Salt of the Earth salts are created using nature’s powers and the ideal year-round climatic conditions of the Eilat mountain region. The strong Israeli desert sun of the Gulf of Eilat, dry climate and powerful wind promote a very effective water evaporation process that transforms saltwater to high-quality sea salt.
Turning water into sea salt
About 200,000 tons of unrefined Salt of the Earth salt are produced annually. Salt production is a continuous process, combining modern facilities with the method used by the region’s ancestors thousands of years ago.
The process starts with pumping seawater into the evaporation ponds, relying heavily on gravity and the natural movement of water. During evaporation, sediments that sink naturally to the bottom of the beds are removed. The natural conditions evaporate the water and concentrate its salt content. When saltwater concentration reaches about 30 degrees Baume, the remaining water is drained back to the sea, leaving behind a layer of delicate high-quality sodium chloride crystals for harvesting. The fresh harvested salt is immediately washed and filtered to remove traces of insoluble matter while preserving important microelements. A second cleaning process further purifies the salt, which is then dried, sieved and packed.
This completely natural Salt of the Earth refining process creates pure, natural, mineral-rich sea salt with character, distinct health benefits and quality flavor.
Sustainable solutions for managing resources responsibly
Salt of the Earth prides itself on its responsibility for a green environment and minimal ecological footprint to maintain purity and preserve precious resources for generations to come.
To conserve fresh water, company production processes use seawater to rinse harvested sea salt, which reduces fresh water consumption by about 90%.
The company partners with a desalination facility, which outputs brine directly to Salt of the Earth’s evaporation ponds. This efficiently draws on a natural desalination byproduct and adds to the salinity of Salt of the Earth’s ponds. It shortens the salt maturation time and prevents the unnecessary return of brine concentrate into the sea, reducing the environmental impacts of desalination.