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Sourcing Story: Salt

As far back as 2700 B.C., soaking in salt baths have been an essential part of medicinal therapies and beauty regimens. The therapeutic properties of salt baths are as important as their ability to minimize stress, boost overall health, and enhance silky smooth skin. 

WHY SOURCING MATTERS

Depending on its natural environment, all-natural sea salt inherently contains insoluble foreign materials such as sand, shells, rocks, seaweed, or clay. While none of these are harmful, no one wants sand, shells, or rocks in their bath. That’s our salt goes through a state-of-the-art process to remove unwanted materials without compromising the natural property of the salts. 

As with all our ingredients, we are obsessive about the quality of our salt and the reputation of our suppliers. All of the salt we use in our Bath Tea Blends are all-natural, non-GMO, allergen-free, gluten-free. Not to get too technical, but we also have certifications such as GFSI, SQF with an Excellent Rating, GMP, HACCP, and Kosher. It meets all Codex standards for food-grade salts. We also made sure that our source was registered with the FDA, in full compliance with the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, and shared our commitment to quality and high production standards. As a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), our supplier is committed to maintain the principals of ethical sourcing and make sure the miners provide fair wages and do not use slave or child labor. We do all this research so you can just focus on relaxing and know that you’re soaking in the best possible ingredients. 


Different Types of Salt

For I+I Botanicals’ soothing and relaxing Bath Tea Blends, we focus on two types of all-natural salt: Dead Sea Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt.

Dead Sea Salt differs greatly from other sea salts in mineral content because it is made up of only 8% sodium chloride with a high percentage of magnesium, sulfates, and potassium. Our Dead Sea Salt is harvested naturally from evaporating seawater from the southern Dead Sea in Israel, where the concentration of minerals is the highest—the highest grade available anywhere on the planet. 

Cleopatra herself would soak in the salt and mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

For a more enhanced experience, our Dead Sea Salt is infused with 100% pure essential oils. After the salt is harvested, it goes through a cleaning process that eliminates all foreign materials and flawed crystals, while leaving the raw salt just as natural as the day it was harvested. There is no washing, no chemicals and no tampering with Mother Nature's components. This quality process uses jets of air to gently remove only the naturally occurring impurities or insoluble crystals typically contained in the salt, resulting in the cleanest, most mineral-rich Dead Sea salt on the market.

The Himalayan Pink Salt has a long and storied history. Himalayan salt is a natural product containing trace minerals that are also present in our bodies. I+I Himalayan Pink Salt is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains in Northeast Pakistan.

Salt is a major trade commodity, and communities are built around the mines across the Salt Range. Himalayan salt became one of the region's most valuable agricultural products. Our suppliers work closely with local miners to facilitate the growth of this market and ensure that workers are supported. The mine is a closely guarded trade secret with a decades-long strong relationship with reputable miners.

Carefully and sustainably sourced, the Himalayan salt is harvested using the “Dome and Pillar” architectural system established in the early 1800s. This method supports the sustainability and safety of the mines. Only 50 percent of the salt in each “room” within the mine is harvested and removed. The remaining 50 percent is left as pillars to support the structure of the rooms and the mountain.

Regardless of the type, soaking in a salt bath provides loads of benefits for your mind, body, and soul! Enjoy a soak in I+I CBD-Infused Bath Tea blends, comfortable in the knowledge that you are soaking in the world’s highest quality ingredients. 

Don’t forget, we’re celebrating April Showers Baths with a 20% discount on our Bath Tea Blends when you use the code: APRILBATHS at checkout.


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