One of the first Amazing Oils products was our magnesium bath flakes and it remains one of strongest selling items and for good reason.
Anyone who has had a bath using the magnesium flakes will tell you, it's like the best bath ever! One recent comment on our Facebook page said that if you only have a shower in your bathroom that our magnesium flakes are 'worth buying a bath for'.
The benefits of magnesium taken via the skin have been described everywhere on this blog, however a quick recap in case you haven't read any of the other articles;
What does magnesium do for us?
Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and according to Australia's Ministry of Health it's essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Because it's used by so many systems to work correctly magnesium deficiency presents in a wide range of symptoms.
Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
It may help with:
- Stress relief
- Muscle aches
- Improving circulation
- Better nutrient absorption
- Headache relief
- Speeding up wound healing
- For children to help mineral absorption and improve sleep (yes it works!)
- For acne, eczema or other skin problems
- For joint pain relief
- To help relieve poison ivy or skin reactions
- Improving skin hydration
Why via the skin
Taking magnesium as an oral supplement is about the worst way to get magnesium into your body ... it's a laxative, thus much of the magnesium gets lost in the gut.
Some of the latest research studies have shown that the most effective way to get magnesium into your system may actually be transdermally - via the skin.
A magnesium bath - not so serious side effects
1. Moping and forlorn partners wondering where you are for hours on end and trying to hold conversations through the bathroom door.
This is resolved by inviting them into the bath or running one for them!
Pruning of the skin due to you not wanting to get out of the bath, resolves by itself quickly.