I have been looking for an alternative to the steak knife, thanks! I will try to puty knife next.

I was wondering where you got a scapel Pauline, I thought that maybe you were a nurse. I have not been using as much salt as you guys but what I do use helps a lot, I will try to double it and see what happens .. Has anyone checked to see who has the cheapest dead sea salts or maybe we should change the name to "dead skin salts" [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]
Too bad we don't all live closer, we could start our own little ichthyosis co-op and save some money on all these products we are buying all the time. I know one thing, thanks to this website my skin has improved dramatically since this time last year thanks to all of you and your ideas. I appreciate it.

You know everytime I put in salt into my bath I look at my mermaid art work on the wall and chuckle. I am beginning to think we really are decendents of the original "mermaid" people.
[img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img] Just wished I looked like Daryl Hanna from the movie "Splash"!
Take care.
Michele Menzia