The Salt Cellar

The Salt Cellar, Portsmouth: Hours, Address, The Salt Cellar Reviews: 5/5

The Salt Cellar
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Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Salt Cellar Store is the only store totally focused and dedicated to salt for people, located at 7 Commercial Alley in Portsmouth, NH. Carrying a full line of gourmet flavored and infused sea salts to enhance recipes, bath and spa products including bath soaks, body butters, salt scrubs, shave creams, aftershaves, and soaps made from materials derived from the Dead Sea, Himalayan Salt Lamps, blocks, home products, and gift sets.
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Cheryl D
Nashua, NH26 contributions
Friends
If you are in Portsmouth this store is a must drop into. So many great items. Staff was friendly and helpful
Written April 15, 2019
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Marsha610
McLean, VA110 contributions
Friends
What a delightful place. It’s worth searching out this hideaway shop in Portland. The salts are delicious, love the garlic one, and the unique items are a delight. Can’t wait to use my salt block.
If you’re searching for a fun gift this is your spot.
Written June 26, 2018
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Silas B
131 contributions
Family
The owner Judit was extremely nice and went above and beyond to make our experience great. She gave us TWO Himilayan salt blocks for free. She showed us that if we just rubbed them together it would work better than a salt grinder. They also have many different kinds of salt blends here including applewood smoked, matcha and espresso. We got a soup salter (a block of salt with a string through it) as a gift for a friend who makes a lot of soup. This is a really unique shop with an amazing owner that really made my day.
Written July 5, 2015
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Frank L
Cape Cod, MA169 contributions
Friends
Well, what could I say about the Salt Cellar.... Salt, and more salt. Many Varieties, Finishing, bath and spa, Himalayan and gifts.
Written April 17, 2016
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Hey Frank, thanks for dropping in and commenting about the Cellar. Please drop in again when you are in town! - Don
Written April 22, 2016
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA971 contributions
How many kinds of salt could you need? They offer an array of different sizes, shapes and uses for himalayan rock salt, along with bath salts and other body products, and flavored salts for cooking. These are clearly speciality items and the prices reflect that, but the quality seems to be very good and I love the smoked salt that I bought.
Written October 31, 2015
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sarajean31
San Antonio, TX86 contributions
Friends
I went to this shop looking to buy some fun salts, which I did. However, the gem in this shop is an amazing hand lotion they sell with salt in it. It smells amazing (not overpowering but really nice). Your hand will feel soft hours after you put it on and it absorbs really quickly. I only bought a small one because I was flying home, but I'll be getting some as gifts and a large one for me shipped to my home.
Written October 24, 2015
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH9,469 contributions
Strolling around Market Street one afternoon, I turned down the Commercial Alley to see what was there. I came upon The Salt Cellar. It was downstairs from Hazel, a store selling accessories, clothing, and jewelry for women.

At the bottom of the stairs, an old cast iron wood-burning kitchen stove caught my eye. It was quite an antique and most likely from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. It was in very good condition, too.

I was greeted promptly and offered assistance if needed.

Browsing the flavor-infused salts for cooking, I liked the Applewood Smoked Sea Salt, Icelandic Arctic Thyme, Peruvian Pink Artisan Salt, and Ginger Root Sea Salt at $8.00 each.

The Bath & Spa Collection had a number of interesting items infused with Dead Sea salts rich in minerals that reportedly help relieve symptoms of rashes, eczema, psoriasis, itching, and other skin irritations. Items that I liked in that section included the Dead Sea Hand Cream at $25.00, Lavender Salt Scrub at $35.00, Dead Sea Soap at $8.00, Lemon Body Butter at $15.00.

There was bins with big chunks of salt at $5.00 each.

There were too many things I liked to settle on just one. After consideration, I'll return for one or two.

The display shelving was well organized.

The young fellow at the register was very nice and very knowledgeable.

There was a pamphlet about the company's Salt Vault in the Portland, Maine store. It offered 40-minute therapeutic spa treatments.

I rate The Salt Cellar at 5.0 and recommend a visit.

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Written April 19, 2021
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CATHY C
5 contributions
Friends
Absolutely love the many flavored salts. Sampling them makes the choice difficult because they are all so good. From the flavored Salts, Salt Lamps, Body Scrubs and Lotions, you can't leave empty handed. I'm so in Love with the Salt body scrubs. The Lemongrass one is one of my many favorites as well as the Mango lotion. I have severe dry skin and this is not greasy and leaves your skin baby smooth baby soft. Don't take my word for it go to Portsmouth,NH and try it yourself. I dare you . Once you try , you will buy! It's that good!!
Written November 16, 2019
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Monica H
Covington, GA1 contribution
Couples
Love salt, so this was a must see for me. I was pleasantly surprised. There is a wonderful selection por flavored salts, plus gifts and salt related products. They also have a spa where one can schedule time (for a fee) to get a special "salt massage."
Written November 6, 2019
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Weary Traveller
4 contributions
Friends
Superior Salt collection and gift packs.
Warm welcome by professional friendly staff able to offer excellent advice and tasting of the various salts available. Highly recommend!
Written November 4, 2019
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Salt is *finally* being recognized as something that enhances flavor and texture. Thanks so much for your warm review!
Written November 5, 2019
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The Salt Cellar is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM