Another name for Himalayan Crystal Salt is Pink Halite.
Metaphysical Properties of Pink Halite
The following information is from: "The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach" by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
Key words: Cleansing, purification, psychic clearing, opening the heart, detoxification, relaxation, alignment
Halite is a sodium chloride crystal with a hardness of 2 to 2.5. Its crystal pattern is cubic, and it can also occur in compact, granular or massive habits. It is an evaporate mineral, formed by the evaporation of sea water, and it is often associated with other evaporates like Calcite, Anhydrite and Gypsum. Halite is soluble in water, so those using these crystals should be careful to keep them dry. Halite is found in widespread areas and around the Earth, although some specialized types occur only in certain locations.
Two such special Halite’s, the ones most often chosen for metaphysical use, are Pink Halite and Blue Halite. These minerals come from the salt mines of Poland and Pakistan. The salmon pink colour of Pink Halite is due to minerals within the crystals, but the Blue Halite acquires its apparent hue from irregularities in the crystal structure that reflect the light differently from the adjoining colourless or white areas.
Halite is salt, so it is a strong purifier of energies and environments, transforming almost any density into clear, useable energy. Halite comes in many colours, and each colour acts to purify various aspects of the body, mind and spirit.
Colourless to White Halite crystals can be used to purify and illuminate the energy body. They assist in removing densities and other obstructions preventing one from accessing full-frequency Light energy from the soul level.
Purple or violet Halite helps purify one’s consciousness and dreams. It assists one in perceiving and clearing patterns that keep one in a state of perceived separation from the Divine. It is an excellent stone to use to counter nightmares or other disturbing dreams.
Blue Halite cleanses the internal eye or third-eye chakra. It assists one in perceiving where one is limiting oneself from fully living one’s purpose or path. It can stimulate psychic and intuitive abilities and it facilitates mediation.
Yellow Halite cleanses the immediate energy field of the body and stimulates one’s physical vitality. It can assist in learning and the retention of knowledge. It helps one with self-discipline and developing consistency.
Pink Halite cleanses the heart and assists one in overcoming past emotional trauma. It can help to reveal one’s own prejudice and judgement, lovingly guiding one to remove these emotional habits from one’s life. Pink Halite assists one in opening the heart and connecting with the loving Source of the Universe.
Red Halite is a powerful cleanser of the physical body. It is an excellent healing tool in drawing out infection and impurities from the body and is a great energetic support for fasting or detoxification programs.
Pink Halite is an excellent stone for manifesting self-love, helping one not only to experience self-love, but also to take action and to do things that self-love implies. This is because Pink Halite blends the energies of the heart and solar plexus, which are the chakras of love and will respectively. Someone working with Pink Halite might finally find the sense of purpose required to live a healthier lifestyle, or begin a meditation regime, or take time for personal recreation and enjoyment. One may find oneself cleaning up the loose ends of relationships, making amends for unmet commitments, or saying “no” to someone who wants to take advantage. All of these are actions of self-love and clarification, and Pink Halite can be a catalyst for them.
Pink Halite is a stone of clarity. Its presence tends to dissolve foggy thinking, confusion, deception and doubt. It can really “clear” the air in many ways! It is recommended that those who work in environments of negativity or indirect communication keep a piece of Pink Halite on the desk or on one’s person. Its energy will help one express oneself straight forwardly and will assist in seeing through to the truth of all types of interactions.
Bathing in water in which Pink Halite is dissolved is a lovely and therapeutic experience. It is even superior to the sea-salt cleansing baths which many people use to clear and replenish their energies. Only a small amount of Pink Halite is required to produce a full etheric cleansing, and a single stone may be used repeatedly, until it is completely dissolved.
Pink Halite combines synergistically with Morganite, Rose Quartz, Elestial Calcite, Stellar Beam Calcite and Dolomite. Libyan Gold Tektite, Golden Labradorite and Heliodor assist one in using Pink Halite to help translate the experience of love into loving actions.
While Blue Halite is concerned with cleansing on an energetic and mental level, Pink Halite’s energy activates cleansing on the physical and emotional levels. The energy of Pink Halite is similar to that of Rose Quartz but has a much stronger cleansing effect on the tissues than does Quartz. Pink Halite also works on an emotional level, drawing out old, habitual emotional patterns so that they can be cleansed, integrated, and released.
Pink Halite has a peaceful, calming effect on the emotional body. Its vibration is uplifting to the heart and helps to eradicate emotional noise one may pick up from others. For this reason, it is a protective stone for those who are strong emotional empaths.
Spritual: Pink Halite facilitates one in understanding the emotional patterns behind experiences. It enables one to draw old patterns to the surface for integration and clearing.
Emotional: Pink Halite clears the heart chakra and the solar plexus, to heal the experience and expression of emotions. It enables one to clear emotional attachments to others, particularly where relationships have ended without appropriate communication. It can assist one in clearing the attachments that others may have to oneself. By clearing the emotional body, Pink Halite aids one in gaining a new sense of emotional serenity and centre.
Physical: Pink Halite works to cleanse toxins from the cells and tissues of the body. It can assist in clearing dis-ease where it is caused by unresolved emotional experiences. It can assist the body in processing and releasing heavy metals stored in the tissues, and in the more effective metabolism of nutrients and water on a cellular level.
Affirmation: I call forth the cleansing and purification of all levels of my energy field and physical body