Have you noticed how already, the days are flying by? Sometimes in the mad crazy hustle of our busy lives, it can be a relief to stop, even if for only a moment. In the midst of the whirlwind of our to-do lists and appointments, as we find ourselves running to keep up with our own lives, rushing into the shops to buy our groceries, flinging foodstuffs into our trolleys, we rarely stop to think about where everything comes from.
That’s why we want to talk about going back to the source this month. When we don’t know the origins of our food, it’s easy to feel disconnected from it, as if where it comes from has nothing to do with us – all we have to do is buy it and eat it. We take a very different approach. We think there is something deeply grounding and nourishing about knowing where the food you eat has been grown and produced.
You may have felt the satisfaction of growing your own vegetables, fruit and herbs in your garden. But it can be almost as rewarding to shop at farmer’s markets, getting to know the people who make the cheese and bread you buy, meeting the different farmers who sell you fresh eggs, asparagus, gourmet mushrooms, saying hello to the producers who cure the bacon you love and make the best pies.
We want you to feel just as good about knowing exactly where our 100% pure and natural Oryx Desert Salt comes from. We’d like you to know that it has its origins in the 50km2 salt pan situated in the remote pristine unpolluted pristine Kalahari desert. The source of our salt can be found in the ancient Dwyka rock formations, through which the underground streams flow, geo-scientifically tested to be 250-300 million years old.
These underground streams converge and replenish an ancient underground lake of 55 million tons from which the salt water is pumped, laid out on the pan under the hot Kalahari sun and naturally sun-dried. This cyclical process lives in harmony with the natural rainfall and the surrounding environment.
We believe Oryx Desert Salt is so much more than just a product on a shelf. It’s a journey that we take over and over again. And it always begins at the source.