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Why are my essential oil scents disappearing from my Epsom salts? Answered

I bagged (cellophane bags) and tied two pound bags of scented salts about 2 weeks ago and the scent has disappeared.
Also, my food coloring doesn't mix well in the Epsom salts either.  For instance; red and blue is not making lavender color no matter how uch I increase or decrease the colors.

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Have you tried natural colors, like from blueberries, carrots and so on?
I don't know the E numbers out of my head but they might work better.
The thing with sulfates is that it reacts with quite a few things.
Ingio should work well for blue in any case.

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KathleenNDownunder35m

Answer 4 years ago

Thank you so much. I certainly will try natural colors
I'll try beets as well.
Have a wonderful day.

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KathleenN

4 years ago

Thank you for your quick response. I just ordered clear plastic bottles and caps. I'll move the salts into those and add a bit more essential oils.

I followed the color tips that you sent me when I was blending a couple of weeks ago but the color turned greyish. I may have to skip the coloring, regretfully though.

Thanks again.

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mpilchfamily

4 years ago

Scents dissipate over time. Especially if they are not sealed. Tying them off isn't making a good air tight seal. You'll need an air tight seal if you want the scent to stick around any reasonable amount of time.

Red and blue food coloring by themselves tend to go grey. Color mixing isn't as easy with food colors. This may help.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4965447_make-color-lavende...