Beach resident Amanda Jacobs doesn’t have to make the trek to the grocery store
when she runs out of salt; she walks 30 yards to the Atlantic Ocean.
2013, Jacobs has been selling and making her own brand of natural sea salt and
sea salt body scrubs under the name Sea Love Sea Salt. Using the Atlantic Ocean
water collected from just off Wrightsville Beach, Jacobs filters, evaporates
and bottles the sea salt all from her home.
While she holds
a Ph.D. in teaching, an empty job search in Wilmington and the suggestion of a
friend led her to start the company and Jacobs said the demand for her product
has exceeded her expectations.
Jacobs produces varieties
like plain and rosemary sea salts, and body scrubs like the Beach Babe coconut
salt and sugar scrub and Wide-Eyed citrus salt scrub.
Along with Jacobs’ customers on Etsy, Sea Love Sea Salt has also attracted the attention
of local chefs like Bento Box Chef Lee Grossman.
Sea Love Sea
Salt will also soon be available at the Poplar Grove Farmers' Market and the
Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market.
For the full
story on Jacobs and Sea Love Sea Salt pick up the next edition of Lumina News,
on news stands Thursday, April 3.