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Amazing Oils Frequently Asked Questions

Magnesium products have become increasingly popular because of its strings of benefits to the body, inside and out. Amazing Oils is an Australian brand that provides natural solution such as topical magnesium to help Australians enjoy their day-to-day pain-free, with improved overall well-being.

Here at Aussie Pharma Direct, our FAQ page provides valuable information that can help clear any doubts you may have about the side effects of magnesium, magnesium in general, including Amazing Oils magnesium products.

If you don't see your concerns addressed in the FAQ page, don't hesitate to email us at or call 1300 783 113! Our customer service team will be happy to answer any questions you have!

What is magnesium oil?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in many important functions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, energy production, and protein synthesis. Despite its name, magnesium oil is not actually an oil; it is a solution of magnesium chloride flakes dissolved in water. The liquid solution that resulted from that combination makes it feel "oily" when applied topically on the skin. Magnesium oil is typically used to increase the levels of magnesium in the body.

What is magnesium oil spray good for?

Magnesium oil spray is renowned for its various health benefits and versatile applications. Here's why it's gaining popularity:

  • Soothes sore muscles, reduces cramps, and promotes relaxation after physical activity or strenuous exercise
  • Promotes better sleep quality and helps alleviate insomnia or restless nights
  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • May help alleviate headache symptoms and reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines
  • May benefit the skin by promoting hydration, reducing inflammation, and supporting various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
  • May help combat fatigue, increase energy levels, and improve overall vitality
  • Supports bone health and reduces the risk of osteoporosis
Does magnesium oil expire?

Magnesium oil is a solution of magnesium chloride and water, which means it can technically expire or go bad over time. However, if stored properly, magnesium oil can have a long shelf life. Generally, magnesium oil should be stored in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight or heat sources. If the magnesium oil has been stored properly and doesn't show any signs of discolouration, odour, or texture changes, it is likely still safe to be used.

For Amazing Oils product range, it is recommended to check the expiration date or recommended use-by date on the product packaging. 

How does the magnesium oil spray work?

When magnesium oil spray is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the pores and into the bloodstream through which the magnesium ions are transported to various parts of the body where magnesium is needed. The magnesium oil spray is one of the more convenient and easier ways to supplement magnesium levels in the body, especially for people who may have difficulty absorbing magnesium from food or supplements taken orally.

What's the difference between magnesium supplement taken orally and topical magnesium?

The main difference between magnesium supplements taken orally and topical magnesium is how they are absorbed, the absoprtion rate, and how it is metabolised by the body. But that does not mean that one is better than the other, as one can benefit some people more than the other depending on their individual needs.

When magnesium is taken orally as a supplement, it is absorbed through the digestive system and metabolised by the liver. It can take some time for the magnesium to be absorbed and reach the bloodstream, and some people may experience diarrhoea as a side effect.

Topical magnesium is applied directly to the skin and absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. This can bypass the digestive system and potentially allow for more efficient absorption of magnesium, as it is not subject to digestive processes that can decrease the amount of magnesium available for absorption.

How long does the magnesium oil last on the skin?

In general, magnesium oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and should not leave a greasy or oily residue. Many people report that the magnesium oil is absorbed within a few minutes after application.

Where to spray magnesium oil for anxiety?

If you're considering using magnesium oil for anxiety, here are general guidelines on where to apply it:

  • Forearms and wrists
  • Back of the neck
  • Tops and bottoms of feet
  • Calves and thighs
  • Abdomen
When do I apply magnesium oil?

You can use the Amazing Oil Magnesium Spray both in the morning and evening. Applying it in the morning may help promote relaxation and a sense of calm to start your day. Using it in the evening can be beneficial for unwinding and supporting a restful night's sleep.

For the Amazing Oil Sleep Lotion, it is specifically designed to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. Therefore, it is recommended to use the sleep lotion in the evening, preferably before bedtime.

Do I need to wash the magnesium oil from the skin after applying it?

All Amazing Oils magnesium products absorb fast into the skin, so you won't need to worry about any oily or sticky residue that you need to wash off.

Where is the magnesium sourced for the Amazing Oils magnesium products?

The magnesium is naturally sourced from the Salt Lakes of Australia.

Check out our brand spotlight to know more about the Amazing Oils brand.

Who should not use the magnesium oil?

