Date December 2, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler
Ice Slicer® Is A Redmond Product
Ice Slicer® is harvested directly from a unique geological deposit in Redmond Utah. Let's take a closer look at what makes this resource so special.
The Redmond Mineral Deposit and Mine
Redmond’s story actually begins over 200 million years ago...in the Jurassic Era. An ancient sea covered modern day Utah and a rich deposit of deep sea minerals began to form. Over time, a volcanic explosion covered this ancient sea bed with ash. As the eons passed, this ash layer aged to become a protective bentonite clay cap over the hardened sea minerals below.
Fast forward to 1958, when a regional drought hit central Utah. The Bosshardt brothers, Milo and Lamar, were pressured to abandon their farm and search for new pursuits. They knew Native Americans had once harvested salt from the area, so they borrowed some money and went into the salt business with little more than sledgehammers, picks, and a drive to provide for their families.
In the 1960s, local governments realized Redmond’s unique blend of minerals melted ice more efficiently than traditional white salt, and Redmond began selling a premium road deicer...and Ice Slicer® was born.
What Makes Ice Slicer® Special?
Ice Slicer® is proud to be a member of the Redmond family of products, and to improve road safety with nature's perfect recipe for melting ice and snow. The Earth has naturally provided Ice Slicer® with every advantage to become the safest and highest performing deicing salt available.
Powerful Complex Chlorides
Ice Slicer® contains a balanced mix of complex chloride salts (sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium) that white salt just can’t match on its own. And with over 60 trace minerals evenly distributed in each granule, its mineral buffers efficiently protect infrastructure and the environment.
- Click here to learn more about the complex chlorides and minerals in Ice Slicer®
Low Insoluble Material
All mined salt contains some insoluble materials that do not dissolve in water. The right amount of these insoluble materials give mined salt its signature color that can be beneficial in catching sunlight to kickstart the melting reaction and make it easier to see where product has been applied. However, too much insoluble material decreases the performance and value of a product.
Subterranean deposits contain natural mineral variation throughout. Products mined from the outer edge or fringes of a salt deposit will inevitably contain fewer chlorides and a lot more sediment. This excess sediment clogs equipment, interferes with melting, and creates muddy and dangerous driving conditions.
Ice Slicer® is mined from the rich heart of the Redmond mineral deposit so we can offer nature's highest performing formula for melting ice and snow. Our expert team carefully handles and processes this premium product to ensure the lowest insoluble material possible. Our formula contains <10% insolubles; the perfect amount for easy application, high performance, and safer roads.
Supply to Meet Your Demand
Nature doesn't wait around for you to have enough product to keep your shed running. Fortunately, our crew and stockpile are well equipped, and ready to fill any sized order right away. In fact, we stockpile enough product to supply the entire western United States with deicer for an entire year!
Be aware of other products deceptively advertised as "Redmond Salt." These products are not harvested from the same location as Ice Slicer®, contain weaker chloride and mineral concentrations, are weighed down by much higher insoluble sediment, and are not equipped to keep up with order demand.
To order Ice Slicer® visit:
- Direct Ordering from Ice Slicer (Utah state agencies)
Or order from our approved distributors:
Products From The Redmond Mine
Today, Redmond’s rich deposit serves as the foundation for a wide family of all natural Redmond products, enjoyed by many different industries.
Redmond's all natural clay and minerals are available in the following product families:
All natural health, nutrition, and wellness products:
- Earth Paste: Bentonite oral care
- Real Salt: Unrefined, culinary mineral salt
- Earth Powder: Powdered bentonite oral care
- Redmond Clay: Bentonite skin care
- Re-lyte: Electrolye supplements
Industrial, agricultural, and wildlife products:
- Redmond Equine: Horse care and supplements
- Western Clay: Natural industrial sealers and binders
- Ice Slicer®: Road and home deicing
- Redmond Hunt: Game management
- Redmond Agriculture: Soil amendments and livestock supplements
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