ONLINE UPDATE: Sea salt harvester uses Wrightsville's waters

by Cole Dittmer
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wrightsville 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.

Since November 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.

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