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Not so pure
on July 5, 2015
I think the label of this product is very misleading, because it contains nasty chemicals made after heating initial product. This is from the company's blog post, written in 2012:
"To produce our bath flakes, the magnesium oil is heated up to roughly around 320 Degrees Fahrenheit (160 Celcius) and the water is evaporated until a concentration of 47% of magnesium chloride is reached. Due to the heating process needed for this amount of evaporation to occur, a small amount of MgCl2 will decompose to MgOHCl (magnesium hydroxide chloride), MgCO3 (magnesium carbonate) and HCl (hydrochloric acid). These resulting compounds are responsible for the cloudiness and tint that can be seen after dissolving the flakes. They are not hazardous, but are by-products of the necessary steps to get the magnesium chloride crystals" They go on to say, that in bath concentrations it is not dangerous, but that if sprayed on the skin directly, it could be, so people shouldn't make their own magnesium oil with this product. I think consumer has to make that decision, not the maker, and the only way they can make that decision, if they know, what is in the bag of bath flakes they are buying. I personally do not want to have hydrochloric acid in my bath additional to all the poisons in our city water, so I will continue using internal magnesium (glycinate and malate forms), and forget external forms as they seem to be not regulated much, not even in terms on what company is required to disclose on the package.
The only reason they did was because they wanted people to stop using it in DIY magnesium oil. Package reads "Ultra Pure Magnesium Source". Source might be pure, but final product is far from pure. How labeling laws allow that sort of deception?
I do not write many one star reviews, but this is it. I am returning the product.