We are pleased to offer our newest addition to the Giddy Yo lineup- Maras Pink Mt. Salt, hand-harvested from ancient salt pans located in the Andes Mts. of the Sacred Valley, Maras, Peru.
Salt is salt, right? Well, not so fast... Often falsely vilified and viewed as something one should avoid, salt is not only critical to life, but is one of the basic elements of which your body is composed. Unfortunately, in this day and age the salt you are consuming may not be the best for you, even if you’re using sea salt.
Something to consider when purchasing sea salt harvested from ocean water is does your salt contain microscopic plastic? ...Yes, plastic! The ocean is full of it which means if you’re eating sea salt then you’re most likely consuming microscopic plastic unknowingly. Sad but true. To better understand our current situation, a quick internet search on “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” may provide insight. The combination of intense sunlight and salt water deteriorates floating plastic and the chemicals that create it. This process, along with the help of ocean currents, creates microscopic particles of chemical plastic ingredients and voilà, the ocean becomes a plastic chemical soup :/. Evaporating seawater concentrates the plastic chemicals and microscopic particles so even though you may not taste it, it’s most likely there in your ‘healthy’ sea salt.
But not to worry because we have good news!
It’s true that salt originates from the ocean, however our GY Maras Pink Mt. Salt is not harvested from the current ocean water but instead originates from a supply of salt created over a million years ago when tectonic plate movement buried salt deposits deep beneath the Andes mountains. These man-made salt pans fill with brine channeled from a deep underground spring. Eventually, the water naturally evaporates due to the intense sunlight and leaves behind crystallized salt. The salt is then hand-harvested by local families who manage their particular pan. When all the salt crystals are removed, the pan is filled with the salt water again. These salt pans have been operational for more than 500 years and are believed to be originally constructed by the Wari civilization, which pre-dates the Inca.
GY Maras Mountain Salt is as equally amazing for bathing as it is for cooking. Submerging in warm water relaxes the body and mind, dilates the pores allowing the body to absorb minerals and excrete toxins. Salt helps to stimulate and activate circulation, may help to reduce cellulite and purifies the skin. GY Maras Mountain Salt may help improve common irritations such as insect bites, minor rashes, calloused feet, as well as more serious skin conditions like athlete’s foot, eczema, and psoriasis.
Ingredients: Pink Mountain Salt from the Maras Salt Mines, Andes Mts., Maras, Peru.
Suggested Usage: Use in your food according to your own personal needs and desires. As long as you are healthy, don’t be scared to salt your food to your pallet’s satiation… just be sure to use the best salt!