Dear Yogis,

Winter is on the way and with it comes the usual aches and pains…


When Magnesium flakes are applied to damp skin you do get an oily effect, but in order to make magnesium “oil” which by its nature is slightly oily to feel when it is used on damp skin, you will need oil to assist the dissolving of the magnesium, and it feels good.

• 1 cup Magnesium Flakes (Flakes in a plastic bag available at Coles – you cannot use these internally – these are not the same as Fauldings Epsom Salts)
• 1 cup Distilled Water
• Essential Oils – just a few drops.  Not too much – it will overwhelm you regular perfume.
• 2 TBL Jojoba Oil or other carrier oil
• 1 Spray Bottle

1. Boil your water.
2. Once it is boiled, add in your magnesium flakes.
3. Stir until it is all combined.
4. If adding essential oils, add to the carrier oil, then mix with the magnesium water.
5. Pour into your spray bottle when it has cooled down.

How To Use Your DIY Magnesium Spray For Sleep
About 30 minutes to 1 hour before bed, apply magnesium spray directly to the skin and gently massage until absorbed. It does not matter where you apply magnesium spray, however, I always recommend doing a patch test on a small area to ensure you don’t have any side effects, or skin sensitivities. If using it to help with stress, relaxation, or restful sleep, I recommend applying it to your legs or spraying on your back. It doesn’t really matter where you apply it,  it will get absorbed through the skin actually more efficiently than taking internally.   You should notice positive effects after about a week of regular use.

How To Use Your DIY Magnesium Spray For Pain
Apply your Magnesium Spray directly on the area of concern, I use after a shower whilst my skin is warm and damp.  I recommend doing a patch test on a small area beforehand  to ensure you don’t have any side effects, or skin sensitivities.

You may choose to apply magnesium spray once or twice daily on the “difficult” muscle. You may may find that less frequent application is sufficient.  You should notice positive effects after about a week of regular use.   It’s important to listen to your body and adjust the frequency of magnesium spray application based on how you feel. If you experience any adverse effects or discomfort, discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional. If you are under a doctors care, pregnant, or taking medication, please be sure to consult with your doctor before using.

How to Store Your DIY Magnesium Spray:  As with all essential oils, keep your spray in a cool, dark area. Don’t leave it out on the counter by a window or in directly sunlight.

Conclusion:   Making your own DIY magnesium spray is a simple and effective way to add this essential mineral into your daily routine, and certainly cheaper and more effective than buying the “made in >>>>>>” concoctions in supermarkets or retail chemists.



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