Posted on: November 14, 2016 at 1:07 pm
Last updated: September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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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

According to articles written by Dr. Edward Group, and Dr. Mercola the health benefits of using natural Himalayan Crystal Salt may include:

  1. Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
  2. Aiding vascular health
  3. Circulatory support
  4. Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
  5. Encouraging excellent blood sugar health
  6. Increasing bone strength
  7. Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting overall sinus health
  8. Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns
  9. Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
  10. Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation
  11. Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract
  12. Promotes kidney and gall bladder health when compared to common chemically-treated salt
  13. Reducing cramps
  14. Supporting a healthy libido
  15. 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

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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

Can be used to create ambiance in a room, to help remove odors, as well as eliminating dust and airborne bacteria. It will also emit negative ions to a room, helping to freshen the air.

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.

Elisha McFarland
Health Expert
Elisha McFarland, N.D. is the founder of My Health Maven. She turned her debilitating illness from mercury poisoning into a dedicated passion for helping people.

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