This DIY is so super simple! Actually, I feel kind of a sell-out for posting it because it’s so easy to make. I’ll make it up later with a more complicated DIY. I’m guessing you’ve seen a lot of the pop up stores in shopping centres or online promoting the incredible benefits of magnesium and how their product harnesses the properties of the magnesium in various forms to assist us reach optimal health, and decrease aching or fatigued muscles. Well, they’re right, kind of. Magnesium is an amazing mineral and it does wondrous things for our health, BUT you don’t have to pay the price tag that goes along with the shop packaged versions. I promise you can replicate what they are selling for a fraction of the cost. And because you are making it from fresh ingredients, the potency of your product will be so much better. Super easy, super inexpensive, and these make great gifts.
Before I get into the recipe, let me just discuss magnesium for a minute and why we need it.
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Magnesium helps maintain many biological functions in our body; immune health, maintains our bone density, maintains healthy blood pressure, and ensures our nerves and neural pathways function correctly. Magnesium is tightly regulated in the body, so if you’re healthy, you rarely have more or less than what you need.
Good dietary sources of magnesium are; green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes and wholegrains.
Having been a sports trainer for several years, one thing our medical team used many a time was a magnesium supplement. Running around a footy field in Queensland for 2 hours often took it’s toll on our players and when the guys took the supplement during the week, it minimised, if not delayed, the onset of muscle cramps during the game. I only wish I knew about this spray then.
So this super simple spray can be applied to sore muscles to alleviate aches and pains – naturally! No added nasties or preservatives.
What You Need
The recipe below will yield 125ml. You can adjust the amounts to make as much or as little as you want. The formula will last about 3 months.
1x Spray Bottle – You can just reuse an old cosmetic spray bottle, or you can find a glass one here,or on ebay.
¼C Magnesium Chloride Flakes – I bought mine from Biome here. If you live in Brisbane or Gold Coast you can visit in store and fill up your own container!
¼C Boiling Water.
Pour the magnesium flakes into a pyrex jug or similar.
Add the boiling water.
Stir until the magnesium dissolves, and then pour into your spray bottle.
So easy! Just spray on sore aching areas for muscular relief.
As I said before these make great gifts. They are simple and inexpensive to make, but are sure to be welcomed by the receiver of your homemade gift!