What is magnesium oil?

Magnesium oil is an ancient mineral. Magnesium chloride in water is called magnesium oil due to its slippery texture making it feel like an oil, although it is not technically an oil. Magnesium oil is a widely used term for the highly saturated solution of magnesium chloride in water and is also called magnesium chloride brine.


Is transdermal magnesium better than oral magnesium?

Yes. When magnesium oil is applied topically it does not pass via the digestive system and is proven to be absorbed much faster than tablet or capsule supplementation. By massaging magnesium brine into the skin, magnesium is quickly absorbed. Transdermal magnesium is an effective way to supplement, as the modern diet is low in magnesium, though it is vital for health. Each 200ml bottle of magnesium oil spray has an estimated 1600 measured sprays delivering around 19mg of optimally absorbable magnesium brine.


Ultra pure Zechstein magnesium oil

Health Leads take great pride in providing pure and high quality supplements. Magnesium oil can be sourced from ocean waters, but the purity of this form of magnesium oil is questionable. Ocean waters are exposed to dangerous industrial pollutants, requiring a high degree of filtration, so there is great concern over purity.

Our magnesium oil spray is a mineral sourced from the ancient Zechstein seabed located 1500 to 2000 metres underground in northern Europe. Not contaminated by modern man or surface pollutants, Health Leads magnesium

oil is of the highest quality, guaranteed by the Zechstein Logo. There are no added ingredients except those found naturally occurring in the deep underground deposits from this pristine source. One teaspoon contains approximately 560mg of elemental magnesium.


Zechstein seabed magnesium oil

• Rapidly absorbed into the skin

• Easy application in a convenient spray

• Most efficient method at restoring cellular magnesium levels

• Ultra-pure and highly concentrated

• Approximately 560mg elemental magnesium per teaspoon.


Product application and usage

If you are using magnesium oil for the very first time, please read these instructions in their entirety. Health Leads' ultra pure magnesium oil contains 100% naturally occurring magnesium chloride and other trace minerals drawn from the ancient Zechstein Seabed, to be applied topically for rapid absorption of magnesium into the cells. Magnesium oil is applied to the skin using a fine mist spray. To limit overspray, dispense 1-3 sprays into a cupped hand and rub into the skin thoroughly.

  • For general supplementation, apply liberally to arms and legs to ensure a large enough surface area for absorption. For joint or muscle pain apply as needed.
  • If you experience some slight skin irritation, dilute the oil with 1 part water making a 50% strength solution
  • 8 sprays of the oil delivers approximately 100mg of elemental magnesium on the skin.

Please Note: After application you may notice a slight salt-like mineral residue is left when the oil dries. This is normal, especially in dry climates or heated indoor areas. If you do not like the mineral residue left on the skin, it is advised to apply the magnesium oil 20 minutes prior to showering each day. After 20 minutes, the majority of the magnesium ions have been absorbed and you may rinse off the mineral residue.



It is recommended to remove any body lotions, creams, and moisturisers prior using magnesium oil, which can hinder uptake of magnesium ions by the skin. When using magnesium oil at full strength, avoid direct contact with eyes, mucus membranes, and other sensitive areas. If redness or irritation occurs, rinse with cool water.

Women who are pregnant or lactating also have elevated magnesium requirements but must consult a doctor or health practitioner before using.


Frequency of usage

Generally speaking, magnesium oil should be used frequently during the first 3-4 months in order to ensure proper restoration of cellular magnesium levels. It is advisable to begin the first few days of application with modest use, and gradually work up to larger amounts. After this initial period of restoration, some users feel that they need to use magnesium oil just as much as they were during the first 3-4 months, while others revert to using a few times per week.