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Magnesium Oil

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Trusted by health professionals since 2007, Ancient Minerals® Magnesium Oil offers an easy-to-absorb alternative to oral magnesium in a convenient topical spray. Pure magnesium chloride derived from a pristine underground source helps ease stress and tension while delivering the full health benefits of this essential mineral.

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Restores magnesium levels

Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 biochemical processes. It supports heart health, builds strong bones, promotes nervous system and muscle health, and is essential to energy production. Every cell in your body needs magnesium to thrive, yet many of us are deficient. Ancient Minerals® Magnesium Oil makes it easy to replenish depleted magnesium at the cellular level.

Supports stress relief & relaxation

Topical magnesium provides a powerful way to ease stress and tension. Often called the “relaxation mineral,” magnesium calms nerves and muscles, supports healthy brain function and improves mood by regulating neurotransmitters that send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.

Eases achy muscles

Magnesium offers fast, powerful relief from everyday muscle aches and discomfort. It supports the healthy function of muscles, helping them relax and contract properly. Applying magnesium oil after a workout can help ease post-exercise muscle soreness.

Promotes restful sleep

In addition to supporting stress relief, magnesium can help you get a good night’s sleep by helping to relax the body as your body prepares for rest. Especially when applied in the evening before bed, the “relaxation mineral” can help you fall asleep and sleep soundly through the night.


Genuine Zechstein Magnesium Chloride

Unadulterated pure magnesium chloride drawn from the ancient Zechstein Seabed, approximately 2 miles beneath the surface of the earth.

Ingredients List

Water, Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride (and trace minerals)

100mg elemental magnesium per 1ml / 6 sprays

How To Use

Apply liberally to clean skin of torso, legs, and arms. 

Avoid sensitive areas and mucus membranes. It is normal to experience a tingling sensation during initial use.

After application, you may notice a slight salt-like mineral residue when the solution dries.

Rinse or wipe off after 20 minutes, if desired.

Why topical magnesium?

Since ancient times, people have bathed in mineral-rich hot springs to reap the many health benefits that come from taking in minerals using the skin, a practice known as balneotherapy. Today, people all over the world continue to seek out hot springs for healing and rejuvenation. 

Topical magnesium is a convenient and effective way to replicate the ancient art of balneotherapy. It also allows you to maximize your daily magnesium intake without additional pills or the laxative effect often caused by oral supplements. And it can be applied directly where you need it most, with immediate results. 

Ancient Minerals® topical magnesium products offer a powerful way to replenish magnesium at a cellular level through your most efficient organ of absorption—your skin.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 62 reviews
Vicki K.

I’m not sure how it works, but it works…. at least for me. It gave me temporary relief from my nighttime leg aches that would keep me from sleeping. I’m thankful!

Cheryl T.
Magnesium Oil

This oil is a true blessing and value. Great for our health and homeopathic medicine. Thank you for this product!

ogulkan t.

Very good product


Where does Ancient Minerals come from?

The pristine source for Ancient Minerals magnesium products lies within a deep underground seabed in Northern Europe–nearly two miles beneath the surface—referred to as the Ancient Zechstein Sea. It is extracted from the earth by a process known as solution mining, and is globally the most coveted source of naturally occurring magnesium chloride in existence.

What kind of oil is used in Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil?

“Magnesium oil” is a term that was coined early in the development of transdermal magnesium therapy. Though applied in a manner similar to beneficial natural oils, magnesium oil in its composition is actually a highly concentrated solution of magnesium chloride in water. There are no actual oils present in our formulations.

Is the magnesium chloride in Ancient Minerals “Pharmaceutical Grade” or “USP Grade”?

Many manufacturers rely on the phrases “Pharmaceutical Grade” and “USP Grade” to convey a sense of quality to consumers. Both “Pharmaceutical Grade” and “USP Grade” refer to the same thing–the public standards set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia.

There are several aspects of magnesium chloride defined by USP standards, but arguably the most important and controversial is the standard set for maximum allowable heavy metal content. This standard designates how much mercury, cadmium, lead, and other toxic metals may be present while still receiving USP certification.

In the case of magnesium chloride, the USP standard allows for a maximum heavy metal content of 10 parts per million (ppm). Because transdermal magnesium chloride comes into direct contact with our skin, we should pay particular attention to the fact that these allowed elements are known toxins. Even as low as a single part per million of mercury can have negative effects.

