Note on Salt Pond Salt
Welcome to the official web site of Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts! Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts is a small, family owned and operated business that has its roots on the island of Kaua’i. Salty Wahine specializes in tropically infused seasonings that bring a taste of the island directly into your kitchen. Laura, the owner, learned the value of Hawaiian sea salts at a young age from her paternal Hawaiian grandmother. With only $500 in her pocket and her passion to spread aloha to the world through showing the value of Hawaiian sea salts and seasonings, salty wahine was born in June of 2008. Laura had retired from Kaua’i “Budget Rent A Car” after 29 years as the lead customer service agent. In addition, Laura worked part time for her mother’s income tax and accounting business, Calm Inc. She gained a broad background in marketing, networking, tax law, and financial skills needed to build a strong business of her very own.
Salty Wahine’s business revolves around her motto of “Making Eating Healthy And Fun”! The award winning Salty Wahine products fulfill the need to prepare meals with healthy premixed gourmet seasonings that enhance the dining experience. Salty wahine uses the local flavors of not only herbs and spices, but also of tropical fruits to create amazing fruit infused blends that not only taste good, but also are eye appealing, and good for you. Salty Wahine takes pride in the fact that 89% of their product is of Hawai’i origin.
Laura Cristobal Andersland
Salty Wahine wouldn’t be what it is today without the hard work of our outstanding staff, and our loyal customers. Mahalo for supporting our family business.
Salty Wahine proudly employs locals from the Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Division to support those who have disabilities.
Note on Hawaiian Salt (Pa'akai) from Salt Pond, Hanapēpē
Salty Wahine does not sell salt from Salt Pond. Hawaiian Salt from Salt Pond can only be gifted by those families who have stewarded these salt beds for generations. Salt Pond is one of the only places left in the world where salt is harvested using traditional methods. The livelihood of the salt and the families who steward the salt beds is threatened because of over tourism, pollution, and climate change.
Ways you can be a respectful visitor of Salt Pond:
1. Do not take salt from the salt beds
2. Do not enter the salt beds
3. Refrain from causing distractions from those working in the salt beds
4. Pack your trash and throw away other trash you see
5. Stay at least 150 ft (46 m) away from sea life including turtles and monk seals. They are endangered and are legally protected
6. Stay in the life guarded areas of the beach and follow ocean safety advice from life guards and locals
7. Use reef safe sunscreen