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I'd like to discuss the use of magnesium oil as a form of supplement for this mineral.  I've been taking oral mag. for decades and it's always a juggling act to find the right dosage.  Too much and my bowels are too loose and too little and I have muscle tension and tendency to constipation.

So I have read what christaalyssaA+ has said about the use of transdermal application of mag. oil (which really isn't an oil).  My health food store carries magnesium chloride in a shaved crystal form so I bought some and mixed it with filtered water.  I'm in the process of working out the details of when, how much and what method.  And I first need to know if this form will work as well as buying it pre-mixed online.



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you could mix a TBSP of M into a quarter cup of veg oil......apply with an atomizer


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That sounds like a good idea From what I understand/remember of what Chrysta has said, it needs to be in an oil form in order to "stick" to the skin...
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Magnesium oil is not an oil, you are correct Victoria. Calling it magnesium "oil" is only for the reason that it feels like it has an oil consistency.

Using mineral oils clogs pores. So I wouldn't put mag with any actual oil and put it on the skin as that combination will be harder for your body to absorb. We are wanting to digest the magnesium through the largest organ of our body, our skin. This is not about hydrating the skin. Although magnesium does bring moisture to every cell in our body. What we are doing with the mag is putting it on a large surface area so the body can absorb as much as it can instead of putting it through the colon, having it liquify everything, sending that and any other vitamins you are trying to absorb in your colon shooting through. Which is why orally taking mag is not effective, in my opinion. No matter what someone has done to it. Especially since we are learning that many people have a hard time with gluten and lack the ability to absorb nutrition through their colons properly.

The reason why magnesium in a liquid form sprayed onto the skin works so well is because it's sprayable and you can cover a large surface area without over doing it. You really don't need that much.

With the crystals added to water, if they dissolve that would be a great way to get magnesium onto your skin. They were probably sold to be used as bath salts. So yes. This will work to get your mag without having to buy a premixed magnesium oil.

What you are looking for is a "tingling" feeling. If it's too itchy or tingly... you need to dilute your mag solution with a bit more water. If you don't feel anything when you spray it on... up the amount of mag. That is the easiest way to really know if you are getting enough.

Hope this helps!


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  It's my bedtime, so I just wanted to say thanks, and I'll be back tomorrow to talk magnesium details!  'night all!    



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Thanks to Christa's suggestion I have been using a 50/50 magnesium oil/water solution by spraying on my skin after shower. I've been using it for just a month and it has worked wonders! I had been having an edema/ligament pain in my foot for more than one and a half years and it has gone, miraculously! And I used to get so much muscle soreness and aches here and there, especially after my ballet class. Now I don't have much at all. It really is a godsend! Give it a try! And thanks again Christa!


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Hello again!  

This is my 4th day of using the magnesium on my skin.  Interestingly enough, I discovered that magnesium chloride is also called Nigari, which I used in the 1970 for making tofu.  This was pre-BTD, when I was in my vegetarian era!    After soaking the soybeans for a long time, grinding them, simmering the mash for a looong time and straining the soymilk off, Nigari is added as a coagulant.  It "curds" the tofu nicely, which is then pressed and cut into squares.  Ok, back on topic.

For many years, I have been taking slightly more than 1/2 as much mag. as Calcium (Clear Cal) in capsule form.  I tend toward loose stools, so I'm frequently playing with the amount of mag. that I take and I would like to get away from this routine and see if the transdermal application works for me.

So what I did is to get a small spray bottle, which I filled 1/3 full of the mag. and 2/3 full of filtered water.  It dissolved completely.  I don't know if this is too much or too little mag.

For the past few days, I have been spraying my whole body twice a day, except for sensitive areas.  It does sting a bit in places, mostly lower back, hips and back of hands.  The first spraying is 1/2 hour before my morning shower and the second time is before bed.  

I've been going back and forth between my stools being too firm and too loose.  My guess is that my body is adjusting to the lack of mag. in my gut.  And it takes time for the mag. to reach ideal saturation in the blood.  This morning, my stool was close to normal.

