Make Your Own Magnesium Oil Plus

March 30, 2014 64 Comments

Make Your Own Magnesium Oil Plus

 

I never like to start a post with bad news but when we're talking adequate magnesium levels, we need help.  Truth of the matter is, we rarely get adequate magnesium in our food supply anymore because modern farming practices deplete the soil of magnesium.  Water isn't a source for most of us either because fluoride in our drinking water alters magnesium, turning it into a harmful mineral compound that gets deposited in our bones making them brittle instead of strong.  But hang on, there's good news too! Let's start by referencing a chart from the National Institute of Health showing the recommended daily allowance of magnesium:

Table 1: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Magnesium [1]
Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation
Birth to 6 months 30 mg* 30 mg*
7–12 months 75 mg* 75 mg*
1–3 years 80 mg 80 mg
4–8 years 130 mg 130 mg
9–13 years 240 mg 240 mg
14–18 years 410 mg 360 mg 400 mg 360 mg
19–30 years 400 mg 310 mg 350 mg 310 mg
31–50 years 420 mg 320 mg 360 mg 320 mg
51+ years 420 mg 320 mg

 

“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.”

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After extensive reading on how to increase my magnesium intake I decided to make my own magnesium oil transdermal spray using Magnesium Chloride {bath flakes} and filtered water. It seems that the body absorbs magnesium rather well via topical application {transdermal}. Reminds me of some essentials oils I know and this is where the "PLUS" comes into play! Of course, it made perfect sense to me to add pure essential oils as they too are readily absorbed by the skin.  My choice is Rose, pure and wonderful Rose essential oil because I'm fortunate to have a bottle and my skin happens to love it.  When I spritz my Rose infused magnesium oil all over, it's a blissful moment.  I smell great, I feel great and all is right with the world.  I even mutter "thank you" because it's such an amazing gift.  I do!  I realize a bottle of pure Rose essential oil is a healthy luxury so please, substitute any essential oil or combination of oils you like! Pssst!  A combination of Lavender and Geranium is a very close second to Rose in fragrance and good for overall skin health as well.  If you suffer from eczema, try a drop of Patchouli in your blend.  Essential oils are a natural resource just as magnesium is and the two work beautifully together.  

Make Your Own Magnesium Oil Plus
Recipe Type: Magnesium Oil Plus
Author: Camp Wander
Magnesium oil transdermal spray for magnesium supplementation.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup filtered or distilled water
  • 1 cup magnesium chloride flakes
  • *4 drops rose essential oil {optional} Rose is very potent, use less!
  • 10 drops total of any other essential oil (single or combination)
  • 8 oz spray bottle
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a low boil. Add flakes to a bowl, pour hot water over the flakes, stir until the flakes dissolve. Let the liquid cool until warm. Using a funnel, pour magnesium oil into a glass spray bottle, add essential oils of your choice.

Just in case you're curious, my weekly routine now includes a 30 minute detoxing, magnesium boosting soak in very warm water twice a week and on the days I don't soak, I use my Rosy transdermal magnesium oil spray.  I should mention that magnesium chloride is not the same magnesium found in Epsom salt, Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate.  In my research, magnesium chloride is better suited for transdermal absorption. I've found that on "spray days" 15  spritzes provides adequate coverage {stomach, chest, arms and legs}.  I let it settle in and absorb into my skin for 5 minutes at least and then I usually moisturize but not always.  If you're new to transdermal magnesium supplementation, start slowly to see how your body will react then increase accordingly.  It's possible to experience a tingling sensation when you first get started, it's normal and short-lived. Supplementing your kid's magnesium needs is safe.  Kids need adequate magnesium levels just as badly as we do. My daughter Tiffany adds bath flakes to our grandbabies' bath time reducing the amount by half.  Normally, I use 2 cups for myself, we use 1 cup in the bathtub for the little ones and reduce bath time to 15 minutes.  Magnesium Oil Plus is safe for the littles one too, just cut their dose in half.  I highly recommend this routine for your teens too!  If they won't go for a 30 minute soak, give them a spray bottle to use after their shower.  They'll be less stressed, sleep better, their skin will show improvement and their perspiration won't smell (same goes for us!).  Just another interesting tidbit, while you're spritzing yourself down with magnesium oil plus, spray under your arms too...many people report that they use this as deodorant with great success.

