The Complete List of Magnesium Oil Uses & Benefits

Magnesium Oil uses

I discovered the astonishing magnesium oil uses while looking for a natural solution for my sleep-deprived sister, suffering from stiff neck and headaches almost every morning.

After only a week of using pure transdermal magnesium oil (I got her this one, after some research), my sister is now insomnia-free and neck-and-headache-free.

She also reported that her body odor has gone away (embarrassing, but fortunately you don’t know her) and she now enjoys great mental clarity.

More and more people around the world realize how magnesium deficiency may be the culprit of their “mysterious” symptoms and health problems.

Every cell in our body needs magnesium in some way, and it is vital for bone, tooth, muscle and joint health as well as for optimal sleep and stress control.

What is Magnesium Oil?

Magnesium oil is a term for a mixture of a highly saturated solution of magnesium chloride in distilled water, which has a texture similar to oil. But it’s not oil.

Why Most of us Are Unknowingly Magnesium-Deprived

Sadly, every year we get less and less magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, from our food and water. The ocean is still a good source, but most of us don’t have daily access to it.

The natural sources of magnesium are becoming depleted. The soil is over-farmed and full of pesticides, water filteration systems remove much of the magnesium, and our lifestyle, which includes lack of sleep, stress, and alcohol-caffeine-sugar consumption –  destroys the little Magnesium that’s left.

The Best Way to Elevate Magnesium Levels

It appears that the most effective way to increase overall magnesium levels in your body is to apply magnesium oil to your skin, especially if you have any digestive issues.

Magnesium is often not well absorbed by the digestive system, and is even more difficult to absorb if you are low in vitamin D, lack in gut bacteria or suffer from a number of other conditions.

The second great benefit of magnesium oil is that you can’t overdose yourself with this stuff. Your skin will not absorb more magnesium than the body needs. How great is that?

Magnesium Oil Uses

You can use Magnesium Oil to soothe pain nearly anywhere in your body – From muscle cramps to joint aches and pains. It is also capable of relieving stress, maintaining good lookin’ skin, relaxing your body, promoting good sleep, and aiding general health and vitality.

Here’s a list of magnesium uses:

  • Arthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma, cold, flu
  • ADHD, aggressive behavior, alcoholism, autism
  • Muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, pulled muscles, MS
  • Chronic fatigue, cancer, chemical sensitivity
  • Diabetes, hypertension
  •  constipation, cramps, IBS
  • PMS, menopause symptoms
  • Cluster headaches, migraine headaches
  • Cardiovascular diseases, heart palpitation
  • Psychiatric conditions
  • Sport injuries, head injuries
  • Dental health
  • Anti-aging (Hooray!)

** And I would add to this list, from extensive research – Magnesium (combined with amino acids) can completely cure anxiety and panic disorders!

And Now…Let’s Get Practical

For general maintenance of magnesium levels – Spray the magnesium oil on your arms, legs and stomach every day and leave it on for about 20 minutes before you wash it off.

It will tingle on your skin the first few times. If it’s too annoying, dilute it with some water, but the tingling will fade after a few applications.

I recommend moisturizing about 5 minutes after applying, preferably with a natural moisturizer, such as raw organic coconut oil.

1. Magnesium Oil for Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Joint pain – Magnesium oil relaxes the muscles around the painful areas. Rub some of it around the painful spots. As for osteoporosis, Magnesium oil may act as a buffer against diets with high acidity, as well as substitute for a lack of calcium in the bones.

2. Magnesium Oil for Muscle Pain & Injuries – Apply Pure Magnesium Oil to the problem-area as needed. You can also soak a paper towel with it and place it on a sprained ankle or pulled muscle. Wrap the whole thing with a shrink-wrap or household plastic wrap to keep it secure and moist, for at least 4 hours (up to 8 hours). Let it air dry an hour before you repeat the process.

Update: Magnesium for restless leg syndrome – The unbeatable natural remedy – Read HERE.

3. magnesium Oil for better Sleep, Stress reduction and relaxation – Rub magnesium oil on your feet before you go to sleep. Put your socks on.

