Naturally occurring Himalayan Salt Crystals are rich in mineral content, containing many essential minerals beneficial to your health without the chemical processing and additives.
The following are five ways these amazing crystals can be used to improve your health.
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Himalayan salt baths are not only relaxing can help you detoxify your body.
Brine baths purport to detoxify the body through osmosis. As the sodium binds the water to the outer layer of your skin, moisture is preserved. Toxins are released from your body, while your skin absorbs the healthy minerals from the sodium into your body. It is recommended that the brine bath be as close as possible to normal body temperature, around 97 degrees Fahrenheit, and that you use 2.2 lbs. of Himalayan salt for approximately every 26 to 32 gallons of water. (Livestrong.com)
Lamps made out of blocks of Himalayan Salt provide a relaxing and serene atmosphere to any location. Use them in your bedroom, living room or anywhere you want to relax. According to Clemence Lefevre’s book “Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps,” salt lamps can help reduce EMP (electro-magnetic pollution) and fatigue created by certain office equipment, especially computers. These lamps can help improve your concentration. Lefevre also reports that people with allergies also benefit from being near these lamps.
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Himalayan salt can add flavor and beauty to your food. The salt can be added directly to your food or can be used as a serving platter for more subtle flavoring.
Himalayan salt is widely touted for its mineral content, containing 84 minerals in total. In addition to sodium, Himalayan salt is relatively high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and chloride. It also contains traces of boron, fluoride, iodine, zinc, selenium and copper, all of which are necessary for bodily health. As a naturally occurring salt, Himalayan salt contains all these minerals without chemical processing or refinement. Because it is harvested naturally, Himalayan salt’s mineral benefits are available regardless of what form the salt is consumed as. Himalayan salt is most commonly found as coarse grains, fine grains, or large blocks which can be used as serving platters that delicately “season” the food they serve. (Livestrong.com)
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Himalayan salts make a great body and facial scrub. On the face the salt scrub can be great for acne relief. As a body scrub it is great for exfoliation, revitalization and rejuvenation of your skin.
To make a scrub, simply fill a jar of your choice nearly to the top with Himalayan salt. Add oil to cover until the salt has an oily but not runny consistency. Add a few drops of essential oil if you like.
For relief from sinus pain, try creating a nasal wash with a few grains of crystal salt in ¼ cup of warm water. This can be used in a neti pot or similar device for clearing the nasal passage.
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