Add 150g magnesium chloride flakes (roughly 1 cup) to approx. 5 litres of water, enough to cover your feet. Sit and relax for 20 minutes.
Add 250g magnesium chloride flakes (roughly 2 cups) per bath. Lie back and relax for 20 minutes. Increase dosage for more intensive treatment or after extensive periods of exercise.
It is recommended to take a magnesium bath 2 to 3 times a week. Your skin will feel pleasant, smooth and supple.
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Flakes (47% MgCl2 concentration).
Why does it tingle when I apply it to my skin?
This can happen if the body's cellular magnesium levels are low. The skin can tingle as the magnesium is sucked through the skin rapidly and as magnesium is a large molecule it can cause this sensation. It is important to remember though that it isn't an allergic reaction to the magnesium, as it is found naturally within the body and is vital to good health.
Another factor that can influence this reaction is the amount used on one area. We recommend using a small amount per area and increasing gradually. Also if you have dry or broken skin it may heighten the sensation so avoid these areas.
This reaction will decrease as your body's cellular magnesium levels increase.
To reduce the reaction we recommend the following techniques:-
(1) Apply only a small amount to any individual skin area. Massage in well.
(2) Apply after a shower onto wet skin, while pores are open.
(3) Vary the application areas to increase the bodies overall magnesium level.
(4) Little but often is the key. Massage it in and wait for a minute or so then try a little more.
The key is to apply transdermal magnesium wherever it feels comfortable. The magnesium, once absorbed into the skin, is circulated around the body so there is no direct need to focus just on a single area. However, once your magnesium levels begin to rise you will find areas that were sensitive before are no longer so.
Magnesium Flakes can provide a gentle solution to raising your levels. Added to a bath or foot soak they can provide a lower concentration of the solution that will still help increase your magnesium levels.
We always recommend talking to your GP before using a topical supplementation product if you are unsure.
Are there any contradictions with Magnesium Flakes?
There are no contraindications with any of our transdermal magnesium products.
Can I use transdermal magnesium during pregnancy?
Magnesium is very important during this time for both mother and baby as babies are born with twice as much magnesium as calcium, this is what makes them so flexible and why their skin is so elastic and soft.
Our pure magnesium products are perfectly suited for during pregnancy. Magnesium Oil Original spray, Magnesium Flakes and Magnesium Lotion all contain only a pure form of magnesium chloride.
There are no restrictions with dosage level of these products during this time.