Sea Salt, Coarse
Trade Name- Sea Salt, California Sea Salt, Cosmetic Salt, and Pacific Salt
Origin- USA (California)
Extraction- Solar dried
Recommended Shelf Life- 4-5 years
Notes- Stores well under most conditions but fluctuations in humidity may cause it to cake up and harden. The line of sea salt offered by Mountain Rose Herbs meets USDA and FDA standards for food and cosmetic use, and is Kosher certified through Earth Kosher. For personal home use it can be ground with a simple salt grinder of similar device.
Color- White with the occasional colored specks
Sodium Chloride- 99.83%
Calcium and Magnesium- .05%
Heavy Metals- <5 ppb
Our sea salt (sodium chloride) is all natural, solar evaporated, and is gathered from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California . This high quality sea salt is perfect for creating bath salts, body scrubs, or custom formulated therapeutic blends. Enjoy a truly euphoric bathing experience by combining these all-natural salts with dried herbs, flowers, and essential oils. Our sea salt is perfect for use by individuals, spas, and for manufacturers of high quality bath and body care products. It is suitable for food and cosmetic use.
History of Salt
Today salt is universally available, but historically this was not the case. In the past, salt was used as a method of food preservation, flavoring agent, in pottery, religious rituals, and for medicinal and nutritional properties. It has served as money at various times and places, been the objective of major explorations, and it has caused bitter warfare. Salt was used around the world by many different cultures, including the ancient Romans, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks. Documents have even been recovered in China from 2,700 BC that discuss over 40 types of salt and their extraction methods, which are very similar to the processes still used.
Presently, salt comes either from salt mines or from the sea. Most of today’s salt is mined from large deposits left by dried salt lakes throughout the world. However, the sea salt offered by Mountain Rose Herbs has been gathered from the Pacific Ocean and solar dried this is the more costly of the two processes.
Salt is vital to good health, and it is required by the human body in order to function properly. Sodium functions as an electrolyte, and assists with regulating the electrical charges within our cells. Chloride supports potassium absorption, enhances carbon dioxide transportation, regulates body fluid levels, and is an essential component of digestive acids. Salt is a necessary element, and life itself would be impossible without it.
Sea salt is not as refined as table salt, and it still contains traces of other minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and iodine. Sea salt is thought to be healthier and more flavorful than traditional table salt, and many rave about its bright, pure, clean flavor. Sea salt is actually not as ‘salty’ as table salt, so recipes may have to be adjusted for taste.
There is nothing more soothing, satisfying, and luxurious as a therapeutic soak with sea salt. At one time, high grade sea salts were only available at spas or in expensive bath care products, but now they are more widely available at affordable prices. Our solar dried sea salt is 100% natural, contains no additives, and has a high mineral content. It is for wonderful for softening and rejuvenating the skin, is a great exfoliant for sloughing away dry skin cells, relaxes muscular aches, pains, sunburns, rashes, and irritated skin. Sea salt is a perfect choice for those who wish to make their own bath salts, salt scrubs, therapeutic treatments, and it is also used within bath bombs, bath teas, soapmaking and in deodorant. Our sea salts have a low moisture content which helps them to absorb fragrances and essential oils.
Do not use in case of skin infection or external wounds. Consult with a doctor before using if you have any medical conditions, are on medication, or are pregnant.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.