By now y’all know that Pink Himalayan Sea Salts exists - or, if you don’t, you’ve been living under a rock - but did you know that they pack a wallop of awesome benefits? You can ingest them, bathe in them, stick ‘em up your nose*, heck just being in their presence ensures that you are reaping their benefits.
* please don’t actually stick them up your nose. We aren’t that crazy! They are intended for flushing out your sinuses, which you’ll read about below.
Before we start listing out all the reasons why Pink Himalayan Sea Salts are awesome, let’s talk history for a moment. Approximately 200 million years ago, the Himalayan mountain range - stretching across Asia and passing through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India - housed crystallized sea salt beds under a layer of lava. Subsequently, the salt was enveloped in snow and ice for a millennia, protecting it from modern day pollution and preserving it in an untouched, pristine environment. As a result, this pink salt is now believed to be one of the purest - and most mineral dense - salt found on the planet.
Now, back the benefits.
Pink Himalayan Sea Salts contain 84 natural elements and minerals that are found in the human body and are vital to our health - magnesium, potassium, calcium, chloride, phosphorus, iron, just to name a few. People generally think that all salts are created equally and too much salt intake is bad for your body because too much sodium is terrible. Well, that’s not the case with Pink Himalayan Sea Salts. Due to the fact that it’s not processed and doesn’t contain added chemicals, you actually consume less sodium per serving than regular table salt. You know what else is cool about this salt? Its unique cellular structure gives it the ability to store vibrational energy. How awesome is that?!
Here is what this magical, superior salt is capable of:
- Creating an electrolyte balance
- Increasing hydration
- Regulating water content both inside and outside of cells
- Balancing pH to help reduce acid reflux
- Preventing muscle cramping
- Aiding in proper metabolism function
- Strengthening bones
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving circulation
- Helping the intestines absorb nutrients
- Aiding in vascular health
- Supporting healthy lungs and respiratory function
- Reduces signs of aging
- Promotes healthy sleep patterns
- Increases libido
- Detoxifies your body of heavy metals
- Regulates the pressure of your blood vessels (ie. blood pressure)
- Helps with blood sugar regulation
- Nurtures the kidneys and gall bladder
Cooking and Curing: Always use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other kind of salt.
Salt Slabs: used as serving platters, the slabs will impart a better taste and mineral content. Chilled: use fruits, sushi, veggies, or cheese. Frozen: cold delicious desserts and sorbets. Heated: slabs can be used to sear veggies, shrimp, fish fillets, and thinly sliced beef, and you can even fry eggs. Dense salt blocks conduct heat amazingly. The best part? Himalayan salt is a natural anti-microbial product, so the clean up requires only a simple scrub or rinse.
Bathing: throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath - the replenishing nutrients stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. The dermal absorption of the salts also promotes a true balance between your acid and alkaline levels. The salts are known to create a healing and therapeutic experience for both your body and soul.
Air Purification: get yourself a crystal rock lamp! Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they are functional as well. This decorative bit of lighting is actually made of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, which acts as a natural air purifier by pulling moisture from the surrounding environment into the salt. Heat from the bulb quickly evaporates the water back into the air, but any toxins that were previously carried in the cycled moisture are left behind, trapped by the salt ions.
Sinus Irrigation: If you’ve ever used a Neti pot, then you know how well salt water can work to clear up your sinuses. Try using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt saline in your pot for an even healthier cleanse - the salt kills bacteria and bonds to many contaminants that may be stuck in your nasal cavities due to breathing polluted air. Alternately, if you don’t like the idea of running water through your nasal cavities, you can also use a Himalayan crystal salt inhaler to cleanse your respiratory system.
Have we convinced you yet?! Seriously, make Pink Himalayan Sea Salts a part of your life. You won’t regret it!