If you know me, you know how much I love Redmond.

I literally can't say enough about this company. I have so much respect for companies with the intention of helping people discover real and natural products that improve their lives. From their hand soap, to their REAL salt, I have never been disappointed in their products, and I know you'll love them too.

Every product Redmond makes, uses a short list of REAL ingredients that are simple, clean, and effective. Similar to food items, I'm always looking at the ingredients list. Usually the shorter, the better. That's one of the top reasons I love Redmond and will continue to stay loyal to them.

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Let's talk about some of their products I use and love.

Here's my top five:

1. Redmond REAL Salt

If you get anything from Redmond, this is what I'd start with. It's the only salt I ever use now, and let me tell you why. Many salts you pull off the shelves of a grocery store contain anti-caking agents and some even have dextrose (sugar) added in! Others have been heat processed and stripped of their natural trace minerals. Why I love Redmond's REAL salt is because it's unrefined and full of natural minerals and flavor. That's also why it has its pinkish tint and other flecks of color- because of the naturally occurring trace minerals.

The other reason to love it- this company sees this product from underneath the ground in the salt mines, to the shelves. I love that it's local and that the salt mine is close to Redmond, Utah, giving it its name. I love that it contains the same trace minerals you'd find in sea water today but it's coming from underground, tucked away from pollution and other harmful agents. It's pretty cool to read testimonials on this product... people with hypertension (high blood pressure), don't seem to be affected by this salt like they would other kinds, and it's actually making a difference in their lives. Way cool!

Now you know why you not only need to get their REAL Sea Salt, but their other kinds of salt as well. Start here to shop. They even have mini salt shakers for stocking stuffers- I always carry one in my purse :)

2. Earth Paste 

Toothpaste from the earth. This toothpaste really made me start thinking of what I was using before, and what was really in those other brands. This is the real deal. No artificial coloring gives this toothpaste a brownish color, and it has no foaming agents (so that takes a few times to get used to), but I LOVE the feeling of my teeth after using this stuff! It's awesome. I've tried the Wintergreen and Lemon Twist kind, and love both. You can even get a Mud Mouth Tube Squeezer to make sure you use every last drop.

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3. EarthCure Hand Soap

As a nurse, my hands are always dry due to me having to wash them before and after going in each patient's room. (I literally wash my hands over 50 times every shift I work.) In the winter, my hands have been so dry, they will crack and sometimes bleed. This soap is amazing. I have it in my kitchen, but I'm debating to bring it to work with me or not. It seems to moisturize as well as it does clean, and that's due to the natural oils it contains. Here is the ingredients list: distilled water, coconut oil, vegetable glycerin, castor oil, jojoba oil, and lavender essential oil (because I have the Lavender one).  I love that I know exactly what products are being used and feel good about each one. Another win!!

Shop this product here.

4. Facial Mud and Bentonite Clay

Okay, moving into some of my favorite products Redmond offers. The Facial Mud is incredible. I've been using it on my skin regularly and it's amazing what a difference it has made. This is a spa quality, deep pore cleaning, soothing and hydrating clay facial mask you can use on the daily if you want! The ONLY ingredients it contains are purified water and Bentonite Clay. If you don't already know the benefits of Bentonite Clay, read about them here. My face always feels SO clean after I use this facial mask. 

I was also astounded at the many different uses for this clay... from burns, to mosquito bites, to bee stings, to a detox bath... they claim this is the clay of "1000 uses"... and I believe it. I realized this is a product I not only need for my bathroom, but also for my first aid kit.

Shop it here.

5. Bath Salt

Their Bath Salt with ancient sea mineral salt is amazing. There are over 60 trace minerals inside, it's unrefined, there are no oils, no fragrances... so even for the sensitive skin type (like myself), this bath salt works great. (*If you want a fragrance in your bath, just add your own essential oils.)

Just like sea salt you'd put on your food, there are vast differences between different types of bath salts too. Many are refined and filled with oils and fragrances. I love that this product delivers all the benefits you'd expect from a mineral bath salt without any of the harsh additives or chemicals. When you're in the bath, toxins are released from the body into the bath water, while all the good stuff (the trace minerals in the salt) are absorbed back in through the skin. This salt also contains a natural source of magnesium, which has anti-inflammatory properties, just like you'd find in Epsom Salt. I've seen people with fibromyalgia (widespread musculoskeletal pain) who love this bath salt and say it actually helps relieve them of a lot of pain. So so cool!

Shop it here.

Other fun facts about Redmond:

  • Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Harmons are the stores I've seen their products in, but if you shop somewhere else or don't have access to these places, just call your grocery store ahead of time to see if they carry Redmond products. If they don't carry what you're looking for, just order straight from their website and any order over $50 is free shipping (they've been known to throw some extra goodies into web orders)! 
  • If you're bothered that your local shop doesn't carry the Redmond products, RAISE YOUR VOICE!! On their website, they have links to letters that you can print and bring to your store. This helps your store know what customers want and it will help push more Redmond products there. Here is the link to where to find those letters. (Just scroll to the very bottom of the page to find them.)
  • If you're not sure you'll enjoy a product, they have samples for REALLY cheap on their website so you can try just a little bit before jumping in completely. They really think about the consumer in all aspects of what they do!

Hope you enjoy your Redmond products! Let me know what you think, once you try them!