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

Himalayan Salts

 

Himalayan Pink salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available and there perfect for adding to your health plan changes for 2016.

It can be used both for its culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic benefits:

Food seasoning – you can use it in replacement of your more regular table salt. It is believed that 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 and 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, to create a natural salt scrub. You could even use 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. Why not add it to your health plan for 2016.

Pick some up when you are next in.

Written by Anne French

 

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