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Friday, 16 November 2012
fresh rain bath saltOur 2 pound bags of bath salts have a fresh look! Say hello to our new designer bags! These beautiful aqua bags replace the previous clear stand-up pouches. With an artisan tin-tie closure (similar to a coffee bag) to keep salts fresh, they also feature a peek-a-boo window and an aroma valve which allow you to see AND smell the bath salt within the bag prior to opening.

There are 37 wonderfully scented bath salts available in this new luxury bag. And, as an introductory special, these bags of salts are 15% off. If you're thinking of stocking up, we are also offering a pack of 3 for the price of 2! That's three, 2 pound designer bags of bath salts (your choice) for just $29.98 - a savings of $14.99!

Now is a great time to start testing out some of the bath salts you've yet to experience soaking with! The new 2lb bags also make great gifts for anyone who could use a bit of relaxation (and couldn't we all?!).

Feeling indecisive about which bath salts to choose? Here's a short list of some customer favorites to help you decide:

Posted by: SF Salt Co AT 11:34 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 09 November 2012
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! By now, you've probably started planning the side dishes and desserts that you will serve this year but what about the star of the meal- the turkey? Brining is the secret to a juicy and flavorful turkey, and is easy and simple to do. Brining your turkey will expand the meats protein molecules and cells allowing it to hold more water while baking, which in turn gives you a juicier more favorable turkey, not to mention it is also great for getting any extra bacteria off of the meat.
 
 
Ingredients:
-Plastic Tub (large enough for the full turkey to be submerged under the water/solution, but small enough to fit into your refrigerator)
-Gourmet Salt (kosher salt) such as Sherpa Himalayan Salt or French Grey Salt (Fine or Coarse Grain)
-Any other ingredients you wish to add to enhance flavor (herbs, sugar, fruits, vegetables, etc.)
 
The basic ratio for a turkey brine is 2 cups of salt to 2 gallons of water. You can also add other ingredients as stated above, such as sweeteners or acidic ingredients to balance the saltiness of the brine. To get the best results, brine the turkey anywhere between 12-24 hours. Make sure you cover the tub/turkey and let it sit inside of your refrigerator till you're ready to bake. Once you've drained the turkey, place it in the bake pan, and add any of your specialty ingredients to fulfill your recipe and let it bake. Enjoy!
Posted by: San Francisco Salt Company AT 04:18 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 02 November 2012
holiday bath salts
Doesn’t it seem like once the holiday seasons ends, suddenly it’s just around the corner again?! Well, good news for those of you who enjoy getting an early start in preparing for the holidays… our Holiday Bath Salts have returned!

Stroll down memory lane and choose the bath salts that remind you of your favorite things about the autumn and winter season and the holidays… What will it be? Candy Cane, Sugar Plum Fairy, Warmth of the Holidays, Cranberry, Holiday Spice, Pumpkin Pie, Winter Pine or Frankincense & Myrrh?

Stock up on your favorites now and you’ll have them ready to go when it’s time to take comfort in a warm soak on those cold winter nights or whenever you need a quick (but thoughtful!) holiday gift for someone (see our packaging options for bags, bottles and jars to re-package your bulk bath salts for gift giving).

For more details on each of the holiday salts, visit our Holiday Bath Salts page.
Posted by: Savannah AT 10:55 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, 27 October 2012

san francisco salt companySmoked Sea Salts Now Part of San Francisco Salt Company’s Distinctive Chef Salt Collection 

This month, the San Francisco Salt Company expanded their line of gourmet salts to include Cherrywood and Alderwood Smoked Sea Salts. Authentic and completely natural, their smoked salts are priced competitively and are a must have for any food business or gourmet kitchen chef.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2012 - San Francisco Salt Company (SFSC) have unveiled the latest additions to their selection of chef salts - Smoked Sea Salts. Their release this October comes just in time for the Thanksgiving season, a time when delicious, well-planned meals are on just about everyone’s mind.

