It’s now been about six weeks since I started using transdermal Health and Wisdom magnesium oil. I’m currently using 1/4 tsp of the oil a day, diluted into extra water. I’ve been alternating where I apply it and I’m still having good success with it. You can read my first post about beginning the oil here and I will be switching to Life Flo Magnesium Flakes soon to be able to make the oil myself for a lower cost.
I decided to go with the transdermal oil because I don’t have a good reaction to oral supplementation. However, the usual digestive upset I get with the supplements hasn’t been an issue with the transdermal application. I’ve been extremely pleased and will continue using magnesium oil long-term.
First, the relaxed attitude and improved sleep have continued. I’ve now had a second cycle since beginning the oil and I’ve had another easy, pain-free cycle that was just about symptomless. I’m definitely NOT complaining there! I haven’t changed anything else I was doing in the way of supplements or foods, so I must attribute the change to the magnesium oil. If for no other reason, this improvement alone has convinced me to continue on the oil long-term.
I continue to have odorless sweat, another big plus. The funny gut noises have resolved now that my body has adjusted and it happened without any changes to my digestion.
I’ve debated for a while whether or not to share the one really weird side effect I noticed, so here goes. Maybe one of my readers can explain why this has happened. After about four weeks of continuous use, my palms and the soles of my feet started peeling. They sluffed off completely to reveal healthy, pink skin underneath. There was no pain, cracking, bleeding or anything else that was a bad sign. The skin just fell off in extremely thick layers and revealed nice skin underneath.
It really did surprise me because although I’m an organic mama, I do take good care of myself and my skin and I pay attention to my feet in good weather because I’m a sandals and Birkenstocks kinda girl. So I keep the feet and hands looking nice and I keep my nails painted. My feet didn’t have a thick build-up of skin from neglect or anything like that. My palms appeared normal, too.
At first, I thought it might be from where I was applying it with my hands and I assumed I just needed to scrub them better after putting the oil on. But once my feet started peeling, I knew that couldn’t be the issue because I have never applied the oil to my feet.
I have no idea why the magnesium oil would cause that reaction, but it has been a welcome one. And because I didn’t change any other things about my diet and supplementation routine, I must assume the magnesium is involved.
A reader e-mailed me to comment that they had read magnesium oil would improve keratosis pillaris. Since my kids have it and high doses of Cod Liver Oil haven’t resolved it, I will soon begin applying the magnesium oil to their arms daily to see if it helps. Look for an update in a few weeks.
Have you used magnesium oil? What effects did you have from it? Did anyone else have any peeling skin? I’d LOVE to hear any theories anyone might have on why it happened to me!