Common Name: Magnesium
INCI Name: Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride flakes (and trace minerals)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Zechstein Sea
Method of Extraction: Mining
Plant Part Used: n/a
Ingredient Composition: 100% Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen: None known
Food Grade: Yes
CAS no: 7791-18-6
pH: 8.5 (aqueous solution 10%)
Melting point: 117°C/242.6°F
Boiling point: not determined; will boil without flashing
Solubility: in water and ethanol
Packaging: Bags, buckets
Description: White crystalline flakes; no odor
Applications: Skincare, Bath products
If you looking to create a potent bath soak look no further than our magnesium flakes. These are made of dry magnesium chloride, which makes your bath soaks/salts much more absorbable and effective than plain Epsom salts. These magnesium flakes have approximately 15g of absorbable magnesium per cup.
Magnesium bath flakes differ from Epsom salts/magnesium sulfate, in the quality and absorption rate of the magnesium. Epsom salts make a great carrier and base for bath salts, soaks, scrubs, bath fizzies and more, but magnesium flakes are the true product to use if you really want to have an effective level of magnesium in your soaks. Our magnesium bath flakes will boost the effectiveness of your magnesium treatments.
As a note, magnesium flakes are active all the time, so when exposed to the air they will start to absorb moisture. If you haven’t accessed your store of magnesium flakes in a while and find them moist, no worries. Just add them into your formulas as usual. They don’t lose their effectiveness when absorbing moisture from the air. For this reason we do suggest that you add them to your bath formulas last.
Directions for use: dissolve 1-3 cups or more of your bath soak blend or pure magnesium flakes in a warm, not hot, bath. Hot water causes the skin to sweat which expels toxins and prevents the body from absorbing as much magnesium as possible, so warm water is best.
Magnesium is a critical mineral for our bodies and almost all of us are deficient. Increased magnesium levels are said to help with:
Improved athletic performance
Improved cardiovascular health
The regular use of magnesium-based bath salts can help increase the body’s’ magnesium levels. Our skin is our biggest organ and incorporating regular baths with magnesium bath soaks is the ideal way to absorb magnesium without having the digestive or oral absorption issues. When using magnesium flakes it is suggested to not have a super hot bath. You don’t want to be sweating, as that is your body’s way of expelling. You want the water just warm enough to open the pores and allow the skin to absorb, but not to sweat or you won’t suck up the magenisum.
Magnesium Bath Soak Formula Suggestions:
50% Magnesium flakes
25% Epsom Salt
5% Citric acid- for fizzing bath soaks or
Combine these with an amazing essential oil blend and get soaking! When you add essential oils to your dry bath soaks you want to add the scent to the Epsom salt/pink Himalayan sea salts first. Blend well and make sure the scent load is high enough for the full formula. Then add this scented salt blend to your magnesium flakes, sodium bicarbonate and citric acid/SLSA/SCI noodles. These ingredients will all absorb too much moisture to add the scent directly to them. If you do that, you’ll have clumpy wet products and may have to start all over!
Magnesium Flakes are sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 35-pound sizes. Please email us directly for pricing on 250-pounds or more.
Storage: Keep in sealed container. Magnesium flakes do attract moisture in the air so once you open the bag, either repackage them all or make sure the container is well sealed.
Best Used By: Two years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.