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Friday, 31 August 2012
It's Labor Day weekend!

Summer may be coming to an end but with the long weekend ahead and all the sales, there's plenty to be excited about!

Our 4 day Labor Day Sale starts today! Now through Monday, take AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF already reduced Closeout & Overstock Items (use coupon code: laborday at checkout). This means HUGE savings, Everyone! To shop the sale visit our Specials Page.


A preview of current specials:

CLOSEOUT ITEMS:


-Halite Rock Salt - Already 50% off + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-Pure Organics Bath Soak 20lbs, Various Scents - Reg. $72.99 on sale for $49.99 + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-Bath and Spa Accessories - Loofahs on sale for $0.99 + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

OVERSTOCK ITEMS:


-Spa Blend Bath Salts - 15 scents still available. Already 50% off + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-Salt Scrubs & Sugar Scrubs - 9oz/10oz jars and 5lb Bulk, Various Scents. Already 20% off + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-Himalayan Salt - Larger Grain Sizes. Already 20%-30% off + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-Fleur de Sel - Already reduced + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-Cyprus Flake Salt - 30% off + take an additional 10% off this weekend!

-French Grey Salt - Select 20lb bags Reg. $54.99 on sale for $44.99 + take an additional 10% off this weekend!


*Note: We WILL be open on Labor Day (Monday, September 3rd). So, if you have any questions or would like to place an order by phone, our customer service team will be here, ready to assist you.

We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

-The Team at San Francisco Salt Company
Posted by: San Francisco Salt Company AT 10:28 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, 20 August 2012

New U.S. Postal Service Ad Campaign features San Francisco Salt Company

Out of 3,000 companies considered to be profiled in U.S. Postal Service’s latest advertising campaign, San Francisco Salt Company was one of only three chosen.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 - San Francisco Salt Company (SFSC), known for their extensive selection of spa salts and gourmet chef salts which they ship to customers all over the country, were selected to be a part of the United States Postal Service’s new promotion for their Flat Rate shipping service.

The new ad campaign profiles three growing businesses who are leading their niche market using U.S. Postal Services products. “I think the fact that we were chosen to be part of this campaign says a lot about our reputation, commitment to customer service, and quality of products. This year marks our 10 year anniversary, so being independently chosen by the U.S. Postal Service is a really proud moment for us that came at just the right time,” says Lee Williamson, founder of San Francisco Salt Company, which offers salts from around the globe including Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt and Epsom Salt.

The new video campaign, which is currently available through the United States Postal Service YouTube channel, was filmed at two of the San Francisco Salt Company’s locations last month.

“We have been shipping with U.S. Postal Service since 2002 and their shipping system helps us keep things simple. We actually develop products with the size of the flat rate boxes in mind. It takes away a lot of the guess work while preparing shipments as we know what we’ll be able to fit in each box and how much it’s going to cost,” explains Williamson.

Sea Salt in large volumes is quite heavy. The fact that we can fit twenty to twenty-five pounds in a single flat rate box and ship it to anywhere in the U.S. for the same rate whether it’s going to New York or Hawaii is great. This service has really been an integral part of our business,” Williamson adds. This cost effective shipping method also allows SFSC to offer free shipping on their website which for years had never been heard of in this industry due to the high weight of sea salt products says Williamson.

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

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 see the new U.S. Postal Service campaign and for more information the San Francisco Salt Company visit: http://www.sfsalt.com

Contact Information
Lee Williamson
President
510-477-9600 Ext 112

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Posted by: San Francisco Salt Company AT 09:57 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 17 August 2012
Bathing in natural sea salt is a wonderful way to get soft skin - but bathing isn’t the only way you can use sea salt. Bath salt made from sea salt is filled with minerals and nutrients which naturally occur in the ocean and are beneficial to our skin. Soaking with them is great, but you can also use the salts to scrub away rough dry skin and reveal softer, more supple skin underneath.
 
Exfoliation involves sloughing off dead skin cells through the use of granular substances such as salt. Seeds, clay, and items such as loofahs and sea sponges are also used. In addition to scrubbing away old, dull skin, exfoliation opens the pores and makes it much easier for your skin to absorb lotions, serums, and other beauty products.
 
While in the bath or shower, simply grab a handful of your favorite bath and shower salt and rub it gently on your skin, then rinse. Concentrate on the soles of the feet, the elbows, backs of arms, and other places that need extra softening. To top it off, use your favorite lotion. You’ll be softer in no time!
Posted by: Robin Galante AT 11:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 10 August 2012
We have what we believe to be largest and most comprehensive collection of Dead Sea Salt information on the web.

Our Dead Sea Guide covers everything from facts about the Dead Sea to research information on the use of Dead Sea Salt for psoriasis.  Our Dead Sea resource section is the place to look for everything you needed to know about the Dead Sea.

Though you can find a lot of information on the web about the Dead Sea and its salt, a lot of the information has been badly written or plagiarized, making it difficult to find the facts. So, check out our Dead Sea Guide to find answers to your questions about the Dead Sea and Dead Sea Salt.

Specifically interested in getting more information about Psoriasis Treatments using Dead Sea Salt? Be sure to also visit our new Psoriasis Treatment page for more in-depth coverage on this topic and to read testimonials from our customers who use Dead Sea Salt to treat their skin conditions.
Posted by: San Francisco Salt Company AT 01:34 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, 06 August 2012
Out of 3,000 companies that the US Postal Service profiled for their new advertising campaign, we were lucky enough to be one of only 3 selected. We think that says a lot about our reputation, commitment to customer service, and quality products. The US Postal service are obviously proud to do business with us and we are also proud to have them as a valued supplier. Click on the play button below to see our video.

