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What if I told You that I have just the thing to solve not only Your sleep problems, but so much more, like muscle cramps and aid
Are you taking magnesium? In what form, pills, spray, magnesium bath flakes? Do you find it makes a difference?
Up to 80% of us are magnesium deficient for many different reasons, from soil being deficient, to us not eating magnesium rich foods (that’s dark leafy greens like spinach, beans, avocado and almonds) or absorbing it.
Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions, which is why hypomagnesemia (another name for magnesium deficiency) is something you really want to avoid.
Magnesium is an essential mineral and also an electrolyte. Some of the main functions of magnesium include:
Regulating blood pressure
Keeping bones strong
Balancing nitric oxide in the body
Supporting growth and development in babies and children
Supporting proper function of nerves, muscles, and tissue
Neutralizing stomach acid
Moving stools through the intestine and preventing constipation
Magnesium also makes the process of photosynthesis possible by helping to form chlorophyll, the chemical that allows plants to capture sunlight and turn it into energy
It’s important to point out that are nine forms of magnesium as a supplement, so it is important to do Your research which one to take for certain symptoms & conditions. You should also know that it takes up to 6 weeks to see if it makes a difference – that’s if You are taking correct doses for You. Please research optimal vitamins/ minerals doses versus “recommended daily allowances” and Your life will be changed forever.
Let’s not get sidetracked Renata, we are here to see how to DIY magnesium oil. I make mine out of Epsom Salts/ Magnesium Flakes.
Epsom salt derives its name from a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England, where the compound was first distilled from water. It’s different from traditional salts because it’s actually a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It was originally prepared from mineral water, but today it’s mainly obtained from mining operations.
A warm bath containing Epsom salt is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation. This makes it a beneficial natural treatment sore muscles, headaches (including migraines) and arthritis pain.
One cup of magnesium flakes
Half of a cup of h20
glass bowl/ pyrex measuring cup
pot of boiling h2o
clean spray bottle
Put water and magnesium flakes into the glass bowl or Pyrex measuring jug. Place that on smaller pot with water to create to double boiler system (just google it) and slowly heat it till all the flakes dissolve. Cool it down, strain it if necessary, and pour it into spray or pump bottle.
This is Your magesium oil to be used topically. Magnesium can be absorbed via the skin, which is my preferred method. Use 5-10 sprays nightly – on the arms, legs and the tummy. If You find Your skin tingles after application, that means You have magnesium deficiency. It will subside and disappear with continuous use. If You find it gives You runs to the bathroom, that means You need to decrease the dose.
There You go, this is one of my DIY tricks where You can make something good for pennies.
I’ve been using it at least six years now and can’t imagine my life without it now. A must for restful sleep and relaxed muscles. It’s not my first time posting about it, I have rather rambly post on it on my old blog (find it here).
A very interesting discussion developed in the comments section on my (also old) post here, be sure to check it out.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading!
See You here next Tuesday, my regular posting day. I am most likely post about my March Monthly Musings & Things or review Nordic Natural Beauty Awards winners from last year. Interested? Then keep Your eyes peeled 🙂
Sending LOVE & LIGHT!
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