Chill Juice – How To Make Your Own Magnesium Oil

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Perhaps you have not heard yet about Magnesium Oil, but it is the easiest and most effective way to get magnesium into the body. Frequently applied by spraying it on the calves or feet, but can be used on any areas of the body needing special attention. It is absorbed through the skin and bypasses the gastrointestinal tract for a more rapid absorption into the cells. This is significant because oral magnesium supplements can have a very low absorption rate (as low as 4%) and are not tolerated well by a number of individuals. And, just for clarification, even though it was named “Magnesium Oil” back during the development of transdermal magnesium therapy, it is really water with a high concentration of magnesium chloride, but feels somewhat similar to an oil when rubbed on the skin.

For those of you who may be wondering why this all matters, let me give you a little bit of background info on magnesium benefits and symptoms of deficiency to help you understand as well as guide you as to whether magnesium may be of benefit to you. Magnesium is said to have a “crucial role in over 300 fundamental biochemical reactions” in the body and experts believe that supplementation is essential for good health due to such a large number of the population having a magnesium deficiency based on the typical modern diet. Some long term studies have shown that there are potential benefits for insulin resistance, hypertension, chronic symptoms of muscular and neurological systems, and cardiovascular health when people have high magnesium and fiber diets. (see references 1-6 below for further information)

The World Health Organization estimates that approximately three-fourths of Americans are not getting the Recommended Daily Intake of magnesium. (see Reference 1 below) It is worth noting that Finnish authorities felt so confident that the magnesium deficiency in their country was contributing to their poor heart health that they started a national campaign to increase magnesium through the usage of magnesium salt substitutes. The result was that Finland’s death rates due to heart-related conditions went from number one in the world to 10th. (See Reference 7 below)

Here are some possible symptoms of a magnesium deficiency:

  • Calcium deficiency
  • Poor heart health
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Type II diabetes
  • Respiratory issues
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Potassium deficiency
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Poor memory
  • Confusion (read more about deficiency symptoms here)

It is also beneficial for fatigue, pain management, fibromyalgia, reducing inflammation, assisting in the recovery of athletic injuries and enhancing athletic performance, helps hair growth, is a treatment for dandruff, aids in increasing calcium absorption by the body which then improves bone strength and teeth formation, supports the proper absorption of nutrients, helps with eczema, osteoporosis, autism and psoriasis. (read further here)  It also helps the whole family sleep better and can be used on children.

If you are thinking you might want to try this amazing liquid supplement, you can purchase a very good pre-made product here or you can make your own by following this recipe:

Magnesium Oil Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes (this is a good option)
  • 1 cup distilled water

Magnesium Oil Instructions:

  1. Bring the distilled water to a boil (using distilled water helps to extend the shelf life of the oil).
  2. Pour the water over the flakes and stir until dissolved.
  3. Let the mixture cool and store in a spray bottle. (I prefer glass (get one here) but you can also use a plastic one.) The oil can be stored at room temperature for at least 6 months. I have several containers and keep them on my bedroom dresser, both bathrooms and my massage room for use on clients. I like having them in places that remind me to use them.

Using Magnesium Oil:

I frequently spray magnesium oil on my calves as I have had intermittent bouts of cramps in my lower legs, but I also use it as an underarm deoderant, sometimes rub it into my feet right before bedtime, massage my tense neck and shoulder muscles with it, and occasionally, I will just rub it all over my body. It can kind of tingle or sting a little on the skin, especially the first few times you use it. This should decrease with the first few uses, but you can also dilute it with additional water, or add some aloe gel like I do (I would recommend doing this only to a smaller amount as it may affect the shelf life). You can either leave the oil on your skin or wash it off after about a half an hour.

Food Sources of Magnesium:

I think it is best to get some magnesium through various sources and I also prefer to get my vitamins and minerals through food as often as possible. Some of the food sources for magnesium are:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Black beans
  • Cashews
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Okra
  • Chard
  • Yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Figs
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Banana

I hope this information has helped you to learn more about taking care of yourself and your family, and if you or any of your family members have been having any of the above listed symptoms or you just want to add some magnesium to your self-care routine to help your overall health and immune system, I hope you will give magnesium oil a try to see if you notice some benefit.

Blessings to you and thank you for all the loving parenting you do; it makes a better world, one Sweetie at a time.

Hug attached,

Koolma  : )

Have you tried magnesium oil before?  What kind of benefits have you noticed in your family?

We’d love to hear from you!  Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section so we can help each other; remember, we are all in this together!

 

References:

1-   World Health Organization. Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water: Public health significance. Geneva: World Health Organization Press; 2009

2-  Al-Delaimy WK, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Hu FB. Magnesium intake and risk of coronary heart disease among men. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2004; 23: 63-70.

3-  Ueshima K. Magnesium and ischemic heart disease: a review of epidemiological, experimental, and clinical evidences. Magnesium Research. 2005; 18: 275-84

4-  Sales CH, Pedrosa Lde F. Magnesium and diabetes mellitus: their relation. Clinical Nutrition. 2006; 25: 554-62.

5-  Murakami K, Okubo H, Sasaki S. Effect of dietary factors on incidence of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of cohort studies. Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology. (Tokyo) 2005; 51: 292-310.

6-  Liao F, Folsom A, Brancati F. Is low magnesium concentration a risk factor for coronary heart disease? The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. American Heart Journal [serial online] September 1998;136(3):480-490. Available from: MEDLINE with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed August 27, 2009.

7- Seelig M, Rosanoff A. The Magnesium Factor. New York: Avery; 2003.

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