DIY Magnesium Oil with Rose

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Let's talk about something super important for your health—magnesium. This mineral is a real MVP in our bodies, involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions that keep things running smoothly. From keeping our muscles and nerves in check to supporting blood sugar levels and blood pressure, magnesium is a must-have. Unfortunately, many of us don't get enough of it, thanks to modern diets and depleted soils. If you're curious to dive deeper into the amazing benefits of magnesium, we've got you covered with our blog post, “5 Amazing Magnesium Benefits”.

Now, you might be wondering how to get more magnesium into your system. While many people immediately gravitate toward including more in their diet or popping a supplement, applying magnesium topically is a fantastic alternative. 


When you rub magnesium oil on your skin, it gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream, skipping the digestive system entirely. This not only makes it more efficient but also helps avoid the digestive troubles that many people experience with oral magnesium supplements. So, if you're looking to up your magnesium game, topical applications might just be the way to go!


And the best part? You can easily make your DIY magnesium oil at home with just a few ingredients. It's simple, cost-effective, and a great way to ensure you're getting the magnesium your body needs. (And if you’re not the DIY type, then we’ve got you covered.)

Not All Magnesium is Created Equal

Before we dive into today’s recipe, though, it’s essential to know that not all magnesium is the same. The quality and source of your magnesium can make a big difference in its effectiveness and benefits. That’s why all our magnesium products at BodyLoveByTal are crafted with genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride, sourced from the ancient Zechstein Seabed.


But what makes Zechstein magnesium chloride so great? For starters, the Zechstein Seabed is located deep beneath the Earth's surface in the Netherlands, and it's estimated to be around 250 million years old. This means the magnesium chloride taken from this seabed is incredibly pure and free from modern contaminants. Unlike some other sources, which might be exposed to nasty stuff like pollutants and toxins, Zechstein magnesium is naturally protected by layers of rock and earth, ensuring its pristine quality.


Using high-quality Zechstein Magnesium Chloride in your DIY magnesium oil means you’re giving your body the best possible supplement. It’s highly bioavailable, which means your body can absorb and use it more efficiently. Plus, its purity ensures that you’re not introducing any unwanted substances into your skin and body. 

Using Magnesium for Beginners

If you’re just starting with magnesium, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to experience its benefits is by treating yourself to a magnesium bath. Here’s how to do it:


  1. Fill Your Tub: Fill your bathtub with warm water, enough to cover your body when you sit in it.
  2. Add Magnesium Flakes: Add 1-2 cups of high-quality magnesium chloride flakes to the water. Stir them around to help them dissolve.
  3. Soak and Relax: Soak in the bath for 20-30 minutes. This allows your skin to absorb the magnesium, helping to relax your muscles and soothe your nerves.

If you don’t have a bathtub, you can still enjoy the benefits with a foot bath. Here’s a simple way to do it:


  1. Prepare a Bowl: Get a heatproof bowl or basin large enough to fit your feet comfortably.
  2. Add Warm Water: Fill the bowl with warm water.
  3. Add Magnesium Flakes: Add about ½ cup of magnesium chloride flakes to the water and stir to dissolve.
  4. Soak Your Feet: Soak your feet for 20-30 minutes to absorb the magnesium through the skin.

Magnesium Oil

However, we don’t always have time for a bath, which is why we also love having magnesium oil on hand. Despite its name, magnesium oil isn’t actually an oil. It’s a simple mixture of magnesium chloride flakes and water, which creates a solution with an oily consistency.


Here’s why magnesium oil is fantastic:


  • Easy Application: You can spray it directly onto your skin, making it convenient for quick use.
  • Targeted Relief: Apply it to specific areas that need extra attention, like sore muscles or cramps.
  • Fast Absorption: It bypasses the digestive system, allowing for faster and more efficient absorption of magnesium compared to supplements and dietary options. 

Having magnesium oil on hand means you can enjoy the benefits of magnesium anytime, anywhere, without the need for a long soak. It’s a super effective way to up your magnesium levels on the go. 


Now, let's get into how you can make your very own DIY magnesium oil at home!


DIY Magnesium Oil With Rose

In this recipe, we’re giving our magnesium oil an extra herbal boost by using a base of hot rose tea instead of plain hot water. This simple twist allows you to incorporate additional skin-supportive properties tailored to your specific needs. Rose is great for the skin, and it also offers a delightful fragrance and heart-opening support. If you don’t have rose on hand, then you could swap in another dried herb, like lavender for a calming effect, calendula for skin support, or peppermint for achy muscles.


Ingredients: 



Instructions:

1. Prepare Your Herbal Tea:
  • In a mug or heat-proof container, combine rose petals and hot water Cover, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain the herbs from the tea.



2. Mix the Magnesium Oil:
  • In a glass mason jar, combine the magnesium chloride flakes and the hot herbal tea.
  • Stir the mixture until the magnesium flakes are completely dissolved. Do NOT put the lid on the jar and shake the mix because it could explode!



3. Cool and Store:
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, transfer your magnesium oil to a spray bottle for easy application.

How to Use Your Homemade Magnesium Oil

For first-time users, start with 3-6 sprays of magnesium oil on your feet for the first 3 weeks. Then continue to apply to the feet, torso, legs, arms, and underarms.


Avoid sensitive areas and mucus membranes, and do not apply magnesium oil to skin that’s been recently shaved. It is normal to experience a tingling sensation during initial use.


After application, you may notice a slight salt-like mineral residue when the solution dries. This is normal. If desired, rinse or wipe off after 20 minutes.



Tips:

  • Patch Test: If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test first. Apply 1-2 sprays on a small area of your skin and wait for at least 24 hours to see if there are any negative reactions.

  • Storage: Store your magnesium oil in a cool, dark place. It can last for several months when properly stored.

  • Usage: For best results, use your magnesium oil daily or as needed.

Don’t Have Time to Make Your Own? Try Ours!

We get it—sometimes life gets busy, and DIY projects don't fit into the schedule. If you don’t feel like making your magnesium oil, or if you’re looking for a more concentrated oil, we’ve got you covered. Our magnesium oil is made with genuine Zechstein Magnesium Chloride, ensuring the highest quality and purity.


You can purchase our ready-to-use magnesium oil and enjoy all its benefits without any of the hassle. We also offer a special formulation designed just for kids. Our children’s magnesium oil provides the same high-quality magnesium chloride but in a gentler concentration perfect for little ones. It's an excellent way to support your child's health and well-being. 


Embrace the Power of Magnesium!

Whether you’re diving into a relaxing magnesium bath, spritzing on your custom DIY magnesium oil, or opting for our ready-made options, increasing your magnesium levels has never been easier or more enjoyable. Remember, taking care of your body should be both effective and fun. So, go ahead, treat yourself to the benefits of magnesium, and feel the difference in your daily wellness.

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