Friday, December 5, 2014

Homemade Magnesium Oil for Relaxation

During my studies to get my masters degree in holistic health I learned that almost all people are at least mildly deficient in magnesium! In research studies 70-80% of participants were deficient! Eck!

Sadly, due to modern day farming practices our soils are becoming more and more depleted so even if we eat a healthy diet we often are eating food that are not as nutrient dense as they could be which results in us being deficient as well. “Magnesium is farmed out of the soil much more than calcium,” Dr. Carolyn Dean explains.  ”A hundred years ago, we would get maybe 500 milligrams of magnesium in an ordinary diet. Now we’re lucky to get 200 milligrams. People do need to supplement with magnesium.”

Did you read that?! The modern day diets have LESS THAN HALF the amount of magnesium than it did for our ancestor!!! {mind blown} Isn't that so sad and scary!? 

Learn how to make #DIY magnesium oil to help promote better #sleep and #health
People who have magnesium deficiencies could have symptoms such as the following: 
  • Calcium or Potassium deficiency
  • Poor heart health
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Muscle cramps or tremors
  • Anxiety or a irregular stress response 
  • Irregular blood pressure
  • Poor blood sugar control
  • Respiratory issues
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Poor memory or confusion
  • Constipation
Now those aren't mild consequences for being deficient, am I right?!! 

What Do We Do?
You can ask your doctor for a test to check your magnesium level as this is not a value that is normally checked with routine lab work.

You can also take a supplement. There are oral magnesium supplements, but often this can cause GI distress. Annnnnnnd since I already have GI problems I wanted to avoid that. I opted to take Magnesium Oil because it has better absorption and fewer side effects. 

You can buy Magnesium Oil Spray or you can make it for a fraction of the cost. 

How To Make Magnesium Oil
How to make #DIY Magnesium Oil for to #relax and support #sleep
Bring the distilled water to a boil and put the magnesium flakes into a large glass bowl. Once the water is boiling, pour it over the magnesium flakes and stir until it is completely dissolved. Let it cool, then pour it into a glass jar for storage.

Store in a cool, dark place and just take out what you need for lotions, serums, and sprays. 

My mom uses this in her eye serum and face lotion because she swears it helps with saggy skin! I wish she took pictures for you guys because the results are insane! Her neck skin has tightened up and her eyes no longer have that saggy look to them. Simply amazing! 

It sound be good for about 6 months if you used distilled water. Regular water or filtered water will spoil faster. 

How I use Magnesium Oil
I pour about 2 oz of the solution into a Glass Bottle with Fine Mist sprayer and keep it by my bathroom. I spray this all over my legs and torso after my morning shower and then I use my Sleepy Bedtime Balm at night before bed. Depending on magnesium status and diet, the recommendations are between 20-100 sprays a day. If you are doing a lot of sprays, you'll probably want to spread them out throughout the day or even do a magnesium foot soak. Read more about how to use Magnesium Oil

Once a week I do a magnesium bath where I use about 1 cup of the magnesium flakes in a hot bath! Sooooo relaxing! Or you can use this recipe for bath salts.

I have to admit that I didn't expect all the changes I saw when I started using Magnesium Oil. Not only did I start sleeping better, but I also began not feeling quite so stressed out about unexpected things and my GI system improved. Did you know that Magnesium is referred to as "the original chill pill"?! Well, let's just say that it got that name for a reason! 

Now you NEED TO KNOW that there is one kinda big side effect to Magnesium Oil-- you may get itchy or tingling and this is normal. I find that this is better tolerated using a spray bottle at least 8 inches from your skin or adding it to lotions rather than applying the oil direction to the skin.

If you want to learn more about Magnesium, then you should definitely read this

I can't wait to hear about your experiences with magnesium oil! Don't forget to join my Natural Living Facebook Group!!
 
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