“We’re excited to add smoked sea salts to our chef salt division,” says Lee Williamson, the founder of the San Francisco Salt Company. “The smokiness of the salt adds a tremendous rich flavor to just about any kind of cuisine. Smoked sea salt is much more versatile than one would think,” adds Williamson. “It’s great on all kinds of meat, vegetables and starches. It even adds a unique flavor to desserts like ice cream, caramels, chocolate and more. The possibilities are limitless.”

Smoked sea salt can be quite expensive elsewhere, but San Francisco Salt Company sell their bulk smoked sea salts at a lower cost than many of their wholesale competitors. The smoked sea salt offered by the San Francisco Salt Company is premium sea salt that is smoked over a real wood-burning fire. SFSC uses a traditional, but streamlined and very efficient process to reduce costs and pass the savings onto the customer. “A lot of companies just add a cheap liquid smoke flavor to their food products to keep costs down, but quality and taste is too important for us to go that route,” explains Williamson.

Why smoked sea salts? “Well, our customers asked for it. Over the last 12 months we have been continually reaching out to our customers via social media to find out what they really want, rather than assuming we know what they want. This grass roots feedback has allowed us to become a much better brand, more organized, and better at keeping our customers happy,” says Williamson. As well as their new line of smoked sea salts this month, SFSC have also announced they will be extending free shipping through the end of the year.

In addition to their new Smoked Cherrywood Sea Salt and Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt, San Francisco Salt Company’s selection of chef salts also includes Himalayan Salt, French Grey Salt, Fleur de Sel, Hawaiian Sea Salts and many more gourmet salts to suite any palate.

About San Francisco Salt Company
SFSC design, develop, and sell an extensive line of gourmet chef salts to guarantee just the right flavor for your dishes as well as a line of bath and shower salts to promote relaxation, soothe and care for the skin.

Their mission is to raise awareness of the amazing benefits of natural sea salts - to harness the power of the ocean to enhance your well-being, from the inside out.

To learn more about the San Francisco Salt Company and their new line of Smoked Sea Salts, or to view their complete selection of gourmet salts and bath and sea salts, visit them online at: http://www.sfsalt.com.

Contact Information
Lee Williamson
CEO & Founder
510-477-9600 Ext 112

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Posted by: SFSC AT 06:30 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 19 October 2012
smoked sea saltOur gourmet chef salts division has some new additions - Smoked Sea Salts!

Our new Smoked Salt category features genuine Cherrywood and Alderwood smoked salts. Available in fine and coarse grains, these gourmet salts are made with 100% natural sea salt that has been roasted over a cherrywood or alderwood fire - they contain NO artificial flavors or other additives. Continue reading to learn more about these exquisite salts and which types of dishes they compliment best.





Smoked Cherrywood Sea Salt


Take your entrées to the next level by seasoning with this exquisite smoked salt preferred by chefs around the world. Smoked Cherrywood Sea Salt is made with pure Sea Salt that has been slowly smoked above a Maine Cherrywood fire - a centuries old process. The result is a smooth, slightly sweet tasting sea salt, without harshness or bitterness. Enjoy it on meat, poultry, fish and more. This gorgeous, aromatic salt is a must-have for whenever you really want to add dramatic flavor to your dishes.


Uses: The smooth, slightly sweet flavor of our Smoked Cherrywood Sea Salt is great for use on meat, poultry, fish, other meats, vegetables, starches, eggs and more. Can also be added to the rim of your favorite ales or rum cocktails.

Shop Fine or Coarse

Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt


Add an incredible burst of flavor to your food by seasoning with this unique sea salt favored by chefs around the world. Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt is created with pure Pacific Sea Salt that has been slowly smoked above a Northwest Red Alderwood fire. This completely natural, centuries old process, yields an extraordinary rich tasting sea salt without harshness or bitterness. Enjoy it on fish, poultry, other meats, vegetables and more - let your imagination run wild! Smoked Alderwood Salt's authentic, clean smoke flavor makes it the perfect go-to salt when you really want to impress guests or simply want to enjoy a distinctive meal at home.


Uses: The rich flavor of our Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt is great for use on fish (especially salmon), poultry, other meats, vegetables, starches, eggs and more.

Shop Fine or Coarse
Posted by: San Francisco Salt Company AT 01:03 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 12 October 2012
With so many bath salts to choose from, the question you may have is: Which salt is best for me? The answer depends on what you are looking for in a bath salt. To help you decide, we've highlighted some of our best selling soaks based on the benefits they can provide.

If you are looking to take a nice, relaxing bath to ease the stresses of the long day or to help you sleep well while softening your skin, our Sleep Lavender Bath Salts are a great choice.

For a detoxifying bath, our Minera® Dead Sea Salt is a great choice. We even have a Detox Soak made with pure Pacific Sea Salt, lavender and rosemary essential oils, kelp powder and green tea powder.

For soothing muscle aches and pains, a popular choice is our Muscle Soak. Made with Epsom salt and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils, this is the perfect bath salt for those with with physical jobs, athletes, or anyone who needs to give their muscles a pick me up.

When looking for relief from skin conditions like Psoriasis or Eczema we recommend our Minera® Dead Sea Salts. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from customers who've had great results using the Dead Sea Salt for help with their skin conditions. The natural salt on its own can be very effective. You will want to use a larger amount of salt than usual to aide skin conditions- add one to two pounds of this salt to your bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. For general skincare benefits, you may also want to try our Pure Skincare Bath Salts as well. This is a blend of Dead Sea Salt and Pacific Sea Salt scented with organic lavender essential oil and also contains essential oils, vitamin e and aloe vera.

For a therapeutic bath, you will want to add two large handfuls to your bath (exception- If using Dead Sea Salt for psoriasis and eczema you will want to add one to two pounds), allowing 20 minutes of soaking time. Remember to keep the temperature of your bath water warm but not too hot, the benefits will be greater this way. Ultimately, you are trying to mimic the water of the Sea!  Keep in mind, it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor before beginning any therapy routines.
Posted by: San Fancisco Salt Company AT 12:29 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 05 October 2012

It's no secret that buying in bulk saves money. But, if you think that 10 or 20 pounds of bath salts is way more than you need for the time being, we have a suggestion for you!

Purchase a bulk bag, set aside a good amount for yourself to enjoy and give the rest away! We offer several bottles and jars in different shapes and sizes, in both plastic and glass. Your family, friends and co-workers are sure to appreciate the thoughtful gift made especially for them. They are also great for wedding and baby shower favors!

You can have a lot of fun with this because there is so much you can do if you really want to get creative. Try choosing a few different colors and scents that compliment each other, such as family of floral or fruit scents for variety. Simply layer the different salts in the bottles. You can complete the gift by adding a personalized gift tag or label.

Have a long gift list but aren’t sure how much salt you’ll need to fill the bottles? Check out our Bath Salt Calculator. By entering the size of your bottle and the number of bottles you need to fill, our handy calculator will determine how much salt you’ll need to complete your project.

Posted by: Savannah AT 02:16 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 28 September 2012


Our Summer Clearance & Overstock Event is coming to an end. Don't miss out, this sale ends Monday, October 1st. While supplies last, save 20% - 75% off a huge selection of bath & spa salts and gourmet chef salts. To shop the sale visit our Specials Page.





A preview of current specials:

CLOSEOUT ITEMS:


-Halite Rock Salt 50% off

-Pure Organics Bath Soak  Lavender Bliss, 20lbs - Reg. $72.99 on sale for $49.99

-Bath and Spa Accessories - Loofahs on sale for $0.99

OVERSTOCK ITEMS:


-Spa Blend Bath Salts - 12 scents still available. 50% off

-Salt Scrubs & Sugar Scrubs - 9oz/10oz jars and 5lb Bulk, Various Scents. 20% off

-Himalayan Salt - Larger Grain Sizes. 20%-30% off

-Fleur de Sel - Save 20% on more on various size bags

-Cyprus Flake Salt - 30% off

-French Grey Salt - Select 20lb bags Reg. $54.99 on sale for $44.99
Posted by: San Francisco Salt Company AT 10:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 14 September 2012
Treat your mind and body to a soothing bath tonight, with your very own bath tea steeping as you soak.


You can easily create your own bath tea bags using the following bath tea recipe. Bath teas are a great way to enjoy the benefits of taking a salt bath with natural herbs without having the extra clean up afterwards. 

For each tea bag you will need:
-5oz (about a handful) of unscented sea salt or scented bath salts
-1 tsp of your favorite dried herbs (popular choices are lavender, chamomile, rose petals, mint, and rosemary)
-Muslin tea bags (approx. 4 x 5.5 inches)
-Sting or yarn to tie

Place the bath and spa salts in the muslin tea bags and tie the string around the top to seal the tea bag (leave about 12 inches of extra string)

When you are ready for your bath, tie the tea bag to the faucet and allow it to steep while the water is running.  Keep the tea bag steeping as long as you are in the tub.

Posted by: Savannah AT 02:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 07 September 2012
As we all know, time takes its toll on us and as we get older we seem to search more and more for the real fountain of youth. We begin to see changes in ourselves, from fine lines and wrinkles to a few more gray hairs. Whatever the side-effects, humans are not fond of the aging process, and we often resort to treatments that are ridiculous at best, painful and dangerous at worst. We nip and tuck, pull and tighten, stretch and massage our way to eternal youth. Only, it doesn’t work that way – no matter what we do, we are still aging.

You could get botox treatments, a face lift, liposuction. You could spend hundreds of dollars on empty promises: expensive lotions and “miracle” creams that don’t really work.

Or, you could take a bath once a week – Could this possibly be the fountain of youth we have been searching for?

That’s right – bathing is a healthy, enjoyable way to restore your body’s youth and vitality. Certain types of bath salts contain powerful minerals that replenish moisture in our skin, aid in our defense against elements such as sun and pollution, tighten and detoxify our pores. In addition, bathing is a wonderful way to relax and unwind, making us look and feel younger.

How does it work? First, you need high quality bath salts that naturally contain essential minerals and nutrients for the body such as magnesium, bromide, calcium, iodine, potassium, all of which are found in Dead Sea Salt. Magnesium aids in cell metabolism; bromide soothes the skin and relaxes nerves; calcium is known to strengthen bones and teeth while cleansing the pores of the skin; iodine aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges; potassium reduces water retention. These minerals all work to condition our skin, making it more resilient and able to defend against the elements.

The wrinkles and fine lines that we see as we get older are the result of a combination of factors. Sun exposure, stress, heredity, climate conditions and diet all contribute to our skin’s aging. Sea salts have been shown to decrease the depth of wrinkling by 40%. The minerals in sea salts
draw out impurities and detoxify the skin, breaking down deposits that often get trapped just under the top layers of the skin and resulting in what we commonly refer to as cellulite. The salts also soothe and moisturize your skin, the result: your skin is smooth and supple, looking and feeling years younger.

Let’s not forget the biggest accelerator of the aging process: stress. Stress causes us to stay awake at night and not get enough sleep; it causes us to furrow our brows and frown (not helpful in making us look or feel youthful); it has more serious side effects such as heart disease. Taking a bath a few times a week will not only give you some much-needed quiet time – it will make you feel calmer and more relaxed during your hectic days. Start taking regular baths with some luxurious bath salts. Add your favorite scent, light some candles, and get ready for a younger, more vibrant body and mind. Maybe the fountain of youth is just a bath away!
Posted by: San Francisco Bath Salt Company AT 05:06 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email

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