Magnesium flakes vs spray vs body butter: understanding the difference

Magnesium is an essential mineral with numerous health benefits. Our transdermal magnesium range is a great way to increase magnesium levels, and as it is absorbed directly through the skin is an easy and effective way to supplement. But with so many products available, which is best? Flakes sprays or body butter?

All our products contain the highest quality magnesium chloride, naturally sourced and free from man-made pollutants. The right product for you simply comes down to need and preference. This handy guide to help you decide which is best for you.

In this guide:

The short answer

Magnesium has a range of health benefits, which all our magnesium products provide. It’s in how the products are used, and who they are aimed at, that separates one from another.

  • Exercise—spray/gel
  • Sleep—flake/lotion
  • General—spray/body butter

Experiment and find the right magnesium product that suits you and your lifestyle.

Benefits of all products

  • Magnesium absorbs into your skin easily
  • Pure, natural source of magnesium
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Promotes overall well-being
  • A scientifically proven way to supplement your magnesium intake
  • Free from man-made pollutants

Magnesium flakes

Magnesium Flakes are designed to be used in either a bath or footbath. Baths fully expose your body to a concentrated solution of magnesium chloride, an excellent way to increase levels and unwind at the same time.

Magnesium flakes are perfect for people who enjoy a good bath, have sensitive skin, or who don’t like the feeling of creams or sprays.

If you’re using magnesium to aid sleep, factor in a warm, magnesium rich bath to prepare your body for sleep. Learn more about how magnesium can aid sleep by downloading our free Sleep eBook.

Best for… muscle relaxation and those with sensitive skin.

Not for you if… you want to measure your magnesium intake. There are too many variables to accurately state how much magnesium you would receive from a magnesium bath or footbath.

MagnesiumOil Sprays

MagnesiumOil Original Spray is our strongest and purest MagnesiumOil and is the ultimate way for you to replenish your magnesium levels, with 10 sprays providing 200mg of elemental magnesium (57% RDA). Absorption begins immediately through the dermal layer of the skin directly in to the muscles and bloodstream.

Magnesium spray is perfect if you’re looking to treat specific areas such as muscles and joints. It works well for everyday use or after an intensive workout.

Ensure you massage the spray well into the troubled area. For best results, apply to clean skin and reapply when needed.

Types of magnesium spray

Our unique magnesium sprays each offer their own benefits and have been enhanced with essential oils. Click on the links below to find out more about each product:

Best for… increasing levels quickly or treating a specific area.

Not for you if… you have sensitive or broken skin.

Magnesium Body Butter

Our MagnesiumSkin Body Butter is a deeply rich, intensively moisturising body butter. It contains 100% natural ingredients which are kind to sensitive skin.

The natural coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E ensure that your skin stays radiant and moisturised. .

If you’re looking for a magnesium product you can use each day to keep your skin looking fresh, magnesium body butter is the option for you. 5ml of body butter provides at least 75mg of magnesium—that’s 21.5% of your recommended dietary allowance.

Best for… healthy looking skin.

Not for you if… you don’t like the feel of creams on the skin.

Magnesium Lotion

Like our MagnesiumOil Sprays, Magnesium Skin Body Lotion is designed to be massaged into the skin. The formulations are non-greasy and can be applied all over the body (avoiding sensitive areas). Depending on the type of lotion you have chosen, your routine might differ slightly.

Types of magnesium lotion

Click on the links below to look at the product pages:

Best for… a range of needs.

Not for you if… you don’t like the feel of lotions on the skin.

Magnesium comparison table

  Used after exercise? Used when pregnant? Amount of elemental magnesium absorbed Suitable for children? Available in multipacks? Cost
Spray Yes Original spray is suitable 10 sprays = up to 57% RDA* of magnesium Sensitive is recommended for children Yes—Good Nights/ Good Nights and Flakes £12.20 per bottle
Flake Yes Yes N/A – too many variables (bath volume, temperature etc.) Yes Yes—Sleep/Infant/Children multipack £3.49 per 150g
Body butter Yes Yes 5ml = 21% RDA* of magnesium Yes No £9.95 per tub
Lotion Yes Yes 5ml = up to 43% RDA* of magnesium Children’s lotion is available Yes—

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* Recommended dietary allowance

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