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How to Make Magnesium Oil

Updated on September 11, 2014

Introduction to Magnesium Oil

Magnesium affects over 300 enzymes in your body, being deficient in it can lead to chronic health problems. For a number of reasons it's been estimated up to two thirds of the population is magnesium deficient. It is also difficult to obtain enough magnesium through diet, especially since your body doesn't store excess magnesium. Supplementing with magnesium can be very beneficial for a number of health conditions and may even help with morning sickness caused by pregnancy.

Applying magnesium oil and having it absorbed transdermally is one of the best ways to supplement with magnesium. Epsom salt baths may be a good alternative but not always for those on a low thiol diet or problems with their sulfur pathways. Magnesium taken orally isn't always absorbed properly as well as transdermally especially with people with digestive problems. This squidoo lens is largely inspired by this:

Wyndmere Naturals - Glass Bottle W/mist Sprayer 4oz, 1 Bottles (1)
Wyndmere Naturals - Glass Bottle W/mist Sprayer 4oz, 1 Bottles (1)

A 4 oz sprayer bottle to hold the magnesium oil in.


How to make Magnesium Oil

Making magnesium oil is fairly simple and straight forward. All you will need is water (preferably distilled or purified) and magnesium flakes. I personally use a 4 oz spray bottle and use ancient minerals magnesium chloride flakes.

Magnesium Chloride flakes are not the same as epsom salts, as they contain no sulfur and are more easily absorbed. Ancient Minerals is a brand recommended by Dr. Mark Sircus who wrote the book on transdermal magnesium therapy.

The recipe for the magnesium oil is as follows:

1/2 cup magnesium flakes

1/2 cup water

1. Bring the water to a boil

2. Add the magnesium flakes and stir until completely dissolved

3. Allow to cool and transfer to a spray bottle.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health

Written by Dr. Mark Sircus, covers benefits and uses of transdermal magnesium therapy.


Benefits of Magnesium supplementation

Magnesium supplementation can help with a number of health conditions. It can help with issues ranging from morning sickness due to pregnancy, chronic fatigue, cramps, insomnia and MTHFR issues. Many people find they sleep easier at night and improves sleep quality. Others have found that they don't need to use deodorant at all or not as much.

Magnesium has a calming affect on the body and mind, which is great for stress relief, losing weight and helping with sleep as well. Magnesium affects over 300 enzymes in the body so supplementing with it will undoubtedly help you in some form. Magnesium can also help with cramps and strains, much like taking an epsom salt bath. It's advised to put it on your arms, legs and stomach and areas that may be cramping up.

By using magnesium chloride it also has the benefit of not stressing your sulfur pathways which many people have a problem with. Magnesium chloride has been shown to be easily absorbed through the skin, and is a better alternative than supplementing orally or other methods.

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion 8 oz.
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion 8 oz.

Magnesium lotion that is absorbed through the skin.


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What is Magnesium Oil and how to use it

To clarify further magnesium oil isn't an oil like canola oil, castor oil or cookings oils. It does impart an oily feel, even on the skin from the magnesium flakes being dissolved in the water. Some find the oily effect to be bothersome but it is absorbed into the skin within 30 minutes. Since magnesium supplementation can make your stool loose it is advised to start with a lower dosage and work up.

Starting at 6 sprays of the bottle and then working up to about 20. Paying close attention to how your body and how your stools are behaving. Spray the magnesium oil on the arms, legs and stomach, as those areas are where it is easily absorbed through the skin. Although you can purchase magnesium lotions and oils, they are often more expensive and have added fillers and ingredients. The magnesium oil you are going to make is made out of magnesium chloride which is different from magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) and won't stress the sulfur pathways in your body.

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The Magnesium Miracle (Revised and Updated Edition)

A great book on how magnesium supplementation can enhance your health.


Making and using magnesium oil

How to make and use magnesium oil

Magnesium oil basics

Boil water, add magnesium chloride flakes. Once dissolved, let cool and transfer to glass bottle.

Spray and use liberally while starting low and working up in dosage.

Enjoy health benefits from magnesium supplementation. Back off if stools become loose.

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Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel - 8oz Tube - Pure Genuine Zechstein Magnesium Chloride - Best for Massage, Topical Skin Dermal Absorption

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      huyanchao 3 years ago

      it looks amazing!

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      Craig50 4 years ago

      very interesting, I have trouble sleeping, will look into it more.

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      JaredHeldt 4 years ago

      @lovinitinpenang: thanks :)

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      lovinitinpenang 4 years ago

      I love your article. Thanks.