When it comes to making a wise choice regarding which salt to use, one should consider various factors. One should consider the origin, source, mineral content, processing and quality. Himalayan Crystal Salt was formed around 250 million years ago, when the earth was relatively free from pollution. It undergoes minimal processing and no free flowing agents or chemicals are added, while nothing is removed. In essence, this salt is salt in the form that nature intended.
Himalayan Crystal Salt is extremely versatile and its benefits may be enjoyed in various ways:
Bath Salt: Bathing in water in which Pink Halite is dissolved is a wonderful, detoxifying, cleansing and therapeutic experience which helps to clear and replenish your energy, providing a full etheric cleansing.
Body Care: Use as a skin scrub and to brush your teeth.
Crystal Salt Lamp: Natural negative ion generators which cleanse and enhance indoor spaces, neutralise electromagnetic radiation, provide a calming effect and offer healing benefits for the respiratory system & sinus.
Culinary: Grind or sprinkle this gentle, yet strong, well balanced salt onto food to enhance the flavour profile.
Neti Pot: A simple, effective way to cleanse and clear the sinuses, by pouring luke warm saline solution through the nasal passages, resulting in improved breathing, sense of smell, resistance to allergies and reduced snoring.
Salt Licks: A block of the salt on a rope provides animals with convenient access to the minerals they require.
Salt Bricks & Slabs: Compacted salt crystal slices are used to make a feature wall or to cook or serve food on.
Salt Soap: Use a smooth block of this salt as a natural anti-bacterial underarm and gentle exfoliation bar.
Solé Solution: Dissolve the salt in drinking water to release the potency of the salt crystals, making a wonderful cleansing and balancing tonic.
BENEFITS OF HIMALAYAN CRYSTAL SALT
Similar to the individuality of certain spring water, the biophysical quality criteria of natural crystalline salt crucially depend on its geological origin. Salt is vital for humans as well as animals. The benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt are mostly related its mineral content and the fact that Himalayan Crystal Salt does not undergo any processing, so it is in the form that nature intended. Himalayan Crystal Salt is free from heat processing and chemical additives like Silicon Aluminates, Potassium Iodide, Tri-Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate.
The following benefits are some of those that have been reported by those using Himalayan Crystal Salt for extended periods:
Balances the pH level
Himalayan Crystal Salt helps to balance the body's pH level through its alkalanizing effect. Maintaining a neutral or slightly alkaline pH level is important to maintain the healthy functioning of the internal organs, systems and processes. Using Himalayan Crystal Salt is one way of assisting the body to maintain a neutral pH level. We tend to be most acidic in the morning when we wake up from a night's sleep, so taking a few teaspoons of the Sole solution first thing in the morning is a great way to alkalanize and help kick start the body at the start of the day.
Restores electrolytes & prevents cramps
Himalayan Crystal Salt helps replace the electrolytes lost through perspiration or sweating during exercise. Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain the electrical current across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. For example, muscle contraction is dependent upon the presence of calcium, sodium, and potassium. Without sufficient levels of these key electrolytes, muscle weakness or severe muscle contractions (cramps) may occur. Your kidneys work to keep the electrolyte concentrations in your blood constant despite changes in your body. Drinking the Himalayan Crystal Salt dissolved in some water is a great way of replacing the electrolytes, specifically potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium, in balanced proportions thereby restoring the electrical potential to the cells. So by using the Himalayan Crystal Salt during exercise or at rest, the cells and muscles can function optimally and symptoms of electrolyte deficiency, such as cramps, may be prevented. Another benefit is that there is less strain placed on the kidneys.
Balances blood pressure
The regular use of Himalayan Crystal Salt in preference to processed table salt has been found to balance blood pressure. Himalayan Crystal Salt can help to improve the viscosity of the blood and to balance the intracellular pressure. The salt can help to break down colestrol in the arteries.
Helps clear eczema and psoriasis
Himalayan Crystal Salt is an effective way of providing relief from eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions resulting in dry and itchy skin. Results have shown that having just 2-3 baths with dissolved Himalayan Crystal Salt (1-2 cups of salt or a few large chunks) can clear these skin irritations effectively. Taking a few teaspoons of the Sole solution on a daily basis will also assist with maintaining a healthy and nourished skin.
Excellent source of minerals
Himalayan Crystal Salt contains essential minerals, including sulphur, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, sodium and chloride.
Prevents water retention
Chemically denatured sodium chloride can lead to water retention because when using that form of salt, the body retains water in order to protect itself from the harsh chemicals. Himalayan Crystal Salt can assist to maintain the water salt balance in the body without leading to extra weight caused by water retention.
Since the Himalayan Crystal Salt is a whole, unrefined substance, it nourishes the body and the body can feel satisfied. This can lead to preference and enjoyment of natural and wholesome foods and cravings created by refined foods may be reduced or eliminated.