Who's tried making their own yet? I've done the sums to work out how much it costs to make your own and it only costs approximately $4.75 to make a 115ml bottle! And then you can re-use the same bottle so after the first bottle it will only cost approximately $1.26. You can get just over 16 bottles worth out of a 1kg bag. With some retailers charging $35 for a 250ml bottle you will be saving yourself $11.35 on the first bottle and then $14.85 thereafter, plus it's so easy to make! (Sums based on distilled water costing $3.50 for 4L, Natural Magnesium Chloride Flakes costing $19 for 1kg and a $3.50 spray bottle).
Apparently there can be different side effects that people can notice when applying magnesium oil, especially when using it for the first time. I have been one of the lucky ones who hasn’t noticed anything so far. Below is a list of notes I have made along the way. It’s not an exhaustive list so please keep this in mind. I am not medically trained in anyway I am just someone who has wanted to take their own health into their hands and to see what positive changes I could make into my life to make it as natural and chemical free as possible, and share what I have learnt/still learning with people along the way. Ok back to the Magnesium Oil………
- Whilst it is called an oil, Magnesium Oil is not an oil as such, it has an oil appearance, hence the name. Some people have reported when applying the oil that it can sting at first, my understanding of this is it can be related to your body being deficient and once the oil is sprayed onto the skin it can sting due to your body pulling the oil in transdermal at a quick rate due to deficiency. I work on the rule if it hurts too much wash it off. If you think you are largely deficient don’t spray too much on at first, do a patch test on a small part of the skin and see how you react.
- Some people don’t like the feeling after the oil has been applied, I have applied mine and then wash my hands after. If you want to wash your skin after, make sure you do it at least 30 minutes after application as you want to give your body time to absorb what it needs. I just leave mine on.
- Don’t apply the magnesium after shaving as it will most likely sting
Magnesium Oil Recipe
½ Cup of Distilled Water
10 drops of essential oil (I like to use lavender or lavender peace)
115ml bottle (either glass or plastic, if plastic make sure it has either 1(PETE) or 2(HDPE) on the bottom of it) Funnel
Add the water to the thermomix and heat for 5 minutes at 80 degrees speed 2. Once complete add the Magnesium Flakes and mix for 45 – 60 seconds speed 2 (You want all the flakes to be dissolved, if some flakes aren’t dissolved mix for a further 15 seconds). Allow to cool, once cool pour into a 115 ml spritzer bottle, add essential oils of your choice, the oils are optional but beneficial. If you have a little left over I just leave it in the jug and spray some out of my bottle onto my skin and then top the bottle up with the remainder.
Stove top Method
Add water to a stainless-steel pan and heat until boiling. Once boiled remove from heat and stir in the Magnesium Flakes until dissolved. Allow to cool before you put it in your bottle, add 10 drops of essential oil. If you have a little left over I just leave it in the jug and spray some out of my bottle onto my skin and then top the bottle up with the remainder.
The information provided with this product /recipe is for information and educational purposes only. This information is not a claim for a cure, treatment or prevention of any disease or condition, and is not intended to supersede sound medical/practitioner advice. It is advisable to consult with a professional health care provider for your personal health needs