Want to know how to make magnesium oil? The Journal of the American College of Nutrition says that at least 68% of us are magnesium deficient (most likely more), leading to a host of health problems — including insomnia, depression, and fatigue. Topically-applied magnesium oil is perhaps the best tool we’ve got to combat that deficiency and improve our health and wellness.
While it’s true you can buy magnesium oil already made, it’s far less expensive to make magnesium oil yourself (and surprisingly easy)!
What is magnesium oil?
First, I should clarify: magnesium oil is not an oil. It’s simply called magnesium “oil” because of the oily feel of magnesium chloride suspended in water. (Please note that this is not the same magnesium found in Epsom salt. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. This is magnesium chloride and is better suited for transdermal absorption.)
You’ll usually apply magnesium oil to your skin with a spray bottle, then rub it in and let your skin absorb it for the next half hour or so.
Why use magnesium oil?
It’s simple, really. Like basic arithmetic.
- Most of us have a magnesium deficiency. Where we used to get magnesium from our soil and water supplies, we’ve now depleted our soil and scoured our water supply clean of trace minerals. So, we can either make the extra effort to eat more magnesium-rich foods like nuts, grains, and seeds, or we can supplement with magnesium.
- Magnesium is more easily absorbed transdermally through the skin than it is internally
- Magnesium oil is a useful, inexpensive, and simple way to apply magnesium to your skin.
- 1/4 cup to ½ cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- 1/2 cup of Water
- Jar or Spray Bottle to Store the Mixture
- Heat up 1/2 cup of water (not to the point of boiling)
- Pour the water over 1/4 cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- Stir the mixture until the Magnesium Chloride Flakes are dissolved.
- Allow to cool then pour through a coffee filter into a spray bottle or jar for storage
- You can apply the mixture to your skin after it has cooled enough to a comfortable temperature. You can also store the magnesium oil for future use
*Many use the magnesium oil several times per day, using anywhere from 10 to 20 sprays spaced throughout.
*For optimal absorption spray/apply the magnesium oil to your stomach area and arms and legs.
*If you find that the application of magnesium oil tingles or stings, you can dilute the mixture by adding more water.