 

Conditions related to magnesium deficiency:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Chest Pain (angina)
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Asthma

Benefits of adequate magnesium levels

  • Is an important factor in muscle relaxation and heart health
  • Allows nerves to send messages in the brain and nervous system
  • Aids and regulates the body’s use of calcium and other minerals
  • Assists in bone and teeth formation
  • Regulates the metabolism of nutrients such as protein, nucleic acids, fats and carbohydrates
  • Regulates cholesterol production and helps modulate insulin sensitivity
  • Assists in energy production, DNA transcription and protein synthesis
  • Maintains the structural health of cell membranes throughout the body

Healthy magnesium levels have been linked to lowered blood pressure, reduced incidence of type II diabetes, emergency migraine treatment, reduced symptoms of asthma, and improved memory. Because the skin is the body’s largest organ it has the amazing ability to filter toxins and deliver nutrients throughout the body. How our skin looks is a visible sign of our overall health. When our skin breaks out in rashes, eczema, psoriasis or acne it's usually a sign of something deeper.  Because skin is an elimination organ, the body will push toxins out through the skin when the other organs of elimination ie: the gut, kidneys and liver become overburdened.  An intricate process of cleansing and absorbing. Using the skin {transdermal} to deliver magnesium to the body is the fastest and most effective way to experience the benefits of proper magnesium levels. I feel I've barely scratched the surface, there's just so much more to share and not enough time.  In a nutshell, for a very small investment and consistent use you could see some pretty significant changes in your energy level, mood and health just by upping your magnesium intake and, in such a pleasant way!

One last note, at the very least...keep up the epsom salt soaks using your pure essential oils.  When you're ready, consider kicking your magnesium intake up a notch with magnesium chloride {bath flakes}.

 

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64 Responses

Jeanne
Jeanne

May 10, 2017

Thank you so much! Starting this ASAP! Blessings.

Barbara
Barbara

May 10, 2017

I love love my soaks with magnesium. You gave a good summary of the many benefits of magnesium. There are many good books about this. Do you have any suggestions for oils to help psoriasis?

Carole K. Warner
Carole K. Warner

May 10, 2017

You are something else! Wow, I am impressed. Sounds like something everyone needs. What a lot of good researching you did to help so many. Love you….Mom. 5 stars.

Stacy Harp
Stacy Harp

May 10, 2017

I literally just bought some magnesium supplements yesterday because I read it also helps with anxiety and the nervous system. I read reviews on Amazon that said to be careful too, because it may cause diarrhea, if you take too much and that s because most of us are deficient. I like your solution better. Thanks for such a great page.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Barbara, using only pure essential oils use 2 drops each of Frankincense and Geranium in organic coconut oil for topical application. Go on a good probiotic everyday and keep up your magnesium intake! A sugar detox is a great idea too.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Oh Mom, you’re the best! Thanks for being my cheerleader, I love you!

Debbie
Debbie

May 10, 2017

I bought some magnesium not long ago mixed it up put it in a spray bottle and sprayed it all over my body. I had to shower it off it burned my skin really bad. Will the EOs help with the burning?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

June, symptoms like that can be common in the beginning and they’re usually short lived. Try a small area first to see how your skin will react.

June
June

May 10, 2017

Good morning. I have been reading the reviews on Amazon for the oil and many say there can be itching and burning. Will the essential oils alleviate these systems? Thank you so much for all your helpful information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jan Bigelow
Jan Bigelow

May 10, 2017

OOOOPS meant to write how MUCH…..

Jan Bigelow
Jan Bigelow

May 10, 2017

What would be the liquid amount per cup of the flaked amount magnesium? I have liquid magnesium that I use daily on my knees.
I would like to try the spray bottle, not sure how mush to mix. Thank You

Shirley
Shirley

May 10, 2017

I have been using magnesium oil for a year now and just LOVE it! (Found the recipe on another website.) I had problems falling and staying asleep. After a couple weeks of using it daily after my shower, I woke one morning and realized I’d slept ALL NIGHT!! I do sometimes wake at night but am able to fall back to sleep fairly easy. It took a little time to get used to. I did itch at first, but after letting it dry, I applied body lotion and all was fine. I never noticed any white residue, but that could be because of my pasty colored skin. :D I will have to try your suggestion of adding essential oils Rebecca. That sounds so yummy!

