Understanding Why Magnesium Oil Tingles When Applied: Deficiency, Vasodilation, and Soothing Aloe Vera Blend

Magnesium oil is a popular choice for those seeking to supplement their magnesium intake through topical application. While it offers numerous benefits, one common experience when using magnesium oil is the tingling sensation upon application. In this blog post, we'll explore why magnesium oil tingles, the role of magnesium deficiency, vasodilation, and how the addition of organic Aloe Vera can soothe this sensation, all supported by scientific studies.

The Tingle Sensation:

The tingling sensation experienced when applying magnesium oil is often attributed to several factors, with two primary contributors being magnesium deficiency and vasodilation.

Magnesium Deficiency:

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve function, and maintaining a healthy heart rhythm. When the body is deficient in magnesium, it can become more sensitive to its effects. Thus, the tingling sensation upon applying magnesium oil may be more pronounced in individuals with magnesium deficiency. A study published in the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition" in 2018 found that magnesium supplementation reduced the intensity of muscle cramps in individuals with magnesium deficiency, supporting the link between magnesium deficiency and heightened sensitivity to magnesium effects.


Magnesium has vasodilatory properties, meaning it can relax and widen blood vessels. When magnesium oil is applied topically, it may promote vasodilation in the skin's blood vessels, leading to increased blood flow. This increased circulation can manifest as a tingling or warming sensation.

A research article in the "American Journal of Hypertension" in 2019 demonstrated that magnesium supplementation can improve endothelial function, a key factor in regulating blood vessel dilation, reinforcing the vasodilatory effects of magnesium.

Soothing with Organic Aloe Vera:

To mitigate the tingling sensation associated with magnesium oil application, some formulations blend magnesium oil with organic Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is well-known for its soothing and moisturizing properties, making it an ideal complement to magnesium oil.

Aloe Vera's Benefits:

  • Help alleviates skin irritation and redness.
  • Provides a calming and cooling effect.
  • Antioxidant properties further support skin health

The tingling sensation experienced when applying magnesium oil can be attributed to magnesium deficiency and vasodilation.  Scientific studies have highlighted the importance of magnesium in addressing deficiency-related issues. To enhance user comfort, our magnesium oil includes organic Aloe Vera, harnessing its soothing properties to alleviate the tingling sensation and promote a more enjoyable application experience.

We recommend applying it to your bath or mixing it with a moisturizer if you feel uncomfortable. You can also rinse the magnesium 10-20 minutes after as it has fully absorbed within that time period.

*Consult a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen, including magnesium oil, to ensure it aligns with your specific health needs and goals.


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