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Magnesium

What is magnesium?

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the human body. It is an essential cofactor for more than 300 chemical reactions, including those relating to heart health, vascular tone, nerve function and muscle contraction and relaxation. Magnesium is also necessary for tooth and bone formation, protein synthesis and cell division. In addition magnesium contributes to normal energy metabolism, healthy psychological function, reducing tiredness and fatigue; and in children magnesium contributes to normal growth and development.

Magnesium deficiency is increasingly being implicated in a large number of health conditions with much research ongoing. One of the ways we've traditionally consumed magnesium is through our diet, however, due to soil depletion from modern farming practices, minerals have been stripped from the soil.

What is magnesium oil (topical magnesium)?

Magnesium chloride (nicknamed magnesium oil) is an easy-to-absorb form of magnesium that has the ability to raise levels of magnesium within the body when applied topically to the skin.

Can you have too much magnesium?

You do not need to worry about overdoing it when using topical magnesium. The upper limits (mg per day) are only relevant when using the product orally, as large doses can have a laxative effect due to it being a natural relaxant.

Toxic symptoms from increased magnesium intake are not common as the body eliminates excess amounts, unless there are serious problems with kidney function (see below for who should/should not use topical magnesium).

What is the different between topical and oral methods of magnesium?

As well as a balanced diet rich in leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains, we also recommend using a magnesium supplement (as modern farming methods have reduced the level of minerals in the soil). Many forms of magnesium supplementation (both in topical and oral methods) are available and different forms may suit you more than others, you may even prefer a combination of the two.

Oral Magnesium

Magnesium in tablet or liquid form has been a common supplement for years to help improve levels and absorption. However, evolving research is showing that Magnesium delivered orally can be compromised by our digestive systems and limit the amount of active magnesium being absorbed and delivered where the body needs it most.

Topical Magnesium

Magnesium Chloride, when applied topically or transdermally via the skin, can help to improve your magnesium levels and reduce the ailments that are common with magnesium deficiencies. The absorption and bio-availability has been measured to be greater.

What is magnesium deficiency?

Over time, low magnesium can weaken your bones, give you bad headaches, make you feel nervous, and even affect your heart health. It can also lead to low levels of other important minerals like calcium and potassium. Although it's hard to measure your magnesium levels (see question below) the most commonly used method is observing common symptoms of magnesium deficiency, such as weakness/fatigue, tremors, cramping and twitching. High levels of magnesium are much less common than low levels. This happens to people who have damaged kidneys, or take certain drugs.

Some of the contributing factors present in our Western lifestyle include; increasing reliance on refined foods, as the processing removes essential minerals, consumption of processed, soft (demineralised) water and other drinks, consumption of coffee and alcohol, increased stress and production of (hormone) cortisol.

How do I know if I am deficient in magnesium?

It can be difficult to tell if you are deficient in magnesium. Around 99% of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones, muscles and other soft tissues. Magnesium is tightly regulated by your body and only 1% is circulating in your intracellular fluid and blood, so blood serum tests are unlikely to provide much information about whether your body’s store of magnesium is adequate.

Weakness, tremors, cramping and twitching are all signs of hypomagnesaemia (low magnesium), but these may only manifest if magnesium is becoming very low. Your magnesium stores may be sub-optimal without any of these symptoms being present.


Topical Magnesium

Can I use these products on my pets?

Yes it is safe to use on pets. Especially where the fur is thin (such as the insides of their legs and their stomach). It's worth discussing with your vet first if you're not sure.

Can it help with sleep and which product is best?

Many of our customers experience significant improvement in their quality of sleep, however insomnia can have many contributing factors and there is no guarantee that one thing will be the whole answer, but we can confidently say it's well worth a try! We would recommend you try Magnesium Sleep Lotion or Magnesium Sleep Flakes if you prefer a bath.

What product is best to use if I have sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin or if you're trying magnesium oil for the first time, we would recommend Magnesium Sensitive Spray.

Do I need to wash it off after application?

Unlike many other products on the market, Amazing Oils' magnesium products absorb quickly without leaving any residue. Our lightest product is Magnesium Sensitive Spray, it has a similar consistency (feeling) to water when applied to the skin.

