Most people these days are deficient in magnesium. It is estimated that approximately 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is so vital that every major organ in the human body needs it to function properly. The significance of magnesium is so grand that I will save all the details for a later post. But let me just say, magnesium is very important and when one is deficient in magnesium, there are side effects that one will experience.
After I read tons of information about magnesium, I learned magnesium is best absorbed through the skin. This method is called trans dermal magnesium therapy. I began looking at Amazon for magnesium oil but it is expensive! The Ancient Minerals brand (higher quality) is $36.69 for an 8 oz bottle! This is too expensive for my blood so I researched how to make the magnesium oil yourself.
It is super easy to make and a LOT cheaper!
What is Magnesium good for?
I will try to keep this short, but here is a few things that magnesium does for the body.
- Relieves stress
- Aids weight loss
- Promotes a more restful sleep
- Eases PMS and menstrual cramps
- Prevents Kidney stones and can possibly reverse kidney stones
- Aids in Vitamin D absorption (most Americans are also deficient in Vitamin D as well)
- Helps relieve constipation
- Helps the body adsorb nutrients
- Lowers blood pressure
- Boosts energy levels
- Promotes bone and dental health
- Helps strengthen the immune system
- Can help with disorders like fibromyalgia, diabetes, IBS, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, depression, restless leg syndrome, and more
- Promotes skin health
- Helps promote overall health and wellness
I plan on writing a more in depth post about the benefits of magnesium so stay tuned for the article! If you want to do some research, here is a book that talks about the benefits of Magnesium.
What you need
- 1/2 c Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- 1/2 c distilled water
- spray bottle (one batch will make about 4 oz of magnesium oil. I keep mine in (2) 2 oz spray bottles)
The Ancient Chloride Flakes (I recommend this brand because of quality) will cost you about $11.05 on Amazon and if you are a Prime member, the shipping is FREE. The bag will make quite a few batches and the batches last for quite some time. The Distilled water costs me $0.99. And I picked up the spray bottles for a $1 each. One 1.65 lb bag of the flakes will make 6.61 batches. So you do the math and that is $1.67 for 1/2 c flakes and $0.03 for the distilled water totaling $1.70. That sure beats $36.69 for the 8 oz bottle!! You could add in the $1 bottles if you want, but the spray bottles are a one time cost.
How to make
- Bring water to boil. Remove from heat.
- Stir in Magnesium Flakes until dissolved. Allow to cool.
- Store in spray bottle.
How to use
Shake the bottle before spraying. Spray 10-20 spritz on arms, legs, stomach once daily. You will probably have a tingling, itching, sensation. This usually goes away after 20 or 30 minutes. To me, it feels like those tingle lotions that you use for the tanning beds. This is normal and after consistent use, this should go away. I have read that the tingling, itching, actually means you are deficient in magnesium. I want to say this is probably correct. When I first began using the magnesium oil, I had a very strong tingly itchy sensation. I kept using it and it didn’t go away. I actually stopped using it for a while. Then I began using Himalayan salt (read my article about Himalayan Salt) into my diet. I used it again and the tingly, itchy feeling was very low and it subsided after about 1-5 minutes. You will probably want to start out with about 10 spritz and work your way up to 20 spritzes.
Let me know what you think and how it works for you!