Debbie
Debbie

May 10, 2017

I will give it a try. I have Restless Leg Syndrome and on a narcotic to relieve the symptoms. I had read that magnesium helped. I would like to get off the drugs if at all possible, hoping this is the route to go.

Thank you!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Debbie, in your case dilute with more water and try a test patch first to see how your body will react before using all over. Yes, EOs will help soothe!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I found mine at a health food store but I also use this…it’s PET plastic and safe to use with such a small amount of essential oils also very affordable!

http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/accessories/8oz-clear-pet-bottle-with-white-sprayer.html?id=6

Michelle
Michelle

May 10, 2017

Palmarosa essential oil is also a great close second to rose, and it’s cheap. I can’t wait to try this. I have a magnesium gel which dries my skin out and leaves a funny smell, so I don’t use it too often. It doesn’t work if you don’t use it. :)

Ilse
Ilse

May 10, 2017

Where do you get your 8 oz. blue glass spray bottle?

LaRue Rougeau
LaRue Rougeau

May 10, 2017

I began using magnesium oil about 2 weeks ago, mixing it half and half with distilled water in a small spray bottle. After showers/baths, I spray on while still damp letting it absorb. I notice more of a stinging sensation since pores are opened. Spraying at other times is fine for me. At night, I rub a few drops on the bottom of my feet, which has helped my sleep tremendously. This was the main reason to try it. Last night I went without it and woke up about 4am and had trouble getting back to sleep, as in the past. One of the main things I have noticed since beginning the daily spray routine, is how much calmer I am, and not as apt to get anxious about things. I plan to mix the oil with coconut oil and EO as it is a bit drying.

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

Were is the best place to get a pure form

Kat
Kat

May 10, 2017

Yes, it does itch and burn (just a little), but it doesn’t last long. I use life-flo pure magnesium oil after soaking in a Epsom salt bath. It really helps my sore achy muscles. Occasionally I also use natural calm magnesium supplement because of irregular heart beat. I find though that if I get regular doses of magnesium though that it rarely happens anymore. FYI with any magnesium supplement start slow or you’ll be camping out in the bathroom.

Carol P
Carol P

May 10, 2017

I was wondering about using magnesium oil instead of the flakes? Any reason to prefer the flakes and what is the conversion for magnesium oil use?
Love your posts! What a wonderful blog!
Thanks for all of your creativity and hard work!

Ilse
Ilse

May 10, 2017

Thanks!!!

Catarina
Catarina

May 10, 2017

Did you figure out the dosage you get with this application method?

Liz
Liz

May 10, 2017

I just ordered some magnesium oil to make a ‘headache butter’ out of shea butter. My neurologist prescribed 900mg of magnesium chloride, 400mg b2 and a Rx for preventing my migraines. We thought it was pregnancy related and I tried to stop taking it a few months after giving birth, but it did not work. I did drop the Rx without any change but still get them once a week. (much better than the daily ones I was getting before starting taking all this) Since topical application helps absorb it, I am hoping I might be able to help kick it. I have tried all sort of EOs and only jeddy’s blend even kind of touched them. (which I will be including in the ‘headache butter’ because I LOVE the stuff!)

I am also excited to read about helping with insomnia and to use as deodorant. I finally found a pretty good mix of EOs for my deodorant (based on yours) but have to triple to amount of drops and add 3 extra EOs. I also have to use a large amount of it, so it adds up pretty quickly!

I am pinning this so the next time I need Mg oil, I can make my own! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

It’s referred to magnesium oil because it truly does feel oily after the flakes dissolve but technically it’s not an oil.

Robyn
Robyn

May 10, 2017

I’m new to all this and have a simple question. Your recipe is called an oil but seems to be a salt water dilution. Is it an oil? Or is that just what it’s called? I want to use your recipe but the inquiring minds around here will need to know why it’s called an oil.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

The same as posted Michelle!

