Sea Salt 6kg


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What makes Honeyvale Herb’s natural sea salt so acceptable to both horses and Cape Town’s best chef’s alike? 

Pure hand harvested sea salt from the Atlantic. Sourced from an underground seawater aquifer carrying pristine 400yr old brine and naturally filtered through deep shell beds, our sea salt is unspoilt by pollution and slightly higher in calcium content than ordinary sea salt due to natural siphoning through shell beds.

Hand harvesting and solar drying keeps our salt as pristine and environmentally friendly as possible, as there are no residues left by fossil fuel powered equipment. Our natural sea salt has a low moisture absorption rate, so does not require any anti-caking agents or artificial chemicals.

By comparison, industrial salt manufacturers use a tremendous amount of fossil fuel energy with the mechanical harvesting, boiling and crushing processes used, and traces can affect the salt’s purity. Also, industrial “table” salt  commonly produced is 99,9% refined sodium chloride, with chemical agents added to it in order to keep the salt dry and free flowing.

The slightly higher calcium content and purity of our salt give it a unique flavour,  which is often preferred by horses than other salts.

Maintenance dosages for horses and ponies not in work:

Horses: *50g daily (for horses not in work)

Ponies: *30g daily (not in work)

*In hard work and hot weather, daily dosages may be safely doubled in order to help meet your horse’s daily sodium requirements.

It’s also recommended to keep a shallow dish of clean salt available to the horse where they may help themselves free choice when required, as even doubling up their salt dosage may not cover their daily requirements at times. Studies have shown that not all horses choose to lick salt from free choice sources, as some will refuse it even when they are needing it, so it’s still recommended to add salt to their feed daily in order to meet their minimum daily requirements.

Natural sea salt contains a vast array of trace minerals, in minute quantities but all in a bio-available form.


Honeyvale Herbs

About Honeyvale Herbs

We strongly believe that one of the greatest values of feeding herbs and spices routinely to animals is the role that they can play in preventative medicine, and helping pets to achieve optimal health. Feeding health maintenance herbs increases nutritional variety in a pure bio-available form, and will help to fulfil your pet’s natural requirements for highly beneficial phyto-nutrients (otherwise known as plant nutrients). These phyto-nutrients are typically overwhelmingly deficient in the modern “balanced” processed diets available for pets. Our modern world of monoculture farming has created a stark absence of diversity in pasture, and Jennie van der Byl grew up seeing first-hand the incredible benefits of adding herbs to her animals diets which boosted their nutritional variety and helped to counteract this. It became a passionate interest for her since age fourteen. Her interest in herbs sprung up from when she watched one of her talented young showjumpers self-medicate on herbs, after he’d suffered a potentially career ending leg injury. Over the next decade she studied extensively into animal herbalism and qualified in traditional herbalism, and thereafter founded Honeyvale Herbs and pioneered registering equine herbal blends with the Department of Agriculture in South Africa in 2003. From there, happy clients soon also requested herbal blends for their dogs, cats and poultry, and the Honeyvale Herbs team expanded in order to meet the demand. Word spread countrywide and abroad, and Jennie was requested to formulate specialist blends for many species; including baboons, elephant, camels, giraffe, buffalo and various types of antelope! Provided the herbal blends are adapted to suit the animals differing physiologies, providing them with a wholefood diet with wide variety (which is increased by adding herbs) is safe and greatly benefits ALL types of life. Later Jennie qualified as an Equine Herbalist and Iridologist in France. Having qualified previously as a Permaculture Design Consultant, it further reinforced how all things need to be kept in balance with each other and working together harmoniously… be it diet, training, environment or medical treatment…the aim is always to provide the body whatever it needs to heal fully and completely, and not just to treat the symptoms. The body is truly incredible at healing itself, provided you feed the organ systems and tissues with what they NEED in order to heal. The Honeyvale Herbs Team spends a great deal of time providing free advice in order to ensure animals are on the most appropriate herbs and best managed in order to facilitate complete healing. Over and over again it’s been an absolute joy to see the transformation in animals who’ve been given a second chance in life to do that – through the incredible healing power of the wide variety of phytonutrients that herbs provide – both safely and effectively!


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