Rio Salt Crystals are pure Atlantic sea salt brought to you in its raw form. The crystals are solar evaporated from the clear blue waters off the coast of Brazil. The salt rocks are minimally crushed and left in large pieces. Rio is semi-transparent and can be rinsed to create a clear shimmering crystal. Rio has the same mineral composition as high-end bath salts making it very versatile. This is the ideal size to be used in Salt Potpourri or Crystal Potpourri. The large crystals are semi-porous which enables them to be infused with color and essential oil. When heated the crystals slowly release the scented oil into the air. Crystals can be re-scented every 3-5 months.
Rio Crystals are available in 3 sizes: XXL Crystals - range in size from 3/8” (10mm) to ½” (15mm) in diameter. Jumbo Crystals - range in size from ½” (15mm) to 1 1/8” (30mm). Colossal Crystals - range in size from 1 1/8” (30mm) to 2 3/4” (70mm).
*See bottom of page for Salt Potpourri / Crystal Potpourri Recipe.
RIO™ Sea Salt Crystals – Colossal, Jumbo or XXL
Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils
Making Salt Crystal Potpourri is a simple process. The main decision is the coloring of the crystals. There are 4 different methods for coloring:
Liquid Based - This coloring will dry the best. Glycerin Based – This will give the crystals a translucent color. Mica Powder - Gives the salt an opalescent color. Water Rinsed – Gives the salt crystals a "glass like" appearance.
Liquid or glycerin colorant fragrance can be hand applied to the crystals using rubber gloves. Apply fragrance and color. Lay crystals out on parchment to dry.
If you use mica powder you need to shake the crystal in a plastic bag and then mist with your fragrance or essential oil.
Water Rinsed - Simply rinse the crystals and let dry for a "glass like" appearance and then mist with your fragrance or essential oil.
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