Magnesium Benefits – AmazingOils

Hi Petals –
Have you, like me, heard a bit about Magnesium lately? I have read a few blog posts about this miracle worker and the benefits sound unreal! So, what is it all about?

Firstly I’d like to take some words from the AmazingOils website – “Before I even begin writing – a warning: It’s complicated’ because magnesium is essential for so many bodily functions that its influence cannot be wrapped in a nifty sentence or soundbite. There are a LOT of theories around the new implications of this mineral which is almost as important as air and water for humans.” *

… As important as air and water in humans?!  WOW! Magnesium is already present in our bodies and can also be found in plants and vegetables. It is responsible for energy production, regulating blood pressure, and healthy muscle and nerve function. Can you believe that the majority of the population are actually magnesium deficient?Being deficient can cause all sorts of issues like muscular cramping, restless leg syndrome and ill-health. It can make it harder for you to deal with stress and make it harder to get a good nights sleep. Unfortunately if magnesium is taken orally it can be destroyed by the gut and the benefits can not be reaped. It is said that magnesium can reduce stress, tension, regulate hormones, encourage sleep, relieve muscle aches, help with anxiety and skin conditions, among many other things.

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This is where AmazingOils Magnesium comes in. Amazing Oils is a family run Australian business that is all about health and well-being. Their magnesium is sourced from two secret natural salt lakes in Australia. These magnesium products are used externally which is absorbed straight through the skin and into our blood stream. More in-depth information about the science behind magnesium can be found here.

I have been using the magnesium bath flakes for around 5 weeks now and I love it. I am already an avid bath user, there is just something so relaxing about submerging your body in steamy hot water for half an hour and letting your thoughts drift off. I have a fairly stressful job, so I jump at the chance for a bit of relaxation time. I have been adding a handful of the bath flakes into my regular baths and this is probably going to sound silly, but, it has made a huge difference. My stress and worries instantly melt away and my aching neck is quickly soothed – even more so than my usual bath. It may be a placebo effect, or it could be that my body is crying out for magnesium – who knows. But I love it and don’t want it to stop. As soon as I get out of the tub I feel energised but supremely calm. My body feels tension and pain-free. This product also works wonders for period cramps and headaches. WINNER.

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The next product I have is the AmazingOils Ugly Bits stick, and man, does this product excite me. But the name makes me laugh every time. This little rollerball delivers a highly concentrated dose of magnesium straight to your skin, and is used for a multitude of things. Dab it on skin tags, moles, ingrown hairs, pimples – you name it and it’ll fix it. I have started using a Clarisonic recently and my skin is currently in the purging stage, so I have been popping this on any blemishes and they disappear overnight, if not in a few hours (praise the lord). I have a chronic ingrown hair on my bikini line, a few unsightly moles and skin tags that I would like to get rid of, so I’ve been rubbing the ugly sick (haha, that name) on them every day and watching them minimise before my eyes – Seriously, no joke.

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I also have the Magnesium Facial Cream, so I can give my skin and blemishes another blast of magnesium goodness. The cream is full of shea butter, coconut oil, hazelnut oil, vitamin E and apricot oil – so it is super hydrating to boot. It would be perfect for dry skinned pals, but if i use it sparingly it works perfectly on the greasy disco ball.

I have also read over at Nourished Life, that AmazingOils Magnesium flakes are food grade and a few flakes can be added to a litre of water for even more absorption. The amount of magnesium based product is huge and can’t recommend them enough. Next on my list is a magnesium rich salt scrub and a spray to apply straight to my sore neck.


Have you used magnesium before? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Camille x

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*DISCLAIMER – Although some products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


Let’s talk trash…

This will be the first post of many in this series. I have been gathering these empties for 2 months and due to being on a spending ban, I have been going through products like crazy. So please stay tuned for a lengthy post.



Sugar Baby Vita + Skin – Sugar C-rush (Coconut & Raw Sugar Exfoliating Body Scrub)
I’ll start off by saying I am a body scrub fiend. I love the sensation of grainy scrubs on the skin. Not only do they exfoliate and moisturise like a charm, remove every last bit of false tan, but they also create the sense of a spa treatment. Well, I think so anyway. This particular sugar scrub is so dreamy. The scent takes me away to some sort of tropical paradise and the scrub does its job perfectly. My skin is left so silky smooth and fresh. I generally use this the night before I plan to fake tan or whenever I need a little pampering.

Ishka – Raw Sugar Scrub (Coconut & Vanilla) 
… as I said, I am a fiend. This scrub is very comparable to the Sugar Baby scrub. The scent is so similar, if not a little stronger. My bathroom smells beautiful for the next day. The botanical and coconut oils moisturise and leave my body feeling heavenly. These scrubs are Australian made, organic, vegan and cruelty free. Plus they come in all sorts of amazing scents like – Vanilla and Orange, Goji Berry and Basil, Coffee and Vanilla. Ishka often have 50% off sales, I will definitely stock up on these next time.

Bondi Sands – Liquid Gold
I have never been a religious fake tanner, nor have I ever been that interested. However, dry tanning oils have completely changed that. I used the St. Tropez Dry Oil a year or so ago and fell in love. I used it only for special occasions due to the price tag. But then Bondi Sands released their own Self Tanning Dry Oil and a weekly tanning routine was created. This fast drying tan contains nourishing coconut and argan oil. There is no fake tan smell and no wash off required. Liquid gold is long lasting and fades evenly. The only negative is that there is no colour guard, which makes it easy to miss patches. But after a bit of practice, I feel as if I have almost perfected my application. The bottle lasts for around 5 uses and is really reasonably priced.


