Millions of years ago giant kelp forests grew in the ocean that covered the land now known as the Pacific Northwest. Over time tons of kelp from the ocean bottom were deposited into a forest canyon on the Oregon coast in southern Tillamook County. When the waters receded, the sea-kelp forest dried up and folded into the mountainsides. There it combined with the minerals of the forest soil and hardened to the consistency of soft rock, blending and preserving the wonderful values of both forest and sea. The resulting thick blue layer of fossilized kelp manufactured by time and uncovered by my ancestors is KelpMineral – Nature’s Gift from the Sea! Learn more about this historic journey to KelpMineral's discovery, below as we continue to discover the innumerable valuable nutrients and medicinal properties of this fossilized mineral.