Ingredient Focus - Pink Himalayan Salt

Ingredient Focus - Pink Himalayan Salt

Posted by Emma - Dietitian and Naturopath on 4th Dec 2017

This amazing rock salt is millions of years old and has not been tainted by toxic chemicals like sea salt and mined 5,000 feet below in the Himalayas. The uses externally and internally for your body are endless. So Why is it so special? It is chemically similar to the common table salt (with 97.5 to 99.9 percent Sodium Chloride), only the unrefined Himalayan salt is just about 87 percent Sodium Chloride and the remainder percentage is made up of trace amounts of other 84 minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium and more. 

Uses and Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt

Balances Body’s pH Levels
It contains sodium and other electrolytes which has direct effect on the body’s pH balance. A balance alkaline to acid ratio promotes excellent immunity and good digestion.

Supports Healthy Respiratory Function
Salt has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory problems which loosens excessive mucus or speeds up mucus clearance and removes pathogens like pollens. The natural treatment known as Salt Therapy is effective in treating respiratory diseases. If you can’t visit the salt cave to inhale the salt-rich air, this can help you breathe in micronized dry salt within a chamber or sitting in a room pumped with salt-laden air.

Improves Digestion
Salt Water Flush recipe or Salt Sole – saturated solution containing purified water and Himalayan salt, can help balance stomach acid and the absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

Air PurifierThe Himalayan Salt lamp can purify the surrounding air in your home or office by attracting water vapor together with the air pollutants. The heat of the salt lamp caused the evaporation of the water vapor, but the dust and allergens remain in the salt preventing them from entering into your body.

Promotes Better Sleep Patterns
Pink Himalayan Salt is said to induce better sleep due to its high mineral content. Sodium is a natural sleep-aid mineral. A high-sodium diet led to longer durations of sleep than low-sodium diet.

But be careful in taking so much sodium in your diet for it can cause some serious vascular diseases. What is important is for you to know that it is not healthy to avoid salt completely or not getting enough in your regular diet for it can contribute to sleep problems.

Other benefits include regulating body’s hydration, blood sugar level regulation, muscle cramps prevention. It also promotes bone strength, and improves libido.

So why not add this wonder ingredient to your skin care routine by trying one of the below,

Eco by Sonya Driver Himalayan Salt scrub, gentle enough to use on face and body. Use this as a dry scrub to exfoliate your skin.

Or try Caim and Able's Magnesium Body Scrub in Nurture or bath salts with the added bonus of magnesium for sore and aching bodies, plus it smells divine, with frankincense and rose essential oils

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