While magnesium oil is generally considered safe for most people, there are certain individuals who may need to exercise caution or avoid using it altogether, such as:

  • Those with Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia Gravis is an auto-immune, neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles that may not benefit from magnesium supplementation.
  • Those with kidney problems: People with kidney problems or impaired kidney function may have difficulty excreting excess magnesium, which can lead to magnesium toxicity.
  • People taking certain medications: Magnesium supplements, including topical magnesium, can interact with certain medications, such as antibiotics and blood pressure medications.

Note: For these cases, we recommend consulting your healthcare provider before using magnesium oil or any other magnesium supplement to understand its potential adverse effects with your specific health condition.

How much magnesium oil spray should I use?

Typically, you only need about 4-5 sprays of the magnesium oil spray per application. This amount is generally sufficient to cover the desired area, whether it's your forearms, wrists, neck, feet, or any other part of the body. Gently rub or massage the sprayed area to aid absorption into the skin.

Can topical magnesium oil cause diarrhoea?

Unlike oral magnesium supplementation, it is highly unlikely that you will experience a laxative effect from topical magnesium oil.

What are the magnesium deficiency symptoms I should look out for?

Here are the common symptoms of magnesium deficiency:

  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Irritability and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat and heart palpitations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Seizures
  • Osteoporosis

Note: Do note that some of these symptoms can also be caused by other health conditions or factors, so a proper diagnosis by a healthcare provider is important to determine the underlying cause of any symptoms.

Can I spray the Amazing Oils magnesium spray on my pet?

The Amazing Oils magnesium spray is safe to use on pets. It is recommended to spray on the insides of the legs and on the stomach where the fur is thinner. If you are still unsure, you can consult with a veterinarian who can provide guidance on the appropriate dosage and formulation for your pet's specific needs.

Will magnesium help with sleep?

Magnesium is believed to be helpful for improving sleep, as it plays a role in regulating the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep-wake cycles. Additionally, magnesium can help to relax muscles and calm the nervous system, which may make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

What is magnesium lotion used for?

As the name says it, the Amazing Oils Sleep Lotion promotes relaxation, reduces muscle tension, and improves sleep. By applying the magnesium lotion on the skin as part of your nightly routine, it can help to support the body's natural production of melatonin and promote healthy sleep patterns.

Why does it tingle after I apply the magnesium lotion / spray on my skin?

It is possible that the tingling sensation is due to the pH level of the magnesium product being not compatible with that of the human skin. People with sensitive skin may be more prone to experiencing this type of reaction.

If you have sensitive skin, you may want to consider using the Amazing Oils Sensitive Magnesium Oil Spray that is specifically formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.

Are the Amazing Oils magnesium products safe to use during pregnancy?

Magnesium oil is perfectly safe to use if you're pregnant. In fact, pregnant women are more susceptible to magnesium deficiency, and it is even recommended to take it. Topical magnesium such as the ones by Amazing Oils make it even easier for your body to absorb the mineral for your nutrition.

Note: If you're pregnant and considering using a topical magnesium product, it's best to talk to your healthcare provider first. They can help you determine if it's safe for you to use based on your individual health and medical history.

Where do I apply the magnesium sleep lotion?

For use in the evening to help with better sleep, apply 2-3 pumps of the magnesium lotion, and massage into your lower back, behind the knees, and the tops of your feet.

You can also apply to your upper body, chest and arms to help you relax during the day. 

Can I use too much of the topical magnesium?

No, you don't have to worry about magnesium overdose when used topically as any excess magnesium will be excreted by your body - especially when you have a healthy kidney. It is recommended to always follow the instructions to use on the packaging.

However, it is always best to check with your doctor if you suffer from severe kidney function disorders, cardiac conduction disorders, or myasthenia gravis if you are considering to use any magnesium product. 

Is magnesium oil safe for toddlers?

Magnesium oil is generally considered safe for babies above the age of 12 months, toddlers, and children, however, it's essential to exercise caution and follow certain these guidelines to ensure the safety and comfort of your child:

  • Start with small amounts - Children's skin is more sensitive to skin irritation compared to adults. Therefore, when using magnesium oil on toddlers, begin with small amounts to assess any potential skin reactions.
  • Patch test - Before applying magnesium oil extensively, we recommend testing it on a small part of the skin, such as the bottom of the feet, to ensure that it interacts well with your child's skin.
  • Dilution - To use Amazing Oil magnesium oil spray on children and babies, we suggest watering it down for the first few days of use by 50% or mixing it with a little coconut oil. This dilution can help mitigate any potential sensitivity or irritation, especially for young and delicate skin.
  • Application - For the best sleep results, you should rub the oils into the tops of the feet. This application method works well for both adults and children.
Does magnesium oil stain clothes?

