There may be a reason you’re craving chocolate all the time.
And that reason is Magnesium. Chocolate is rich in magnesium and many of us are magnesium deficient. I know that I crave chocolate a lot since becoming a mother, and it makes sense that I would be deficient since my body created two whole people since then.
Learning how to make magnesium oil is an easy way to reverse the deficiency and start reaping the health benefits while on a budget.
Why are we magnesium deficient?
Well… modern life.
Our bodies need magnesium for basically every process so, it’s kind of a big deal if your body doesn’t have enough magnesium.
Stress, coffee, alcohol, smoking, and processed food actively deplete magnesium levels. On top of that, our soils are depleted so our food doesn’t contain nearly as much magnesium as it should.
What is magnesium oil?
Magnesium oil isn’t oil at all. It’s actually just a special kind of salt water. It’s called magnesium oil because it has an oily feel on the skin when applied.
When applied topically our bodies absorb the magnesium through the skin. It’s actually a better way of getting magnesium than ingestion!
The magnesium oil that is already prepared is, according to their website, more pure and concentrated than a homemade version. So if you feel like that’s an issue and can afford it you may want to stick with the premade magnesium oil.
However, I think this homemade recipe is a great alternative for people who can’t afford the premade oil but still want the benefits of transdermal magnesium therapy.
How to make magnesium oil
Keep in mind that magnesium flakes are not the same as epsom salt. Magnesium chloride is more easily absorbed into the body than epsom salt and I wouldn’t recommend trying this recipe using epsom salt.
- 1 cup magnesium flakes (where to buy)
- 1-2 cups distilled water
- Glass spray bottles (where to buy)
Heat the water in a saucepan until boiling. Turn off and add magnesium flakes. Stir until completely dissolved. Allow to cool and add to spray bottle.
How to use magnesium oil
Spray 3-5 spritzes on your skin and allow to absorb for 20 minutes. If you notice an itchy or uncomfortable feeling you can add more distilled water to the solution. OG really hates the “itchy” feeling but I don’t mind it.
magnesium deficiency can cause constipation, and likewise, too much magnesium can cause loose stool. If you start having loose stool you probably have supplemented enough magnesium.
Does it work?
I have noticed that I don’t crave chocolate as much as I used to and I’m sleeping better (well, as good as a mom can), so maybe it is, or maybe it’s a psychological thing.
However, OG gets terrible muscles cramps in the middle of the night (growing pains) and the magnesium oil does seem to help. Since beginning using it she doesn’t wake up as much with pain and when she does the oil seems to help her get back to sleep.
Have you tried learning how to make magnesium oil? Has it helped you?
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