Finely ground, high quality Himalayan Pink Salt from the Pakistani Himalayas.
This naturally occurring, unrefined pink crystal contains Potassium, Iron and Magnesium which are all vital minerals for maintaining good health.
Himalayan Pink Salt is a very pure, hand-mined salt found naturally, deep within the pristine Himalayan Mountains. Crystallized over 250 million years ago, when the Himalayas were ancient sea beds covered by lava, the pink crystal lay underneath.
Himalayan salt contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body, a few of which include sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
The most natural form of salt you can get, this salt remains untouched by pollutants. Unlike sea salt and table salt, pink Himalayan salt has not come into contact with external chemicals and remains one of the purest forms of salt on earth.
What's so healthy about it?
We all know that salt sucks moisture from the elements around it, (thats why salt shakers always have rice in them in humid countries) and that's why we get thirsty when we eat too much of it. This same sucking is purported to take place in the body when you bathe in proper crystal salt like pink Himalayan salt: the crystals suck the impurities from your blood and organs.
Naturally occurring salt (from the ground or the sea) contains a vast array of essential minerals which are great for the body in a number of ways. Today, modern refineries have chemically altered most salt - to make ‘table salt,’ which makes it toxic and dangerous for human consumption. Personally I don’t know why such things are legally allowed to be made, but that is another conversation.
(Typical table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as anti-flow and anti-caking agents. Table salt is bleached and processed with excessive heat that alters the natural chemical structure and destroys the essential minerals. Hazardous molecules such as iodine and fluoride are added along with other toxic substances like aluminium hydroxide which is used as an anti-moisture additive. - Yuck!!)
Many people have turned to sea salts for their regular salt usage. BUT, unfortunately, many of our lakes and oceans are loaded with toxic poisons like mercury, PCBs and dioxin. Oil spills can toxify a lake or ocean’s salt stores for decades after the incident.
Over 85% of all sea salt producers are using a refining process for their salt production. Based on this understanding it is wise to assume that sea salt can no longer be trusted as a pure source of essential salts. Pink salts are one of the very few varieties of salts that have remained pure and stable in nature.
Natural pink salts are known for their essential trace minerals and their ability to regulate cellular fluid balance. These salts take on their colour due to the presence of iron oxide and their abundance of the trace minerals. These minerals are in a very small colloidal form and inter-connected in structure allowing for easy absorption and a nutrient synergy that exponentially enhances their effect in the body. Contrary to popular belief these salts do not elevate blood pressure. Their ability to regulate fluid balance allows them to naturally stabilise blood pressure at a healthy and supportive level for the body. Some of the other benefits of pink salts include:
- Promoting blood sugar health
- Energy Production
- Absorption of food particles
- Supports vascular & respiratory health.
- Promoting sinus health.
- Prevention of muscle cramps.
- Promoting bone strength
- Regulating your sleep & moods
- Supporting your libido.
- Enhances immune function
- Stabilizes heart rate & blood pressure
- Extracts excess acidity
Pink salts can provide a great remedy for asthma and allergy symptoms as well. The salts have a unique ability to unplug the thick mucus secretions in the lungs & stop overflow of nasal secretions when water is plentiful. As a natural anti-histamine, one can drink 2-3 cups of purified water with a pinch of healthy salts. These salts are powerful hygiene and detox agents that can be applied to soaps, body rubs and baths. The salts help thwart off bacteria, viruses, yeast and other opportunistic organisms. They also drive toxins out of the cells and tissues. There is actually too much to say about this amazing edible crystal.
My Suggested Self-Care Treatment:
I recommend bathing in 500g - 1kg for at least 15 minutes. Even better if you can add 600 - 800g of magnesium (epsom) salts and half a cup of apple cider vinegar for a fully detoxifying and cleansing bath.
Make sure you have drunk plenty of purified water before getting in, as the salt will suck the water (as a carrier for the toxins) out of your body through the skin.
I also recommend taking a glass of water with you to your bath and opening the window as you are going to get hot!
As with all of my products, I can't guarantee that this is going to work for you nor fix all of your problems. These are guidelines for usage based on my experiences and research. Always check with your doctor if you have any doubts about what you are using in or on your body.