Keeping on the theme of Mindfulness, I have another lovely product to tell you all about.
This time its a product that is all about helping relaxation, and that is from using Magnesium.
Magnesium is something we all have in our bodies but it also may be something that we are all not getting the right amount of, so a little extra is needed. This is where the products from Better You come in.
I was sent some Better You Magnesium Flakes and an Oil Spray to try out.
Firstly they have a special oil that is made into a body spray that you can apply to your body when needed.
The bottle comes as a 100ml bottle with a push down spray bottle top. The idea of this spray is to be used on joints and muscles to help support recovery and relaxation. But can also be used to help get that all needed Magnesium into the system.
You can get Magnesium in other forms, like oral capsules but the good thing about getting it in a oil spray is that it penetrates the barriers if the skin and by passes the digestive system and delivers the magnesium directly to the bodies cells. It makes it one of the fastest way to get Magnesium into your body.
So what did I think?
Firstly the fact it is a spray I think is great. It really makes it easy to use and you can also apply it your self easily in places you need it. It does soak into your skin pretty quick though, so this isn't the best for massage but could be a great thing to use before a massage to get them all needed nutrients inside your system first. The oil does not have a scent, which is good in one way because if you are using it on a daily basis then you may not want to smell of oil, but then it also isn't great it as smells help you relax.
It is a little cold to spray on yourself though which I didn't enjoy, and I would recommend using it before bed, or before a bath because I did notice a oily feeling was left on my clothing after use. This does wash out, but not great if you use in the morning and have the oily feeling on your clothing for the day.
It is hard to say if this has helped any with my muscles relaxing, but I think it is something that I may end up using when my body has had a stressful time and is aching.
I was also sent Magnesium Flakes for the bath. These are ideal for replenishing the body with the essential mineral, promoting overall wellbeing, aiding skin health, and also helping to relax muscles.
The perfect thing about it is that while you have it in the bath it is aiding all of the body. The flakes dissolve into your bath and then as you lay in it the magnesium then soaks into your body and again goes straight to your muscles instead of having to pass through your digestive system first. Perfect if you are like me and totally forget to end up taking the capsules.
So what did I think?
I did prefer the use of the flakes over the oil, and if I was to choose between using one or the other, I would choose these. You pour 2 cup fulls into your bath, but you can add more if you like for a more intense bath. I decided to add more into mine.
They devolve really quickly which is great, last thing you need is things floating around the bath with you. When you are in the bath you can't overly tell they are in. There is a slight scent to them, which I can only describe as a natural smell. So when I was having them in my bath it was great to know that they were doing something to my body, without my bath being too effected.
If you didn't want to have a full bath with them, then you could also use them for a foot soak. I haven't done this yet but I do love a foot soak so will be doing this soon.
The bath flakes retail at £9.99 a pack, and the spray is £12.95
You can find out more and about where to buy on the BetterYou website.
Would you use these products?