I suffer from chronic pain and one of the things I hate the most about that is taking narcotic pain meds. I try to avoid them as much as possible. They have the potential for addiction, they make me feel gross and I just like to try to manage my pain as naturally as possible when I can.
I started taking detox baths a while ago for my chronic pain symptoms and I found that they really helped. The magnesium in the Epsom salt used in these baths is what is the “secret”. Although these baths help a lot, sometimes I just don’t have time to dip in the tub and when I saw you can make your own magnesium body butter, I wanted to make the oil that is used to make it. In addition to this oil (which is not actually an oil at all, but more of a thick solution), I added a bit of my Panaway essential oil blend from Young Living oils to give it an extra boost in pain relief. You should NOT use Epsom salt to make this. The kind of magnesium I used is different than what is found in Epsom salt. I used Pure Magnesium Flakes for this DIY magnesium oil pain spray.
Why You Should Use Magnesium Oil
Magnesium is a mineral our bodies need for everything from controlling muscle relaxation to being vital for our hearts. Magnesium oil can be taken through the skin so well because it absorbs into your blood so quickly this way bring relief for pain and aches within 5-10 minutes rather than the half hour to 45 minutes it would take a narcotic pain reliever. Since this is a homemade version, you also know exactly what is in it. For me, this is a huge plus. Magnesium oil is completely safe to use as well. You can use it on children to adults.
How to Use Magnesium Oil
Magnesium oil is like the coconut oil of spray on relief. I say this because it can be used for so many things! Here are a few ways you can use magnesium oil in your life:
Spray it on your feet for better sleep. do 5-10 sprays on the top of each foot and rub in. If using on children, use a bit of raw Shea butter (if they don’t have a latex allergy) or coconut oil as a carrier.
Spray 5-20 sprays on painful areas. Rub it in or allow it to sit on your skin. You will find relief within 5-10 minutes for mild to moderate pain.
Use it to boost massages. A back massage will never be the same when you spray this on before you rub it in. It will help with all those aches that we get from a long day.
The best part about magnesium oil is your aches, pains and cramps should get less and less frequent as you get your body up to par in it’s magnesium load. Most people are seriously lacking in magnesium in their bodies and this contributes to pain!
How to DIY Magnesium Oil Pain Spray
Bring water to a boil and add magnesium flakes. Gently give it a stir to dissolve.
Add your drops of essential oil.
When completely cool, give it a good stir again and pour into a spray bottle.
- 1¾ Cups Pure Magnesium Flakes
- 2⅓ Cups water
- 15 Drops Panaway Essential Oil blend from Young Living
- Bring water to a boil and add magnesium flakes. Gently give it a stir to dissolve.
- Add your drops of essential oil.
- When completely cool, give it a good stir again and pour into a spray bottle.
A Few Notes About Magnesium Oil
You may feel some slight stinging or tightness when you first start using it. This should get less and less as you continue to use it. If the stinging is too much for you, use it with a carrier oil such as avocado or coconut.
If you see a while film on your skin after, don’t panic. It is just the magnesium that didn’t absorb. Just brush it off.
Give your oil a gentle shake before each use to make sure it is well distributed.
This can feel drying to your skin. Feel free to apply a lotion over it after 10-15 minutes when it has mostly absorbed into your skin.
Please keep in mind that I am not a medical professional. The information here is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or ailment and should not replace seeing a medical professional.
Please note, I am NOT a Young Living distributor.