Unlike traditional rock salt, white marine salt is not mined from underground. Instead it is harvested by evaporating sea water, which leaves behind a cleaner product.
White salt works just as well as brown rock salt but does not leave behind the same residue that is often traipsed into carpets and so is a better option for those who have areas with a high footfall such as schools and shopping centers.
CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY INFORMATION
Chemical Product Name Sodium Chloride (Salt)
Chemical Family Alkali Metal/Halide
Chemical Name Sodium Chloride INCI
Name SODIUM CHLORIDE INN
Name sodium chloride
Formula NaCl Molecular Weight 58.44 Commercial Name Bulk Rock Salt, Bulk Rock Salt - Medium, Industrial Grade Mine-Run Southern Rock Salt, Bulk Mine Fine Rock Salt, Bulk Extra Coarse Rock Salt.
rock salt has been used for a wide variety of things – far from just seasoning your dinner! Here are some uses of rock salt that you (probably) didn’t know!
During the wintertime, you may have seen trucks driving by spreading ‘grit’ around the streets in your local area. This common road grit is simply brown rock salt, with a small amount of anti-caking agent to prevent it from clumping together. When the salt is applied to the ground, it helps prevent the build up of ice & snow by lowering the water’s freezing point which makes it much safer to walk and drive when the temperature drops.
Road Salt for winter safety is our bread and butter and you can purchase rock salt in bulk by visiting our products section.
Did you know: Rock salt can also be applied to the roads to protect them during extreme heat! If the temperature consistently gets above 30 degrees Celsius, the tar in the road is much softer which can stick to tyres and can cause long term damage to the road surface.
Rock Salt Lamp: one of the more creative ways of using this incredible material is creating a lamp. That’s right, rock salt lamps are usually made from a large chunk of hollowed out Himalayan pink salt – and can usually weigh from 1-2Kg! Himalayan Salt is well known for its pink appearance and so makes helps emit a warm glow when the bulb within is switched on. Some people claim Himalayan pink salt lamps help boost your mood and help you sleep. Although we can’t back up the claims of any health benefits of being near a salt lamp – they certainly look cool in the home.