Posted by: Lee Williamson AT 07:30 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, 02 August 2012

You’ve probably heard it before. You tell a friend you took a nice, long relaxing bath, and her response is: “But when you take a bath, aren’t you just soaking in your own dirt?”

Let’s examine this argument for a minute. Chances are you’re not squeaky clean when you first step into the tub. You lie there and soak – for 15, 20 minutes. There’s a ring on the tub when you’re done. Ewww, gross.

But hold on - the ring on the edge of your tub is a good thing, and here’s why. Bathing is an incredible way to cleanse your skin – much more effective than showering. When you take a shower, you quickly rub some soap on your skin, rinse, and get out. Thing is, you’ve only washed the outermost layers of your skin. Bathing in warm water, preferably with bath salts, draws impurities from deep inside your pores, cleansing you on a much deeper level than a simple shower. The dirt around your tub is dirt that has left your body – dirt that probably wouldn’t come out after a quick shower.

The warm water opens up your pores. The water, enhanced with the minerals and nutrients in your bath salts, is able to seep into nooks and crannies in your skin that water from a shower won’t hit. Oil, soap residue, pollutants and impurities rise to the surface and are drawn out and are gone forever. To answer your question, all the gunk that has left your skin will not come back in. Once it’s out, it’s out – and down the drain for good.

Posted by: San Francisco Bath Salt Company - Robin AT 12:48 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 27 July 2012
We’re offering 75% off on the gorgeous African Pearl Salts in the fine (approx. 1mm) grain size, while supplies last!

A 20lb bulk bag regularly $119.99, is on sale now for $29.99

About Salt Pearls:
Extreme heat and other conditions of Lake Assal, Africa create Salt Pearls which form their smooth, round shape naturally as they tumble on the water’s edge in a variety of different sizes. It's an absolutely gorgeous sea salt, with its pearl shape different from any other salt in the world! This 100% natural salt is 98.5%-99.5% pure Sodium Chloride with a variety of beneficial trace minerals making it an ideal choice for skin care and relieving tired and aching muscles.

To learn more about these beautiful salts or to buy, click here: Natural Pearl Salts

This is a closeout item, so get these while you still can before they're gone for good! To view more clearance and overstock items visit our Specials page.
Posted by: Savannah AT 01:04 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, 20 July 2012

Our Overstock Spa Blend salts are not only great for use as bath salts and foot soaks; they also can be used to create your own heavy duty pedicure salt scrub.

If you’ve noticed that the heels of your feet require some much overdue TLC, you can help to soften and smooth them by using a pedicure salt scrub that you can easily create with our current overstock spa blend salts and a bit of oil.  Popular oil choices for making exfoliating salt scrubs include Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, or Olive Oil.

Use the following ratio of salt to oil to create your scrub:

Blend 3 parts of salt to about 1 part of your choice of oil.

Feel free to take the liberty of adjusting the amount of the oil to create a salt scrub to your preference.  Once you’ve created your scrub, simply take a small handful of it and gently massage it on the bottom of your feet in circular motions; focusing on those dry, rough or callused heels. Then rinse.

You can store your pedicure scrub for future uses in a PET jar.  See our jars here: packaging

Posted by: Savannah AT 11:36 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Why is it that when we finally get that much needed time away from our regular day-to-day lives and are off at some wonderful destination somewhere, we don’t get as much rest and relaxation as we would have hoped for during the trip?  I can vouch for this personally as most of the time while I’m away and on “vacation” I find myself running here and there either affixed to someone else's schedule, busy sight seeing, or out enjoying the night life. One thing’s for sure, I usually somehow come back feeling just as tired (or more tired!) than I was before I left.

So, I decided that I’m going to start my own vacation ritual by taking more baths, not only during my time away from home but also the days following my return.

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense to take more baths around vacation time. Bathing, especially with some of your favorite bath salts, can help soothe your tired and aching body after long plane rides, and eventful days.  Bathing with bath salts like Epsom Salt and Dead Sea Salt can also help rid the body of harmful toxins (consider the number of drinks consumed during vacation or those packed airplanes with who knows what kind of germs). Generally, the baths are just a nice way to unwind and let yourself truly relax at the end of the day and help you to get a better night’s sleep...

Here’s some of my picks for some great bath salt blends to try during and after your vacation to help you achieve true relaxation! Choose the one that’s most fitting for your own time away…


Sleep Lavender Bath Salt   Cold & Flu Vitamin Soak   Muscle Soak   

Detox Soak   Acai Antioxidant Bath Salt

Posted by: Savannh AT 05:11 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, 02 July 2012
The following content is from an article posted last week on The Times Of India and explores the benefits of bath salts. It also includes a recipe for creating your own lavender bath salts.

The benefits of bath salt are many, and go beyond mere exfoliating dead cells to make skin soft and supple. A nice long soak in a tub sprinkled with bath salt releases muscle tension and improves common irritations such as insect bites, minor rashes, calluses on feet, while working on serious skin conditions like athlete's foot, eczema, and psoriasis. Says Nandita Suri, business director of Levo Spa, Ibis Hotel, Gurgaon, "Whether you have sore, tired feet from standing all day, or a stiff back from working at your desk, bath salts can help improve the way you feel and ease away the tension."

Just as we cannot do without a sunscreen lotion in summer, a jar of bath salt can be as indispensable if you've caught a bad tan or suffer pigmentation of skin. To keep reading CLICK HERE.
Posted by: San Francisco Bath Salt Company AT 02:39 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email

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