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Health Benefits and Uses of Himalayan Pink Salt

Colin Stuckert

Himalayan Pink Salt is the purest, most mineral-beneficial salt in the world.

Far superior to white table salt (which you should never use) and even higher-quality sea salts, Himalayan pink salt contains over 84 trace minerals. These minerals include: magnesium, fluoride, iodine, sodium, potassium, zinc, to name a few.

Not only is Himalayan pink salt superior because of the vast amount of trace minerals it contains, but it is also naturally sourced straight from the Himalayan mountain range, which runs through India, China, Nepal and Bhutan.

Most of the Himalayan pink salt we use today is mined from ancient sea beds in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Found deep in the Himalayas this pink salt has been unscathed by human pollution, thus making it one of the most sought after forms of sodium for health benefits.

Benefits

Aside from being an excellent source of sodium and other trace minerals when used in cooking and preparing food and drinks, Himalayan pink salt has a number of other uses that can greatly benefit your health.

These benefits include: increasing hydration, lower blood pressure, prevent muscle cramping, improve circulation, balance electrolytes and many more.

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How to Use It Himalayan Pink Salt

In The Bathroom

If you like to workout—and we hope you do—you have probably heard of epsom salt baths, which are used to treat achy muscles after rigorous workouts.

It is said that the magnesium and sulfate from the salt and water mixture, is absorbed into your body through your skin, through a process called dermal absorption. Because Himalayan pink salt is a pure form of mineral dense sodium, it is often recommended as a replacement to epsom salt baths for sore muscles, and is also known to aid in detoxifying through osmosis.

To make a Pink Salt Bath Soak:

  1. Add 1 cup (for a normal bath) or 2-4 cups (for a super detox bath) of fine grain Himalayan pink salt to bathwater that is headed to just above body temperature.
  2. Get in and relax… maybe focus on your breath for a few minutes and let your mind and body be put at ease.

This bath will not only relieve aching muscles but can also aid in detoxifying the body. Remember to drink plenty of water and add more cold water if you begin to feel light headed. If you do not have a bathtub handy, you can opt for a foot soak to absorb the benefits of Himalayan pink salt.

In Your Kitchen

Seasoning cooked and uncooked foods is the most common use for Wild Pink Salt. Our fine grain Wild Pink Salt is the perfect grain for all-purpose seasoning.

You can also add a dash to your smoothies, shakes and drinking water to increase absorption of important nutrients and to help with hydration.

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In Your Water

Himalayan pink salt can be used to make sole (pronounced solay)—a mixture of water and salt intended for drinking. Drinking a sole has a host of benefits, a few of which include:

  • Rehydrate after sleep
  • Fast absorption of minerals that help detoxify and re-mineralize your body
  • Improve digestion
  • Helps regulate blood sugar levels
  • Improve bone health
  • And much more.
     

Making a sole is super easy. This is how you do it:

  1. Full a mason jar with 1/3t to ¼ Wild Pink Salt

  2. Add high-quality filtered water to the top.

  3. Cover and let sit overnight.

  4. If all of the salt dissolved, and none is left at the bottom, you can add a bit more salt to reach the proper dilution.

  5. The ideal solution for a sole is when no more salt can be dissolved in the water. (If you see small salt crystals at the bottom of the jar, try giving it a good shake. If they remain, you probably have the ideal ratio.)

Keep this jar covered on your counter or in your pantry.

Each morning, add a TSP of sole to a glass of water and drink. This is a great way to start your day!

You can also add a dash to your smoothies and shakes, just be careful to not overdo it.

Pink Salt In Your Home

You may have seen the illuminated Himalayan pink salt lamps decorating the homes and offices of your friends and family.

Some believe that Himalayan pink salt produces negative ions (the same negative ions produced by moving water, lightning bolts and sunlight) which counteract the positive ions created by electronics such as computers and televisions.

Positive ions are said to negatively affect sleep and stress. Therefore placing a Himalayan pink salt lamp in your home may neutralize positive ions and cleanse the air in your home. While the use of Himalayan pink salt in your home is said to purify air (amongst other things), this benefit has not been scientifically proven. (Although it does look great!)

A little salt in the home definitely won’t hurt, and it may even be a healthy addition to your health repertoire.

Pink Salt Is a Winner

Wild Himalayan Pink Salt is a versatile tool for improving your health, your recipes and your life in more ways than one.

Whether you choose to add pink salt to your dishes, ingest it each morning via a sole mixture or soak it up through your skin in a hot bath, the benefits of Himalayan pink salt are sure to make you a happy and healthier human.