No, magnesium oil does not stain clothes. Despite its name, magnesium oil isn't actually oil in the traditional sense. It's a concentrated solution of magnesium chloride flakes dissolved in water.

However, as with any liquid applied topically, there's always a possibility of transfer onto fabric if excessive amounts are used or if the skin isn't allowed to fully absorb the magnesium oil before coming into contact with clothing. To minimise any potential transfer, allow the magnesium oil to fully absorb into your skin before getting dressed.

Is magnesium oil good for arthritis?

Magnesium oil has been reported by some individuals to provide relief from the symptoms of arthritis. While it may not directly treat arthritis itself, it can offer several potential benefits for those suffering from this condition:

  • Muscle relaxation - For individuals with arthritis, this can help alleviate tension and discomfort in the affected joints.
  • Pain relief - Magnesium oil may help reduce pain associated with arthritis by acting as a natural analgesic, promoting relaxation and soothing sore muscles
  • Anti-inflammatory properties - Some research suggests that magnesium may have anti-inflammatory effects, which could be beneficial for arthritis sufferers. While more studies are needed to confirm this, it's possible that magnesium oil's anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce inflammation in arthritic joints.
Is magnesium spray good for period pain?

Magnesium spray is often touted as a natural remedy for relieving period pain. Magnesium is known to help relax muscles and alleviate cramping, which can be beneficial for easing the discomfort associated with menstrual cramps.

However, individual responses to magnesium spray may vary, and it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using it, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

For alternatives, check out more natural remedies for period pain relief.

Should I use magnesium spray or natural pain relief creams for joint and muscular pain?

Both magnesium spray and natural pain relief creams can be effective for joint and muscular pain relief.

Magnesium spray works by delivering magnesium directly to the skin, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Magnesium helps relax muscles and may alleviate pain associated with tension or cramping. Additionally, magnesium plays a role in reducing inflammation, which can contribute to joint pain relief.

Natural pain relief creams typically contain ingredients such as menthol, capsaicin, or arnica, which work by producing a cooling or warming sensation that distracts from the pain. These creams may also contain anti-inflammatory ingredients that help reduce swelling and discomfort in joints and muscles.

Know more about pain relief creams.

While magnesium spray can be beneficial for many individuals, there may be limitations, especially if you have certain medical conditions that restrict the use of magnesium products. In such cases, natural pain relief creams can provide an alternative option for pain relief. It's important to consider your individual circumstances and consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best approach for managing your joint and muscular pain.

Why put magnesium oil on feet?

Applying magnesium oil to your feet is a common practice for several reasons:

  • Absorption: The soles of your feet have large pores, making them an excellent area for absorbing magnesium. This can help increase your overall magnesium levels more effectively than oral supplements in some cases.
  • Relaxation: Magnesium has calming properties that can help relax muscles and ease tension. Applying it to your feet before bed can promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.
  • Ease of use: The feet are a convenient application site, especially for those who might experience skin sensitivity or irritation when applying magnesium oil to other parts of the body.
  • Pain Relief: Magnesium can help relieve muscle cramps and soreness. Applying it to the feet can be particularly beneficial for people who experience foot pain or discomfort.
Can I use magnesium oil every day?

Yes, you can use magnesium oil every day. Regular daily use can help maintain adequate magnesium levels in your body, promoting overall health and well-being. Here are some tips for daily use:

  • Start slowly: If you are new to using magnesium oil, start with a small amount to see how your skin reacts.
  • Application: Spray the magnesium oil on your skin, preferably on areas with large pores like your feet or legs, and gently massage it in.
  • Monitor your skin: If you experience any irritation or discomfort, reduce the frequency of application or dilute the oil with water.
Can I use magnesium oil on my face?

Yes, you can use magnesium oil on your face, but it’s important to do so with caution due to the sensitivity of facial skin. Here are some guidelines for applying magnesium oil to your face:

  1. Dilution: Dilute the magnesium oil with water before applying it to your face to reduce the risk of irritation. A common ratio is 1 part magnesium oil to 2 parts water.
  2. Patch test: Perform a patch test on a small area of your skin to check for any adverse reactions before applying it to your entire face.
  3. Application: Apply the diluted magnesium oil gently with a cotton pad or your fingertips, avoiding the eye area.
  4. Moisturise: Follow up with a moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated, as magnesium oil can be drying.
  5. Frequency: Start with once or twice a week and increase frequency as your skin gets accustomed to it.

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