OK, after the above poll, I have decided not to do the "Sidhe So Seelie" as a title for a bath salt mix. (pronounced to sound like "she so silly" kinda). I haven't found a suitable provider of Himalayan pink salt anyway.
However, the Unseelie blend prototype may be put on the shelf to cure soon. I was able to get some 100% pure Dead Sea Salt for the base, and once I can get to my garden, am going to infuse it with rosemary, and yesterday picked up dried poppy flowers from a local herbalist.
Speaking of, it will be a couple of weeks, but it looks like I'm finally going to get a toe in a brick and mortar shop! I don't want to jinx it until the merchandise is actually in the glass case with price tags on it, but I'm going to be making an elemental set of 4 to send to a NYC retail shop to see how my stuff moves in a real shop! Exciting!
Hey! I uploaded a picture of the finished Unseelie salts package, and I've listed a sample baggie of the salt up on my etsy shop.
Also, I wanted to wish everyone a happy Imbolc and let's cross our fingers that the Groundhog is right and winter is soon on the way out!
So, the Unseelie salts had too much fizzy stuff in them and got a little clumpy, so I mixed in some epsom salts to help prevent clumping, but it didn't quite work, just increased the amount of salts I had. So I decided to put them on a tray lined in parchment paper and baked the salts for an hour at a very low temperature. Seems to have worked, but now I have a lot more salts, and the rosemary doesn't need so much time to infuse as it's now been literally baked in. I'll probably wait a day, to make sure the air settles out of the salts and I can top off the jar and make sure it's really full, but looks like the Unseelie Salts prototype will be going up fairly quickly! Also, there will now probably be multiple small sample baggies, too.
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