What is with Himalayan pink salt?
Himalayan salt or “pink gold” is all the rage right now – used in the kitchen to the bathroom and every room in between. So what is the big deal?
It is believed that pink salt helps purify the air, increase energy, elevate mood, alleviate mental and mood disorders, and kill bacteria that cause odor. The pink salt does this by naturally producing negative ions. It is all about the ions!
You likely have experienced the benefits of negative ions without even knowing it. You know that feeling of ease and serenity you may feel when walking along the beach? That is partially from the abundance of negative ions that fill the air there. The same can be found while walking under a waterfall or through a salt cave. Waves and waterfalls naturally produce negative ions. According to WebMD, ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. Negative ions attach themselves to positive ions and electromagnetic frequencies, and, in large enough quantities, can neutralize them. Thankfully for those of us who don’t live on the beach or have easy access to waterfalls and salt caves on a daily basis, there are now plenty of options for bringing Himalayan salt and its negative ions into our homes!
Himalayan pink salt uses
Many people use salt lamps to assist in the purification of the air in their home from harmful toxins such as fragrances from household cleaners or perfumes, EMF’s from electronics, smart devices, and microwaves. Additionally, it can help remove pet dander, mold spores, smoke, mildew, carbon emissions and more. The light in the salt lamp is what activates these negative ions, so make sure you turn yours on!
Himalayan salt’s ability to neutralize harmful pollutants has been noted to assist in alleviating depression, anxiety, and cortisol levels. It also has the ability to promote good sleep, calm the nervous system, ease headaches and encourage the production of serotonin.
At the very least salt lamps add beautiful decorative value to your space. They cast a warm, tranquil orange glow while on. The soft, orange light is calming and soothing as opposed to harsh blue light cast off by cellphones and TVs. Salt lamps are an excellent night light that doesn’t affect sleep whereas blue light impedes sleep.
Although lamps and light therapies are common in household and offices, one can also reap Himalayan pink salt’s nurturing health benefits through luxurious salt scrubs, baths, massage bars or even as a deodorant.
Adding Himalayan pink salt to your bath gives the water an electrical charge and dissolves the minerals. Not only will this bath soothe the soul and cleanse you energetically, it will also pull toxins from the body while deep cleaning the skin. For a gentle detox, you can add 1-2 cups of Himalayan salt to your warm bath water. You may go up to 1-2 pounds of Himalayan salt for a stronger, more intense detox bath. The magnesium and other trace minerals you soak in will be absorbed through the skin and assist in healing damaged muscles and other soft tissues.
Is your skin due for a refresh? Use a Himalayan salt scrub to slough off dead skin cells and improve circulation. Reveal your true, glowing, healthy skin that is waiting to be seen! The antiseptic properties of the salt will assist with unclogging pores and removing and killing bacteria from the skin while reducing inflammation. Bonus – removing the built-up dead skin cells promotes skin cell regeneration, tightens the skin for a more youthful appearance. Pink salt scrub reduces discolouration and leaves a softer texture.
Nobody wants to walk around with bad body odour, but are you concerned about the harmful chemicals in your deodorant? Many people are ditching the toxins and are turning to more natural deodorizers such as Himalayan salt massage bar and deodorant. Pink Himalayan salt not only neutralizes odours but its antibacterial properties kill the bacteria that cause the odour in the first place. The minerals in the salt deodorant nourish your skin. Simply wet the salt stone and rub it on your skin like you would deodorant. You can even wet the stone after a shower and rub it over your whole body. Dry the stone to store it. If sharp pieces form on the stone from getting wet just sand them down once in a while to protect your delicate skin.
Now that you know how to make use of nature’s beautiful gift, Himalayan salt, we hope you are well on your way to a naturally healthier, happier you!
Why is Himalayan salt pink?
Himalayan pink salt gets its colour from the minerals naturally found within the salt. Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 minerals that are naturally found in your body, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. The colour of the salt can vary from light pink to dark pink, even orange.