Himalayan Pink Salts are predominantly sodium chloride (95 -98%), with 84 trace elements and other minerals such as iron oxide, phosphorus, boron and zinc. It is the iron oxide which gives the salt its pink colour.

a white spoonful of pink himalayan salt

 

Pink Himalayan Salts is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits. It is believed to be the purest form of salt available. Perfect for adding to your health plan changes for 2019.

It can be used for its culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic benefits:
  • Food seasoning  Use it in replacement of your more regular table salt. Regular consumption of Himalyan salt provides essential minerals and 84 trace elements which aides in electrolyte balance.
  • Detox Bath  Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, noticed that fishermen would soak their rough, injured hands in seawater to cleanse and heal them after a hard day’s work. He also noticed they had very few infections or complications after the salt water soaks, regardless of the nature of the wound. He began encouraging patients to bathe in warmed seawater and called the therapeutic treatment “Thalassotherapy”. Salt baths are known to cleanse and detoxify the skin. They are reputed for their healing properties for common skin conditions along with many other conditions. It seems the stronger the solution the more beneficial the bath so don’t be shy with the quantity of salt. Also, be sure to drink lots of water. How To: Simply run a hot bath and sprinkle at least 1/2Kg per bath. Soak for 20 – 30mins. Don’t rinse off the salt after the bath, just towel dry and jump into bed to have the best nights sleep as well as softer, smoother skin.
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub  Mix the salt with a natural oil such as almond oil, to create a natural salt scrub. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil for added therapeutic effect.
  • Sinus Irrigation – if you have ever used a Neti Pot you know how well this can aide in clearing your sinuses. Here’s a ‘how to’.

Of course, we carry this versatile and beneficial salt at the clinic. Add it to your health plan for 2019.

Pick some up when you are next in the clinic.

Written by Anne French, Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Practitioner