How To Make Pure Magnesium Oil

Magnesium oil in a blue glass spary bottle next to Magnesium and Himalayan salt crystals

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Have you ever wondered how to make pure magnesium oil?

Most people don’t have enough stores of this vital mineral.

The good news is magnesium is really easy to supplement.

In this post, I’ll show you how to make pure magnesium oil right from your own kitchen.

What is Magnesium and why do we need it?

Magnesium is a mineral and an electrolyte. It is the fourth most common mineral present in the body and used by more than 300 biochemical reactions. It helps to normalize heart rhythm and blood glucose levels, relax muscles, and assimilates nutrients from food like calcium and vitamin C.

We need magnesium for a healthy immune system, promoting restful sleep by regulating the sleep-wake cycle, and having a healthy heart and blood pressure.

We also use magnesium to build strong and healthy bones. In fact, most of the magnesium in our bodies is actually stored in our bones.

Cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks here about the importance of magnesium and why 75% of the population today is deficient in this mineral.

Another function of magnesium is that it opens up the blood vessels to allow more blood through.  This means that if you have more blood circulation you might benefit from lower inflammation, healthy organs, and a healthier immune system.

Dr. Ken Berry describes that magnesium deficiency is one of the leading causes of heart attack worldwide. What this means is that without magnesium, blood vessels cannot dilate enough to allow enough blood to the heart and other vital organs.


Magnesium flakes in the bowl with a wooden spoon and a blue glass bottle in the background

How is magnesium lost in the body?

Magnesium is primarily lost from the body through urination, sweat, stress, and sugar consumption. Most people are deficient in this mineral due to low dietary intake and a lifestyle that depletes this mineral.

Anytime we drink tea, coffee, or another diuretic we lose magnesium through the urine. The kidneys are responsible for maintaining the right balance of magnesium in the body.

Diuretics cause increase urination which could mean more loss of magnesium. This small study shows the connection of drinking coffee to the loss of minerals.

The next way we lose magnesium is through sweat. If you exercise strenuously and regularly you may need more magnesium.

Most people have stress in their lives be it from jobs, relationships, or financial status. Stress causes a depletion of magnesium because, under stress, magnesium leaves the cells and enters the bloodstream where it is then excreted through the urine.

Lastly, sugar. Did you know that the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar a day which is about 71.14 grams.

How to take a Magnesium supplement

There are a few ways to get more magnesium into the body. One way is to take an oral supplement like magnesium citrate. Another way is to take a hot bath in magnesium like Epsom salts and another way is to apply it topically by spray or ointment.

This is my favorite way to support my body with this mineral because it’s easy to apply and can make for a better bedtime routine.

Why use this at night?

Because it may help you sleep better.

Since magnesium relaxes the muscles and helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, it’s great to use before winding down at night. This mineral regulates neurotransmitters throughout the nervous system as well as the production of melatonin. For some people who struggle with getting enough sleep, a magnesium deficiency could be the reason.

How to make pure magnesium oil

First, gather up your supplies. You will need:

How to make pure magnesium oil

Pure Magnesium Oil

Transdermal magnesium supplement
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Keyword: how to make magnesium oil, magnesium oil, magnesium spray, magnesium supplement, pure magnesium oil
Yield: 1 spray glass bottle


  • measuring jug
  • pot
  • wooden spoon
  • funnel


  • 1 part distilled water
  • 2-4 TBS magnesium chloride flakes


  • Fill your glass bottle with water then pour into measuring jug
  • measure the amount and pour that away
  • measure the same amount of distilled water
  • pour your distilled water into a pan and bring to boil
  • stir in 2 to 4 heaped tablespoons of magnesium chloride flakes
  • allow to cool
  • If using essential oils add that after mixture cools
  • place funnel on the top of the glass bottle and pour liquid in
  • place the spray cap on and store in a cool dry place

A note on Magnesium Oil

Magnesium oil is a safe and effective way to address a magnesium deficiency in the body. Because of modern diet and lifestyle changes people need magnesium more today than in the past.

Magnesium oil can irritate the skin when first applying it so test it out on a small patch and wait 24 hours.

Most people have a tingling reaction at first then the feeling goes away as their bodies acclimate to the mineral.

Can you overdose on atopic magnesium?

Not in this case as overdosing is a concern when magnesium is ingested.

Magnesium oil is a safe way to supplement this mineral and see the benefits.

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