Covenant Salt Ceremony can be used for couples or families

salt ceremony

Identical glass vials with equal amounts of salt are prepared for each person participating. During the ceremony each person will pour their salt into a separate container that can be sealed, saved and displayed in the home.


From earliest times, salt has been known as a preservative and purifier that prevents decay and corruption. It is eternal, enduring, never changing, and abiding forever; it is the very symbol of God’s character and reliability. The term “Covenant Salt,” is indicative of the everlasting nature of the Covenant relationship between the children of God and their Creator. Entering into a Covenant of Salt means binding oneself to another in utmost loyalty and truthfulness. For this very reason a Covenant of Salt is never done lightly or haphazardly – it deserves serious respect and this Marriage Salt Covenant does the same thing. I now ask Groom and Bride to combine their grains of salt. Their commitment to each other cannot be broken unless they can each retrieve their own grains of salt and since this is not possible, it is a symbol of an unbreakable covenant and vow of eternal love. At this time, _____ and _____ ask their children to join them in their commitment of love and unity, by participating in a Family Salt Ceremony. Before each of you is a vial of salt which represent your individuality as well as your hopes, dreams, desires and promises for the success of this marriage and the unity of the family it is creating. By blending your salt with everyone else’s you enter into a Covenant that symbolizes your acceptance of this marriage and your vow to become one family. Once blended, you must honor that vow throughout your life and only if you can retrieve your own grains of salt, can you ever break the covenant. Please blend your salts. As these grains of salt are forever joined together, may you all be forever joined as a family!