Looking for a natural way to boost your magnesium levels? Try this Homemade Magnesium Oil Spray! This DIY Magnesium Oil Spray is my secret for hair, sleep, and less stress – plenty of benefits, no side effects! Use this easy recipe to make it and save money!
DIY Magnesium Oil Spray
Magnesium is an essential mineral in our bodies that keeps them happy and healthy. It’s involved in over 300 chemical processes in the body, so it’s pretty important! However, many people have low levels of magnesium, which can lead to increased stress, insomnia, sore muscles, and more.
For these reasons, I created a topical magnesium lotion recipe to increase my magnesium intake! This lotion has become so popular with our readers we’ve actually started a second business making and selling it here!
But today, I’d like to share what helped me before I started making lotion – magnesium oil spray. This magnesium oil recipe is really easy and will still yield the same amazing results that my magnesium lotion does! Keep reading to learn all about magnesium spray and how to make your own at home.
What You Should Know About Magnesium Oil Spray
Before you jump into the tutorial, let me share a few things about magnesium oil that I think are important for you to know.
Magnesium Oil Stings When You Apply It
I’m certainly not trying to scare you off, but I’ve got to be honest. According to the grapevine, magnesium oil stings when you first apply it. The more deficient you are in magnesium, the more it stings. But supposedly, the sting goes away after about two weeks.
- I used magnesium oil on my legs DAILY for FIVE MONTHS, and it stung every single time. It was especially painful the day I shaved my legs!
- In no way whatsoever was there a reprieve from the stinging sensation after two weeks? And certainly, I had built my magnesium stores enough to no longer be deficient…
- So here’s the deal. If you make magnesium oil and it stings, just apply your favorite lotion afterward. That’s what I do, and it’s WAY better than applying magnesium oil alone. In fact, this is what I do when I run out of my own magnesium lotion.
Not All Magnesium Is The Same
There are MANY different types of magnesium on the market. In this recipe be sure you’re using magnesium chloride flakes. Otherwise, you’re not really making pure magnesium oil.
Here are a few of the major types of magnesium:
- Magnesium Chelate: the type of magnesium found naturally in foods. Highly absorbable, bound to multiple proteins, and used to restore magnesium levels.
- Magnesium Citrate: magnesium combined with citric acid. Improves digestion and prevents constipation; may have a laxative effect when taken in high doses. (This kind of magnesium is found in the popular “anti-stress” drink Natural Calm.)
- Magnesium Chloride: best magnesium to take for detoxing the cells and tissue, aids in kidney function, and can boost metabolism. Easily absorbed by the body, it’s also helpful for people with digestive disorders preventing them from absorbing magnesium in their food. This is what’s used for topical magnesium oil or lotion.
- Magnesium Sulfate: also known as Epsom salt, this is a great aid for constipation but an unsafe source of dietary magnesium. Overdosing is easy. Many people use Epsom salt in a bath or foot soak.
- Magnesium Oxide: the most common form of magnesium found over the counter. Compared to magnesium chloride and magnesium citrate, it has a very poor absorption rate. (This is the type you find in oral magnesium supplements like Nature’s Bounty or Nature Made.)
I Still Prefer Magnesium Lotion
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I still prefer magnesium lotion. If you’re feeling adventurous, I highly encourage you to take that route. It doesn’t sting, and it really is easy to make. Plus a quick leg massage at the end of the day is nice!
Or you can buy it here!
However, I’d rather you start small than not start at all. That’s where this magnesium recipe comes into play. You only need two ingredients, and one is water!
What You Need For Magnesium Oil Spray
- ½ cup magnesium chloride flakes (I recommend these if you’re just starting out, but buying them in bulk is the best option in the long run.)
- ½ cup distilled water
- 2 large mugs OR a small pot and a small glass bowl spoon
- glass spray bottle (this one is what you see in the pictures, but these are also clear and a much better deal. These amber bottles have a different type of nozzle and are slightly smaller, but they’re MUCH more affordable.)
How To Make Magnesium Oil Spray Step By Step
Step 1. Measure water in a small measuring glass and microwave on high until the water is boiling, about 2 minutes. Alternatively, you can bring the water to a boil in a small pot on the stove. (I prefer the microwave method because it’s faster, but also because I tend to “multi-task” when I cook… meaning I put the water on the stove and come back to a hot, empty pot.)
Step 2. Meanwhile, measure magnesium flakes (I use these) into a second mug OR into a small glass bowl.
Step 3. When the water is boiling, pour over the magnesium flakes. Stir with a spoon until the magnesium is completely dissolved.
Step 4. Pour into a glass spray bottle.
Step 5. Use it daily.
A Note On Topical Magnesium
- The Food and Nutrition Board share their recommended daily dosage for magnesium on this chart.
- I don’t really know how much magnesium I eat on a daily basis, so I make sure to use either 1 tsp of magnesium lotion daily or 4 sprays of magnesium oil per leg.
Magnesium Oil Benefits
- Soothes Muscles and Relieves Restless Legs: Magnesium oil spray penetrates deep into muscle cells, promoting muscle relaxation, and muscle function, and relieving restless legs.
- Supports Stress Relief and Optimal Sleep: Incorporating magnesium oil into your routine can help calm the nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote restful sleep.
- Boosts Bone Health and Maintains a Healthy Heartbeat: Regular use of magnesium spray supports bone density and contributes to a steady heartbeat.
- Boosts Energy Level: Magnesium helps with energy production at a cellular level, boosting vitality and supporting an active lifestyle.
- Promotes Healthy Skin and Provides Pain Relief: Topical application of magnesium oil spray can improve skin health and provide targeted relief for discomfort and soreness.
Can I combine essential oils with magnesium oil spray?
While some people enjoy adding a few drops of essential oils like lavender to their magnesium oil spray for a pleasant aroma, it’s important to use oils that are safe for topical use and to dilute them properly. Research the specific essential oil and its recommended usage before adding it to your spray.
Does magnesium oil have side effects?
While magnesium is generally safe for external use, some people may experience mild skin irritation or sensitivity. If you notice any adverse reactions or symptoms, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
How long does it take for magnesium oil to work?
Regular use is key to experiencing the health benefits of magnesium oil spray. Start with a small amount and gradually increase the frequency. Some individuals find it helpful to use it daily, while others prefer it a few times a week. Listen to your body and adjust accordingly.
Are there specific hair types or skin conditions that benefit from using magnesium oil?
Magnesium oil can be beneficial for various hair types and skin conditions. It may help with issues such as dry scalp, itchy skin, or muscle cramps. However, individual results may vary, and it’s always best to test a small area before full application.
Can magnesium oil provide sufficient magnesium supplementation?
You can use this DIY recipe as a natural way to boost your cellular magnesium levels, reducing magnesium deficiency. However, it’s important to note that individual magnesium needs may vary, and severe deficiencies may require additional supplementation or medical advice.
Magnesium Oil Spray: The Secret to Better Hair, Sleep, and Reduced Stress
Whether you’re magnesium deficient or simply want to improve your overall health, this topical magnesium spray will do the trick! With simple ingredients like magnesium chloride and water, this magnesium oil spray is toxin-free and is a great way to naturally boost your magnesium levels. Try out this recipe, and let me know how it works out for you in the comments!
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