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Is salt organic?

This is a question many people ask and not surprisingly there is some confusion. In the UK salt cannot currently be classified organic, however in some other countries it can.

Firstly about different types of salt: 

There are two types of salt you can buy, those synthesised in a lab and those harvested from nature. We all know that table salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl) and that this is made in a laboratory by combining sodium and chlorine.

Natural mineral salts on the other hand are harvested from nature, for example sea salt or rock salt. What is the difference?

Natural mineral salts contain many trace elements such as potassium and magnesium chloride which are all crucial for our health and vitality. 

How about organic?

As salt is a mineral and not a plant some people argue that organic certification does not apply.

However when it comes to natural mineral salts others will argue that impurities such as pollution, and additives such as anti-caking or bleaching agents, compromise the purity of the salt. The organic label is sometimes used to highlight the absence of these impurities.

In France they have a special certification for unrefined sea salt called Nature et Progrés. This is similar to the organic certification for plants in that it provides strict criterion for location, harvesting methods and standards.

This ensures that there are no chemical impurities. 


Although there may not currently be an organic certification for salt in the UK, by choosing unrefined natural mineral salts, such as rock salt or sea salt, we can reduce our contact with chemical impurities while also adding vital minerals to our diet and lifestyle.

Blackbird and Rain sources only the highest quality, unrefined natural mineral salts for all our products. Your body deserves it!

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