About Us

About Us

Online Rocksalt is a family run business, importing and packing both white and brown rock salt to schools, hospitals and businesses across the country.

Based in Ormskirk, Lancashire this is where all of our salt is stored, packed and then sent on it's way to you.

We can be exceptionally busy when the ice or snow arrives so we always recommend getting your de-icing salt requirements in early.

We’ve drawn together this handy section in order to optimise your experience on our site. There is everything here from common questions, to links to our product information sheets and general comments about which salt choice is best for you. Simply click the links or scroll down to find the information and get fully immersed in the world of salt.

Recommended De-Icing Salt Spreading Rates
Frost 0 to -5C= 10-20 gmSnow 0 to -5C= 25-40 gm
Frost under -5C= 20-30 gmSnow under -5C= 40-50 gm

*gm = grams per meter square meter. The above table is only intended for guidance!

Which type of salt should I choose?

The two salt types which we sell are rock salt and white marine salt. They both achieve the same purpose of dissolving that pesky snow and ice during the winter months, but are produced in a completely different way. Rock salt is a cheaper product than the white salt and is mined in the UK. The white salt however is produced in warmer climates around the world including countries such as Egypt and Italy. You can find out more information about the production of both salt types here: rock salt production, white salt production.

Rock salt is the ideal product if cost is a leading factor. If the salt is going to be spread over a large area such as roads or car parks then this is the perfect product. As a result of its cost effectiveness it is often the preferred choice for organisations such as the Highway Agency.

However rock salt does leave behind a slight residue that if used in domestic areas can be brought through the house and property. This is why when individual households are purchasing salt for their own needs white salt is often the preferred choice. The residue left behind from the white salt is clear meaning that despite the higher price there is still great demand for it.

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