Himalayan salt is mined from the foothills of Punjab in Pakistan. Famous for its rosy hue, it gets its color from the region’s iron-rich clay ore. Himalayan salt is usually less processed than traditional table salt and contains minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
You may have spotted Himalayan salt at your local grocery store or co-op: lots of folks like to sprinkle it on food to take advantage of its unique taste and nutritional benefits.
But Himalayan salt is more than just delicious. It’s also versatile! There are multiple ways to enjoy its therapeutic healing properties.
Himalayan salt lamps are large chunks of Himalayan salt that have been hollowed out to house an electric bulb. They not only emit a relaxing warm glow, they also release negative ions that improve air quality. People who use Himalayan salt lamps experience an increase in energy, better sleep, and elevated moods.
When inhaled, Himalayan salt eases the symptoms of asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments. You can purchase special inhalers that come pre-packed with Himalayan salt. To use, simply put the inhaler to your mouth and take a deep breath in. Exhale through the nose. Use for about 10 to 20 minutes each day.
Adding Himalayan salt to a nice bath draws toxins from the body. As you sit and soak you’ll absorb all the healthy minerals of the Himalayan salt, resulting in softer skin. Not to mention, the bath’s warm water eases aches and pains. Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath?
When it comes to rejuvenation and overall wellbeing, this special substance is definitely worth its salt!