Saturday, January 17, 2015

Homemade Magnesium Oil Spray for Skin Care

Magnesium is necessary for hundreds of processes in the body and yet so many of us are reported to be deficient in it. One possible explanation for the deficiency is that our food is grown in soil that is depleted of magnesium.  

To make matters worse, oral supplements can cause diarrhea in some people. Transdermal magnesium therapy using Magnesium Oil is said to be more readily absorbed and perhaps more effective. 

I recently read the exciting news that magnesium oil is also being used as skin care. Read this article in Huffington Post about Magnesium Oil Skincare Benefits to learn more about this trend. Apparently, Magnesium Oil is being used to help with acne and other skin conditions.

I wanted to try some but realized quickly that the oil can get pricey.  I found that I could make my own magnesium oil at a fraction of the cost of the commercially prepared versions.  And the best part is that it was so easy to make the formula! 

To make your own Magnesium Oil Spray....

You will need distilled water and pure Magnesium Chloride Flakes.  I had difficulty finding Magnesium Chloride and I live in a fairly large city.  I finally found it at our Green Acres Market but will probably order online next time as it was a little expensive.

See Collective Wellbeing Pure Magnesium Flakes, 44 Ounce.  This size container will make many batches of magnesium oil at a fraction of the cost of the commercially prepared version.  

To make 8 oz of Magnesium Oil you will need -

* 1/2 cup of Magnesium Flakes (Magnesium Chloride)

* 1/2 cup distilled water

* empty spray bottle

* non-aluminum pan

1) Heat water to boiling

2) Add flakes and stir. Quickly remove from heat and continue to stir until dissolved.

3) Allow to cool to room temperature.

4) Using funnel if necessary, carefully pour mixture into spray bottle.

5) Spray on skin after cleansing.  

Beware, it will sting on any broken or irritated skin. This is temporary and stinging will lessen with use.  

Since I'm using for entire health benefits, I sprayed all over my body the first time and it hurt like crazy on areas that I had just shaved! Yikes! - Now I just avoid freshly shaved skin and it's all good.

To learn more about Magnesium Oil benefits you can read this book - Transdermal Magnesium Therapy: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health or search online as there are multiple sources of information about this much needed mineral. 

If you aren't the do-it-yourself type, you can also purchase the commercially prepared oil Life-flo Pure Magnesium Oil, 8 Ounce. At $8 a bottle, it's less expensive than some of the others.


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