So I'm wondering about the ratio of the mix I made up.  And also about how much of my body to cover with the oil.  Different products online seem to be different potencies and some say that 10 sprays = 250 mg.  Some say that 6 sprays = 100 mg.  One site said that 1 spray = 125 mg.



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I d continue with that amount you made.....sounds like it s helping, no?

I like spraying after the shower, using my lavender and grape seed oil mix as well....


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Good for you VIctoria! Sounds like you are doing well. I'd say find what works specifically for you. Also slowly building up instead of using a high dose all over your entire body I personally would choose for myself. But do what feels right to you.

Nigari is another way to get it. I've heard that some people prefer the magnesium chloride they get from specific sources more than others. Some believe some is more absorbable. Like I said, do what works for you. Good job for finding a new way to get your mag instead of orally and actually following through with it.

I wouldn't worry about amounts of how much mag you are getting. With transdermal applications you cannot overdose. You will get what your body needs and the rest will wash off when you shower.


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I d continue with that amount you made.....sounds like it s helping, no?

I like spraying after the shower, using my lavender and grape seed oil mix as well....


I'll know if it's working when my stools stabilize.  

I love my after shower oil mix, too.  1/2 and 1/2 EVOO and Grapeseed oil with lavender!!  Awesome!  But it's a different thing than the magnesium oil.  Mag. is only called oil, but really has no oil in it.



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Good for you VIctoria! Sounds like you are doing well. I'd say find what works specifically for you. Also slowly building up instead of using a high dose all over your entire body I personally would choose for myself. But do what feels right to you.

Nigari is another way to get it. I've heard that some people prefer the magnesium chloride they get from specific sources more than others. Some believe some is more absorbable. Like I said, do what works for you. Good job for finding a new way to get your mag instead of orally and actually following through with it.

I wouldn't worry about amounts of how much mag you are getting. With transdermal applications you cannot overdose. You will get what your body needs and the rest will wash off when you shower.


Are you saying that even though several products may say Magnesium Chloride, they may be different types of mag., or that they are sourced from different places?

I'm not concerned about overdosing the mag. but I would like to not have to spray my entire body.  It's a lot to do every day.  But I don't want to slip back into constipation, which was one reason I was so persistent at taking mag. capsules every day.  



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Because it's a salt it can be sourced from many different places. For example some mag oil users believe only the salt from the Great Salt Lake in Utah is good enough or is the best quality and is the most absorbable. I have found a source that claims that it gets it's salt from an ancient sea bed in Europe. So nigari is a bit different. I'm not sure of it's source. In the end though health is a trial and error thing. Anything we do to get ourselves closer to health the better.


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Could epsom salts be dissolved in water and put in a spray  bottle, or is that form of magnesium not very good?

I'm working on my February budget now, and trying to decide if magnesium oil should be a priority or not. BTW, where's that link to the place that sells it online?


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Christa's link is on the Teachers Lounge thread.



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Mag. is only called oil, but really has no oil in it.


since life is a bit hectic, I too only have time to do my bath routine once a day....
meaning, body brushing, showering, and all the spraying......once toweled dry from the cool shower......
my mag oil is sprayed on first, followed by my body oil with added essential oils of my choice.....lavender for one is soothing and balancing......have no complaint so far, works like a charm


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Lola,
I find that the Mag. oil leaves a bitter taste on my skin.  Occasionally I will get some in my mouth or accidentally rub in my eyes.  Does this happen to you?



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try to keep away from eyes!!! lol

lavender stings worse!! so I ve learned my lesson!


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try to keep away from eyes!!! lol

lavender stings worse!! so I ve learned my lesson!


Ouch!  

What type of Magnesium are you using, Lola?  
Did you buy one ready-made or mixed up your own from the crystals?  
How do you know how many sprays to use?



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I mixed the crystals I can get locally......

a TBsp to a cup of distilled water is what I am using, until further notice.....
I just spray all parts of my body once, and let air-dry before I spray my body oil combo


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Thanks, Lola!  



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Lavendar oil stings? That's never been my experience.


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Good information here. Thanks for the effort Christa.

I've been taking Natural Calm (ionic magnesium citrate) lately. It's a good magnesium product, but does loosen the stools. I don't think this is ideal for the body.
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