I had just finished a conversation at home, stating the utter importance of a supremely serene and sublimely clean kitchen in my life. In fact, I believe I could still hear the faint echo of my statement as I ventured upon my juicing journey and witness the massacre of vibrant blood orange sweetness and sticky red juice spray across my bright white kitchen cabinets and somewhat sterile subway tile.

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Yes ~ bright red and super syrupy ~ splattered from here to there.

And so it goes…

Once cleaned and back in the saddle, I ventured into this 2 week journey of waiting…

…waiting for the MAGIC to happen.

I wish I remembered where I recently read my inspiration for this colorful and crystalline greatness. A beautiful magazine spread or an internet article, no doubt, led me to the sleepless eve before for beginning the process.

It’s simply really.

1 part sea salt to 3 parts fresh water, with a little bright flavor and zing.

Let it be.

Let is sit.

In darkness…in waiting.

Shazam!

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Magic crystals.

Blood Orange Salt Crystals

1 cup sea salt
3 cups filtered water
1 blood orange

1 liter Mason jar (or any vessel – get creative)
1 chopstick (again, you can be creative)
2 feet of string
1 clean nickel or washer

Dissolve the salt in the water and add the juice, along with the zest and even some of the peel of the orange ~ carefully ensuring the vibrant red juice does not dispel about the area – the the Mason jar. Immerse the string into the jar, fastening the immersed end to a weight – nickel or washer – and secure with a chopstick.
Place in a cool, dark area, allowing plenty of air circulation, for 1-2 weeks. Wait (and maybe watch) for the gorgeous crystals to grow.

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Imagine the possibilities of the amazing jewels.

That’s right. IMAGINE the possibilities.

Shazam is so for what I hoped!

Alas…the crystals failed. Nada. NADA.

How about YOU give it a try and see what you come up with? Let me know…

2 thoughts on “Blood Orange Salt Crystals

  1. Oh no! white cabinets and blood oranges definitely is a tricky combination. Totally worthwhile though, in my opinion! I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow, if you’re interested! There’s an explanation on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays.’
    xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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