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Do all magnesium oils have the same effect?

Switched brands to a cheaper online version and found these possibky are stronger/have better effect. Early days and will monitor over time to form a clearer conclusion.

Unlike tablets it seems harder to compare on labels which of any of them are stronger / better.

Anyone else found marked differences between brands.

I am delighted of course as I am paying a third of high street prices.

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Typo in heading?

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His typing has gone south.

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Would you have preferred a question mark at the end of the header sentence ?

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An explanation of what "magnetism oils" are?

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Humour deficit!

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To amend your heading go to the down arrow next to Follow press and then click edit and you can edit your heading and ?

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Don't worry about the typo, it's easily done and we know what you meant. So back to the question. I'm not surprised you have found differences in brands. It's not just the main ingredient that is in things so I'm sure the 'other' ingredients may make a difference as well. But stick to something you are happy with and then if something isn't working well it's easier to eliminate what it might be.

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Sorry all, I missed the real typo ....

I am now smiling.

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Genuinely, are there standards for bottles of magnesium oil ?

How can you tell quality or strength when looking at different brands online?

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I'm not sure whether you can tell the quality and strength from the label but I'm sure if you ask you will get suggestions. The thing with these you often get what you pay for, in other words the better ones tend to be more pricey and the cheaper things are padded out with things that may not be good for you. So have a look at what is easy for you to buy and ask about those. Or go the other way round and ask for good ones and then see if you can find them locally or online.

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Ok, i have been in contact with the manufacturer just now.

Industry standard is a 31% concentration - suggestion is that not all products are made to this strength so let the buyer beware as they say and check the label.

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Does anyone make their own magnesium oil? I do. There are recipes to be found online and I got mine from a website called www. wellnessmama.com. The recipe I use is to buy a large jar of magnesium chloride flakes-not hard to find- I get mine at Sprouts in the US. The plastic jar costs about $20.00 US dollars but it lasts a long time. The recipe has variations re adding essential oils for fragrance but I just make the basic oil. I have an 8 oz glass spray bottle (from amazon.com) that I fill and keep in the bathroom; a large glass jar (like a ball jar) to fill and keep excess in the fridge, distilled water-which I always have on hand for my C-PAP machine, and a plastic funnel to fill my spray bottle with. It's a 1/2 and 1/2 solution: Put 4 oz of the mag flakes in a stainless steel or glass/ceramic bowl; bring a little more than 4 oz of distilled water to boil (the extra is because some will be lost through steam). When water boils pour 4 oz in a glass measuring cup and add to flakes. Stir a few minutes to dissolve Then let cool a bit (easier to handle). Using funnel pour 8 ox of the 1/2 & 1/2 solution into 8oz spray bottle and store in bathroom. You can make in larger batches and keep excess in Ball glass bottle. It will keep 6 mos in fridge so you don't have to make often to keep your bathroom bottle refilled. Cheap, effective, spritz on legs, arms, torso after shower. Works for me. Skin is a great way to absorb meds, minerals, etc. I also take an oral supplement.

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I’m going to give this a try soon 🙂

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Hi me again just wanted to add when you make your own mag oil you get a 50% solution, no additives, and it's cheaper. One point, when you first start using spray-on magnesium it can feel a little tingly for a few minutes. If this is bothersome just use more water and a little less magnesium flakes temporarily til you get used to it then bump up the flakes to 1/2 of the solution. It's not really an oil, technically a spray. After the spray dries (about 20 minute+ or - ) if you have dry skin feel free to use some moisturizer. I don't, but that's because I don't need it. It won't affect the magnesium absorption or effectiveness. Creams/meds etc that are absorbed thru the skin are usually absorbed within 20-30 minutes (unless they are designed for sustained release) so no need to leave anything on much longer than that. (Especially IMO yucky night creams or products with oils that make for a lot of laundry. irina

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Thanks! I was just shopping up at Sprouts but I think they were out of the magnesium flakes. didnt see the supplement worker around either.. I go up there nearly every other day to use the water machine, so Ill check again soon.

They sell magn esium bath oil and body was but it was pricey and i wasnt sure about all those ingrediennts (not a bath person either really)

I started with Natural calm but when it runs out Ill get some glycenate and also make this spray on too.

maybe the spray on will sufice because all these supplements are breaking the bank

sorry for typos.. weak and cofused

xx Jill

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PS you do the spray on after your shower, not before.. right? but youre also saying as long as i waited 20 mins i could shower after and thatd be fine too?

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Hi. I imagine you can spray before. I do after just because my thinking is that after a nice hot shower or bath your skin pores are open and the magnesium might be absorbed better. No scientific evidence. Just my opinion. Plus it does dry fast. By the time I'm ready to leave the bathroom after shower (brush teeth, hang up towels, putz around a little)the spray is dry. I think either way is fine. (Unless you've been mud wrestling and the mud gets in the way of the spray!)Joke! Joke!

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lol!! thanks again 😆

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