You’ve probably heard of magnesium but—like every other trending ingredient—you might be wondering what it is and if you even need it. Lucky for you this is the official cheat sheet on this marvelous mineral and its benefits.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, responsible for over 300 different functions. It can be found naturally in various foods like whole grains and leafy vegetables as well as in supplements. When ingested, it’s been said to help regulate blood sugar and to help nerve functions. Topically, magnesium is thought to offer a series of benefits, helping you wind down and relax during much needed rest days.
Benefits of magnesium for the skin
When it comes to topical use, there are two types of magnesium to look out for—magnesium sulphate and magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride tends to be absorbed more easily than its counterpart. Because of this, its benefits may or may not last a little longer. Magnesium sulphate (also known as Epsom salt) offers a number of benefits as well for sleep and relaxation.
The power of magnesium
Whether you’re running marathons, sitting in an office chair all day or simply looking to give your body a little extra TLC, magnesium is a super-powered ingredient that’ll leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on your day.
Discover our new magnesium range
Taking a holistic approach to skincare, our new magnesium range was created to help comfort and relax both the body and mind.
Magnesium massage bars
Naked massage bars are simple and effective ways to reconnect with yourself and soothe from neck to toe. Made with nourishing butters and fine essential oils, these bars help relieve tension as they glide across your skin.
Start your day off right with Before Magnesium Massage Bar, created to stimulate and warm up the body before any activity. Take a moment for yourself and get grounded while you massage in this special bar made with skin-softening fair trade organic cocoa butter, invigorating peppermint oil and soothing magnesium chloride.
After a long day, After Magnesium Massage Bar is here for you! Here to give you a post-workout massage and help you get that spring back in your step, this bar is packed with calming calamine powder, hydrating fair trade shea butter and of course magnesium chloride.
Rest easy with Deep Sleep Magnesium Massage Bar. Sleep plays an important role in our overall health; lack of sleep and rest can negatively affect every aspect of our lives. Taking bedtime into consideration, this bar was made to help the body and mind rest with gentle chamomile oil, calming lavender oil and soothing magnesium chloride.
Not sure how to use a massage bar? No problem! Check out our step-by-step guide here.
All our massage bars are naked, which means they’re proudly packaging free. Care and store your massage bar in a reusable tin to keep your bars protected and dry.
Epsom salt cubes
There’s nothing quite like a good soak after a long, hard day to bring you back to life. Our new Epsom salt cubes are the perfect bath companion for the ultimate self-care session.
Our Salt Water Soother Salt Cubes are made of 40 percent Epsom salt helping you care for tired muscles while you relax in the bath. Blended with cooling spearmint, peppermint and eucalyptus oils, this little cube will refresh both your mind, body and senses.
If you’re looking for a little help to chill out and decompress, Deep Sleep Epsom Salt Cube is just what you need. Pop one in the bath, put on The Sound Bath Podcast, light your favorite Lush scented candle and sit back and relax as you get taken away with dreamy lavender oil, soothing Epsom salt and calming chamomile.
Pro tip! These mighty cubes are great for foot soaks as well.
Still not sure whether magnesium is right for you? Stop by any of our stores to chat with a member of our team and they’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction.