Fleur de sels or fleur de sel is a salty herb used for seasoning cooking, baking, and drinking. It has become a very popular preservative for wines, distilled waters, and other salty products. Most sea salt today contains traces of sulfur that were extracted from ancient deposits that were once part of the Alps. The name fleur de sel was given to this product because it began to be used as a preservative in the 18th century. Many different varieties of fleur de sel are available today in various forms such as fleur de sel sea salt, fleur de sel table salt, and fleur de sel shaker.
Fleur de sels have a wide variety of uses including: fleur de sal, fleur de sel, fleur de silver ( Fleur de Seritaire), fleur de lacroix, fleur de la lune, fleur de sel ice cream salt. These salts are also often combined with lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) and Stearine. For example, fleur de sel ice cream is prepared by melting down the fleur de sel salt crystals with water and then blending them with cream, milk and sugar. Another combination of fleur de sel ice cream with rosewater produces fleur de sel rosewater salt. There are many variations on how to prepare fleur de sel salts which include: fleur de sel strips, fleur de sel sheets, fleur de sel flakes and fleur de sel crystals.
Sebum is primarily composed of fatty acids that give oils their characteristic oily or waxy texture. When natural oils in the skin’s surface become depleted due to over-exposure to the sun, or when the skin becomes dry or cracked, the sebaceous glands react by producing more oil. This excess oil combines with dead skin cells, bacteria and debris and forms a greasy substance known as comedones or zits. Sebum helps to hold the moisture in our skin, but if this component of the skin’s natural oil balance is disturbed, it can cause a clogged skin pore and a blackhead. This is why experts recommend a regular cleansing routine to keep excess sebum from building up and providing the ground for acne outbreaks. Sebum is very sticky, so it can be removed with a cleanser and hot water; the rest can be soaked up by a soft towel and then rinsed off.
Dealing with fleur de sel infections requires more than cleansing and deep cleansing. Since the crystals are made up of salt, the best way to rid the body of them is to replace salt in your diet with healthy food high in the good stuff, magnesium. Calcium and potassium are also beneficial. A steady diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry and lean proteins will help counter the mineral deficiencies that are often associated with fleur de sel outbreaks. You may also try soaking raw egg yolks or using herbs like milk thistle to increase calcium in your diet.
Fleur de sels made with salt are often flavored. One popular flavor is called fleur de Garmin, a flavor which is sometimes added to bottled fleur de lis in order to preserve the product longer after bottling. There are also herbal fleur de sel candles which are infused with a special herbal blend. Other fleur de lis flavors include raspberry, cardamom, eucalyptus and clove. Different spices are sometimes used to impart various different flavors.
Some fleur de sel products may contain a flavor of their own, such as sea salt. Sea salt has its own unique flavor, and depending on the brand, some sea salt flavors can vary from slightly malty to very hot and spicy. This means that sea salt is something that you have to experiment with to find the flavor that works best for you, but many people enjoy the taste of sea salt.
The key difference between fleur de sel salt and regular table salt is its method of preparation. Fleur de salons salts are heated to a temperature of around 250 degrees C to remove any surface impurities, which includes salt residue from fish. This hot saltwater solution is then applied to the body and left on overnight. The next morning the salt is rinsed off, and the next day, the salt is washed away with the rinse water. This salty flavor is actually removed during the rinse, but it is not absorbed into the skin during the actual rinse process.
Fleur de sels are more commonly available in grocery stores and pharmacies, but there is also a product called Natural Salt that can be purchased online. Natural salt contains no additives or chemicals, and its main selling point is its briny, salty flavor. Natural sea salt is often used to add flavor and moisture to recipes, and it is ideal for cooking or baking since it dissolves well in fats or liquids. It also leaves a fine dusting of fine fleur de sel on the surface of anything it touches, so it is the perfect seasoning for anything from bread to pretzels and seafoods.