Epsom salt - Information

Epsom salt - with roots in England

The name "Epsom" comes from the English spa town of the same name. Epsom salt was first produced in 1694 from the mineral springs in the town of Epsom. The springs were discovered by a farmer in 1618, who noticed that despite the prevailing drought, the animals refused to drink the water from the spring. When the water was examined, it was found to contain the bitter-tasting substance magnesium sulfate, which was then attributed to a number of health effects.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Epsom became a famous health resort where people came from far and wide thanks to the discovery of this salt. Originally, Epsom salt was extracted by boiling the water that flowed from the mountains in the village, but nowadays Epsom salt is produced from salt mines. Elixir Epsom salt consists of magnesium sulfate extracted from salt mines in Germany. The salt is processed and purified into a 100% pure magnesium salt.

Magnesium salt

Epsom salt consists of magnesium sulfate, which in turn consists of the three elements magnesium, sulfur and oxygen. When the salt is mixed with water, the salt dissolves and free ions of these substances are released.

Here's how to use Epsom salt:


Dissolve 200g (approx. 2 dl) of salt in warm running water for a moisturizing and relaxing bath. Relax in the bath for 20 minutes. For extra luxury, it is good to add a fragrant essential oil.


Dissolve 50-100g (approx. 0.5-1 dl) of salt in a foot bath or bucket in warm water for a relaxing and softening foot bath. Feel free to add a fragrant essential oil such as peppermint for an extra refreshing feeling.

Body Scrub:

Mix 1 part body oil of your choice with two parts salt and about 10-20 drops of essential oil (if you want fragrance). Store in an airtight glass jar. You can then have it by the bath and enjoy it whenever you want as a body scrub or as bath salts.