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All about magnesium flakes for body & foot soaks
All about magnesium flakes for body & foot soaks

All about magnesium flakes for body & foot soaks

Why Asutra magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and is essential for over 300 different chemical reactions, including maintaining your energy level, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Yet, 2 out of 3 people are magnesium-deficient, and don’t even know it.

Every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs magnesium. This mineral also contributes to the makeup of strong, healthy teeth and bones. Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.

But it doesn’t stop there. Magnesium also plays a vital role in supporting healthy brain activity and an optimal state of mental health.

About magnesium chloride flakes

How are Asutra’s magnesium chloride flakes made?

Our magnesium chloride flakes are produced by an evaporation process using magnesium oil brine from the ancient Zechstein Sea Bed in the Netherlands. This process yields a concentration of 47% magnesium chloride. (The rest of the flakes are water and less than 2% trace minerals. The flakes are what are called hydrous, which means there is water within the crystals.)

Should I use magnesium flakes or Epsom salts?

For full-body and foot soaks, magnesium flakes are the winner. While Epsom salts (also known as magnesium sulfate) soothe sore muscles and skin irritation, pure magnesium bath flakes (also referred to as magnesium chloride flakes) absorb into the skin more efficiently. Plus, magnesium flakes not only soothe sore muscles and skin irritation, they are intensely relaxing and help you replenish your magnesium levels. Learn more at our educational blog post, Magnesium flakes vs. Espom salts.

Where does your magnesium come from?

Our magnesium is sourced directly from the Zechstein Sea Bed in the Netherlands, an ancient sea bed protected from modern pollution.

Why is transdermal magnesium better than magnesium pills?

Transdermal magnesium is ideal because it is more rapidly absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, elevating low or depleted levels of magnesium much more quickly into your body than pills or supplements.

Can magnesium flakes help treat psoriasis and eczema?

For many individuals, a magnesium-rich bath can deliver much-needed relief for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. Soaking in magnesium is truly therapeutic in many ways, perfect for stress relief and relaxation. Consider this like a medicinal bath that will not only relax your body and mind, but also help to replenish your magnesium levels at the same time.

Can I make my own magnesium oil from your magnesium flakes?

It’s possible, and there are many articles on the internet on how to do this. However, we don’t recommend it. The flakes are made by evaporating magnesium oil brine, so using the flakes to create oil over-processes it, in our opinion. Asutra sells pure magnesium oil spray, straight from the ancient Zechstein Sea bed, to make your life easier! And over 3,000 people have given our magnesium oil spray 4- and 5-star rave reviews.

Directions for body and foot soaks

Body soak

  • Add 1 to 2 cups of Asutra’s magnesium chloride flakes to your tub. Add more flakes as needed based on water level and desired strength.
  • Soak for at least 15 to 20 minutes for full benefits. Soak longer if desired.
  • Add the flakes to warm water (not hot) for best results.
  • If you like, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to turn this into a relaxing aromatherapy experience. Certain essential oils also provide unique benefits.
  • Moisturize after your body soak with our luxurious magnesium body butter with sweet almond oil, shea butter, and lemongrass essential oil.

Foot soak

  • Add ¼ to ½ cup of Asutra’s magnesium chloride flakes to clean foot basin. Add more flakes as needed based on water level and desired strength.
  • Soak for at least 15 to 20 minutes for full benefits.
  • Add the flakes to warm water (not hot) for best results.
  • If you like, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to turn this into a relaxing aromatherapy experience. Certain essential oils also provide unique benefits.
  • For some extra self care, moisturize after your foot soak with our all natural herbal foot cream with thyme to soften calluses, corns, and cracks.

Why use warm water instead of hot?

As noted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s dermatology department, frequent hot showers and baths can inflame the skin, causing redness, itching, and even peeling (similar to sunburn) and can disrupt the skin’s natural balance of moisture, robbing you of the natural oils, fats, and proteins that keep skin healthy. Using warm water will allow you to get the full benefits of magnesium vs. counteracting the skin-enhancing effects with water that’s too hot.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This information is intended for informational purposes only. Any statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA and any information or products discussed are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or illness. Please consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or using this or any transdermal magnesium oil spray, lotion, or flakes.

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