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Posted on March 08, 2023
Many people are switching to natural deodorants with similar applications as traditional deodorants sticks – just without the synthetic or potentially harmful ingredients. However, since nearly half of Americans (and 70 to 80 percent of older adults) have a magnesium deficiency, consider taking this a step further and swapping your deodorant stick out for magnesium oil spray instead.
This easy adjustment that can increase your magnesium levels without having to overload on spinach and other magnesium-rich foods. Plus, using a magnesium oil spray as a natural deodorant alternative offers an easier application and can provide your body with numerous health benefits.
Before we dive into the seven benefits of magnesium oil spray, let’s first discuss some of the issues associated with traditional deodorant and antiperspirants to understand why so many people are going natural.
Traditional deodorants are designed mask and prevent odors from forming by destroying odor-causing bacteria, however, this can allow other bacteria to form (and lead to more odor, just covered up by a fragrance). On the other hand, antiperspirants use aluminum salts to prevent sweating. This can cause sweat to become trapped on your skin and lead to clogged pores.
The great thing about using magnesium oil as a natural deodorant is that you’ll experience benefits beyond just using it under your arms. Here are seven benefits that top our list:
1. Reduces Odors and Sweat
The main reason to use magnesium spray is because it works! Magnesium oil can help to restore PH levels in the skin to prevent bacteria from forming, and in turn keep sweat and odors away. It doesn’t block sweat glands or strip away the good bacteria like commercial deodorants and antiperspirants do.
2. Chemical Free
Magnesium is an essential nutrient in our body that is depleted by several factors like stress, poor dietary habits (like malnutrition or ingesting refined and processed foods), alcohol consumption, and excessive sweating. Pure magnesium oil restores these depleted levels and does not contain chemicals or additives, so it naturally alleviates the excessive sweating issues by balancing out magnesium levels in your body.
3. Ease of Application
Have you ever opened a stick of traditional deodorant only to have a chunk of dried material come flying out? Or found white residue or wet gel under your armpits, leaving an uncomfortable feeling, or stains on your shirt? Switching to magnesium oil spray can avoid all these problems. It’s non-staining because the spray is absorbed quickly after a spritz, and the bottle it’s packaged in has a tight sealing lid to avoid any leaks. With Seven Minerals’ magnesium oil spray, you can clearly see when the bottle is running low — no more surprises.
4. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Magnesium deficiencies have been linked to increased inflammation, so topical applications of magnesium oil can serve as an anti-inflammatory and help with certain skin irritations, muscle pain, symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other joint-related discomfort.
5. Can Help Calm Nerves and Muscles
A deodorant that can help you relax? It’s true! Magnesium improves brain function, helps to block stimulating neurotransmitters, and connects to calming receptors in your brain, leading to less stress and anxiety. And who doesn’t want that? Magnesium oil can also help to aid minor muscle aches, muscle spasms, cramps, and can help calm restless legs.
6. Help Aid with Sleep
By relaxing muscles, calming nerves, and easing a racing mind to reduce stress, magnesium oil in turn can help provide a restful night’s sleep, allowing you to feel more energized in the morning.
7. Relief from Headaches and Migraines
Studies have found magnesium to be extremely effective in helping treat migraines, especially for women during menstruation. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels, helping to prevent micro-clots that can contribute to headaches.
If you are trying magnesium oil for the first time, you might feel a stinging sensation: it’s a sign you have a magnesium deficiency. You should start by spraying it on your hands and feet or a less sensitive area. The recommended daily intake for magnesium is around 350 milligrams for adults (although this can vary slightly depending on age and gender). For most, around 10 sprays twice a day will help to maintain optimal levels.
The first time I tried magnesium oil, I experienced an uncomfortable stinging sensation, so I immediately rinsed it off and began by spraying it on my feet instead of my arm pits and scalp. After about two weeks of use on my feet once or twice a day, I tried using it as a deodorant.
This time there was no stinging sensation and I noticed results from the spray immediately. Not only was I sweating less, but odors were significantly reduced – even after mild physical exercise like riding my bike several miles. I also appreciated that the magnesium oil spray kept me dry during application (particularly when compared to gel-based deodorants) and I didn’t feel a need to reapply frequently. I used the traditional, pure magnesium oil spray, so it left me with a clean, natural feeling without any fragrances.
If you decide to make the switch to magnesium spray, allow your body a few weeks to get used to the adjustment of an all-natural deodorant alternative.
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