Himalayan Salt Straining Tip

If you have occasion to make salt solutions for your cosmetics, you may use Himalayan Crystal salt. I do. I love what this gorgeous pink salt has to offer in the way of skincare. And it's even pretty to look at.

Except for one thing.

Some of the minerals in Himalayan Crystal salt don't dissolve. Instead, they settle at the bottom of the bottle as an unwanted pile of pink residue-ness.

And even though it's a very pretty pink color, it's not supposed to be there.

The answer to this problem is so simple I'm embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to figure it out.

So I won't.

1-2-3, here it comes.

Triple Bypass

Removing every last trace of unwanted pink stuff from your solution is a simple matter of filtering more than once. Three times to be exact.

Check out how well a standard coffee filter does the job.

I opened the filters and spread them out on the table so I could show you how much is retained with each pass.

My Himalayan Crystal Salt solution is now clear and residue-free.

And if you've been giggling about how simple this solution is, you're forgiven. It was one of those palm-to-the-forehead moments for me.

They do happen.

On occasion.

Do Tell

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