Magnesium Bath Flakes

$9.95 to $29.95

Dissolved in warm water, Ancient Minerals magnesium bath flakes contain only the purest ingredients of highly soluble magnesium chloride in a convenient magnesium soak.

Great for sensitive skin and the ideal application for children

Relaxes and restores the body

Full-body immersion for intense application

Encourages healthy skin

Rapid, highly absorbed magnesium soak
Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride flakes (and trace minerals)

Approximately 15g elemental magnesium per cup
Dissolve 1-3 cups of magnesium flakes into a warm foot bath or full tub bath and soak for 30 minutes or more. 

Dissolve up to 8 lbs of magnesium flakes in a full tub bath for intense applications.

Temperature of the water should be warm, but not hot. Hot water causes the skin to eliminate rather than absorb.
Following the bath, rinse skin with cool running water, then pat skin dry with a towel and apply a natural moisturizer.

Key Benefits

Ideal Application for Children

Ancient Minerals Bath Flakes are the mildest application in our line of topical magnesium products. Great for children and those with sensitive skin.


Unmatched benefit of an immersive, full body bath or convenient foot soak. Perfect for a post-workout bath.

Relaxed Body & Mind

Effective for stress relief and relaxation.

What is Balneotherapy?

  • Natural approach to physical therapy using water and minerals.
  • Dating back centuries, the Greeks and Romans would bathe in mineral-rich hot springs to reap health benefits.
  • People all over the world continue to seek out hot springs for a calming soak.
  • Promotes overall health and wellbeing.
  • Replicate the art of balneotherapy at home with mineral-rich salts in your bath.

Magnesium Bath Flakes FAQ

Magnesium bath flakes are made from magnesium chloride. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate. Although both contain a form of magnesium, magnesium chloride is much better suited for topical application. Magnesium chloride is the best choice because of its clinical and pharmacological effects, and its lower tissue toxicity as compared to magnesium sulfate. Magnesium chloride is more easily assimilated, and therefore more bioavailable or absorbed and utilized by the body. Whereas magnesium sulfate is not as easily absorbed and utilized in the body.

Ancient Minerals magnesium is harvested from the Zechstein seabed, isolated from the forces of modern pollution. Genuine Zechstein magnesium is globally the most coveted source of naturally occurring magnesium chloride in existence. The Genuine Zechstein emblem is a mark of purity on every Ancient Mienrals product, and is an assurance that you are receiving only the finest natural magnesium chloride in the world.

Ancient Minerals magnesium baths are the preferred application by most parents, and have been used with great success on children as young as 6 months old. They are not only safe, but also highly therapeutic and can calm even the most restless young ones. Use 1/2 cup to 1 cup in a small bath.

You can take an Ancient Minerals magnesium bath as often as you'd like.