • Add 1 cup of magnesium chloride flakes to the boiled water while it is still hot.
  • Stir until the flakes are completely dissolved in the water.

Step 2. Store in a spray bottle and use

store in a spray bottle and use magnesium oil

  • Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
  • Transfer it to a spray bottle and use daily after shower.
  • Spray the oil on your thighs, arms and torso to ensure maximum absorption. You can either leave it on the skin or rinse it off with water after 20 to 30 minutes.

Magnesium oil can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Method 2: Using Epsom Salt

If you don’t like the cost of magnesium chloride flakes, you can make magnesium oil with Epsom salt instead. It is cheaper and readily available. Although the concentration of magnesium is a tad less in Epsom salt, it works just fine.

Step 1. Boil water in a saucepan

boil water in a saucepan

  • Pour 1 cup of distilled water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Take it off the heat and transfer the water to a glass measuring cup.

Step 2. Add Epsom salt to the water

add epsom salt to the water

  • Add 1 cup of Epsom salt to water.
  • Stir until it completely dissolves in the water.

Step 3. Store in a spray bottle and use

store in a spray bottle and use magnesium oil

  • Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
  • Transfer it to a spray bottle and use it daily after shower.
  • Spray the oil on your thighs, arms and torso to ensure maximum absorption. You can either leave it on the skin or rinse it off with water after 20 to 30 minutes.

Use it within a month.

Tips

  • Always do a patch test before using your homemade magnesium oil on full blast on your body.
  • To ensure maximum absorption, apply it on your thighs, arms and torso. You can leave it on the skin or rinse it off with water after 20 to 30 minutes.
  • It is normal to experience slight tingling or irritation when using for the first time. The sensation should subside after a few uses.
  • If you don’t wish to leave it on your skin, you can add magnesium oil or magnesium chloride flakes directly to your bathwater. Use ½ cup per bath.
  • Avoid using the magnesium oil after dry brushing or a shave, as it leaves your skin sensitive. Wait 12 hours before using it.
  • Don’t worry if you see white residue on your skin after applying the oil. You can rinse it off or wipe it off with a clean cloth.
  • The oil can also be used as an effective deodorant. However, avoid using it on shaven skin, as it might cause irritation.
  • Always consult your doctor before using magnesium oil if you are pregnant or a nursing mom.

References:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/

http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/faq/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-magnesium#2

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Comments 3

    1. I think Epsom salt dissolves well in hot water. Make sure your water is hot when you add the salt.
      Or may be try using a different brand of epsom salt, because i followed the same directions and it gave me good results.
      Hope this helps!!!

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