The rumors about Himalayan sea salt, are true! Salting is not just a fad in the books of well-being, it is fact. Himalayan sea salt has 59 minerals that are at your disposal. It’s an ancient salt that contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium and iron. The purest Himalayan sea salt is about 200,000-250,000 years old. It’s clean, and free from any pollutants of the modern day. It’s almost as if mother nature had her easy-bake oven going that whole time, knowing it would be of great use for us.
In the past I’ve discussed the importance of water and it’s crystalline structure. Like water, salt carries a similar crystalline structure, making it easy for the body to assimilate and absorb into our cells through osmosis. And just like water, it’s unique because it is transformable. When submerged in water, it dissolves and changes form. When the water evaporates, the salt remains, changing back into crystal particles.
Salt also carries many names throughout our ancient past, one being “halite” meaning light vibration. Crystalline structures such as salt are energy transmitters, assisting your neurons in converting thoughts into actions. Salt also regulates blood sugar levels, water content, the pH balance in cells and blood pressure. It’s mineral content has an alkalizing effect that reduces acidity in the body and inflammation, and prevents muscles from cramping. Himalayan sea salt has so many uses and benefits, I’m surprised it’s not in everyone’s go-to cabinet.
So how do YOU salt?
Here are my top 10 ways to salt for your well-being:
Replace your table salt with unrefined Himalayan sea salt
Soak in Salt:
Add 1/2-1 cup of sea salt to a warm-hot bath and soak for 10 minutes to reduce muscular aches and pains
Flush with Salt:
Add a pinch of sea salt to the water in your neti pot and flush out your sinuses to prevent colds.
Exfoliate with Salt:
Create a salt scrub with a carrier oil and your favorite essential oil blend, and scrub away dead skin in order to hydrate and nourish new cells.
Create a Sole:
It’s a natural electrolyte drink that can help reduce addiction behaviors, dissolve deposits in your kidneys and gallbladder, and tonify your digestive tract. It’s created just by adding a little sea salt to your everyday water.
Breathe in Salt:
Known as Halotherapy, by breathing in sea salt particles, it will help you to improve respiratory function. This is done by finding a salt cave near you. Salt inhalers can also be purchased to create a similar effect, for on-the-go relief.
Float in Salt:
Different than soaking, this floating technique is used for meditation and personal growth. Float clinics offer private tubs with a high saline content, allowing you to float with ease so you can spend your time on you. This desensitization method is not recommended if you are claustrophobic.
Brush with Salt:
If you enjoy making your own toothpaste, add sea salt to the mix to help prevent cavities, tooth decay, and bleeding gums.
Glide with Salt:
Use a large salt crystal, add a little water and gently glide on your armpits like you would any deodorant.
Other Salt Products:
Last year in June (2017), I explored a salt cave in Santa Barbara, California and fell in love with their wonderful Salt products at their establishment. They have Salt lip treatments, Hand & Cuticle and Peppermint Foot Rescue balms, as well as Salt bath soaks, all with a variety of flavors and scents.
“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.”
Photo Credit: Jason Tuinstra