Home Compounding Cell Salts

a practical guide

The twelve biochemic cell salts are homeopathic preparations of the twelve minerals found in significant quantities in the human body. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, when Dr. Wilhelm Schüssler introduced them, the cell salts have had a significant place in alternative health care, and also in certain branches of Western esoteric spirituality.

At present cell salts can be obtained easily from homeopathic suppliers in most countries around the world. It is by no means certain that this will continue, however, as the pharmaceutical and medical industries continue their war against freedom of medical choice. I have therefore prepared this guide for those who may be interested in guaranteeing themselves a supply of cell salts no matter what these industries and their paid politicians may do.

A century ago cell salts were routinely prepared in ordinary pharmacies, using equipment about as complex as can be found in the average kitchen today. The methods used then can be carried out easily at home by anyone who is able to follow simple directions. The method I have described below is based on that given in Dr. Wilbur Scoville’s The Art of Compounding, a standard pharmacy textbook from the early twentieth century. It produces liquid cell salts, which are much easier to make and store than pills.

Raw Materials

The cell salts are made from twelve commonly available mineral salts. I have included their chemical formulae and some of their alternative names below:

  • Calc. fluor.: Calcium fluoride, CaF2 (fluorspar).
  • Calc. phos.: Calcium phosphate, Ca3(PO4)2 (dicalcium phosphate).
  • Calc. sulph.: Calcium sulphate, CaSO4 (gypsum or plaster of Paris).
  • Ferrum phos.: Iron phosphate, Fe3(PO4)2 (ferrous phosphate).
  • Kali mur.: Potassium chloride, K Cl (sold in many countries as a sodium-free salt substitute).
  • Kali phos.: Potassium phosphate, K2HPO4 (dipotassium phosphate or potassium phosphate dibasic).
  • Kali sulph.: Potassium sulphate, KSO4.
  • Mag. phos.: Magnesium phosphate, MgHPO4 + 7H2O (dimagnesium phosphate or magnesium phosphate dibasic).
  • Nat. mur.: Sodium chloride, NaCl (common table salt).
  • Nat. phos.: Sodium phosphate, Na2HPO4 + 12H2O (disodium phosphate)
  • Nat. sulph.: Sodium sulphate, Na2SO4 + 10H2O (Glauber’s salt).
  • Silicea: Silicon dioxide, SiO2 (quartz).

These can be obtained from chemical supply houses or from a range of other sources—for example, some can be found for sale as food supplements. They should be as pure as you can reasonably obtain. (Nat. mur. is a little challenging here.  The kind of table salt usually sold in groceries is full of iodine and anti-caking chemicals, and so is not pure enough, and sea salt is even worse; kosher salt, on the other hand, is usually pure and therefore quite suitable.)

You do not need a large amount of any of these salts—no, on consideration, let’s put that a little louder:


One of the oddities of the human mind is that it does not deal well with exponential processes. That’s a serious issue here, since homeopathic dilutions are exponential in nature—since you do a 1-in-10 dilution repeatedly, a 6x dilution (six tenfold dilutions) means you end up with 106 times the amount you started with. In plainer terms, that’s one million times as much. If you take one gram of any of these salts and turn it all into 6x cell salts, you quite literally will have to find someplace to store one metric ton of finished product.

The method given here uses the 3x dilution as a convenient staging point. You can store your 3x dilution indefinitely, and use small amounts of it to create 6x dilutions as needed. This will allow you to create a lifetime supply of each cell salt in a single operation, without having to rent a warehouse to store it.

What You Will Need

  • 1 gram of the raw material for the cell salt you intend to make
  • a lab scale that can weigh single grams
  • a clean mortar and pestle
  • a graduated cylinder, used by chemists for measuring liquids, marked out in 1 cc units.
  • a test tube that will hold 10cc of liquid, with a tight-fitting rubber stopper
  • a glass bottle that will hold 100 cc of liquid, with a tight-fitting lid
  • a larger glass bottle that will hold one liter, with a tight-fitting lid
  • 1 liter of 100 to 120 proof grain alcohol.

How To Do It

  1. Wash the mortar and pestle several times, the last time with distilled water. Let it dry thoroughly before use.
  2. Use the scale to weigh out one gram of the raw material. Put the raw material into the mortar. Use the pestle, gently at first, to crush the raw material, and then grind it to a fine powder.
  3. Put the powder in the test tube and add 9 cc of the grain alcohol. Close the test tube with the stopper. Hold the test tube in your hand with the thumb over the top of the stopper, and shake briskly for a few minutes. Let it stand for a short time. Some of the raw materials will dissolve in an alcohol-water mixture, while others will not; this does not matter, as it’s not the physical substance that makes the cell salt work.
  4. Pour the contents of the test tube into the smaller bottle, add 90 cc of grain alcohol, and seal the bottle. Shake briskly for a few minutes. Let it stand for a short time.
  5. Pour the contents of the smaller bottle into the larger bottle, add 900 cc of grain alcohol, and seal the bottle. Shake briskly for a few minutes. Congratulations! You have just made a 3x cell salt.

From this point on, to make a 6x dilution, give the large bottle another good shake and then take 1 cc from its contents. Put that in the test tube, and repeat stages 3-5 exactly as given above. That will give you one liter of 6x cell salt. Place some of this in a bottle with an eyedropper in the lid for everyday use. Depending on the size of the eyedropper opening, and thus of the drops that come from it, it will take 4-8 drops of the liquid to equal 4 pills of commercially manufactured cell salt.  Start with 4 drops and increase the dose if necessary.

All liquid cell salts should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place when not in use. A century ago it was standard to keep them in brown or blue glass bottles, to shield them from the effects of sunlight.

Making Bioplasma

Certain healing and spiritual processes involving cell salts make use of bioplasma, which is a mixture of cell salts in their approximate proportions in the human body. If you have 3x and 6x dilutions handy, this is easy to make. You need equal parts of the following liquid cell salts:

  • Calc. fluor. 6x
  • Calc. phos. 3x
  • Calc. sulph. 3x
  • Ferrum phos. 3x
  • Kali mur. 3x
  • Kali phos. 3x
  • Kali sulph. 3x
  • Mag. phos. 3x
  • Nat. mur. 6x
  • Nat. phos. 3x
  • Nat. sulph. 3x
  • Silicea 6x

Mix them together and shake gently. Use 6-12 drops per day, depending on the size of your eyedropper; start with 6 and increase the dose if needed.