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Epsom Salt – traditional beauty and healing aid


Von Apotheker Alexander Helm

Aus therapeutischer Sicht überprüft von Heilpraktikerin Antje Gerhold-Andersch

Alle Casida Ratgeber Inhalte werden medizinisch überprüft.

zuletzt aktualisiert am: 29. August 2021

Epsom salt or bitter salt have long been an insider tips for well-being and beauty among pop stars and celebrities. The tried-and-tested home remedy deserves a regular stock in every bathroom. Applications with bitter salt belong to the traditional and natural beauty and healing methods. The salt is said to have numerous effects – best-known as a laxative. But there is another area of application that you might not know: actually the bitter salt is widely used in spas and in skin peeling.

What is Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is available in drugstores and pharmacies as an over-the-counter product. It consists of three components: magnesium, oxygen and sulphur. The powder or crystalline granulate probably owes its name to its bitter, characteristic taste. From a chemical point of view, it is pure magnesium sulphate.

Epsom salt is well tolerated, has a neutral odor and is soluble in water. However, it has a very bitter and salty taste. The crystalline powder is very reminiscent of salt. It is also known under the names Mineral Epsomit, English salt or bitter salt . These names are derived from the London suburb of Epsom – a well-known health resort where valuable magnesium sulphate was first discovered and extracted in salt mines as early as the 17th century.

What is the application of Epsom salt?

The popular therapeutic aid is used in various areas of application, but it is most often used for spa baths and for the treatment of mild constipations . To treat constipation, dissolve 15 grams bitter salt in 250 ml of water for internal use. Due to its laxative effect, Epsom salt can also be taken as a fasting cure or for emptying the bowels before surgical operation.

But the miracle powder is not only popular as a medicinal product, it is also used as skin peeling , as it makes the skin supple and particularly soft. Meanwhile, bitter salt as an additive to bathing is popular among athletes. It is said to be very effective against cramps and sore muscles when applied topically.

The dosage for a hot bath with bitter salt: Dissolve about 2 cups of Epsom bath salt in hot water (38 ° C) and have a relaxing bath for 15 to 20 minutes.

Spa with Epsom salts – Benefits

  • Baths with Epsom salts stimulate the metabolic and detoxification processes of the human body
  • Magnesium sulphate has a harmonizing and calming effect on nervous system, hence it is also recommended as a natural remedy for sleep problems and stress
  • Bitter salt regulates and balances the pH value of the body (deacidification)
  • Epsom bath salt has a relaxing and regenerating effect on muscle injuries and tension

Casida Epsom salts

Casida’s Epsom salt product portfolio includes three products for external use. All three bath salts are based on pure bitter salt. They are ideal bath additives are for foot baths and body baths. In pharmacy quality and free of chemical additives – for the highest quality standards.

  • Epsom Salt Vital Bath – regenerating and relaxing
    Original Epsom salt – the originally pure bath additive. This relaxing bath consists of pure magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt / bitter salt).
  • Epsom Salt Relaxing Bath – balancing and relaxing
    The relaxing bath salt made of original bitter salt with natural lavender oil and almond oil surrounds you in a delicate scent of Mediterranean lavender. It soothes the senses and so relaxes the body and soul. A helpful companion in times of increased tension and stress. Almond oil nourishes skin and make it soft and supple.
  • NEW: Epsom Salt Activating Bath – regenerating and activating
    The invigorating bath is beneficial for sore muscles, tension and joint problems. Eucalyptus oil and rosemary oil are known and proven to be stimulating and invigorating for boosted blood circulation – for better regeneration.

All bath salts are free from foaming surface-active agents and synthetic emulsifiers, which could dry out or irritate the skin.

Epsom Salt Activating Bath


incl. German VAT
13.95 / 1 kg

Epsom Salt Relaxing Bath with Lavender

  • all-natural
  • stress relief


incl. German VAT
13.95 / 1 kg

Epsom Salt Vital Bath

  • pharmacy quality
  • pure ingredients
  • regeneration


incl. German VAT
12.42 / 1 kg

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