4. For More Energy – Apply the oil liberally on your body in the morning.

5. Magnesium Oil for Teeth (Mouth wash): – dilute ¼ tsp into 1 oz. of water. Gargle for 60 seconds. DO NOT SWALLOW. This is excellent for the gums; it will freshen your breath, strengthen teeth and is great for gingivitis. Not for children under the age of 15.

6. Deodorant – A couple of sprays under each armpit works both as an effective and natural deodorant and to transport magnesium into your body. You can also apply by hand. Spray/wash feet with it to get the same effect.

7. Magnesium Oil for Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis  – Magnesium oil can be the most effective topical treatment you’ll try, and is highly therapeutic and healing to skin conditions such as:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Poison oak, Burns etc.

Topically applied magnesium chloride enhances skin barrier function, decreases inflammation, speeds wound healing, and promotes skin cell hydration.

35% strength may be too strong for the face and neck and definitely too strong for burns or wounds – for these applications the oil must be appropriately diluted. A 4% solution is recommended for burns and wounds (i.e. dilute1 part 35% oil: 8 parts water).  

Rub thoroughly into the problem area (up to 3 times a day) – the more you rub, the more your skin will absorb; Let dry and wash with water after 30 minutes. If you feel it stings too much, dilute with more water and try again.

Caution: Magnesium oil is NOT to be ingested. Generally, keep away from big open wounds, eyes, and nasal cavities. Keep off of genitalia. Keep out of reach of children.

Which Magnesium Oil is the Best?

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I recommend Ancient Minerals Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil. It’s highly important the “oil” is made with clean and pure water and some brands’ magnesium oils may derive from unclean or even contaminated bodies of water.

Other brand which I found safe and effective is Natural Calm.

That’s it folks, hope you found this post helpful and I’d be super-glad if you came back to report your success stories with this wonderful natural remedy.

You can learn (much) more about the importance of magnesium and the diseases it can cure in “The Magnesium Miracle” by Carolyn Dean, or in “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy” by Dr. Mark Sircus.

Do you know of another health use or benefit of Magnesium Oil that was left out here? I’d love to find out. Let me know in the comments below…

To your health & happiness,




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  1. says

    Great article! I have been getting very interested in the benefits of magnesium, and am currently reading “The Magnesium Miracle”. I have been taking it for years, but didn’t realise it had so many far reaching benefits, and now I am talking to all my friends and family about it. I have had a fair amount of success with most people I’ve advised, including one girl diagnosed with post natal depression 4 years ago, who was stuck on anti-anxiety and anti-depressants, but still not feeling any better. Within a day or 2 she was calm, relaxed and much more confident, and it wasn’t a fluke. She’s been happy for several months now. It’s an amazing turn around.
    I initially used it for shakiness and twitching, which cleared up within a day or two. I realised there were other benefits when I was recently put on a diuretic, after I had run out of my supplies, and I began to experience excruciating back spasms. The magnesium supplement was the only thing that stopped it – after the doctors gave me co-codamol and diazepam, neither of which worked. The co-codamol just made me incredibly sick! It was after this that I began to research exactly what magnesium deficiency caused, and was amazed at the amount of different things it can affect.
    Well done on a good article! The more people read about this, including doctors, the more it will be taken seriously – it astounds me that the medical profession are not better informed about mineral and vitamin deficiency.

  2. says

    Thanks Alyson for your great comment and I’m so glad to hear about your great success with magnesium oil, it’s trully remarkable, yet so many people do not even consider magnesium deficiency as a root cause of their health problems.

    Thanks for stopping by and come visit again!:)

  3. Peggy says

    I stumbled upon your web site and I really enjoy it. I am trying the oil on my feet at night. How long does it take to work? I’ve only done it two nights. This is my second. As you can see, I am not asleep yet. Have had trouble for several years and nothing has really helped. I am going to sleep or, NOT. Really hoping this works. Thanks for sharing all your research.

