Oryx Desert Salt is a naturally organic, crystal-white gourmet salt –sundried, mineral rich, unrefined, unpolluted and free from additives or chemicals.

This salt contains the essential, natural minerals and trace elements, from ancient underground rock strata in the correct balance, for your body to absorb and utilise for optimal functioning, vitality and health.

It is harvested in a sustainable manner from a remote and pristine area of the vast Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Here, salt water from a renewable underground lake, fed by subterranean streams, is laid to rest on the salt pan, sundried and harvested.

Oryx Desert Salt is committed to supplying an ethically harvested, sustainable and renewable desert salt that has an exceptional taste, and enriches the flavour of your food.

Bringing The Heart Of The Kalahari To The USA

After many years of growing the brand locally and internationally, in October 2021, Oryx Desert Salt will be one of the few South African brands to land on Whole Foods Market shelves in the USA. Whole Foods’ customers look for sustainability, quality and ethics when making food purchasing decisions which makes Oryx Desert Salt a perfect fit.


One Woman's Encounter With The Oryx

20 years ago, Samantha Skyring, CEO and founder of Oryx Desert Salt, decided to walk 120km through the Namib Desert for 7 days to the Skeleton Coast.  Little did she know that this adventure would lead her to the creation of Oryx Desert Salt.

On her expedition, she had the remarkable experience of meeting the Oryx gazelle face-to-face. Her many encounters with these majestic and noble creatures made a deep impression on her.


Please Pass The Salt

There’s a reason we have specific taste buds in our mouths which are sensitive to the taste of salt. It’s because we really need salt! It’s vital to our health and well-being which is why it’s the most natural thing on earth to seek out the salt.


We’re hardwired to crave salt for one reason only – we need it to survive.  It’s an essential nutrient and we need it for regulating fluids in our bodies, blood pressure and for creating nerve impulses. However, adding salt to your food does a whole lot more than just make it taste salty.


Stop Buying Our Grinders

Yes, you heard that right, but don’t get us wrong. We love our grinders, the way the high quality ceramic grinder heads are built to last (refill up to 10 or more times), we like how good-looking our glass bottles stay (labels printed directly on the glass so no peeling, scruffy paper labels) no matter how often it gets used on restaurant tables or in your kitchen.  And we’re mad about their solid heft and weight and how their design allows for an easy and secure grip.