Hi! I'm Heidi.

Hi! I'm Heidi, and here is my Homestead Journey.....

Hi! I'm Heidi, and here is my Homestead Journey.....

 

Wife. Grandma. Gardener. Student of Plant Medicine and Herbs. Whole30 Fan. Poultry Farmer. Trying to be Courageously DIY. Essential Oil Enthusiast. Beginning Horsewoman. New Homesteader in Mid-Life.

Do you want to feel empowered by being able to be as self-sufficient as possible in this uncertain world?  Me too!  Join me in this learning journey!

I'm Heidi, and this is Ranger.  He has been with me for over ten years, and I love him dearly.  

I'm Heidi, and this is Ranger.  He has been with me for over ten years, and I love him dearly.  

How to Make Magnesium Oil...Plus, Why You MUST Use Magnesium!

How to Make Magnesium Oil...Plus, Why You MUST Use Magnesium!

I love magnesium!  I never thought I would, and never even thought much about magnesium!  However, after giving Magnesium Oil a try, using it daily for nearly a year, I am a true believer!  I started out using Ancient Minerals, a very high quality brand.  They obtain their magnesium from the Zechstein Bed in Europe, about 1200 meters below the surface of the earth.  The purity is excellent, and potential contamination from pollutants is not a concern.  

But then, I thought, "Can I just make my own?"  The answer is YES!  I, and anyone else who is interested, can absolutely make their own!  The key is in the type and quality of magnesium you use.  

Did you know you NEED magnesium to survive? And that most Americans are deficient in this important mineral? Here is how you can easily make your own Magnesium Oil that is easily absorbed into your system through your skin--- 

Did you know you NEED magnesium to survive? And that most Americans are deficient in this important mineral? Here is how you can easily make your own Magnesium Oil that is easily absorbed into your system through your skin--- 

Does the Kind of Magnesium Matter?

YES!  It does!  There are nine different sources of magnesium, and for many folks, two of the most popular may be the types found in Milk of Magnesia for upset stomach (Magnesium oxide) and also in Epsom salts for soaking muscles (Magnesium sulfate).  The other types are also fairly common.  The sad thing is, even though magnesium is commonly found in numerous foods, over 80 percent of people in America are actually deficient in magnesium.  This includes children! 

There are lots of ways to obtain magnesium, but my personal favorite is to make (or buy) a spray of magnesium oil.  It's easy, simple, and you don't have to make much of an effort or think too hard...Yes, I try to make my life easier in any way I can!  :-)  

Magnesium Oil requires Magnesium chloride to make.  You can purchase pure Magnesium chloride flakes from many reputable sources.  I purchase mine from Amazon, and I do make sure they are pure---from the same Zechstein bed as the popular Ancient Minerals brand in fact!  You cannot use epsom salts to make Magnesium oil---this is a completely different type of magnesium compound.  

Magnesium Oil is not actually an "oil."  When you mix the magnesium chloride with water, the resulting liquid feels slightly oily, but it is not a true oil.  It soaks into the skin completely, and you may experience a whitish residue if you use too much.  It does not feel oily once it soaks into your skin.  In fact, you should expect to feel a good "tingle" when using magnesium oil, especially if you are new to using it.  This tingle lessens after using magnesium oil for a while.  I have read that people deficient in magnesium feel more of a tingle than those who are healthier in this area.  

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and it soaks in everything you put on it!  Therefore, applying magnesium oil topically may just be the most expedient way to get magnesium into your body! 

Here is a bottle of my magnesium oil.  I've been using it for over 6 weeks, and honestly, I like it just as much as the more expensive Ancient Minerals brand.  

Here is a bottle of my magnesium oil.  I've been using it for over 6 weeks, and honestly, I like it just as much as the more expensive Ancient Minerals brand.  

