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Getting Started With Redmond Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend

By Redmond Life

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Getting Started With Redmond Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend

You know us best for our ancient sea salt, skin-soothing clay, and clean electrolyte products. But did you know that Redmond makes ice melt too? That’s right, Redmond Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend is a longstanding member of the Redmond family that helps make winter safer and more fun for people in snow states across the country.

If you’ve heard anything about Redmond’s history, you know that in 1958, brothers Milo and Lamar Bosshardt discovered salt under their farmland. At first, they only sold it as agricultural salt.

Then, in the 1960s, local governments realized that Redmond salt melted road ice better than traditional white salt, and Redmond began marketing crushed salt as a premium highway deicing salt. The product would later be known as Ice Slicer.

Today, road agencies in and out of the snow belt trust Ice Slicer to keep their communities safe and to save lives. Homeowners love that our residential ice melt, Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend, is a kid, pet, and plant-safe way to keep their walkways and driveways clear.

Even though our Redmond deicing salt has been around for quite a while, this is the first time we’ve offered this simple, clean, and real deicing product directly to our Redmond Life community. We’re so excited to share it with you! Read on to learn all about Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend and how it can help you this winter.

How is Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend Different From Real Salt?

Redmond is proud to offer various salt and clay products for people, animals, plants, soil, road safety, and industrial uses. If you’re a fan of Real Salt, you may be wondering how the salt used for Ice Slicer is different from the salt used for Real Salt.

Both Real Salt and Ice Slicer come from our ancient underground salt deposit, but they're harvested from different veins within that deposit. Each product is also harvested, processed, and packaged using different standards. We’re very careful to follow specific industry guidelines so each one is perfect for its intended use, and our customer gets the best product for their needs.

The rough, coarse grains we harvest for Ice Slicer offer amazing traction and are perfect for preventing slips and falls. Meanwhile, the finer grains we harvest for Real Salt make a perfect and delicious addition to your dinner table. Even though they come from the same salt deposit, we always recommend using each of our products as intended.

What Makes Nature's Blend Unique?

Natural Blend, Ice Slicer

It’s all-natural. You won’t find harmful added liquid chlorides or dyes to Nature’s Blend; you’ll only find our pure, unprocessed, ancient sea salt with 60+ trace minerals. It’s certified organic in its production, handling, and processing by the Organic Materials Review Institute.

It’s safer for pets and children. Because Nature’s Blend is a completely natural mineral salt, there is no need to worry if small amounts are accidentally ingested. Similar to rinsing off after a day at the beach, a quick rinse easily eliminates salt deposits from both your skin and your pet's paws.

It’s environmentally friendly. Nature’s Blend’s 60+ trace minerals nourish soil and support plant growth when used as recommended. And because we don’t add harsh chemicals and dyes, it’s safer for wildlife, too.

It melts ice and snow 3.5 times faster. Nature's Blend naturally melts ice and snow up to 3.5 times faster than traditional rock salt. It delivers high performance even in temperatures as low as 0°F.

Using Nature’s Blend is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Apply Nature’s Blend just before snowfall. Spreading a light amount can prevent ice from bonding to pavement and make shoveling much more manageable.
  2. As you shovel snow, sprinkle down a light handful about every other stride. Nature’s Blend’s coarse grains will increase traction on the patches you have cleared.
  3. Temperatures are higher while the sun is up and plunge during the night hours. As a result, freeze/thaw cycles can create dangerous ice slicks on previously shoveled pavement. For extremely cold nights, sprinkle another light application over your shoveled areas to prevent another freeze cycle.

Embrace Winter Safely

We’re excited to offer Ice Slicer: Nature’s Blend as part of our ongoing commitment to providing simple, clean, and real products that improve your everyday life. With a long history of keeping people safe, Nature’s Blend is the best all-natural, pet-friendly, and environmentally conscious way to fight the snow and ice this winter. We hope you love it as much as we do! If you still have questions about Nature’s Blend, check out these helpful FAQs. If you think it sounds like the perfect fit for you, give it a try.



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Comments (3)

Kris Hix

Will ice slicer damage concrete?
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Redmond Life replied:
Thanks for your question, Kris! While salt deicers play a role in the natural thaw-freeze process that can harm concrete over time, Nature’s Blend outperforms regular white salt-based deicers by reducing the number of freeze-thaw cycles. Tests show it’s up to 70% less corrosive than regular rock salt. But take care not to over-apply. More is not better and can cause more damage to your concrete over time. For more information about Nature’s Blend and concrete, check out this blog<https://blog.iceslicer.com/ice-melt-and-concrete-a-little-science-lesson> on the Ice Slicer Website.

MaryAnn Drugan

I am in my 70s and never knew there were so many kinds of salt on the market. Until I started cooking more and canning etc I realized the array on the market. I then started to educate myself in the salt varieties; sourcing; purities; uses; etc.through all of this I came to selecting your salts which I love. There really is a difference in salt tastes from various vendors. Thank you for providing the best.
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Redmond Life replied:
Thank you for your comment, MaryAnn! We are so glad to have you as part of our Redmond Life family!

Stephen Arthur

Hello – a long-time Redmond customer here!
Question about the new Ice Slicer. I use a Toro Electric Snow Blower on my sidewalk and driveway.
Any issues with a snow blower ingesting the Ice Slicer grains?
Maybe similar to pet feet, a simple rinse-off of the blower might be adequate.
Thanks – love all of your new products!
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Redmond Life:
Hi Stephen, thanks for your question and thank you for being a Real Salt fan! While Nature’s Blend has a mineral buffer that makes it less corrosive than white rock salt, all salt has corrosive properties, so it would be a good idea to rinse off any unprotected metal after coming in contact with salt.