Magnesium Oil: 10 Health Benefits to Know

When making magnesium oil, make sure not to use metal utensils because they can affect the properties of the mineral.
Magnesium Oil: 10 Health Benefits to Know
Maricela Jiménez López

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Magnesium is a mineral that our bodies don’t make themselves. We must absorb it correctly to prevent certain illnesses. And, magnesium oil offers many benefits.

First off, magnesium participates in more than 300 different biochemical reactions in your body, including those that are needed for a healthy cardiovascular system, nervous system, and muscles.

It was easily obtained up until recently in vegetables and nuts, because the soil was rich in magnesium.

But now it’s harder to get in the amount that your body needs.

Below we’ll tell you what all it can do for you and how to make it at home.

Take notes!

1. It reduces pain

hand and wrist pain

Applying magnesium cream reduces the severity of common kinds of pain, like back and joint pain and headaches.

The mineral encourages muscle relaxation and since it reduces inflammation, it speeds up the healing process.

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2. It’s good for your teeth

Using magnesium oil as an oral hygiene remedy will improve the health of your gums and help keep plaque from accumulating on your teeth.

It strengthens your teeth and lowers your risk of infection and other conditions.

Note:  Magnesium oil should not be ingested, spit it out after using it.

3. It strengthens your bones

woman with neck pain who needs magnesium oil

Having enough magnesium in your body will help in the synthesis of calcium, and therefore it is necessary for strong, healthy bones.

Using it regularly reduces inflammation and mitigates the negative impact of oxidative stress and toxins.

4. It prevents skin problems

Applying magnesium oil regularly is very good for your skin.

It clears your pores and prevents the appearance of pimples and skin allergies.

It also helps regulate oil production and minimizes damage that the sun can cause.

5. It improves circulation in your legs

woman holding her calf

When used on your legs, magnesium oil relaxes the muscles and improves blood flow.

This means a lower risk of getting varicose veins and spider veins, which form when blood has difficulty returning to the upper part of your body.

6. It helps with stress

Absorbing enough magnesium will keep certain hormones balanced, hormones linked to stress.

A good amount of anti-stress and anti-anxiety products contain the mineral.

7. It helps you sleep better

happy woman sleeping because of magnesium oil

For people with sleep disorders, applying this natural oil can be a great way to calm down the brain and nervous system.

Once absorbed into your skin, it relaxes your body and helps you get a deep, restorative night’s sleep.

8. It helps control diabetes

While there are many factors when it comes to controlling diabetes, keeping your magnesium levels up is key.

That’s because it helps your body use insulin well, improving its ability to regulate blood sugar levels.

9. It protects your feet

healthy relaxed feet

Using the oil on your feet won’t just feel refreshing; it will also keep them from cracking, forming callouses, and other common problems.

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10. It strengthens your immune system

Absorbing enough magnesium is important if you want a properly functioning immune system.

It lowers your risk of infectious disease, and as if that weren’t enough, it helps keep your energy up.

How can I make magnesium oil at home?

magnesium oil spray solution

You can find different kinds of magnesium oil at the store, but making it at home ensures you get a high-quality product, and saves you money.


  • 1 cup of distilled water (250 ml)
  • 1 cup of magnesium chloride flakes (200 g)


  • Plastic spoon
  • Spray bottle


  • Heat the water, and once boiling, remove from heat and mix in the magnesium chloride flakes.
  • Stir the mixture with a plastic spoon until it has all dissolved, then cover it to keep it from evaporating.
  • Once cooled, pour the liquid into a spray bottle for easy use.

How to apply

  • Spray the mixture onto the desired areas of your skin and let sit 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing off.
  • Repeat 3 times a day, every day.

As you can see, it’s very easy to make and can do so much for you, so it’s worth having on hand.

Try the recipe out and apply it daily to make sure you’re getting enough magnesium.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.