What this means for you is that manufacturers can casually use the phrase “Pharmaceutical Grade” without telling you exactly what toxic heavy metals exist in the finished product, and at what levels–so long as these levels are below the USP limit.

By no means do we consider this an acceptable practice, and certainly not a suitable method to represent the purity of Ancient Minerals. For that reason, we refer to the “ultra-purity” of Ancient Minerals as being far beyond any pharmaceutical standard that exists in the world, period. We are completely transparent in our efforts to redefine purity. Genuine Zechstein® lab results are available proudly to all who seek them. For more information on these results, please feel free to contact us.

Ancient Minerals Oil stings my skin. Is this normal?

Some users of magnesium oil and magnesium gel with sensitive skin may experience tingling and/or slight irritation at the site of application due to the high concentration of magnesium chloride. This is completely harmless and varies based on a number of factors, including how much is applied and where it is applied to the body.

Diluting the magnesium oil 1:1 with pure spring water can reduce this effect, although this is a matter of personal preference. Those who experience this effect also report that the tingling lessens with each subsequent application.

Another option is to choose Ancient Minerals magnesium lotion or magnesium bath flakes, for use in foot soaks and/or full body soaks, which offer a gentler form of transdermal magnesium therapy, for those with extremely sensitive or broken skin.

Is there a maximum daily limit for using Ancient Minerals topically?

No. The skin has a unique ability to self-regulate absorption, and therefore overuse is of little concern.

Are there any precautions for using Ancient Minerals magnesium products?

Avoid using Ancient Minerals magnesium gel, magnesium lotion or magnesium oil near mucus membranes such as the eyes and nose, which can cause some irritation.

In addition, though applying the magnesium oil and/or gel to broken skin or wounds can be highly therapeutic and cleansing, the high concentration of magnesium salts may cause discomfort. If you are using Ancient Minerals on broken skin or lesions (i.e. psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.) it is strongly advised to begin with magnesium baths until the skin had a chance to start healing and become less sensitive to the higher concentration of magnesium chloride in the oil and gel.

Where should I apply Ancient Minerals?

Apply to clean skin. Avoid sensitive areas and mucus membranes. We recommend applying liberally to larger areas of skin such as your torso, legs, and arms, to help maximize absorption.

I diluted the magnesium oil but I’m still having sensitivity should I continue use?

It is normal to experience slight itching or stinging during initial use. This should subside during the absorption process. For a lighter application, the magnesium oil is water-soluble and can be diluted with pure water to form a lower concentration for a lighter application. We recommend starting with a 1:1 ratio but the solution can be diluted even further.

Do I have to rinse the magnesium oil off or can I leave it on?

You do not need to rinse off our magnesium after use. Rinsing off magnesium oil after use is a matter of personal preference. In roughly twenty minutes your skin can take full advantage of topically applied magnesium, and it may be safely removed at that point. Keep in mind, also, that Ancient Minerals magnesium gel is designed to stay hydrated on the skin, so rinsing off after use is recommended.

Can you ingest/take Ancient Minerals orally?

Despite the purity of our magnesium chloride products, we are unable to recommend, encourage, or supply instructions for internal use, as they are classified as topical supplements.

One of the many reasons that people seek out our products is because of their transdermal application. When applied topically, Ancient Minerals bypass the digestive tract and do not create the laxative effect that is so common when supplementing magnesium orally.

What trace minerals are in Ancient Mineral Magnesium Oil?

The trace minerals present in Ancient Minerals Oil are naturally occurring in the magnesium chloride used in our products. In our commitment to sourcing the highest quality ingredients available, we use only Genuine Zechstein Magnesium Chloride. This unadulterated, pure magnesium chloride is drawn from the ancient Zechstein Seabed, approximately 2 miles beneath the surface of the earth, where it is protected from modern-day pollutants. This is one of the cleanest sources of magnesium in the world and will naturally contain traces of minerals such as potassium chloride, sodium chloride, magnesium sulfate, and calcium chloride in very small quantities.

Are Ancient Minerals products safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Our Ancient Minerals products are safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding. That being said, if it's your first time using our products, you may still want to consult with your practitioner prior to using them.

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