Today, Redmond is well-known for its sea salt, but it didn’t start out as a kitchen staple. In the 1960s, locals in Utah noticed that Redmond salt melted road ice better than traditional white salt, so Redmond began marketing its crushed salt as a premium highway deicing salt called “Ice Slicer.” Eventually, Redmond’s customers began requesting salt they could use in the kitchen, too, so in 1984, Redmond introduced its sea salt brand Real Salt, which remains one of the best selling salts in American health food stores.
The History of Redmond
In 1958, a drought in Utah forced two farmers to abandon their farm. They knew Native Americans once harvested salt rock from the region, so Milo and Lamar Bosshardt decided to borrow money to purchase sledgehammers and a salt deposit that produced a wonderfully balanced mineral salt. The Redmond salt business was born. Over the years, Redmond’s reputation grew, allowing the brothers to purchase land from their neighbors, which had salt deposits that extended several thousand feet below the earth. Their salt deposit, the result of prehistoric volcanic activity that encased an ancient seabed, provided a naturally-balanced mineral salt that local ranchers credited for healthier herds. As the salt became more popular, the Bosshardt brothers purchased land from their neighbors, giving them access to the entire deposit, estimated to extend several thousand feet below the surface of the earth.
Redmond Company Mission
Redmond is passionate about wellness and believes in the power of nature to help create the best products possible. Its family of brands includes Real Salt, Earthpaste (toothpaste), and Redmond Clay (a bentonite clay mask).
Benefits of Redmond Salt
Sea salt is a non-negotiable ingredient to help make meals taste their best. Here are some reasons to love it.
- Naturally enhance the flavor of food
- Makes a great gentle abrasive to clean cast-iron pans
- Its odor-absorbing properties can remove fish smells from cutting boards
Top Redmond Products
Stock your pantry with these top Redmond products.
The product that started it all, this sea salt is naturally pink in color with more than 60 trace minerals. Use it to season everything from roasted veggies to stews, or even add the perfect finish to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
This natural toothpaste is made using simple ingredients like peppermint essential oil and menthol, and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or artificial colors.
Inside this 10-ounce jar is bentonite healing clay. The easy to mix powder is perfect for DIY spa nights when your skin is in need of some extra cleansing.
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