Magnesium comes in many forms; everything from sprays, creams, gels and flakes. To help choose the ideal one for you, please see some of the great magnesium options below.
Add magnesium flakes to your bath
Add 1/2 to 1 cup of magnesium flakes in a warm bath. 20-30 minutes of soaking in the bath can deliver beneficial magnesium through the skin. Taking a warm bath with magnesium flakes is an excellent way to relax muscles and joints and is wonderful to use before bed. We stock the Amazing Oils Organic Magnesium Bath Flakes.
Magnesium foot soak
Use one dessertspoon of flakes in half a bucket of hot water for a foot soak. Soaking your feet for 20-30 minutes in magnesium salts can help alleviate the stress of the day. This is best to do at night as part of your winding down routine.
How to add magnesium flakes to drinking water
Adding 3 to 5 food grade magnesium flakes into 1.25L of water to make your own electrolyte water offers excellent hydration without any artificial colours, flavours, or added sugar. Electrolytes are essential for a whole range of bodily functions including hydration. We think it also makes the water taste really nice. We stock the Elektra food grade magnesium salts.
Using a magnesium cream as a moisturiser
A quick and super easy way to add magnesium is with cream. Magnesium cream, this magnesium body cream comes in a handy tube and has a multitude of benefits and uses. It can be used all over the body and contains 15% potent, food grade Magnesium chloride as well as added papaya!
Magnesium as an anti-ageing booster
Applying magnesium creams to your complexion can even provide anti-ageing benefits. Magnesium is crucial for the production of collagen, as our collagen levels decrease as we age. By topically providing our skin with more, it may improve the appearance of lines, and plump the skin. I wrote a whole article on how magnesium helps boost collagen here
Manage skin conditions
Magnesium can be found in skin care products such as anti-ageing creams, moisturisers and deodorants. These products can greatly assist common skin issues. Applying a magnesium cream, spray or body lotion to the feet at night or at your desk is also a great way to calm and relax a busy mind. Carry a spray in your handbag or keep one in your desk drawer and give yourself an energy boost during the day! Try the range from Caim & Able which offer three different varieties, all scented with pure essential oils.
Magnesium oil benefits
Using magnesium oil
Magnesium oil has a very high concentration of magnesium, so it takes some experimentation to see how well your skin absorbs it. For thinner and sensitive skin, start with a magnesium cream, then move onto oils when your skin has adjusted to absorbing magnesium. When it's time to move onto oils, look for magnesium oil combined with other ingredients such as Elektra Magnesium Oil with botanical ingredients – it's not as sticky as straight Magnesium oil, and can be absorbed more easily.
Magnesium to help sleep
Application of magnesium oil may help you get to sleep quicker. Sleep deprivation is a common sign of magnesium deficiency. In addition to this, other symptoms such as restlessness, headaches and sore muscles can affect your ability to have a great nights' sleep. Apply magnesium oil on affected areas of the body, or on the back of your neck to help minimise any of these symptoms before going to bed.
Massages can be even more beneficial when magnesium products are involved. Adding a magnesium oil to your regular massage oil can soothe sore muscles and mild tension. It is also wonderful to rub directly into muscles after working out. This magnesium Recovery Oil was made for just that.
You can read more about the benefits of magnesium here