10 Magnesium Oil Uses & Benefits

We’ve been hearing a lot about magnesium oil lately. It’s touted as a miracle product for women and men alike. We know it alleviates migraines and can help sore muscles, but how does it work? (Don’t worry, Potatoheads, we’ve put in the research.) We’re sharing ten ways to use magnesium oil below – and we’ve even broken it down by need. Trust us, this is the how-to guide you need going into the weekend…

If you have a headache…

Try putting magnesium oil into a spray bottle and diluting it with some water. Magnesium is shown to help your muscles relax and ease tension, which frequently contributes to a headache. Rubbing some magnesium oil into the muscles at the base of your neck or on your temples can also help get rid of migraines and headaches.

If your muscles are sore…

Essential oils like, like wintergreen or peppermint, can be added to magnesium oil to create a potent massage oil for sports massages. The magnesium helps the muscles feel less tense, and the essential oil is invigorating.

If you have a cold…

Taking a bath with magnesium is shown to help your body detox, which can help you get over a cold faster. We like to drink a ginger tea in the tub and then put on some cozy sweats for maximum cold-fighting power.

If you need to relax…

If you have a little time on your hands, draw yourself a relaxing magnesium bath! Add a tablespoon of magnesium oil to a bath full of hot water; add in some soothing essential oils to maximize relaxation.

If you want a natural deodorant…

Mineral salts have been used for many years as a natural odor blocker, and magnesium oil works wonderfully as a non-toxic deodorant, too. Apply to underarms after showering and whenever you need to refresh, but do not apply to freshly shaved skin as it could cause burning and irritation.

If your stomach is upset…

Try popping a magnesium supplement after a big meal and rubbing some magnesium oil topically on your stomach. The dual magnesium punch encourages quicker digestion, and massage is shown to help relieve pain.

If your blood pressure is high…

Start to incorporate more magnesium (as a supplement or naturally with leafy greens) into your diet, especially during stressful times, and take magnesium baths.

If you need a quick energy boost…

Combine a few drops of a zingy essential oil – we like lemon or any other citrus – with a teaspoon of magnesium oil. Rub into pulse points, especially on your wrists and ankles, to help feel energized and clear headed!

If you need help sleeping…

Take an epsom salt bath before bed! It is very calming to your nervous system, and again, gives your body a health supply of magnesium (Epsom Salts are Magnesium Sulfate). Fill up a bathtub with very hot water and add 2 cups of Epsom salts, 1 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and ten drops of your favorite essential oil. We recommend lavender or frankincense.

If you want to change the energy in a room…

Try diluting the magnesium oil even further and mixing with some sage leaves. Spray around doorways or windows, and be careful not to get on any fabrics! The spray can stain, so be sure to only spray on durable surfaces or in the air.

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