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, leading to a host of health problems — including insomnia, depression, and fatigue. Topically-applied magnesium oil is perhaps the best tool we have 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)!
First, we 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 magnesium found in Epsom salts. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate. This is magnesium chloride, and is better suited for transdermal absorption, and oral consumption.)
You apply magnesium oil to your skin with a spray bottle or by hand, then rub it in and let your skin absorb it over the next half hour or so.
Why Use Magnesium Oil?
Most of us are magnesium-deficient. We used to get magnesium from our soil and water supplies, but we’ve now depleted our soil and scoured our water supply of trace minerals. So, we can either make the extra effort to eat more magnesium-rich foods such as soaked nuts and seeds, or we can supplement with magnesium.
Did you know that magnesium is even more easily absorbed transdermally (through the skin) than orally?
Magnesium oil is a useful, inexpensive, and simple way to apply magnesium to your skin.
How to Make Magnesium Oil
1/2 cup magnesium chloride
1/2 cup purified water
Add mgcl to water. Let it dissolve for 24 hours, then transfer into a spray bottle.
How to Apply Magnesium Oil
Spray magnesium oil on your arms, legs, and stomach daily. Or apply oil by hand.
You may experience a tingling sensation when you start using it. That’s perfectly normal and short-lived; the effect fades after 10-20 minutes.
Use the magnesium oil liberally, starting with 6-8 squirts per day and building up to as many as 20. Magnesium oil will loosen your stool, so the test to determine how much you need to apply is to simply watch your bowel movements. If they turn too loose, then back off the magnesium a bit.
Benefits of Using Magnesium Oil
“Since I’ve started using magnesium oil regularly, I’ve noticed immediate improvement in several areas.
I sleep more easily at night. This is by far one of the best benefits! I’m trying to prioritize sleep this year, and this is one more excellent tool to add to my tool belt.
I don’t need to use deodorant. I sweat, but it doesn’t smell bad anymore.
I’m more calm. As a work-at-home momma homeschooling three children, I often think “stress” could be my middle name. When I regularly supplement with magnesium oil, the stress is less. I don’t jump out of my skin at surprises. I’m less likely to lose my temper. I’m able to stay happy and focussed.”
Hippocrates Pure Food-Grade Magnesium Chloride is available.