Saltpeter: A Magical Substance
By: Seth Frye
Saltpeter was an ingredient in the first few iterations of gun/black powder.
Saltpeter provides many useful nutrients to lawns and plants and helps stimulate growth.
Due to its pure white color, it was common to use it in white paints. Such as whitewash, Kilz, and Geisha masks.
2. Supposedly, Saint Peter learned how to cultivate it, so it was named after him.
3. It is found in Egyptian tombs and was used as deodorant by the pharaohs in the afterlife.
2. It is however combustible. If it is present in large quantities or exposed to flames too long, it will explode.
3. It is water soluble, or it will dissolve into water.