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

If you learn how to make magnesium oil, you can save yourself a ton of money as you soothe your aches and pains. 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 for inflammation. Like most humans, I have Googled my health issues extensively. Everything I have read indicates that magnesium plays a huge role in muscle health. And making magnesium oil at home in incredibly easy!

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Health Benefits of Magnesium Oil

Magnesium Rich Foods

If you suffer from a magnesium deficiency (or assorted muscle pain in general), you want to start adding magnesium rich foods to your diet. Here are a few of the best choices:

  • Spinach, cooked — 1 cup: 157 milligrams (39 percent DV)

  • Swiss chard, cooked — 1 cup: 150 milligrams (38 percent DV)

  • Dark Chocolate — 1 square: 95 milligrams (24 percent DV)

  • Pumpkin seeds, dried — 1/8 cup: 92 milligrams (23 percent DV)

  • Almonds — 1 ounce: 75 milligrams (19 percent DV)

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Why should you make magnesium oil?

I take vitamins with magnesium. 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. Magnesium chloride flakes are a much better way to absorb magnesium into your body.

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. You can buy magnesium spray already made if you are pressed for time. However, learning how to make magnesium oil at home will save you a ton of money. If you want more easy DIY health products, check out my post on DIY vapor rub!


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  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:

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?

(post edited and material added from previously published content)

15 thoughts on “Magnesium Oil: How To Make It and Why You Need It!”

  1. This is very interesting because my friend yesterday was just telling me about Magnesium Oil! I really need to try it now!

  2. 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.

    • 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?

  3. Given my ongoing digestive issues, it shouldn’t have been a surprise when magnesium supplementation taken orally was a minor disaster. (I’ll spare you the grisly details). The topical version is definitely on my to-try list. Thanks.

    • I SOOOO understand this. Same thing happens to me with supplements. Sprays, baths, lotions…. much gentler on my stomach 🙂


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