Salt mixed into melt and pour to look like crystals?

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Kosmerta

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I am making crystal shaped purple imbeds to look like amathyst and I had the thought, natural amathyst doesnt grow in single spire-like crystals, it grows in rough clusters with some tips poking out.

To create a rough crystal cluster around the long crystal imbedds I've made, I had the idea to stain coarse salt purple, and mix with just enough clear melt and pour to make them all stick together.

Has anyone ever tried something like this by mixing salt with melt and pour for aesthetic? Would anyone have any advice I my need to get this to work?
 

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It will be extremely scratchy and could cut the skin. I personally wouldn't do it.
 

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Salt attracts water when it's put in regular soap, and the water collecting on the surface of the soap can make a damp mess. I would think it would also attract water and cause problems in a melt and pour soap.
 
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