Magnesium Oil Recipe
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The ocean is still a wonderful source of magnesium and trace minerals, but for those of us who don’t have daily access to a beach, transdermal magnesium oil can be the easiest and most effective way to increase magnesium levels. Read more in my post about this vital mineral.
Or you can improve your magnesium by taking regular Epsom salt baths or footbaths. Epsom salt is a magnesium sulphate that can absorb into your body through your skin.
I use magnesium daily in some form and use magnesium oil on my skin often. There are some really high quality pre-made magnesium oils available now, but it is also possible to make magnesium oil easily and inexpensively from magnesium chloride flakes. I use the following forms of magnesium oil:
Easy Peasy Magnesium Mist Recipes
Using magnesium topically can be an effective way to boost the body’s levels safely.
1/3 cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- 2/3 cup distilled water
- A glass bowl or glass measuring cup
- A glass spray bottle (plastic will work too)
Boil the distilled water. It is important to use distilled to extend the shelf life of the mixture. Put the Magnesium Chloride
- Flakes in the glass bowl or measuring cup and the pour the boiling water over it.
- Stir well until completely dissolved. Let cool completely and store in the spray bottle. Can be stored at room temperature for at least six months. I keep in my bathroom to use daily.
How to use magnesium oil:
Once you start using magnesium oil, do so daily - it can take time to increase magnesium levels.
Spray directly on arms, legs, and stomach daily. 10-20 sprays per day.
- Spray on to moist or dry skin and massage in.
- Start out with a lower dose and then slowly increase over time
- Initially you may feel a slight irritation to the skin on application, however that should pass as the level of magnesium in the body builds up.
- You can leave on the skin or wash off after 20-30 minutes. I usually apply after a shower and then use coconut oil or a lotion bar to moisturize about 20 minutes later.
Why is this called an oil when there is no oil in it?
Good question. This is actually a highly saturated mineral solution of magnesium but when it goes on the skin it tends to feel somewhat like an oil and was named “Magnesium Oil” for this reason. Confusing? A little… but I didn’t come up with the name. Even commercial brands of magnesium oil use that term.
The Good Night Foot Spray:
- Pour all ingredients into a 4 ounce or larger glass spray bottle and shake gently to mix.
- A bigger spray bottle can be used if desired and the recipe can be doubled or tripled.
- Will yield 24-48 applications (or more) depending on how much is used each time.