DIY Magnesium Oil spray is a great way to supplement your body with this essential mineral. There are many benefits of topical magnesium, from keeping insomnia at bay to alleviating aches and pains. Making your own magnesium chloride oil is not only an effective way to get magnesium, it is also a great money saver.
Before we get to the recipe (and video) I have included for you below, I’ll explain what magnesium oil is and it’s many beneficial uses.
What is Magnesium Oil?
For starters, it is NOT actually oil. Magnesium oil is a mixture of Magnesium Chloride and water that creates an oily substance when applied to the skin. The best way of describing the concoction was to call it oil, so the name stuck!
Magnesium chloride oil is just one of the ways you can supplement your daily magnesium intake. Yet, it has been proven in various studies that topical application such as with magnesium oil is the most effective way to absorb magnesium. Magnesium oil benefits our mind and body by absorbing the nutrients directly through our epidermis.
You will find that making your own magnesium oil is simple and it can then be incorporated into other homemade magnesium products, such as balms or deodorant.
Magnesium Oil Benefits
Our bodies depend on magnesium and the right balances can do wonders for our health. Magnesium chloride oil can help your nerve and muscle functions, support a healthy pregnancy, and aid in maintaining blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Their are also significant beauty benefits of magnesium oil.
Magnesium for Sleep
Yes, magnesium oil can help you get a better night’s sleep. To get to sleep, your body and brain need to relax, which has a lot to do with the chemicals in your brain. Magnesium helps regulate melatonin and other neurotransmitters, which is directly linked to a person’s sleep-wake cycle. Additionally, magnesium binds itself to GABA receptors which help calm down nerve activity. The combination of these processes helps calm the mind and body into a restful state. This can be especially helpful for those suffering from restless leg syndrome. When applied prior to bedtime, magnesium certainly aids in getting a good night’s rest!
Magnesium Oil for Pain
When it comes to pain, magnesium oil can be beneficial on a number of areas for your body. It has been proven to help alleviate headaches and migraines, muscle cramps or stiffness, and reduce muscle spasms. Magnesium oil can also help lower inflammation and joint pain while helping to speed up muscle recovery in your body.
Magnesium for Hair or Hair Loss
Magnesium chloride oil can help regulate calcium imbalances on your scalp. When you have calcium imbalance, it can cause blocks in your pores, which outwardly begin to show as hair loss or a slowdown in your hair growth. When applied to your scalp, magnesium oil nourishes the tissues and helps keep the pores open, allowing for better hair growth and reduced dandruff problems. If your hair loss or graying hair is due to a magnesium deficiency, you could see a reversal or stopping of these as you add magnesium oil into your health regime.
Magnesium Oil for Acne
Most people are magnesium deficient due to environmental and synthetic changes in the way food and water are processed. When magnesium is present in our bodies, it helps break apart different fats and oils that help reduce skin oiliness. Magnesium also helps reduce skin inflammation, which greatly reduces the image and irritations caused by acne. Topical magnesium oil allows you to apply it directly to blemishes which helps reduce them quicker.
Magnesium for Deodorant
When present, magnesium can help regulate over 300 different biochemical functions in your body. Your body odor can actually be an indication of a mineral deficiency in your system. Since the optimal magnesium absorption is through your skin, using a magnesium-based deodorant or magnesium oil as your deodorant will instantly help regulate and boost minerals and keep the stink away. Magnesium oil provides all-natural odor protection while helping you take advantage of all the other medical benefits of magnesium.
Magnesium Chloride vs. Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate)
While an epsom salt bath can be quite relaxing, magnesium sulfate isn’t the best method for magnesium supplementation. Magnesium chloride is a much more readily absorbed form of magnesium. If you really want to boost your levels of magnesium a magnesium chloride bath or daily spritzing with the oil is far more effective.
Side Effects of Magnesium Oil
Long story short—there is no such thing as too much magnesium oil. After all, the sea is the best place to absorb magnesium and people go there all the time without side effects (remember that relaxed feeling you get from a day at the beach). However, if your body is deficient and not used to magnesium, you may want to introduce it slowly. Test out your magnesium oil on a small patch of your forearm. Using magnesium oil for the first time can result in itching, stinging, or skin dryness. This is normal. Once you start applying magnesium oil regularly, these symptoms should gradually disappear.
For reactions that include rashes, irritation, or prolonged redness, try diluting your oil with water until your body starts reacting more positively to the addition of topical magnesium.
When in doubt, always check with your physician or health care guide when introducing new supplements into your body.
DIY Magnesium Oil Spray
This DIY magnesium oil recipe can bring you the right amount of supplemental magnesium to see all of the health benefits! Making it yourself from magnesium chloride flakes is easy and far less expensive than buying the oil ready made. You can make many bottles for the price of just one.
Double or triple up the batch and make a few spray bottles at once. They make thoughtful gifts, especially when a friend or loved one complains of difficulty with an issue this can help with. I’ve included a video of the process along with the printable recipe card.
Free Printable Magnesium Oil Labels
Make it clear what is in the bottles you make with these convenient ready to print labels. I made an them in both a simple black and white and a color aged look label. Simply print on card stock, cut out and adhere with glue. I used Tacky Glue, which holds up pretty well, but washes off relatively easily if you chose to wash and use the bottle for something else later.
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DIY Magnesium Oil
Making your own DIY magnesium oil is easy. Reap the benefits while saving money!
- Cook Time: 2
- Total Time: 2
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup magnesium chloride flakes
card stock (for labels)
Tacky Glue (adhere labels)
Bring water to a boil.
Immediately add the magnesium chloride flakes, turn off burner and stir until the flakes are fully dissolved.
Allow to cool. Then use funnel to pour into the bottle for spraying.
Print, cut out and adhere labels.
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