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SALT IS ESSENTIAL

February 19, 2017

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Our bodies contain salt, in our blood, sweat and tears and as we eliminate salt from our bodies in these forms, it must also be replenished. This mineral, mainly consisting of Sodium and Chloride (NaCl) is essential to our life. Salt conducts electrical currents enabling a myriad of communications to take place between our cells. Our taste buds are programmed to enjoy salt, to accept salt even crave salt.

Naturally produced sea salts are the best at delivering not only sodium and chloride but all the essential trace minerals to our bodies. Our bodies need these trace minerals such as potassium and magnesium for all types of muscle, skeletal and nerve functions.

Many people express concern that we consume too much salt but do not blame the salt you cook with or the pinch or two to sprinkle on your dinner plate. The main source of salt in our diet comes from the consumption of processed foods. Reduce or eliminate processed foods and you will automatically reduce your salt consumption. Using a salt cellar is another way to reduce your salt intake. It was only in the last 50 years that we used salt shakers, prior to the addition of anti caking agents and the industrialization of salt production, we used salt cellars by 'taking a pinch' of salt or using a small spoon. Finishing salts such as Fleur de Sel or Sel Gris are elegant additions to even the humblest of dinner tables.

Use your salt mindfully, reverently. Use your salt to enhance your flavours not overpower them. A pinch here, a sprinkle there. Slow down.... Taste Savour Enjoy!

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THE MAGIC OF SEA SALT

March 14, 2017



Salt is not only essential to our bodies health but according to long standing beliefs, it may also be vital to our spiritual bodies as well.



Last summer, at my booth in the farmers market, a lovely lady from Ireland gasped when I tried to hand her one of my sea salt samples. She told me that in Irish folklore that it is a belief that when giving salt to someone you must never pass salt from hand to hand, it is believed that you will pass along sorrow. Always set the salt down and the sorrow will fall away.

The folklore surrounding salt dates back to the very beginnings of humanity. Long used for adding flavour to our food, salt has always been associated with the preservation. When it was discovered that by salting meat, you kept it from going bad, the mineral was revered as a magical substance capable of warding off evil.

Most people know the superstition of tossing salt over your left shoulder to scare off the devil or evil eye after spilling salt on the ground. Warding off evil is the belief behind the power of salt. Salt sprinkled on the threshold of your entry door keeps evil from entering your home. People would also do this to the entry of their barns and horse stalls to keep the fairies and goblins from bothering their livestock. Before a Wiccan ritual gathering, the participants will draw or cast the circle with salt for protection.



These beliefs were in some ways adopted by the Roman Catholic religion in the form of holy water, which is a combination of sea salt and water that has been blessed and then a benediction pronounced over it. Holy water is used by priests and congregation to cleanse, bless and protect. Holy water was also given orally to the sick. Was this the beginning of the use of Saline solution?

When moving to a new home it is traditional to give a gift of salt, bread and wine. Salt is the first item that should cross the threshold. This is believed to protect the home, bread next to ensure that no one in the home will go hungry and finally wine for the home to always know joy.


Salt crystals have also been used as talismans for good luck, tossed in fires for spell casting, or sprinkled on a sleeping person to stop bad dreams. With all these beautiful stories and magical references, perhaps ‘Fairy Dust’ is actually sea salt crystals.

Whatever your beliefs, keep some good quality sea salt handy… you never know when you may need to scare off that pesky evil eye!
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