15 amazing ways you can use Himalayan salt you’ve never heard before (and no, it’s not a salt lamp!)
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Himalayan Crystal Salt is unlike any other salt. It is unique in flavor and in the benefits it provides. This salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. Himalayan salts minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.
15 Benefits of Using Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt
Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
Aiding vascular health
Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
Encouraging excellent blood sugar health
Increasing bone strength
Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting overall sinus health
Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns
Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation
Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract
Promotes kidney and gall bladder health when compared to common chemically-treated salt
Supporting a healthy libido
Supporting healthy respiratory function
In this 2001 study, subjects who drank water with added Himalayan Salt saw positive changes in respiration, circulation, as well as organ, connective tissue, and nervous system functions. Participants in the study also reported increases in brain activity and concentration levels, quality of sleep, weight loss, and noticeable hair and nail growth.
Sodium in your blood stream can reduce your response to stress, lessening anxiety and helping the body relax for a better night’s sleep.
Salt also raises your oxytocin levels, another anti-stress reaction. Oxytocin helps the body to feel calm and relaxed another key for lessening anxiety and having a better night’s sleep.
16 Himalayan Salt Products and Uses
While I no doubt may have missed a few Himalayan salt products, this list shows the versatility of Himalayan salt and its uses. It will also enable you to choose some interesting options for incorporating Himalayan salt into your diet or health routine.
1. Ground Himalayan Salt
Wonderful addition to any food dishes that you will apply salt to.
2. Bath Salts
Soaking in a Himalayan salt bath allows your body to absorb all of the minerals and nutrients on a cellular level.
3. Salt Inhaler
Inhaling Himalayan salt will help to reduce inflammation in the lungs and can help with other conditions such as asthma, allergies, colds, congestion, hay fever and sinus congestion.
4. Salt Blocks
Can be used to serve and display foods. They can be chilled and will hold a cool temperature for hours, to display meats, cheeses, and fruits.
5. Salt Lamps
6. Salt Bowls
Like salt lamps, larger bowls are effective at removing odors and freshening the air.
7. Sole Chunks
Large chunks are used to make a sole. A sole is salt saturated water that you can easily make at home. Simply add a teaspoon of the sole to a glass of water and enjoy the health benefits.
8. Salt Scrubs
These are designed to help exfoliate the skin. While in the shower, simply wet your skin, apply a small amount of salt scrub in your hand and gently massage onto skin. Rinse skin and pat dry.
9. Massage Roller
Gently use this roller along the spine to relieve stress and energize acupressure points.
10. Antiperspirant Stone
Salt has antibacterial properties that can prevent odor causing bacteria from forming. Simply wet the deodorant stone and wipe on the underarm. Rinse stone and allow to dry. Store in container.
11. Salt Crystal Bar
Use to exfoliate skin while adding minerals to the body. If the bar is too rough for your skin, wrap bar in washcloth while using.
12. Foot Tiles
Commonly used in spas, these stones will relax your tired feet. They can be used warm or cold. Simply heat the stones according to package directions. Place towel on the floor. Place stones on the towel and rest your weary feet on these stones.
13. Mortar & Pestle
Great for grinding spices and herbs while adding a salty flavor.
14. Salt Bowl
You can serve ice cream in this bowl for the added salt flavor. You can also warm it in the oven and serve your favorite stew or chili in it.
15. Shot Glass
You can use these glasses to serve any drink where the taste of salt is a welcome addition.
16. Salt Tumbler
Great way to get your minerals by simply adding water to this glass and enjoying.
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