  4. larry driscoll says

    I have been using Magnesium Oil for a few weeks now it has had a dramatic positive effect on m life. I sleep longer uninterrupted and deep, arthritic knee pain I have had for years is virtually gone; my energy levels and thinking abilities have increased but not to anxiety levels and I am definitely calmer and clearer in my waking hours. I use Swanson Ancient Zechstein Sea Mg flakes which seem to work very well. It is now part of my lifestyle.

  5. Anne Santiago says

    Hi Meital, I have been using magnesium oil for about two months now and I must say it is wonderful! However, recently I got a boil and it’s on a visible area. The healing is on the right direction but I wanted to know if I can spray it with Magnesium oil then apply ‘Skin Success’ Fade Milk even tone product. The link is here:

    What are your thoughts on this? I am not sure if there’ll be a chemical reaction that would make the spot darker. Should I just stick to their ‘concentrated cream with Vit. e?’

    Would be great to hear from you.

  6. says


    I think that you should not spray it with Magnesium oil but rather just apply a lot of coconut oil – At least 3 times a day and it should do the work without buying a fading lotion.
    Coconut oil will treat the infection (if you still have one) and reduce possible marks/scars etc very effectively.

    Just give it a try for 3 days – 3 times a day and let me know how it goes, o.k?

    Good luck!

  7. sharon kille says

    i use this oil for the neuralgia in my feet due to damaged tissue from chemo. it helps tremendously with the pain.

  8. Kathleen says

    Hi, I have pustular psoriasis and at times is so painful from the blister like sores on my feet and hands. Doctors have prescribed many things and nothing seems to work for very long. I’m wondering if the pure magnesium oil might help. Any ideas? Thank you,


  9. says


    I don’t know if Magnesium Oil will help, but I do know of one thing that will – Hemp Oil.

    My mother had psoriasis for 15 years, tried all medication and failed.

    Ahe started applying Hemp oil on her feet 3 times a day and after 3 weeks exactly her Psoriasis was completely gone.

    It’s been 3 weeks since then and it is still clean and hasn’t returned.

    I hope this helps and good luck to you,


  10. Laurie S. says

    Why should you wash the magnesium oil off? I was hoping to apply at bedtime and forget about it. Does it have to be washed off? Thank you.

  11. says


    The reason to wash the Magnesium Oil off is that it gets itchy, and you won’t be able to go to sleep and forget about it anyway…

    After about 20 minutes the Magnesium will be absorbed and you’ll get all the benefits and be able to wash it off. Believe me, you’ll want to…:)

  12. Joanne says

    I started using magnesium oil about a month ago because I was having irregular heart beats daily. Despite taking oral magnesium I still needed relief. As soon as I started using the magnesium oil it greatly reduced the palpitations. So grateful that I found this treatment effective for me. The only downside is the itching at times. Behind the knees and stomach area seems to work best for me when applying. Otherwise, magnesium oil is a truly effective and natural way to increase your magnesium levels.

  13. says


    Thanks for sharing your success with Magnesium Oil, that’s great!

    And yes, transdermal magnesium is more effective than oral supplements, and works almost immediately.

    Glad you’re feeling better and I appreciate you taking the time to comment:)

  14. Julie says

    Hello! I really enjoyed reading your article! G8 info, thx so much for sharing. I’m wondering if you know if I could use this on my 14 yr old cat?
    His vet thinks it might be IBS or Thyroid problems, we’ve treated for both and separately and neither are working. : (
    Basically he has intermittent vomiting and diarrhea every 5 days or so. He has lost quite a bit of weight, he so bony rite now its so sad as he was the fat cat of the family.
    We got him on animal enzymes 3 days now was g8 then this am he had a change in his poo so increasing the dosage from half a pill at every feeding to 1 pill at every feeding he eats the best canned cat food 2 of the 3oz cans daily. Ok, I just realized I’ve rambled on and on, sorry about that.
    Thanks for your time in advance!

  15. says


    I’m sorry to hear about your cat. I have no idea about how safe magnesium oil is for cats, so you’ll have to ask a vet about it. I wish I could be more helpful and I hope he feels better soon.

  16. Julie says

    Thx so much 4 the quick response! I appreciate u taking the time! Hav a G8 one! 😉

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