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What precautions should I take using Nature’s Blend around children and pets?

As with any salt product, there are some precautions you should take around children and animals.

Nature's Blend is OMRI-certified organic and does not contain the harmful liquid chloride additives or dyes of other deicers. However, as with any salt product, there are some precautions you should take around children and animals.

Ice Slicer Nature's Blend is a completely natural mineral salt, so there is no need to worry if small amounts are accidentally ingested. Even though most animals will naturally avoid eating salt unless they have a salt deficiency, it's a good idea to store Nature's Blend in a dry, out-of-reach location if you have extra curious children or pets. 

There are also precautions you should take to protect skin and paw health. Prolonged contact with salt can cause dryness and some irritation. Just like you'd shower after a day at the beach, a simple rinse easily removes salt deposits from your child's skin and your pet's paws.

The rougher grains of salt you find in Nature's Blend give your shoes more traction when walking on slick surfaces but can make your pet's paws tender and sore, especially in frigid temperatures. Any pet owner who lives in snowy conditions should have a supply of paw balm or pet booties if their animals spend time outside during the winter. These booties will also protect from paw tissue damage due to the extreme cold.


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