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Experience the Luxury of Plant-Based Skincare with Salacia Salts

Salacia Salts captures the spirit of the coast in an exquisite blend of Southern botanicals, fragrances, plant based ingredients, and 100% pure Atlantic and Dead Sea salts.


Enjoy a restorative, soothing bath experience with our collection of luxurious Salt Soaks, Moisturizers, Shower Steamers, Hand and Body Scrubs and Cleansers using regional botanicals, available in distinctly Southern scents.

The first product developed for the company, a salt soak, is packaged in reclaimed “upcycled” wine bottles. Salacia Salts uses post-consumer recycled packaging whenever possible with the goal of eliminating plastic from the product line. Educating people about the products they put on their skin is a top priority, including how packaging affects the Earth’s land and seas. Salacia Salts’ products are ideal for people with sensitive skin or looking for healthy alternatives to oils and harsh ingredients found in traditional body care.

Enjoy. Natural. Relaxation.

Company History

It all started with a dream.

Cari Phelps, an award-winning designer and branding expert based in Savannah, dreamed that she designed a package of bath salts for a client with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. When she woke up the next morning, she started doing research and decided to make her dream a reality. She soon learned that Tybee is the Euchee Indian word for salt. This history inspired Cari to develop this natural bath and body care line using the scents of regional botanicals and natural ingredients, including Atlantic sea salt, to create a unique line of bath and body care products.

Cari founded Salacia Salts in 2012, armed with a commitment to environmental conservation, natural beauty and holistic health. Under her leadership, Salacia Salts creates top-quality bath and beauty products using environmentally responsible ingredients and packaging.

Made in Savannah, Georgia and inspired by native Southern botanicals, the product line captures the spirit of the ocean and chic coastal style. Salacia Salts is available in discriminating retail locations nationwide and at the company’s gift shop located in Historic Downtown Savannah at the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Streets, by the Colonial Cemetery and the fire station. 

The gift shop features local gifts, sustainably sourced goods and products made by female-led businesses and complimentary everyday essentials. We proudly represent 30+ local artisans within our shop. A blending bar offering salt soak and salt scrubs is also available at this location.  

Salacia products are made in a production studio located near Forsyth Park, which also features a retail shopping area of packaged goods, as well as an interactive area for group workshops. This is open by appointment only or through booking a class. 

Salacia Salts products are free of colorants and petrochemicals, cruelty-free and handmade in small batches. A woman-owned business and team of five, values include beauty wellness for the entire body - inside and out, a good dose of Southern hospitality, respecting Earth’s natural resources, always keeping sustainability in mind and keeping things simple. Salacia Salts utilizes resources smartly, always remembering where the company came from, using real ingredients and remaining transparent.

Salacia Salts’ mission is to provide useful, practical products and experiences to help consumers relax and enjoy life wherever they are. Passionate about environmental responsibility (reducing the use of plastics and encouraging re-use of packaging), the company strives to showcase unique ways to use everyday, Georgia grown ingredients, such as grits and clay, and provide customers with products they love–handmade by real, local Savannah people.

Our founder and CEO, Cari, is the proud recipient of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2019) and an internationally recognized creative for her work in packaging design and branding. 


Who is Salacia?

The Roman sea goddess Salacia serves as the inspiration for Salacia Salts. According to Roman mythology, Salacia traveled through the ocean on a pearl-shell chariot pulled by seahorses and dolphins.

Why a salt goddess? Well, Savannah sits on the coast of Georgia and the barrier island Tybee, just 20 minutes east of downtown, is the Native American word for salt. Yes, it was called Salt Island. Once we discovered this cool fact, we started bottling up the salts and blending with other ingredients in ocean friendly packaging. 

Salacia, the wife of Neptune, evokes the spirit of the open sea and the female energy of the ocean. Her name is derived from the Latin word “sal,” which means salt. Salt once served as a precious commodity in cultures around the globe.

Today, Salacia Salts is delighted to share these riches with a wide audience. Let Salacia relax your body and lift your spirit. Experience the nurturing power of the sea. 

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