Health and Wellness

How to use magnesium oil for maximum health benefits

By Clementine Beale | Published the 06th Jun 2019

You’ve planned your diet weeks in advance like the dedicated, health-conscious legend that you are. Highlights include magnesium-rich dinners full of green leafy vegetables, nuts and whole grains. Tofu, cultured yoghurt and avocado also get an honourable mention. And sure, there are some lowlights (what’s the point of living if you can’t factor in the occasional Tim Tam or sneaky pint), but all in all, you’ve been very well-behaved. So why, for the love of all that is good and holy, are your magnesium levels still a little lacklustre at the end of the month?

The (sort of) good news is that it’s not you, it’s, well, modern life. Along with a heap of cool things that modernity gave us, like Snapchat filters for your pets (yes, it’s a thing), are some real downers. Like the fact that natural sources of magnesium are becoming more and more depleted. Our soil is less magnesium-rich now thanks to over-farming and excess use of pesticides. And water filtration systems are great for filtering out nasties, but in the process, they can also filter out… you guessed it… magnesium.

So, what’s a girl to do? First off, keep up with the magnesium-rich diet. Good for you! But sometimes, you gotta call for back up, and that’s where our magnesium oil can help. It’s super easy to use, and the brilliant thing is that you get turbo speed absorption by applying it directly to your skin rather than ingesting it. (Some people also find it hard to absorb magnesium orally which makes this a brilliant alternative.)

The main rule you need to remember when it comes to using magnesium oil spary?There kind of are no rules! Yep, one of the best things about using a topical supplement is that you get to apply it as you see fit, in a way that fits in with your lifestyle and symptoms. Having said that, we recommend starting with 3-6 sprays on your feet if you have sensitive skin and building up your tolerance (and working up to your tummy) from there. Heads up, it may tingle on your skin the first few times you use it, but don’t freak out, that’s completely normal. In fact, it can often be a sign of magnesium deficiency! If the tingling is uncomfortable, try spraying it on to your skin after you’ve applied your moisturiser or coconut oil.

Some of the most popular parts of the body to target with our magnesium oil are the feet, legs and stomach, but you can also use it on specific parts of the body which are in pain or prone to cramping. For period discomfort, try applying it the lower abdominal area or lower back. For help with headaches or migraines, you might spray your neck, shoulders and temple. For other issues such as sleeplessness, a general increase in magnesium is helpful, but can be boosted by applying a few sprays to your stomach (remember your gut is your second brain, your nervous system is harboured here and it is a crucial area to keep calm) and the soles of your feet before bed.

Oh, and another amazing side-effect? Glowing, gorgeous skin. Yup, our 100% natural, vegan magnesium oil is super nourishing for your skin and can keep it moisturific all year round. Want even better results? Pair it with dry brushing which helps to adios dead skin and reinvigorates your circulation. What next? Absolutely nothing. Sit back and get ready to slay, sista!!!