Magnesium Oil: How To Make It and Why You Need It!

This post about magnesium oil is NOT sponsored in any way, shape, or form.  I am simply sharing information that I have found useful.  Keep in mind that I am NOT a doctor and if you have questions about your health you should visit a physician!

Over the last several years, I have suffered from an assortment of physical problems, all of which are muscular in some way.  Muscle knots that won’t go away, a bad back, aching feet and a host of other issues.  I have spent countess hours and dollars on doctors, therapists and nutritional supplements.  Like most humans, I have Googled my health issues extensively.  Everything I have read indicates that magnesium plays a huge role in muscle health.  I take vitamins, shouldn’t that be enough?  Well, interestingly enough…magnesium is one of those minerals that is poorly absorbed orally.  So, I started with Epsom salt baths.  However, Epsom salts contain magnesium sulfate, which is actually not the ideal form of magnesium for absorption through the skin. How do we maximize magnesium absorption into our bodies? Making magnesium oil using magnesium chloride and applying it topically is a good way to boost your body’s magnesium levels.

Health Benefits of Magnesium Oil

Magnesium Deficiency

So, what are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?  They range from migraines and menstrual cramps to ADHD and asthma.  See a full list of possibilities at  Magnesium oil is not actually an oil at all.  Magnesium Chloride flakes are dissolved in distilled water and the resulting solution has an oily feel to it, thus they call it an oil.  How does a body become deficient in magnesium?  Lack of sleep, excess stress, and consumption of  alcohol, caffeine and sugar all play a role in depleting our magnesium supplies.  And since our soil is overused and lacking in many vital nutrients, our food doesn’t contain as much as it once did.  Supplementing with magnesium oil is an easy way to replenish our body’s magnesium supplies.


Benefits of Magnesium Oil

So, what are a few of the benefits of magnesium oil application?  Increasing your body’s magnesium intake has been shown to:

  • Help people sleep better
  • Relieve stress and calm nerves
  • Increase energy levels
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve muscle function and relieve aches, pains and muscle spasms
  • Reduce symptoms of arthritis

How to Make Magnesium Oil

How to Make Magnesium Oil

Making magnesium oil is incredibly easy and takes only a few minutes.  Start with really high quality magnesium chloride flakes.  I use (affiliate link—>>>) Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes.  It comes in a couple of different sizes, depending on how much you want to make.  Once you are ready to get started, you will need:

  •  1/2 cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • A glass bowl or glass measuring cup
  • A glass spray bottle (try to avoid plastic, but it will work okay)

Boil the distilled water.  Place the magnesium chloride flakes in the glass bowl.  Pour the boiling water over the top and stir gently until dissolved.  Let cool and pour into the glass jar.  Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.

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How to Apply Magnesium Oil

I will say that the first few times you spray yourself with magnesium oil, you need to be prepared for a bit of a sting!  You will get desensitized to it after a while but those first few times were a bit of a shock! The sting will fade after a few minutes.  Start with just a few sprays and work up to a full body coating as you become used to it.  Apply the magnesium oil to freshly cleaned (no lotion!) and dry skin.  Avoid sensitive bits like arm pits, nipples, etc.  Do not use it on your face, in your  mouth, eyes, etc.  Spray yourself with the magnesium oil and rub in gently.  Most absorption takes place in the first 20 minutes so you can shower it off if you don’t like the feel of your skin after the application.  Applying it before you work out will help boost your body’s absorption.


Do you take a magnesium supplement for better health?  Have you ever considered using magnesium OIL instead?

About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. This is very interesting because my friend yesterday was just telling me about Magnesium Oil! I really need to try it now!
  2. WOW!! What a great product!! I didn't realize how healthy magnesium oil was or how easy it is to make!
    • I was really amazed at how many health issues may actually be the result of a magnesium deficiency!
  3. Chrysa Duran says:
    Fascinating! I love that you can make this yourself. It is expensive to buy. Thanks for the review on what it is used for, how to apply it and also what to expect.
  4. I had no idea. I definitely need to look into this more.
  5. I love magnesium oil. I use it often to balance out pain and headaches
  6. I will make this! I take magnesium supplements for my migraines and anxiety.
  7. Is this something you should use as needed (when you feel symptoms) or use daily? Thanks
    • I use magnesium topically just about daily but mainly because I have some chronic pain issues. I would say if you don't normally hurt, just use as needed. For a few days after a workout for example?

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