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How to best use Magnesium

As you’ve probably realised, we love magnesium and talk about it a lot.  It’s known as the ‘original chill pill’ and is a staple item in our household and shop. So we thought it was a good time to talk about how best to use it. 

Magnesium is best applied or taken at night.  If you take magnesium as a supplement, most of it isn’t absorbed by your body. This is why we like to use it topically.  It is absorbed better through the skin by-passing the digestive system, going straight to the cells or areas that need it.  

If you are taking a supplement, just after dinner is a good time to take it.

If you are using it topically, it’s best applied to your feet at night.

If you have areas of cramp or tight muscles, you can use it directly on those areas.   

If you suffer with constipation or period pain, applying it directly to your stomach area can help. 


Some people feel itchy or tingling when they apply magnesium.  This is often a sign that you have low levels of magnesium.  Applying it to the soles of your feet generally avoids this and it is still well absorbed.  But if you still find it’s itchy or tingling, you can apply another cream such as our Naked Salve first and then pop the magnesium cream or spray on top.