Country of Origin: Isreal
INCI: Magnesium Chloride
Including magnesium chloride in your products require enough water to dissolve the salt. Use Emulsifiers or thickeners that can handle electrolytes to keep it from separating.
One of our customers adds 100x aloe vera powder to soften the application.
Formula: MgCl2 - 6 H2O
Appearance (25c): White fine flakes
Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2): 47.6%
Potassium Chloride (KCl): 0.5%
Sodium Chloride (NaCl): 0.6%
Water of Crystallization: Up to 100%
Specific Gravity: 1.28
pH Solution: 8.21
Magnesium Oil Recipe
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup magnesium chloride flakes
- Spray bottle
- Bring the water to a boil in a non-aluminum saucepan. Turn off the heat and stir in the magnesium flakes until dissolved. When cool, pour into your spray bottle. No refrigeration is necessary.
- Spray it on to the body (details below) and lightly rub it in. It may still feel a bit greasy or moist on the skin. For me, it is fully absorbed without a residue within a few minutes. Use anywhere from 10-30 sprays per day. How to apply magnesium oil
Expect a tingling sensation when you first start to use magnesium oil. If this is your first time using magnesium oil, apply it to a small test patch first, to gauge the intensity of the tingling.
Many people say that the tingling will decrease over time, as your body becomes less deficient in the nutrient. This was definitely true, although it still feels slightly unpleasant for a few minutes after application. But the health benefits are totally worth it!
Although it varies from person-to-person, there are general areas that are less sensitive to the magnesium oil and make better application sites. In my experience, areas with more adipose tissue (a.k.a. the plump areas) are less sensitive. Try the thighs, hips, and belly. Shins and forearms also work well for me. Try to avoid the creases of the elbows, behind the knees, creases of the bottom, and the neck if you are experiencing tingling. These areas are usually more sensitive.
Do NOT apply magnesium oil to your legs after shaving them – ouchie! I recommend waiting at least 12 hours before applying to shaved legs. If you experience no tingling when applying magnesium oil, you may be able to tolerate post-shave application.
Dry brushing makes the skin more sensitive to magnesium oil. (is a practice to simulate the lymphatic system and improve skin tone). Dry brush in the evening, before my shower, and I find that applying the magnesium oil immediately post-shower creates intense tingling. So, I wait until the morning to apply magnesium oil, which gives my skin a period to “de-sensitize” from the dry brushing.
You may notice a slight white film or powder on your skin after the magnesium oil dries. You can wipe or rinse this off, or briskly rub your skin and it will disappear.
Wait at least 30 minutes before showering or bathing after applying magnesium oil, to ensure that the magnesium has absorbed into the skin and will not be rinsed off