Why Do I Need Magnesium Oil?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that our body must have in order to function.  We can't produce it on our own, so we need to take it in some form.  Luckily, magnesium is found in many healthy foods, especially spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, almonds, dark chocolate (YAY!), and more. But, even though magnesium is a common mineral, over 80% of people in America are deficient!  80 percent!  Yikes! 

Here are some reasons why magnesium will improve your life:

1) Magnesium is necessary for over 300 known chemical processes in our human bodies.  

2) Helps with digestion and excretion---improves constipation

3) Helps lower blood pressure, as it is a necessary mineral for the proper functioning of the heart

4) Magnesium helps increase bone mass---in fact it works synergistically with calcium to ensure proper bone growth

5) People with higher levels of magnesium in their bodies tend to not develop diabetes, at least not as quickly---and quite possibly Type 2 diabetes may be able to be reversed with the aid of additional magnesium

6) Magnesium helps with sleep and relaxation.  I can personally attest to this, in fact.  When I remember to spray my magnesium oil before bed, I notice a marked increase in the quality of my sleep!  I no longer forget... lol!  I love my sleep!  

7) There is evidence that higher magnesium levels may help with respiratory function and aid in reducing the symptoms of asthma.  

How to Make Your Own Magnesium Oil:

This is really the easiest thing I make!  I'm serious!  Here is how to do it. 

Ingredients for Magnesium Oil

1)  Distilled Water

2) Magnesium Chloride Flakes

3) Amber Glass Spray Bottle or two

4) Optional:  Essential Oils

Directions for Making Magnesium Oil:

All you have to do is pour a cup of distilled water into a pan, along with a cup of magnesium chloride flakes.  Heat until the magnesium flakes are completely dissolved into the water.  Remove.  IF you want a scent or additional action from essential oils, go ahead and add a few drops of these now!  I like the Serenity Blend from doTerra, OR you can simply use lavender or any other essential oil that is calming--especially if using before bed.  That's it!  Spray 10 - 15 times on your body once or twice a day!  

**NOTE:  You may feel a good "tingle" when first using magnesium oil.  This will lessen as you use the oil daily.  I have heard that people with a greater magnesium deficiency will feel more of a tingle.  Here is a helpful tip:  Apply to fattier areas on your body--like your thighs, buttocks, torso.  You will feel less of a tingle in these areas than in your extremities. Don't worry! This tingling does stop! 

Here is an amber glass spray bottle (my favorite for making body sprays of any kind), magnesium chloride flakes...yes, from the Zechstein bed in Europe, and my favorite calming doTerra Essential Oil.  

Here is an amber glass spray bottle (my favorite for making body sprays of any kind), magnesium chloride flakes...yes, from the Zechstein bed in Europe, and my favorite calming doTerra Essential Oil.  

This is just a picture of the water mixed with the magnesium chloride flakes right before I poured it into the amber glass spray bottle.  

This is just a picture of the water mixed with the magnesium chloride flakes right before I poured it into the amber glass spray bottle.  

Here is my actual bottle of Ancient Minerals brand Magnesium Oil.  I really enjoyed using it!  However, I enjoy making my own for far less money and the exact same quality even more! :-)  

Here is my actual bottle of Ancient Minerals brand Magnesium Oil.  I really enjoyed using it!  However, I enjoy making my own for far less money and the exact same quality even more! :-)  

Have you tried making or using magnesium oil?  What is your experience?  I'd love to know any other insights you have had with this!  :-) 

Hugs, Health, and Self-Reliance!

Heidi

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Disclaimer:  I am NOT a medical doctor or medical professional.  I simply provide my own personal advice based on my experience and study for ways I live a healthy and natural life.  Please consult with a medical professional for any health issues.  In no manner is any verbiage in this article or elsewhere on my website meant to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any health issues.  Thank you! :-) 

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Resources:

Mercola.  This deficiency can be harming your health.

Magnesium: Why You Need It  

Magnesium Rich Foods  

Can You Absorb Magnesium From Epsom Salts?  

9 Common Types of Magnesium   

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