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Magnesium Chloride Flakes, Dead Sea

Magnesium chloride flakes have the same chemical composition and properties as the magnesium chloride solution, minus water. Both come from ancient sea beds. The difference is lighter weight of the flakes, and therefore lower shipping costs.

The magnesium chloride flake from Israel is of very white colour and high purity. The reason for the lower price is that it is easier to extract/ manufacture than the magnesium chloride from underground deposits. It is also more abundant. It is suitable for various applications - same as the Dutch product. You can also make your own magnesium oil from these flakes - just keep mixing with water until you get a fairly thick oily consistency (about 1 part of salt to 2 parts of water).

The MSDS for magnesium flakes can bee seen here. Please note that all of the uses listed here are for the magnesium chloride solution which can be made with the magnesium chloride flakes.

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Traditional Uses of Magnesium Chloride

For the Skin: Sprayed on the sun-damaged skin regularly, the skin will begin to rejuvenate from the inside out and after a few months it will be significantly restored. Helps with wrinkles as well as hair health and growth.

Dental: As a mouthwash sprayed into the mouth it is excellent for the gums and pushes the mouths ph up. Strengthens teeth and is excellent for gingivitis. It is magnesium, not calcium, which helps form hard tooth enamel resistant to decay.

Mucus Membranes: People have used low concentrations for nose and eye washes and even for application in the vagina. (Beware of stimulative effect).

General Tonic: Magnesium Chloride is a strong tonic boosting all aspects of cell physiology and energy production. Magnesium is essential for life as it participates in over 325 enzyme reactions. Expect more energy, strength and endurance and even increased sexual energy.

Sports: Magnesium is perhaps the single most important mineral to sports nutrition. Over 70% of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient. This is true especially of athletes. During vigorous exercise, people loose through their sweat critical minerals, the most important being magnesium. Adequate magnesium level will help your body against fatigue, heat exhaustion, blood sugar control and metabolism.

Pain Relief: Transdermal magnesium chloride treatments are essential in the treatment of sport injuries and the aches and pains of sore muscles.

Natural Immune System Booster: Dr. A. Neveu observed that magnesium chloride has no direct effect on bacteria (i.e. it is not an antibiotic). Thus he thought that its action was a specific, immune-enhancing, so it could be useful against viral diseases.

Memory and Cognitive Function: Magnesium deficit may lead to decreased memory and learning ability, while an abundance of magnesium may improve cognitive function in children and the elderly.

Traditional Applications of Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride ("Bishofit") can be applied transdermally using the following methods:

  • Compresses (very effective and economical method. Can be used for localised aches/pains, arthritis, wounds, etc.)
  • Baths; (effective, but less economical, than a compress. Works on the whole body).
  • Spays (very effective and economical way of getting required doses of magnesium and maintain healthy skin condition).
  • Foot baths (effective and safe,  especially suitable for children. Excellent for tired legs, muscle cramps, as well as a way to deliver magnesium to the body).
  • As part of clay and mud packs (body wraps, compresses, masks, poultices). Excellent for the skin and a great way to bring Magnesium to the body.

Some people may find that pure magnesium oil may irritate their skin. If this happens, make a pause in the treatments until the irritation goes away and try diluted solutions. Only diluted 'Bishofit'  should be used for transdermal applications for children and people with sensitive skins.


"Soak the whole body or just the feet in bath water for 20-30 minutes, at a temperature of about 108 degrees The most effective protocol for this therapy is to begin with a daily body or foot bath every day for the first 7 days, (starting at lighter concentrations and building up) then continue with a maintenance program of 2-3 times a week for 6-8 weeks or longer. Sensitive care must be taken especially with children as to dose levels, water temperature and magnesium concentrations.

Muscle spasms might occur on rare occasions if one forgets to get out of the tub so it is necessary to supervise children and the length of time they remain soaking in magnesium chloride. All strong reactions like redness in local areas to diarrhea or even muscle spasms are indications to reduce concentration...".

Body spray/wash

Spraying Magnesium Chloride solution on the body is a very effective and economical way of transdermal application of this mineral. It delivers magnesium for internal body processes and is an excellent remedy for various skin conditions, as well as to prevent magnesium deficiency and a variety of conditions associated with it.

For people with muscle injuries concentrated magnesium baths or several applications of the solution a day should be used. Dilution rate - 1-2 tbsp per 200ml of water.

Foot bath

Add 100g of magnesium bath flake to 5-6 litres of warm water for a pleasant and relaxing foot bath. Good and economical way to get regular doses of magnesium into your body.


A few sprays of a concentrated solution (1 tbsp per 100ml of water) under each armpit works both as an effective deodorant and to transport magnesium into the body systems through the lymphatic nodes positioned in the armpits. It can also be applied by hand. Spray/wash feet with it to achieve the same effect.

Massage medium

Magnesium Chloride is especially effective when used as a massage medium. It has an oily consistency which makes it very suitable for massage. Massage speeds up circulation, opens up pores and  raises the skin temperature by attracting blood to the area. This improves the absorption by the body of  Magnesium and other minerals contained in the product. skin type.

Mask/  body wrap/ compress / poultice

Add 5% magnesium chloride solution to clay and mud packs, body wraps, compresses and poultices. Such applications ensure a more prolonged action and therefore stronger effect on the body due to the fact that they stay on the body much longer than any other applications and in a more concentrated form. Also, muds and clays have a thermal effect on the body raising the skin temperature under the application. This is especially useful in the  treatment of arthritis,  muscle aches and pains, musculo-skeletal disorders, as well as any other conditions associated with magnesium deficiency.

Why is it effective?

The effectiveness of transdermal applications of  Magnesium Chloride is explained by the skin's ability to absorb substances which are then transported by the circulatory system around the body. Transdermal applications are widely used in the orthodox medicine in the form of patches for a variety of medications where continuous intake of medical substances is required (e.g. HRT, cigarette patches,etc.).Transdermal effect is also used in holisitc therapies (e.g. Aromatherapy).

Read ARTICLES ABOUT MAGNESIUM to find out more about this wonderful mineral.

One of the most comprehensive books on therapeutic uses and applications of magnesium, "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is the first and only book that focuses on one of the most important, exciting, and natural ways of magnesium replenishment; i.e., as absorbed through the skin. Mark Sircus has researched the scientific research on magnesium, and found hundreds of cases that prove its critical role in the maintenance of our health". Available from Amazon.

Note: All this information is given as information only and should not be treated as medical or other type of advice. Clays are not food supplements and should not be treated as such. Please do not resort to self-treatment. Consult a doctor if feeling unwell. We do not diagnose or prescribe any treatments, and cannot give any recommendations of medical or medicinal nature.