Why does it tingle on my skin?

For one in about a hundred people, a tingling sensation can occur which usually signals a magnesium deficiency or skin sensitivity. Watering down the product for the first week (e.g. applying after a shower) or using over a light moisturiser can greatly help. If you're trying magnesium oil for the first time, we would recommend Magnesium Sensitive Spray.

Who should/shouldn't use topical magnesium?

If you have renal impairment or severe diagnosed low blood pressure it is best to check with your health professional prior to using magnesium of any kind. There are no known contraindications with any of our topical magnesium products, however, if you are unsure, please check with your health professional prior to use.

Is it safe to use if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not only is it safe, it is recommended to better support your magnesium levels whilst you are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, it is important that during pregnancy you avoid certain essential oils. Our Magnesium Active Range contain essential oils such as wintergreen that are not recommended during pregnancy.

All of our other Magnesium products are suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

My spray/pump head has stopped working, what should I do?

We are sorry for the inconvenience! Due to the fact our products contain natural ingredients, occasionally crystallisation can occur in the pump mechanism, preventing it from working. This can often occur if the spray hasn’t been stored at room temperature or hasn’t been used in a while.

This can easily be fixed by removing the pump from the bottle and running it under a warm tap for a few minutes while pressing down on the pump to help remove the blockage.

If this doesn’t work then please contact hello@amazingoils.com.au for further assistance.

What if I have a product-specific question?

Please check the product page for individual FAQs' relevant to that product in the drop down menu.


Shipping

How much will postage be?

Domestic orders (Australia) for orders over $50 have free shipping.
Domestic orders (Australia) for orders under $50 have a flat rate of $9.98.
International orders have a flat rate of $9.98 per order.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship worldwide!

Please note that all import duties, taxes and charges are unable to be included in the item, shipping and handling costs. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with the customs office in the destination country to determine what these additional costs will be before proceeding with purchase.

Can I track my order?

Once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive an email from us with a link to track your order.

How long will it take to dispatch my order?

We process all orders within 1-2 business days.*

*Please note that during busy period (i.e. major promotions & sale periods) our handling times may increase by a few days. We try our hardest to get every parcel out as quickly as possible, if you have any concerns or questions don't hesitate to contact our wonderful customer care team.

Are there any delays on delivery times?

Our couriers may experience delays from time to time due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or health events. Our friendly team will do everything within their power to help, however we will ask for your patience if the situation is out of our control. You can find updates from Australia Post here.

What if my package goes missing?

If your package has been 'stuck in transit' for longer than expected please let us know so we can lodge a 'missing package investigation'. Every missing package will be assigned a unique case number by and can take up to 2-4 weeks to locate.

How long will it take my parcel to arrive?

Domestic Delivery Times (Australia)
We process all orders within 1-2 business days.*
East Coast Metro areas is typically 1-5 business days shipping.
West Coast Metro and Rural Areas is typically 5-8 business days shipping.

*Please note that during busy period (i.e. major promotions & sale periods) our handling times may increase by a few days. We try our hardest to get every parcel to our customers as quickly as possible, if you have any concerns or questions don't hesitate to contact our wonderful customer care team.

International Delivery Times
If you're ordering from outside of Australia we kindly ask that you check your zone on Australia Post's international website as shipping times may vary.


Returns

What is your returns policy?

We have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee or your money back. Please contact head office within 30 days of placing your order to request a refund. In order to receive a refund, the item must be returned to Amazing Oils. Returning items will be at the cost of the customer. Only the cost of the item will be refunded, not any shipping costs.

How do I return an item?

Please email hello@amazingoils.com.au or call 1800 339 169 to request a refund. To receive a refund the item must be returned (shipping costs will not be refunded).

I received a damaged/faulty or different item to what I ordered, what should I do?

If you have received a damaged/faulty item or an item you did not order, please take a photo, and contact us within 7 days of your order arriving.

I think I've had an allergic reaction, what do I do?

For one in about a hundred people, a tingling sensation can occur when first applied to your skin, this is usually a sign of magnesium deficiency or skin sensitivity. Watering down the product for the first week (e.g. applying after a shower) or applying over a light moisturiser can help. If this persists please contact us for more options.