Have you ever heard of Himalayan Pink Salt? Well, I hadn’t either until I tried some from Mountain Rose Herbs. And then I promptly fell in love.
I tried three products from this company, which makes organic/Fair Trade herbs, spices, teas, and body care products. There was the luscious Himalayan Pink Salt, a jar of Macadamia Nut Oil, and the West Indies Rub.
Let’s start with the salt, which was by far the tastiest salt I’ve ever had.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt is believed to be the purest salt on Earth, and its flavor comes from marine fossil deposits that were formed over 250 million years ago.
So, how does this salt differ from regular table salt? Well, words really can’t describe it, so here’s an analogy:
Imagine your grandmother driving a 1985 Ford Escort with bald tires. Slow and predictable, right?
Now imagine what it’d be like to ride in a brand new BMW M3 coupe with Clive Owen behind the wheel.
Um, yes please!
Yes, they’re both cars and they’ll both get you to the same place, but they’re in entirely different stratospheres when it comes to the experience of driving. And that’s what this tasty Pink Himalayan salt is like. Salt is salt, sure, but this is the BMW M3 coupe of salt. With a dash of Clive Owen thrown in.
Yum just doesn’t cut it.
The Pink Himalayan Salt is incredibly flavorful, and adds a unique burst of flavor to whatever food you sprinkle it on. It’s like fairy dust; no matter what it goes on, it’s going to make it taste better. I used the Himalayan Pink Salt on everything from hard boiled eggs to salads, and can honestly say it was divine each and every time I used it.
Macadamia Nut Oil
If you caught my post on “How To Make Your Own Lavender Oil”, then you know I’ve been using olive oil instead of lotion for my dry skin. And, it’s been working out great.
I was super excited to try this Macadamia Nut Oil because I’ve always loved the smell of Macadamia anything, and I was anxious to see if the oil would be as long-lasting in my skin as my olive oil has been.
And, I wasn’t disappointed.
The oil works fantastic as a skin lotion, and if you love the nutty smell of Macadamia nuts you’ll love this oil. It kept my skin moist all day just like my lavender olive oil does, and once it’s soaked into my skin the nutty smell fades into a soft fragrance. I can wholeheartedly say I loved this oil as much, if not more, than the olive oil I’m already using.
You can also use the Macadamia nut oil for cooking, which is something I’m going to try next. I think it would work great in a stir fry so you could really taste the nuttiness of the oil.
West Indies Rub
Mountain Rose Herb’s West Indies Rub is a Caribbean-inspired blend that works great on stir fry, fish, tofu, or gumbo. It has a decidedly Creole flavor, but without the spiciness that usually goes with those type of rubs.
It’s salty and heady and with just enough heat to let you know it’s there. I loved it, and will be coating my tofu with this stuff until it’s gone. And then I’ll order another bottle.
I’ve been eating it on stir-fried tofu with brown rice. Just sprinkle this stuff on after you’ve taken it off the heat, and drizzle just a bit of sesame oil on the top.
Frugal, healthy, and completely delicious. I’m fast becoming addicted to this stuff.
I was completely impressed with all the products I tried from Mountain Rose Herbs. And, the company itself has impressed me with their commitment to organic and Fair Trade products, as well as the lengths they’re going to in order to create a more sustainable business. They’re a Zero Waste company, and the steps they take to run a responsible, ethical, eco-friendly business are truly amazing.
One of their mottos is a simple statement that I wish all of us would live by:
“The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives”
I will definitely be ordering more products from this great company. I’m anxious to try their teas next, and as soon as I’m done with the boxes I just bought those will be next on my list.