Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in numerous important body processes. With over 300 biochemical reactions relying on this mineral, it is vital for properly functioning muscles, nerves, and overall well-being.
Adequate magnesium levels are necessary to maintain a healthy heart and strong bones and regulate blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
Moreover, magnesium is crucial for generating energy in the body. However, it’s unfortunate that many people suffer from magnesium deficiency, which can lead to various health issues. Luckily, one effective solution is homemade magnesium oil, formulated explicitly with Magnesium Chloride.
Derived from the combination of magnesium and chlorine, Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2) is commonly found in seawater and salt lakes. MgCl2 can be naturally obtained through the solar evaporation of seawater. By utilizing magnesium chloride, individuals with magnesium deficiency can increase their magnesium levels effectively.
In this informative article, we will delve into the benefits of homemade magnesium oil and how it can enhance your overall well-being. Additionally, we will provide a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on making magnesium oil in the comfort of your home.
Types of Magnesium
There are 11 different types of magnesium available, each catering to specific needs. These variants offer unique benefits and drawbacks, including differences in absorption efficiency.
By identifying the ideal magnesium type for your circumstances, you can fully unlock the potential of this remarkable mineral. However, it should be noted that Magnesium Glycinate is considered the best magnesium option that your body can truly utilize.
11 Types of Magnesium available
- Magnesium Aspartate
- Magnesium L-Threonate
- Magnesium Sulfate
- Magnesium Citrate
- Magnesium Malate
- Magnesium Chloride
- Magnesium Taurate
- Magnesium Orotate
- Magnesium Oxide
- Magnesium Lactate
What is Magnesium Oil?
Magnesium oil is a solution created by combining magnesium chloride flakes and water. Despite its name, it is not an oil; it has an oily texture, allowing absorption through the skin and into the bloodstream. This enables the oil to contribute to overall health and well-being actively, providing beneficial effects.
The Health Benefits of Magnesium Oil
Magnesium oil offers many health benefits by reducing inflammation, improving sleep quality, easing muscle pain and cramps, lowering blood pressure, lessening stress and anxiety, and supporting cardiovascular health. People with body pains caused by fibromyalgia experience relief in pain sensations by applying magnesium oil to the skin. Moreover, the skin, the body’s largest organ, efficiently absorbs magnesium faster than oral supplements.
Is Transdermal Supported?
The University of Queensland conducted a groundbreaking study that reveals magnesium absorption through the skin via topical creams, transdermal patches, or sprays. This controlled clinical research is the first to substantiate the long-standing anecdotal evidence of skin absorption of magnesium. Previous doubts among health practitioners regarding the mechanism have been dispelled. The study highlighted the crucial role of the skin’s hair follicles in facilitating the permeation of topical magnesium through the outer skin layers to the rest of the body. Moreover, within six hours of the application, skin hydration significantly improved by almost two-fold.
Additionally, a notable increase in filaggrin levels, a protein vital to the skin’s barrier function, was observed following the application of topical magnesium. This protein is crucial in creating a tight protective barrier, safeguarding the skin and the body against external threats. Notably, individuals with allergies, asthma, eczema, and psoriasis often exhibit low levels of filaggrin.
Magnesium Oil: Your Q + A Guide
Q: The spray bottle/nozzle clogs up?
A: If the spray bottle nozzle clogs up, clean it with hot, soapy water and a toothbrush. Alternatively, you can soak the nozzle in vinegar and scrub it to unclog it.
Q: Can you add essential oils to the spray recipe?
A: You can add essential oils to this homemade spray recipe if you wish. Many people enjoy using Lavender oil because of its unique soothing properties. We love to use this brand.
Q: Is magnesium oil safe for babies & kids?
A: This homemade magnesium oil is generally safe for babies and kids. However, before using it, it is recommended that you consult with your child’s pediatrician to ensure its suitability.
Q: Why does homemade magnesium oil spray make my skin so itchy?
