Magnesium oil has become a go-to topical means of absorbing this much-needed mineral. Bottles of magnesium oil can be purchased, but making it yourself is a much more economical solution. And while the two products may not be exactly identical, this homemade version is certainly a similar and appropriate approximation.
Magnesium oil certainly feels like an oil as it goes onto the skin. However, there is no oil in the recipe. The combination of the magnesium flakes and water form a viscous liquid which is easily applied to the skin.
- 1/2 cup very warm water
- 1 cup magnesium flakes
- Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork until the magnesium flakes are completely dissolved.
- Cool, then transfer magnesium oil to a spray bottle.
How to Use Magnesium Oil:
- Spray magnesium oil onto bare skin. Steer clear of more sensitive areas and any scrapes or scratches. If any stinging occurs in a patch of skin that is not open, try spraying on a different part of the body next time.
- Wait at least 30 minutes before showering to ensure that the magnesium oil has sufficient time to absorb.