Michelle
Michelle

May 10, 2017

Just wondering how you would mix this to use on 10 years old boys. They are both around 100lbs. so not sure how to mix for them. Thanks so much.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

By all means, use what you have on hand first :)

Morgan
Morgan

May 10, 2017

Would epsom salt be an ok alternative to the flakes in this mixture or is it important to get the magnesium chloride? I know you mentioned it wouldn’t absorb as efficiently, but I have a 25lb bag of that… Don’t want to buy something else if I don’t have to :)

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

How long does this keep before it goes “bad” ????

Jennifer K.
Jennifer K.

May 10, 2017

Can you tell us more about your detox bath? What do you add to the bath?

Robyn
Robyn

May 10, 2017

Thanks Rebecca! Now I can talk about it with the hubs and convince him it’s a good thing to try.

Melissa Banian
Melissa Banian

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca,

I have a 10 y/o son diagnosed with ADHD and an adjustment disorder with anxiety. I use your Dream recipe to help him sleep. Since using it I have cut down on how frequently I give him Melatonin. What I’m wondering is how quickly the magnesium starts working and how long it would last. My son takes his shower at night, so if I use the magnesium on him at night (hoping it will help him sleep too) will it still be effective during the day to help with the ADHD and the anxiety, or do you recommend reapplying it? I appreciate any thoughts and ideas on this you might have!

Melissa Banian
Melissa Banian

May 10, 2017

Hi Amy, I just ordered the 1 lbs bag for the very reason you mentioned. I figured it was less financial investment if it didn’t work well for us.

Brenda
Brenda

May 10, 2017

Am I to assume that when you start to use this MG oil that you STOP taking MG pills?

Amy
Amy

May 10, 2017

Hello Rebecca! :)

I’m seriously considering ordering some of these flakes, but when you mix 1 cup water with 1 cup flakes, how much “oil” does it make? I would think 2 cups, but I’m sure it’s not quite that much. I have to wonder how long the 8-lb package would last me? I’m thinking of trying the 1-lb package first, since it’s less expensive, and then upping to the 8-lb one if we like it.

Suggestions?

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 10, 2017

Another thing you may try is untucking your sheets. My husband could hardly sleep at night. Of course, i had the sheets tucked tight and straped down because that was what I was use to. Then one day Dr. Oz suggested untucking the covers. It worked. Drove me crazy at first but its worth it for him to get a good night sleep.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

For this? Yes, you could!

angel
angel

May 10, 2017

hi, can i use rose water instead of rose essential oil. thanks.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

No, I wouldn’t assume that Brenda but you could make adjustments and observe as to whether or not you could or should cut back on supplements.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Melissa, you’ll need to apply and then observe in order to see if the magnesium if working for your son in the manner you’re hoping for. On days he can’t soak in the bath, you can try the magnesium oil plus spray. Just remember that unless you apply moisturizer over the sprayed on application, he might feel uncomfortable from the dried salty residue that would be left on his skin. One side effect of too much magnesium is diarrhea so watch for that.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Laura, two things to try: You can take some time to detox the pores under your arms so you body adjusts more readily to the natural type of deodorants like magnesium oil +. Here’s the link to learn more about it: https://campwander.com/2014/04/magnesium-carrier-oil-deodorant/

Also, you might try spraying just the the magnesium oil+ with your choice of EOs and forego the Healing Salve giving your pores a chance to breathe. That could make a difference too.

Laura
Laura

May 10, 2017

I have been using the spray recipe for about a week. My sister also sells Spark Naturals we add Jerry’s for rest and all that. I rub it in with your healing salve. I do believe I might be having a detox reaction. I’m hot and sweaty not related to weather. I suffer with potassium deficiency and have IBS lose bowels. So I’m living in the bathroom. I’m not giving up just might need to spray less.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Absolutely!

Jamie
Jamie

May 10, 2017

I have liquid Magnesium Chloride. Can I use that instead of the Magnesium Chloride flakes?

