Spraying/rubbing magnesium chloride oil full strength directly on the skin is the most efficient and economical application, and also offers the most benefits to the user. In the beginning, avoid the face and sensitive areas and dilute the oil 50/50 with water for the first few days until your body becomes adjusted to this higher magnesium level.
After your shower give yourself a very liberal coating of the magnesium oil You can then choose to leave it on or after 30 minutes (when the magnesium has been absorbed) if you find the residue a little beachy on the skin, you can rinse with water or wipe it off with a moist washcloth.
Substitutes for deodorant with continued use as magnesium chloride deodorises the entire body.
Adding magnesium oil or flakes to a warm foot soak is beneficial for assisting detox. Use just enough water to cover the toes – about 50ml of oil or 80mg flakes is a good start. Keep the mix, re-heat and use for up to 2 – 3 applications adding 1 tablespoon of oil or flakes each time.
Adding 150ml oil or 250mg flakes to a hot bath is a luxury we all deserve. Just add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil and enjoy.
But It Tingles!
The ‘tingle’ factor only applies to direct body spraying, and yes, we know for some it can be a tad uncomfortable for a few minutes for the first few times you use it. And, like all things, it is something your body will become accustomed to and it will disappear in a few days as your magnesium level rises. Of course, it really depends on how sensitive your skin is. If you know that you have sensitive skin, test spray on a small section of skin first. If the tingle is more a lasting sting (more than 5 mins) you may need to dilute 50/50 with water when spraying/massaging onto your body. Any initial tingling ceases when magnesium levels rise, even when applied neat.