Hi Petals –
Have you, like me, heard a bit about Magnesium lately? I have read a few blog posts about this miracle worker and the benefits sound unreal! So, what is it all about?
Firstly I’d like to take some words from the AmazingOils website – “Before I even begin writing – a warning: It’s complicated’ because magnesium is essential for so many bodily functions that its influence cannot be wrapped in a nifty sentence or soundbite. There are a LOT of theories around the new implications of this mineral which is almost as important as air and water for humans.” *
… As important as air and water in humans?! WOW! Magnesium is already present in our bodies and can also be found in plants and vegetables. It is responsible for energy production, regulating blood pressure, and healthy muscle and nerve function. Can you believe that the majority of the population are actually magnesium deficient?Being deficient can cause all sorts of issues like muscular cramping, restless leg syndrome and ill-health. It can make it harder for you to deal with stress and make it harder to get a good nights sleep. Unfortunately if magnesium is taken orally it can be destroyed by the gut and the benefits can not be reaped. It is said that magnesium can reduce stress, tension, regulate hormones, encourage sleep, relieve muscle aches, help with anxiety and skin conditions, among many other things.
This is where AmazingOils Magnesium comes in. Amazing Oils is a family run Australian business that is all about health and well-being. Their magnesium is sourced from two secret natural salt lakes in Australia. These magnesium products are used externally which is absorbed straight through the skin and into our blood stream. More in-depth information about the science behind magnesium can be found here.
I have been using the magnesium bath flakes for around 5 weeks now and I love it. I am already an avid bath user, there is just something so relaxing about submerging your body in steamy hot water for half an hour and letting your thoughts drift off. I have a fairly stressful job, so I jump at the chance for a bit of relaxation time. I have been adding a handful of the bath flakes into my regular baths and this is probably going to sound silly, but, it has made a huge difference. My stress and worries instantly melt away and my aching neck is quickly soothed – even more so than my usual bath. It may be a placebo effect, or it could be that my body is crying out for magnesium – who knows. But I love it and don’t want it to stop. As soon as I get out of the tub I feel energised but supremely calm. My body feels tension and pain-free. This product also works wonders for period cramps and headaches. WINNER.
The next product I have is the AmazingOils Ugly Bits stick, and man, does this product excite me. But the name makes me laugh every time. This little rollerball delivers a highly concentrated dose of magnesium straight to your skin, and is used for a multitude of things. Dab it on skin tags, moles, ingrown hairs, pimples – you name it and it’ll fix it. I have started using a Clarisonic recently and my skin is currently in the purging stage, so I have been popping this on any blemishes and they disappear overnight, if not in a few hours (praise the lord). I have a chronic ingrown hair on my bikini line, a few unsightly moles and skin tags that I would like to get rid of, so I’ve been rubbing the ugly sick (haha, that name) on them every day and watching them minimise before my eyes – Seriously, no joke.
I also have the Magnesium Facial Cream, so I can give my skin and blemishes another blast of magnesium goodness. The cream is full of shea butter, coconut oil, hazelnut oil, vitamin E and apricot oil – so it is super hydrating to boot. It would be perfect for dry skinned pals, but if i use it sparingly it works perfectly on the greasy disco ball.
I have also read over at Nourished Life, that AmazingOils Magnesium flakes are food grade and a few flakes can be added to a litre of water for even more absorption. The amount of magnesium based product is huge and can’t recommend them enough. Next on my list is a magnesium rich salt scrub and a spray to apply straight to my sore neck.
Have you used magnesium before? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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*DISCLAIMER – Although some products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.