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Soap and Candle-making: Salt rock potpourri

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Bartow, FL

March 8, 2007
3:15 AM

Post #3259707

I am new to this type of craft. Saw it twice at a craft show and would like to make it. Any help

you can give would be great, where to buy the rock/crystal, scents,packaging, how to dye

and add scents How do you know how much color and scents to add. One I saw at the

show was dryer in the plastic bag than the other which looked wet.
Pleasureville, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2007
11:02 PM

Post #3300242

Are you talking about the smelly jelly made with water crystals?
Bartow, FL

April 2, 2007
9:10 AM

Post #3346310

I'm looking for potpourri made from salt rocks chunks.
Sultan, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2007
2:57 PM

Post #3351320

Well I can picture that. I imagine you would use the largest rock crystals you could find and make it like bath salt, except add more fragrance.

I might be nice to try it in a warmer set up (you know, the kind with the tealight candle that melts the wax or warms the liquid . . .).
Sultan, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2007
2:58 PM

Post #3351324

Woops! Found a recipe!

RIO™ Sea Salt Crystals - Jumbo
Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils

Making Salt Crystal Potpourri is a simple process. The trickiest part is the coloring of the crystals. You have 3 choices for colorings: Liquid Based, Glycerin Based or Mica Powders. The liquid based colorings will dry the best, glycerin will be a nice translucent coloring and Mica gives you opalescent options. You can also simply rinse the crystals for a "glass like" look (see Rio Salt Page).

Add Fragrance and Color. Crystals out on Parchment to dry. If you’re using liquid or glycerin colorants, an easy way to color the crystals is by wearing rubber gloves and rubbing the color on the crystals. Mica’s you will have to sprinkle than mist with your fragrance."
Plainview, TX

June 5, 2007
3:20 AM

Post #3576444

Which has a stronger scent the smelly jelly or the salt rock crystal and where do you purchase the salt rock crystal
Sheboygan, WI

August 10, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3842333

Has anyone found a place to get the salt rock chunks? I do have the recipe, can't find the rocks. Thanks, Bonnie
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 11, 2007
12:13 AM

Post #3842420

I purchased some from RIO SALTWORKS. I think soapcrafters has it too. The Rio was realy nice and a total of about 20 bucks for 5 pounds. Did you know that when you heat the crystals, the ionization thing happens and it freshens the air without even scenting it. I put it in a bowl with tiny white christmas lights. It's beautiful. I even added a tiny dusting of iridescent glitter.

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