Thanks to Michelle from Open Eye Health for alerting me to a possible danger associated with storing bath salts made with baking soda in a glass jar!
I have never had this happen to me, nor have I heard of it happening before. Every book that has suggested giving bath salts as a gift and provided a recipe, said to store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
…after googling, I did run across a few instances of people having glass jars containing bath salts (made with baking soda and salt) explode.
Now wouldn’t that be a surprise?!
You can read an account of it happening here.
I wanted to post this since I have a few recipes for bath salts on this website. I’ve added a note to those particular posts too.
As of right now, I still have my bath salts in jars, but am thinking about punching a hole in the lid to let any air build up escape.
I’ve also submitted this to Mythbusters