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02-08-2006, 01:52 PM #1
Sea Salts & Epsom SaltsHi there. I usually just sit back and read the digest's as they come
in. Usually if there was something that I wanted to say it was
already done by another member. But this is something I know about!
>>>Where would I find sea salts for bath salts? TIA
I have made lot's of bath salts for friends and family recently and
everyone loved them. I too had trouble finding sea salt. When I
finally did the granuals were much smaller than I wanted. They also
cost an arm and a leg. So I used epsome salts only and they came out
wonderfully. I live in Illinois and you can get a 4lb container of
Epsome salts at the grocer store for $2.00. Much more economical
than the sea salt version. My 6 year old daughter even made some for
her favorite cousin in california. (blueberry) She loved them! Hope
this helps and saves some money.
What I do is add epsom salt, Sea Salt and Dead Sea Salt together. The problem I have had is when I use epsom salts its starts to cake together from the essential oils and much more time is involved in stirring it till it stops caking. I mix all 3 and dont have much of a problem.
Date: Sun Jul 7, 2002 5:59 pm
Subject: Sea Salt and Epsom Salts
02-08-2006, 01:52 PM #2
Sounds interesting Rebecca.
I personally want to try using Epsom salts myself as I have never made a "salt bath" product at all as yet.
Am thinking about it for Christmas gifts.
I saw some seasonings for food the other day at a bulk store (also carries some "health food" items) it said it had Dead Sea Salt in it and other things and for a fairly small shaker it cost over $10.00 CAN.
I won't be buying anything with Dead Sea Salt in it any time soon due to the cost.
02-08-2006, 01:53 PM #3
I am looking to make some Salt Scrubs and Sugar Scrubs. I have some awesome essential oils and Frangrance oils that smell wonderful. Dabbling in mixing some together with great success.
YOu can go to http://hollyhobby.com and get Dead Sea Salts for a good price.
If you do a search for Dead sea Salts you will find places in Israel and Egypt selling it for outrageous prices but they have interested stuff like Dead Sea Mud and other things they have made. I am sure it is great stuff but very expensive.
Date: Sun Jul 7, 2002 10:10 pm
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Sea Salt and Epsom Salts
02-08-2006, 01:53 PM #4
Hi, I have usually seen epsom salts as the ingredient in bath salts. I
think it more "old fashioned" and sea salt is more in fashion now. And
it (sea salt) is in our supermarket even up here in a rather rural part
of NH, How ever, if you can't find sea salt where you are, you can
probably find epsom salts in any pharmacy. I hope. Good luck. Pam
Date: Sun Jul 7, 2002 8:26 pm
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Digest Number 61 ? of salts
02-08-2006, 01:54 PM #5
You can substitute epsom salts for sea salts. It is not really a salt and contains minerals.
I have made all kinds of bath products with it. I used sea salt first then started using the epsom salts after I found no real difference in the way both soften the water.
02-08-2006, 01:54 PM #6
I have seen sea salt in very large bags at an Asian
grocer. I think it's pretty inexpensive there as well.
I cook only with sea salt and buy it at BJs (like Sam's
or Costco)...it's a little more expensive than