DIY Magnesium oil for adults and children

Crohn's Disease Essential Oils

DIY Magnesium oil for adults and children

Magnesium is a vital mineral and I have read that many of us are deficient. Like 50-80%! I thought maybe I was. I’ve had some issues with my ankles over the past month – swollen and aching. It could be residual immune problems from Crohn’s Disease, but I wanted to uptake on my vitamins and minerals to help.

Hormonal imbalances, caffeine, sugar, certain drugs, alcohol and stress can all deplete the body of magnesium.
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Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include muscle twitches, restless legs, cramps, asthma, osteoporosis, diabetes, lethargy, headaches, impaired cognitive function and sleep problems.
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The best way we can increase magnesium in the body is through topical application of magnesium oil. You can buy sprays from the chemist but they are pricey, so I made my own at home for $8.
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Here’s how:⁣⠀
→ 1/4 cup natural magnesium chloride flakes (I bought from here)
→ 1/4 cup distilled water, boiled⠀
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Pour boiled water over flakes and stir until completely dissolved. Let it cool and pour into a glass spray bottle.

I added 10 drops of AromaTouch (you can use Lavender) for added relaxation benefits. Use less essential oils for kids. Shake before use. ⁣⠀

The quantity makes half a cup, adjust the recipe to suit your spray bottle.

I read that magnesium spray can be a bit stingy (I put 10 sprays on each leg) if you’re a bit low on magnesium, so if it hurts, just use less to start with and then build up.⁣

Yep, it stung a little bit for me, but wasn’t painful.

That’s it! Now you have your own magnesium spray. Use daily for a few weeks.

♥ KC.

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One Comment

  1. Hi Katrina,
    Look in to potassium deficiency. It’s really common as well. I was drinking a lot of herbal licorice tea (as I was trying to give up coffee) and my ankles, abdomen, face etc starting to retain fluid. I was completely unaware that licorice depletes your potassium levels. Once I stopped drinking the tea & increased my consumption of high potassium foods it resolved within 72 hours.
    Best Regards
    Natalie

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