How To Make Magnesium Oil

How To Make Magnesium Oil

How To Make Magnesium Oil

If you’re suffering with magnesium deficiency it can be difficult to consume enough magnesium through diet alone. Did you know that you can absorb magnesium through your skin? It’s actually the best way to get your daily dose of this wonderful mineral. 

Magnesium oil can be rubbed or sprayed on your skin. Some people find that it leaves their skin feeling a little itchy and dry. If you don’t like the feeling of the magnesium oil you can spray in on your skin and leave it on for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you can shower off the oil. I personally love using magnesium oil on my skin and have not had any issue with itching or drying skin.

Homemade Magnesium Oil



Carefully mix magnesium flakes and hot water together. The magnesium flakes will dissolve after a few minutes of mixing. Poured the magnesium oil into a container with a tight lid or a spray bottle for easy application.

Magnesium oil can be applied daily or as needed.

Magnesium Oil
  • 4 cups of magnesium chloride flakes
  • 2 cups of hot water
  1. Carefully mix magnesium flakes and hot water together. The magnesium flakes will dissolve after a few minutes of mixing. Poured the magnesium oil into a container with a tight lid or a spray bottle for easy application.
  2. Magnesium oil can be applied daily or as needed.


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Disclaimer: Magnesium is only a recommendation and should be discussed with your medical practitioner before implementing any supplements.

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  • Tricia December 2, 2017, 9:06 am

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  • Michelle February 19, 2016, 11:10 am

    Does the water have to be distilled? Can you use spring water?

  • Alyssa January 25, 2016, 11:55 am

    Why use hot water? I mixed 1/4 c flakes with 1/4 c room temp distilled water and it dissolved quickly. I just applied. Here’s hoping it works. I didn’t get the tingles. Should I up the ratio?

  • emma January 7, 2016, 2:19 am

    I’ve been told to give my son magnesium oxide or glycinate but it’s very hard to get him to take anything would I be able to make the magnesium butter for him instead?

  • Shay Johnson October 4, 2015, 8:55 pm

    Hi, I take Natural Calm. Is it possible to make the magnesium oil from that?
    Thanks so much. I have often thought of mixing the Natural Calm with Coconut oil to use on the skin. What about that combo? Thanks so much! Shay~

  • Rosi February 26, 2015, 8:49 am

    Hi, I have Epson salts (magnesium sulfate) , can I use them instead? Can you please let me know what you think about it? Thank you so much!!

  • Barbara June 24, 2014, 6:10 am

    Coconut Mama, I am so glad to see that you found the same thing I did….the original recipes for the DIY magnesium oil were not the same strength as what you purchase. After doing the calculations, I realized that those recipes were only half-strength. This ratio of magnesium flakes to water is the correct one. You can even make it stronger but it is best that if you do, to use it in the butters and lotions as using it by itself would be too strong on the skin. Thanks for a great site! I’m also a coconut lover. Coconut RULES!

  • Barbara June 24, 2014, 6:05 am

    Leslie, using powdered magnesium topically is not the same. It is for oral use. You probably have magnesium citrate, orotate, maleate, oxide, or glycinate powder. While these are great for addressing magnesium deficiency issues internally (all except the oxide, which is the least absorbed) the magnesium that is used in the magnesium oil is the chloride form. It is readily absorbed and utilized almost immediately when used on the skin. And it doesn’t have the same loose bowel reaction as the other forms of magnesium used orally. I take both the citrate and glycinate forms daily to combat my deficiency, as well as slathering on the magnesium oil. I have adrenal issues and it is incredibly calming and works almost instantly. I make my own now, but for additional information and some really good reading, the original site where I used to purchase by the half gallon, go to http://www.ancient-minerals.com. I purchase the flakes there now for making the oil myself. Lots of really good info. I’ve been using the transdermal magnesium oil for probably ten years now, and it’s a wonderful thing to have around.

  • Leslie June 8, 2014, 9:29 pm

    I have magnesium powder, can I use that in place of flakes?

  • Carol June 2, 2014, 12:22 am

    Why call it “OIL” when there’s NO oil in it? How about mixing it directly into some warm COCONUT oil??

  • Vikki Moore June 1, 2014, 9:53 pm

    How much magnesium oil do you spray on, do spray your whole body or just a small area. I am really interested in trying this.


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