How to Make Magnesium Oil for the Skin
Keep stress at bay by slathering on magnesium oil. Magnesium has been proven to be best absorbed by the body transdermal. There are many benefits of magnesium for the body at a cellular level, healing skin ailments such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. It is also recognized in warding off depression. Wellness Mama talks comprehensively about magnesium here.
Magnesium oil made from magnesium flakes or magnesium chloride is a purer form of magnesium as
compared to epsom salt which is magnesium sulfate. Although both provides muscle pain relief when used as salt baths, magnesium flakes packs a punch when it comes to absorption.
I have blogged previously about the benefits of epsom salt baths in the past here. In comparison, only ten percent of magnesium is absorbed by the skin when using epsom salt, whereas when magnesium flakes has been used, it is significantly greater.
I found that magnesium flakes of Ancient Minerals to be quite effective. Magnesium oil would be great to use so I decided to purchase just the flakes, and then DIY-ed to make it into oil.
The very simple way to make magnesium oil:
1. prepare 1 cup magnesium flakes, 1 cup distilled water
2. heat water to boil
3. add the magnesium flakes
4. wait for the flakes to dissolve and until water is almost halved
5. let it cool, and place in a glass bottle/or plastic bottle
How to apply magnesium oil
Magnesium oil can be applied directly on the skin or mixed in bath water. I prefer to only apply it on the skin an hour or so before shower. It can leave a sticky feel on your skin when used as a leave-on. Its consistency is similar to that of dry oils, at least when you apply it to your skin.