Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Pink Himalayan salt, found in the high altitudes of the Himalayan Mountain Range, is over 250 million years old, dating back to the Jurassic era. At that time, lava covered Himalayan salt beds which kept the salt beds protected against environmental toxins and impurities. That is why Himalayan salt is so incredibly pure. Today it is hand-mined without the use of machines or explosives to maintain its purity and sold on the commercial market.

Himalayan salt’s range of color (from white to red) is due to the various minerals it contains like calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. In fact, the salt contains all of the eighty-four essential minerals that are found in the human body and sustain life.

Health-wise, Himalayan salt is infinitely better than the table salt we use every day. Table salt is overly processed with harmful chemicals and lacks the essential minerals that Himalayan salt has. Furthermore, Himalayan salt’s minerals exist in a colloidal cellular structure, meaning that they are small enough for our cells to easily absorb. Table salt, on the other hand, is not easy metabolized by the body. Table salt puts a strain on the body resulting in gout, water retention, and high blood pressure. An easy way to be healthier is to simply switch out white salt for pink salt whenever you dine.

In addition to being a healthy flavor additive to food, Himalayan salt has a plethora of other uses and benefits. Sole (pronounced So-lay) is a super-saturated mixture of water and Himalayan salt that once ingested has healing powers that remain in the body for up to 24 hours. Regular ingestion of sole can harmonize the alkaline/acidity balance in body, prevent flus and colds, regulate blood pressure, aid in weight loss, improve concentration, improve circulation, detoxify the body of harmful metals, and help you sleep better. And those are only some of the countless benefits sole has.

To make sole, place 25mm of Himalayan salt in a glass lidded jar. Add 50-75mm of spring water to the salts, place the lid on the jar, and let the jar sit overnight. The next day, when all the salt has dissolved, add more salt to the mixture and wait for that to dissolve. Your goal is ensure that the sole is as saturated as possible. That means that you should always have a little bit of salt that couldn’t dissolve due to super saturation on the bottom of the jar. Once the sole is prepared, add one teaspoon of it to a glass of water every morning and drink that before eating anything. The healing energy of the sole will stay with you the whole day.

Himalayan salt can also be used in other ways besides ingesting it. To improve your gum health and to reduce embarrassing bad breath, gargle with a mixture of Himalayan salt and water every morning. Because this miracle salt cleans out the skin, it can be used to alleviate acne and other skin problems. Use it in a scrub for your face or apply it to cuts and injuries to speed healing. Want to breathe healthier air in your house? Consider getting a Himalayan salt lamp. Not only does it look gorgeous in your home, it recharges your surroundings with oxygenated, ion-rich air. To rid yourself of harmful pollution and allergens trapped in your sinus membranes, rinse your sinuses with a mixture of Himalayan salt and water using a neti-pot. Or, directly breathe in the mineral-rich salt benefits with a salt inhaler.

Himalayan salt is a perfect way to get you on the road to better health. Its benefits are numerous. Making the switch from table salt to Himalayan salt is easy to do and taking in a bit of sole every morning has benefits that last the whole day through. You can purchase Himalayan salt from any health food store or simply go online to order it from BestMassage at

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