Magnesium Chloride Flakes
Better than Epsom Salts
This leaves my skin soft as opposed to dry when I use Epsom which my doctor recommended. The flakes, however, seem less effective than the magnesium oil, which I also put in my bath. Therefore, I mostly use the oil and give the flakes as gifts. When someone gets hooked on it, then I suggest they try the oil. There is nothing better than a hot magnesium bath before bed for a wonderful night's sleep.
November 22, 2013
I made my own Magnesium oil from this is works great.
September 26, 2013
Best price for best product of its kind
Magnesium absorption through the skin is the best way to supplement ones body with this the most essential mineral from ancient deposits in Netherlands. Mostly we use it in foot bath: warm water on
cool days and cold water on hot days. The bath helps to relax and sleep better.
September 5, 2013
For Magnesium Oil
I use the recipe from the Cheeseslave blog to make my own magnesium oil. It's ridiculously easy (think water and flakes!) and costs much less than buying the oil straight. I have tried the popular brand of flakes, Ancient Minerals, and have found Swanson's to be comparable in quality but much cheaper in price. Very satisfied!
August 30, 2013
love the savings
I love that I can make my own magnesium oil...one cup flakes to one cup water, melted in an emamel pan and I'm good to go...SO much less expensive than purchasing magnesium oil! Then I put it in a spray bottle.
August 8, 2013
Great for making magnesium oil
Great price, great salt. It dissolves well in warm water and is gentle on the skin with minimal irritation.
July 6, 2013
Great for mag.oil
I've been using mag oil for about 10 years, and using the flakes to make mag oil is the best option.
I don't measure when making the oil, I simply have a one qt. brown glass jar w/tight fitting lid.
I fill the jar to almost full, (>3/4, leave room for the foaming action), then I begin to slowly fill the jar w/filtered water,no need for it to be hot,cold filtered water is best. It simply takes longer to dissolve.
When using topically,I take 2 T.solution, add it to a one pt. glass jar, then fill with filtered water.This then becomes my mag.oil.
(1T.solution/16 oz. water is good,I double up on it.)
May 12, 2013
I love this stuff
I love this stuff, after using it in my bath I feel like a new person, energized and ready to take on the world!
May 7, 2013
I use this to make my own "magnesium oil" by dissolving it with equal parts of hot water, then pouring into a spray bottle. This is WAY cheaper than buying it in liquid form, plus it takes up less storage space. I like using topical magnesium, because I don't have to worry about having a bad reaction to additives in oral products.
May 5, 2013
I didn't know that such a product existed! I make my own body lotions and this melted easily into water. I then blended the magnesium water into some melted coconut oil with beeswax and it makes the most luxurious lotion! Would be great for a bath too. Great product at a terrific price.
May 1, 2013
This product was recommended by wellnessmama and I decided to try it.
2.2lbs is a lot of flakes. I've been able to share some with friends and family.
It helps with falling asleep quicker and deeper.
I plan on buying again when I run out.
April 19, 2013
swanson Magnesium Flakes
These mag chloride flakes are good. I used them as a foot soak and a bath. They were as well, if not better than the big name brand bath flakes. I also made my own magnesium oil with 1 cup of flakes to 2 cups boiling water. I then cooled it down and poured it into a bottle, capped it and used it as if it were the expensive mag oil. Nice! Swanson, I love you!
April 1, 2013
Love the foot soaks
My hubby and I do foot soaks using the mag flakes every weekend. We pick a night when we can sleep in as we are so relaxed and enjoy the rest and rejuvenation! Highly recommend.
March 12, 2013
bath time !
just love this product in my bath! sometimes i add my own essential oils and/or baking soda.
July 22, 2012
Great stuff for foot soaks (20 - 45 min - best done in stainless or glass dish or pan). I dissolve it in distilled water to saturation and use in a spray bottle on bottoms of feet, and also on underarms for deodorant (but not if you have sensitive underarms).
April 15, 2012
I bought this so I could make my own magnesium oil. Its so easy to do and a much better value. I also enjoy having the flakes around to throw into a foot soak when needed. Magnesium is so important!
January 9, 2012
I use these flakes to make a supersaturated solution with distilled water (Mg oil). I use it out of spray bottles. I have given a lot to friends. They are all very impressed with the effects they have experienced.
November 22, 2011
7 LEAF GUARANTEED
If I could I would give more than 5 Leaves for Satisfaction and Effectiveness.
Swanson Ultra Magnesium Chloride Flakes are the absolute best for soaking... the feet or the whole body.
November 12, 2009
Felt great in the bath.Made My skin soft and smooth, not dry
July 31, 2009