How To Make Your Own Magnesium Oil

Have you ever tried to make your own magnesium oil to help reduce stress, improve sleep or for another good reason? If not, you can try it right now and share your experience!

Using magnesium daily is an excellent dietary practice because it is a vital part of human overall wellness. Many people are deficient in this vital mineral that the body uses for hundreds of physiological reactions. Every cell in the body needs magnesium in some way since it is vital for bone, tooth, muscle, and joint health as well as for optimal doze of sleep and stress reduction.

Magnesium deficiency is widespread because many of us have lifestyle factors that actively deplete body’s magnesium reserves such as lack of sleep, excess stress, or alcohol/caffeine/sugar consumption.

On top of this, many natural sources of magnesium are becoming depleted, such as the soil, due to over-farming and high pesticide use. Also, water filtration systems remove much of the naturally occurring magnesium in water.

The ocean is still a wonderful source of magnesium and trace minerals, but for those of us who don’t have daily access to a beach, transdermal magnesium oil can be the easiest and the most effective way to increase magnesium levels.

We have recently come across some research data showing that adequate magnesium oil can do everything from reducing stress to improving sleep intervals and even eliminating morning sickness!

If you distaste magnesium tablets or pills taken orally, you can try using magnesium in the form of magnesium oil instead. A brilliant reader recently shared with us how he saved a lot of money by making his own homemade magnesium oil, so we wanted to pass on this great recipe to you.

Magnesium Oil Recipe

  • ½ cup magnesium chloride flakes
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • a glass bowl or glass measuring cup
  • a glass spray bottle (plastic will work as well)


  1. Boil the distilled water. It is important to use distilled to extend the shelf life of the mixture. Put the magnesium chloride inside.
  2. Put the flakes in the glass bowl or measuring cup and then pour the boiling water over it.
  3. Stir well until completely dissolved. Let it cool completely and store it in a spray bottle prepared for the magnesium oil. It can be stored at room temperature for at least 6 months. You can keep it in your kitchen or bathroom to use it daily.

How to use magnesium oil

Magnesium oil can be sprayed on arms, legs, and stomach daily. It will tingle on the skin the first few times it is used, but this is normal. It should fade after a few applications.  If the tingling bothers you too much, you can dilute the oil with some more water.

You can leave the magnesium oil on the skin and wash it off after 20-30 minutes. Usually it is applied after a shower. After the magnesium oil has been removed from the skin, 5 minutes later you can also use some coconut oil or a lotion bar to moisturize your skin.