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Epsom Salt Grades - what do they mean?

Monday, 2 January 2017 11:17

What do these grades of Epsom Salt actually mean?

You've seen them on the internet - medical grade, food grade, garden grade?  Do they exist?

 I read about the "official" epsom salts today and I'm pretty sure there is no official brand.

Let's explain what we offer.

K&S Kali who supply our Epsom Salts provide three grades of Epsom:

  • Pharmaceutical grade - the highest grade you can get.  Supplied to the medical world for applications such as infusions, antibiotics, dialysis solutions. It would be highly unlikely that you could buy this grade on the high street. 
  • FCC grade - this is the grade you typically see for sale as a bath product.  It was previously known as BP grade, but you will see that on the 25kg bags it is now known as FCC grade.  This is the ONLY grade that we supply.
  • Technical grade - this grade is used by agriculture for crops, in industry for many applications such as loft insulation. Usually it would be the grade that it is for sale in garden centres for gardening applications (unless otherwise labelled).

Remember we only stock the FCC grade and it is only supplied from K&S Kali, the biggest supplier of Epsom Salts in Europe.  Plus they are the ONLY supplier in Europe who still mine the Epsom Salt.  It is not chemically manufactured making it pure and simple.



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