Original Source – 40 Limes Body Wash.
I love Original Source Body Wash and stay pretty damn loyal to the brand. I think it is safe to say I’ve used every scent and repurchased these over and over again. My boyfriend is absolutely obsessed with these as well. 40 Limes definitely isn’t my favourite but sometimes it’s nice to change things up. That being said, it doesn’t mean the 40 Limes is awful, it’s actually really good. I just prefer the Mint and Raspberry Vanilla scents.

Oh Deer Sugar – Blueberry Cheesecake Bath Bomb Jar
I love exploring and discovering small Australian brands. Although Oh Deer Sugar is no longer that small (Good on them!). I have made a few purchases from their website over the last little while and have absolutely adored all their products. The idea of a bath bomb jar gets me a little excited. I really enjoy having the control over how much product I use and being able to mix and match. But you do lose the novelty of a bath bomb fizzing away and exploding with colour. Which is why I generally add a scoop of this to an already bombed bath. This jar has lasted forever and smells delicious. This brand is adorable and deserves every success. The bakery style products are just amazing. Holding out ’till my spending ban is up and I can make another order. I’d love to add a face mask to my order to give a go.

GlamGlow – PowerMud Dual Treatment
GlamGlow seems to be a cult favourite. I purchased a few samples sizes while I was visiting Hawaii to see what the fuss was about. And I just can’t see why they are so popular. Although I haven’t had the chance to trial the white version, the two masks I did try didn’t blow me away. While the consistency is lovely and they feel really nice on the skin. They smell strongly of chemicals and leave my skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. These are not masks that will remain in my skincare regime.


Lush – 9-5 cleansing lotion
While I love Lush, I find a lot of their products to be hit and miss. 9-5 is a bit of a miss for me. There’s really nothing that is wrong about it, but there’s also nothing overwhelmingly right. The scent is very mild and leaves my skin feeling a little oily and not thoroughly cleansed. While it does the job and feels nice, it’s not a cleanser that I love.

Lush – American Cream Conditioner
I started this conditioner quite a while ago and wasn’t too impressed. The smell is incredible but it didn’t seem to last, nor did I find it very conditioning. But I have since cut my locks into a lob and thought I’d try to use this up. My opinion has completely changed. American Cream perfumed my hair and this lasted until my next wash. A few people even mentioned the strawberry milkshake scent. My hair was soft and shiny and oh-so sweet smelling.

Lush – Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie
I received Turkish Delight as a little extra in an online order. I have never used a shower smoothie before so I was intrigued. Turkish Delight smells of rose and feels nourishing but left a bit of an oily film on my skin. I wasn’t overly impressed.


Lush – Big Shampoo
This is a re-purchase. Big smells absolutely amazing. It has got to my favourite lush smell. Full of sea salt and lemon, this shampoo can be a little drying but man, does it give great volume. I look forward to using Big once a week to give my fine, limp hair a little boost. I just ensure my follow-up conditioner is really nourishing. It’s a winner.

Lush – Marilyn Hair Treatment
Marilyn is a pre-wash treatment aimed at blondes for brighter hair. With notes of banana and oats, Marilyn smells lovely but that’s about where the good stops. I found this hair treatment did nothing for me and really weighed down my hair, regardless of what amount I used. Marilyn won’t be joining me in the shower again unfortunately.

Lush – So White Shower Gel
Limited Edition So White smells of crisp apples and rose. It’s the same consistency as most Lush shower washes. It leaves you smelling great and feeling squeaky clean. It’s a really lovely uplifting scent. Will repurchase next time it is released.

Lush – Retread Hair Conditioner
Retread is marketed as a triple strength conditioner. Which aims to give life to rough and wrecked strands. Since my bleached hair is often course and dry I thought this would be ideal. However, the conditioner is similar to Marilyn in that it left my hair oily and heavy. Once again it smelled great, full of orange and violet. But I just couldn’t get Retread to work for me.


Are you still with me? Only a few more to go..

Lush – Vanillary Perfume
Vanilla is hands-down my favourite scent, but it often can be too sweet and artificial. This perfume is exactly what vanilla should be. It’s a warm, soft and creamy caramel scent with subtle notes of jasmine. hallelujah! This perfume is absolute perfection. I have repurchased this too many times to count and will continue to for the rest of my days.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Wiz in Soft Brown.
This was the first ABH product I bought and have re-purchased it many times over. I love the tiny pencil and the dual ended spoolie. This little guy is perfect for on the go and oh-so easy to use. Always a staple in my makeup bag.

Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
Hello holy grail mascara! Better Than Sex is just that. It makes my eyelashes look huge and full without being clumpy. This mascara is jet black and lasts all day without flaking or transferring. The packaging is cute and sturdy. Although BTS is on the more expensive side it is definitely worth it. I will be re-purchasing after my spending ban is up.

Benefit – They’re Real Mascara (Sample size)
This is a great little mascara, but only if it is the sample size. Strange, right? But I just don’t get the same results using the full size. They’re Real lengthens, separates and adds volume. It is super black and a little wetter than most mascaras. Not sure whether I’ll repurchase, as Better a Than Sex in my go-to.

And we are done. Thank you so much for hanging in there and reading the entire blog post, even though there was probably something more productive you could have been doing 😉 Haha.

Love and Lipstick,
C x