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Salt question

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Andrew M, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Just a thought here. I have read that salt sold for household use has something in it to stop clumping which probably means it will not draw as much moisture as pure salt. My understanding is that the initial salting of a skin is to draw out moisture as quickly as possible. All of the info I have says to use hay or feed salt sold in feed stores.
     
  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Good logic, bad assumption. The anticaking agents added to salt to prevent clumping are water soluble in most cases. That means that when water contacts them, they're dissolved. The astringent and dessicant qualities of salt are not effected in any way by these additives. And just for your information, they're included in all the other variations of salt, including road/rock salt for the same purpose.
     

  3. fltrn

    fltrn Member

    Thanks again George for the helpful information.