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.
Country of Origin: Isreal
INCI: Magnesium Chloride
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
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
I tried out magnesium oil last year for the first time, and instantly found it helpful for aches and pains and cramps (as well as a great deodorant!) I am getting to the end of my bottle and was wondering if I could DIY instead of purchasing ready made. I was so happy to find the flakes available at this great price and was even happier that they are from a small business. I had a great buying experience and will definitely be purchasing from Soap & More again in the future!
i got an excellent advice from Amanda about how much and for how long to use these flakes for detox. I am very grateful for her advice and other info she graciously provided to me about other healing salts I can use for detox
Amanda has many years experience on many cosmetic and healing issues.
Always pleasant staff and great product
Great purchase. We love having soaking baths with these super healthy magnesium flakes. With sore backs, arms or legs and feet soaking can relieve aches and pains fast. The best way to absorb magnesium is through our skin. Adding 1 c of baking soda, 2 c magnesium flakes, and a few drops of essential oils is a real treat for a warm bath water. Enjoy and get your blood pressure down at the same time, reduce stress. It leaves your skin and your muscles feeling so wonderful. Great product! Will continue to purchase.
Excellent product to use and will definitely buy it here again.