6 Healing Benefits of Himalayan Salt
You may have seen the Himalayan salt lamps in salons and spas, and heard top chefs recommend this all-natural salt to add a sublime flavor to the dishes. So, what’s the fuss about Himalayan salt?
Well for one, researchers say that this pink-hued salt may contain up to 84 different minerals and trace elements. Secondly, this salt is minimally processed and mined near the Himalayan mountain range in Pakistan. You will find that more and more people prefer it to regular salt and it’s a popular ingredient in wellness products.
Himalayan Salt Benefits & Uses
Let’s look at the top ways to use Himalayan salt to nourish your skin and body.
- Use It as a Natural Exfoliator
- Nourish Your Skin
- Ease Away Tension with a Foot Soak
- Natural Muscle Relaxant
- Bliss out with Himalayan Salt Lamps
- Soothe a Sore Throat
1. Use It as a Natural Exfoliator
Himalayan salt is one of the most ancient ways of keeping your skin soft, supple, and smooth. The natural salt crystals have an exfoliating effect and gently remove dead cells, revealing radiant and youthful skin.
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2. Nourish Your Skin
Adding Himalayan salt to a warm bath can help rejuvenate your skin as it is naturally rich in minerals. If you want to make it an everyday affair and don’t have the time to run a bath, try using our Cleansing Himalayan Shower Wash. We recommend, however, that you avoid using the salt on your body if you have sensitive skin. It is advisable to test it on a small patch of your skin before including it in your daily regimen.
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3. Ease Away Tension with a Foot Soak
One of our favorite ways to unwind after a long day is to soak the feet in warm water that has been infused with aromatic bath salts, preferably a mixture of Epsom salts and Himalayan salt. This blend helps soothe away aches and pains, softens the feet, and gently removes dead skin.
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4. Natural Muscle Relaxant
Mineral baths are a relaxing experience and help reduce fatigue, pain, and stress. Himalayan salt also contains trace amounts of magnesium. Some studies have shown that magnesium can help muscles contract and relax. Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin. So, try a Himalayan salt bath to experience its natural healing effect on muscles.
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5. Bliss out with Himalayan Salt Lamps
Create your own spa in your home with a warm Himalayan salt lamp. Salt therapy is making a comeback due to the benefits that it offers for people with lung conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. Back in 1843, Feliks Boczkowski, a Polish physician, noticed that salt mine workers did not suffer from respiratory ailments, unlike other miners. He wrote a book, “About the Breathing of Salt Dust” on the many benefits of inhaling salt air. While more research is required to fully understand the therapeutic effects of Himalayan rock salt lamps, people with allergies do swear by the fact that it makes them feel better.
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6. Soothe a Sore Throat
Gargling with salty warm water is one of the best and most effective ways of soothing a sore throat. Always use organic finely ground Himalayan salt for gargling as the coarse salt can be rough for the throat. Mix about half a teaspoon of the pink salt with warm water and gargle once or twice a day for immediate relief.
We have a whole range of products that use Himalayan salt. For more, you can browse here. And do let us know how you prefer to use Himalayan salt. We would love to hear from you!
Medical disclaimer: It is not recommended to use Himalayan salt if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Children should not use Himalayan salt products as they have very soft skin. Avoid using or broken skin or very sensitive skin. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as medical advice. Always check with your healthcare provider if you need medical care for your skin and health.