Operation Blue Lagoon Part I: Painting Sea Salt

Good day to all lovers of cosmetics and personal care! Recently, natural cosmetics, fully or partially made from natural products or ingredients of natural origin, have become very popular and in demand. Someone is a fan of certain brands of organic cosmetics, and someone likes to cook on their own, because if the cosmetics are made by yourself, you 100% know what is included and what is not. It’s not for the first year that I personally have been manufacturing natural handmade cosmetics, I have been teaching soap making in several Kiev studios, and, if I have time, I am writing lessons for Internet users. About a year ago, I started a "big project" - writing a series of lessons on the manufacture of bath bombs, photographing them and further processing the photo. By the way, the last lesson has not yet been completed, I plan to do it the other day. And today I thought, why not share them with readers Beauticians, because, I'm more than sure, many are interested in natural compounds. In general, if you want to learn how to make some bath products yourself, I ask for a cat, where today there will be a mini-lesson on staining sea salt for bombs.
As you probably know, bath bombs are white and painted. And in order to make "colored" bombs, you first need to color the sea salt. Or just make yourself bath salt with the smell and color you want.
So, for painting we need:
- sea salt (large)
- distilled water
- dye (liquid or dry, food or cosmetic)
- perfume (optional)
- two containers for mixing salt and diluting the dye (I took a jar and a glass)
- a stick for mixing (I have a stick for sushi)

Pour salt into a high jar, about half. If you pour more, then with stirring it will spill out, so up to half is an ideal option, worked out empirically)))

I pour literally 2-3 ml of distilled water into a glass. I drip a few drops of liquid dye there (but you can take dry water-soluble pigments) until the desired color is obtained and mix. If you use dry pigments, then mix everything very, very carefully. I want to flavor my future bombs with perfume, so here I add a few drops of the Sea Breeze fragrance. If you make essential oil bombs, then at this stage you will not add anything else.

When we have evenly colored water, pour it into salt.

And now we arm ourselves with a stick or spatula and begin to actively mix the salt until it is evenly colored.

The last step in salt preparation is drying! It is advisable to pour salt on a flat tray or sheet of paper and leave it in a dry place overnight (or until it is completely dry).
As a result, we get just such beauty!

Note. If you want to make bath salt, then you can use another recipe: take 500 grams of salt for 2-3 tables. tablespoons of base oils, 15-20 drops of essential oils and mix it all well. For staining, a few drops of the liquid dye directly into the salt are enough (it is not necessary with oils and additional liquids) or a few drops of the dry pigment diluted in glycerol. The key is to mix and dry the salt well.
Addition. More than a year has passed since I wrote this lesson, and during this time several other ways of coloring the salt have been tried. In particular, it is possible to take not only coarse, but also ground salt, and it is not necessary to dilute the liquid dye with water, you can drip a few drops of the dye directly into a container with salt. With this staining, the salt will dry much faster.
About where to buy ingredients, for example, cosmos. dye, we ask in drugs.
I hope this little MK can help those interested in their search, and maybe someone wants to try to make colored salt on their own. If you have questions, please ask. If there are no questions, then see you in the next lesson, in which I will tell you how to make geysers, I hope you will be interested.

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