A: There are a couple of theories as to why magnesium spray may cause itchiness on the skin. One theory suggests that low magnesium levels can lead to tingling sensations in the body, which may gradually diminish as your magnesium levels are replenished.
However, dermatologists propose a different explanation.
They believe the itching and irritation sensation may be attributed to the pH difference between the product and our natural skin. Human skin typically has a pH ranging from 4.7 to 5.75, which is acidic, while magnesium chloride, with a pH of 7.5, is alkaline. This pH disparity could be the underlying cause of the sensation experienced.
Q: Why does homemade magnesium oil spray make my skin sting?
A: Magnesium oil stings for several reasons. One of the leading causes is the strong connection between low magnesium levels in the body and the sensation experienced. While many believe their skin is sensitive to magnesium oil, this is not always true.
The stinging can result from a combination of factors, including severe deficiency, applying too much magnesium oil at once, vasodilatation (which relaxes muscle cells and increases blood flow), and salt residue left on the skin after absorption. By consistently using the product and allowing the body to adapt, the stinging and other side effects should diminish over time.
Here are some essential do’s and don’ts to maximize the benefits of Magnesium spray while avoiding common mistakes:
- After using our concentrated magnesium oil recipe, wash your hands thoroughly. Also, avoid contact with your eyes and facial area for a worry-free experience.
- Before liberally using the magnesium oil on your body, conduct a patch test on a small area of your skin, such as your arm.
- Refrain from using magnesium oil on open wounds or if you have severe skin conditions or kidney disorders. If you have any concerns, consult with your doctor beforehand.
- To revitalize your body with magnesium spray, focus on applying it to the soles of your feet, legs, stomach, and arms.
- Apply the magnesium oil spray onto your skin and massage it until fully absorbed. Start with small amounts and gradually increase to prevent skin irritation.
- Avoid applying the spray on your face.
How To Make Homemade Magnesium Oil Spay
To make homemade magnesium oil spray, you will need the following:
- ½ cup of Magnesium Chloride
- ½ cup of distilled water
- Heat-safe glass measuring cup
- Cooking pot or Tea kettle
- Spoon or mixing whisk
- Heat-safe glass bowl
- A funnel for easy pouring
- Glass Spray bottle for storing spray
To make homemade magnesium oil spray using magnesium chloride flakes, follow these simple steps:
Gather the ingredients:
- Magnesium chloride flakes
- Distilled water
Heat the water:
- Bring distilled water to a boil.
Dissolve the flakes:
- Add 1/2 cup of magnesium chloride flakes to a heat-safe glass bowl.
Combine the ingredients:
- Pour 1/2 cup of hot water over the magnesium chloride flakes and stir until the flakes are completely dissolved.
- Add desired essential oil (optional)
Cool and transfer:
- Allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature.
- Transfer the homemade magnesium oil using a funnel into a glass spray bottle for easy application.
Now, you have your own homemade magnesium oil spray ready to use! Magnesium oil has numerous benefits and can be applied topically to support relaxation, muscle recovery, and overall well-being.
Remember to store the spray bottle in a cool, dry place and shake well before each use. Enjoy the benefits of this DIY solution!
To ensure effective application of the magnesium oil, follow these tips for first-time use:
Start by applying to clean skin, avoiding sensitive areas and mucus membranes. For optimal results, generously apply the oil to larger areas of your body, such as your torso, legs, arms, and soles of your feet to enhance absorption.
Leave the magnesium oil on your skin for a minimum of 20 minutes. If desired, you may rinse or wipe off the product after this time.
Generally, rinsing is unnecessary unless your skin feels uncomfortable due to any natural salt residue.
These guidelines will help you make the most of your first-time use experience with the magnesium oil.
EditSignEngen DJ, McAllister SJ, Whipple MO, Cha SS, Dion LJ, Vincent A, Bauer BA, Wahner-Roedler DL. Effects of transdermal magnesium chloride on quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia: a feasibility study. J Integr Med. 2015 Sep;13(5):306-13. doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(15)60195-9. PMID: 26343101
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