Jeanine
Jeanine

May 10, 2017

Liz,
What “3 extra EOs” do you use in your deodorant? Rebecca’s deodorant works for everyone in my family except my daughter, so maybe your recipe will work for her. Thanks!

Leah
Leah

May 10, 2017

I am thinking about making this to use as deodorant as you had mentioned in another post. Should I still add the Rose to it or just stick with the 10 drops of something else?

Thanks – I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I use Amazon Ruth, the flakes aren’t readily available in Wyoming.

Ruth S.
Ruth S.

May 10, 2017

What is your source for your mag. chloride flakes?

Laura
Laura

May 10, 2017

I am having great luck and relaxation with my spray and my teenager finds it useful as well. I was wondering about a friend that suffers from awful aches and pains and zero relief from her debilitating migraines. Would the magnesium help that? She also just underwent a complete hysterectomy.

Laura
Laura

May 10, 2017

I am using the spray at bedtime for rest. Our family struggles with intense insomnia that is also why we use the Jeddy’s. The spray goes over my entire body.

Janice
Janice

May 10, 2017

Where can you find magnesium chloride?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I usually add 1-1/2 cups but I have a large soaking tub. Add less if your tub is more of a standard size, 1 cup is a good rule of thumb!

Cindy Coury-Broadhurst
Cindy Coury-Broadhurst

May 10, 2017

If you want to use the flakes for a soak how much would you use? Or would you still use the recipe?

Jessica
Jessica

May 10, 2017

this is very interesting…. i am 6 weeks pregnant and i have been having horrible migraines. i get the bad ones. they are called migraine with aura. ive been had them since i was 10 but im starting to get them daily now that i am pregnant. tylenol does not work and ice cold towels on my head dont work either. i am praying and hoping this works for me

connie
connie

May 10, 2017

I am wondering where is the best place to buy the magnesium flakes would be? I have been looking for something for deodorant snd this sounds like i could use it for so many different things…..im new to oils and was also hoping someone could offer suggestions on a diffuser

Paula
Paula

May 10, 2017

update: I have not had a migraine since I started using magnesium oil! I usually get 2-4 mild ones a week and a severe one every 2 weeks. Fingers crossed I have been migraine free so far! I didn’t like the way the spray makes my skin feel and I personally felt like it was too much work to spray, wait then moisturize. Also I found it messy but maybe it was just a combo of my clumsiness and a bad spray bottle. I found a recipe for magnesium lotion online that I made today to try. I keep it in the fridge and have a small container in bathroom for daily use. I put rosemary in it but will add different oils next time.

Paula
Paula

May 10, 2017

Just got my flakes in the mail today and made a batch. Used 8d rosewater, 5d lavender and 5 d geranium. I suffer severe migraines and have tried just about everything ove the past 10 years to help migraines. I recently stopped taking a daily migraine Rx and just have an Rx for when migraines start(if needed). I sprayed the magnesium oil on and it didn’t sting at all. Only a tiny bit itchy. I hope this works. If I have no reactions I will make the magnesium oil deodorant next. I can’t find any home made deodorants that work for me. Thanks for the great web site!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I buy mine from Amazon: Ancient Minerals

Cynthia
Cynthia

May 10, 2017

I have only used this oil spray twice but it makes my skin feel so dry is that normal ? I think I have slept better both times I’ve used it even if its a placebo effect. It was hard to put my PJ pants on my skin was so dry/sticky after its dried. I mixed it the way you said but I wondered if that feeling is normal ? Should I add more distilled water ? I wish whoever said they used magnesium lotion had left a recipe for it. Thanks for your help.

Melissa
Melissa

May 10, 2017

Hi – I’ve been using this for quite awhile now and love it. I was wondering….. can you make a large batch ahead of time and store it? Or, is it best to make a small batch at at time? Thanks in advance for your help.

connie
connie

May 10, 2017

Thank you….i will go look now

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Connie, I purchase my magnesium flakes from Amazon, Ancient Minerals brand. If you’re in the market for a workhorse of a diffuser, try the Zaq line. Spark Naturals carries several including one that runs for approximately 8 hrs! I use both the long running Mirage and the Dew. Here’s a link for you!

http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/diffusers.html/?id=6

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