Small Shaker, Big Taste

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South Africa is a nation of outdoorsy, braai-loving people. Nothing makes us happier than sitting next to some form of water (fishing, pool, the sea) and basking in the sun – add to that a something sizzling on the coals – and we are good. However, what we add onto our food is what can make it even better…

I discovered Kalahari Salt on a trip to the Kalahari a few years ago. Driving along you could see white pyramids edged against a blue-blue sky. There was no signage, no tourist invites – but I looked into it anyway, because natural equals a better product.

“What can I say? We’re movers and shakers by nature!”
Samantha Skyring, CEO of Oryx Desert Salt

Here are a few fun facts about Oryx Desert Salt:

  1. This Kalahari mined salt is sustainable, renewable and sourced from an ancient pristine source.
  2. It is 100% pure crystal-white salt.
  3. Oryx Desert Salt is sundried, unrefined with no additives.
  4. It contains essential minerals and trace minerals.
  5. You can get your Oryx Desert Salt in cotton bags, refill boxes to fill your grinder again, gift packs and salt pots.
  6. The newest addition to the family is the mini travel shakers. These are 10 gram shakers are perfect to pop into your picnic basket, lunch boxes or even in your handbag. Currently they are available from selected Cape Union Mart stores, delis, Spar stores and Big Blue stores nationwide.

Oryx Desert Salt

I know that there are people that cut out salt, but I’m not one of them as I know that it helps to regulate my (low) blood pressure. I believe that with all things in life that if you use it in moderation…

The woman behind the salt

Samantha Skyring, the CEO of Oryx Desert Salt, trekked 120km over the Namib Desert in July 2000. She saw the beauty in a barren desert, Oryx gazelle etched against the skyline and discovered something amazing…

Her brand creation journey included learning about the Oryx who could go for lengthy periods without water, but cannot survive without a lick of salt. Hence, her Kalahari salt brand rose from the Kalahari as Oryx Desert Salt.

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.

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