Why PlanetBIO Himalayan salt?
Pure. Compared to sea salt, rock salt is isolated from pollution that can be a big problem in most of the oceans.
Unrefined & uniodinized. All the minerals in PlanetBIO Himalayan salt are there by nature. We did not add or take away anything – why would we change something that nature created so perfectly?
Free of fillers, anti-caking agents and other additives. Most conventional table salts contain different additives that prevent the clumps from forming. Not ours! PlanetBIO Himalayan salt is 100 % natural and free of any additives. The pink color of some of its grains is due to naturally present iron compounds.
Himalayan salt is a type of rock salt, originating from salt mines under the Pakistan Himalayas. It is a halite, a mineral form of sodium chloride that was formed a long time ago, when an ocean was still covering the area. All Himalayan salt is mined in Khewra salt mines in Pakistan, which is the second largest salt mine in the world. Unlike the sea salt, Himalayan salt has not been reached by pollution yet, so it is pure and free of pollutants.
Salt has been important for humans since ancient times, as it enabled conservation and storage of non-seasonal foods, a foundation of many great civilizations. Salt was a highly valued trade item, to the point of it being considered a form of currency. It was prized by the Hebrews, Greeks, the Chinese, Romans, Egyptians and other peoples of antiquity. As salt was difficult to obtain, it was long known as a symbol of power and wealth, while life today is difficult to imagine without it. There are two types of salt: sea salt which is produced by the evaporation of seawater, and rock salt which is obtained from salt mines. PlanetBIO Himalayan salt is a rock salt, but the chemical composition of both types is more or less similar, as the primary source of both is the sea. Besides NaCl, rock salt usually also contains other salts and minerals that are found at the salt mine in the ground.
- Unrefined & uniodized
- Contains calcium and other minerals in traces
- Free of heavy metals (checked with our own independent analysis)
Use PlanetBIO Himalayan salt as you would use any other salt. It enriches and intensifies the flavour of dishes, both salty and sweet. We recommend adding it to the meal after cooking.
PlanetBIO Himalayan salt can also be used to make salt sole. You can make salt sole by dissolving so much Himalayan salt in water that the water becomes saturated (approx. 3 tablespoons in a litre of water) – grains of salt will be left undissolved. Sole can be used as a bath or for external treatment of various issues, such as painful sinuses, problematic skin, inflammations and sore muscles.
High sodium intake is associated with higher blood pressure and a significantly greater risk of cardiovascular disease, so excessive intake of salt is to be avoided. We recommend eating less of processed foods that usually contain high amounts of low-quality refined salt and using PlanetBIO Himalayan salt in moderation.
Is there such a thing as free shipping?
Sure, why not? Here's how it's possible to get your products free of shipping charges.
Do you know the good ol' mantra "Customer is King; we appreciate our customers and would do anything for them" ? Well, it's true for us too, but then again we want the feeling to be mutual. So how can we help each other?
You help us with ordering more than just the minimum order (which is 30 EUR) => to pay the bills, salaries and to grow, offer you more, higher quality, special prices => and we promise to give back to you by not charging the shipping costs.
We're currently shipping to the following countries with the following shipping charges:
- Zone 0 (Slovenia, home country): 5,00 € (well, they are closer...)
- Zone 1 & 2 (Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Croatia): 11,99 €
- Zone 3 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Poland, Great Britain, Lithuania): 15,99 €
- Zone 4 (Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Finland, Spain, Sweden): 20,99 €
- Zone 5 (Greece, Ireland, Portugal): 22,99 €
- Zone 6 (Bulgaria): 31,99 €
- Please note: We don't send to Switzerland, Turkey and Norway due to too high costs of transport & customs.
- Unfortunately we don’t offer free shipping for orders from Grand Canary Island and Tenerife.. We are trying our best to find the best solution.
... and we take away that cost if your order:
- Zone 0: over 20,00 €
- Zone 1 & 2: over 60,00 €
- Zone 3: over 80,00 €
- Zone 4 & 5: over 100,00 €
- Zone 6: over 120,00 €
Prices of products vary from as low as 2,49 € and up to 24,99 €, but on average they're around 14€. It's not hard to get total amount up to 100€. You don't have to, but if you do, we take care of the expensive transport.
Now, if you order (Zone 3 for example) for let say 64€, you pay extra 16€ for transporting the goods to your place. Wouldn't you rather top that order with another product of 16+€, and get the whole package without shipping charges? We're basically giving you the products for free and covering the transport fee ourselves, but have the opportunity to grow as a company, since we earn more that way.
How's that for a win-win situation?