Choosing Salt for Salt Bars

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  1. Apr 25, 2019 #21

    penelopejane

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    Dead Sea salt is very variable.

    From wiki: The Dead Sea's mineral composition varies with season, rainfall, depth of deposit, and ambient temperature. Most oceanic salt is approximately 85% sodium chloride (the same salt as table salt) while Dead Sea salt is only 30.5% of this, with the remainder composed of other dried minerals and salts.

    You are not going to get consistent reliable results using Dead Sea salt in soap. I think most of us try to aim for that.
     
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    I understand. Thanks for taking the time to reply to this thread. I have been using dead sea salt for about two years now and have never had a problem at all. Perhaps I use less salt than some. Maybe its the brand I use. But I like dead sea salt for the magnesium content--healthy, relaxing.
     
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    :thumbs: Good one. Keep using that brand and the method you are using!
     
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    Just fyi, I've used dendritic salt as a portion of my total 35% salt in hopes of anchoring scent longer. The result was shagginess......bars shedding bits of salt. More rustic appearance after using in shower.
     

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