Most people have no idea that they have a magnesium deficiency. Many of our natural sources of magnesium are gone, and our lifestyle is further depleting it. Sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress, and sleeplessness are bad habits that use up our magnesium. Here's how to make magnesium oil, a natural spray that you can use to raise your magnesium easily and inexpensively.
“Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.” (1)
Yes, technically, the spray in the recipe below is not an oil; it's magnesium flakes dissolved in water. However, it's the cheapest way to supplement what your body needs. Plus, your body will absorb only what it needs through the skin.
It's good to use 5 – 10 squirts of the spray daily. If you are magnesium deficient it will probably sting or tingle on your skin. That should decrease as you continue to use the spray. Try to leave it on for at least 5 minutes before washing it off so your body can absorb some of what it needs. It's fine to rub it in also; you don't have to wash it off at all. The “plump” areas of the body are usually less sensitive to the spray; so try a different spot if it's really stinging.
Add a favorite essential oil or two to your spray to make it even more beneficial and fun!
DIY Remedy: How to Make Magnesium Oil
- 1 part distilled water
- 1 part magnesium flakes
- Essential oil of your choice
- Boil the water.
- Pour the water over the magnesium flakes in a glass container.
- Stir until the flakes are dissolved.
- Add essential oils and stir.
- Does not need to be refrigerated.
- Can last up to 6 months.
And now you know how to make magnesium oil! Some people use this spray as a deodorant, and you could add it to a detox bath too. If you like simple DIY recipes for your skin, try this Anti-aging Body Butter.