Himalayan pink salt for weight loss

Himalayan pink salt for weight loss and other uses

Ever thought of using Himalayan pink salt for weight loss? Did you know you could use Himalayan pink salt as an aid for weight loss?

Himalayan pink salt for weight loss

If you would like to use Himalayan pink salt as an aid for weight loss then try adding a teaspoon of pink salt into water. This creates a drink which is known as ‘Himalayan pink salt sole’. The sole water can also be used as a natural aid for sleep. It is further believed it can help boost energy levels, and also acts as an aid to promote good digestion and weight loss. The sole water drink is low in nutrients.

For those who are strong believers in the benefits of the salt they suggest it has powerful health benefits too. However, there is currently no mainstream research to support these claims.

Remember it is extremely important to control the amount of salt in your diet, especially if you are opting to drink the pink salt sole mixture.

If you want to make your own Himalayan pink salt sole here is the recipe
  • Fill a non-metal container with Himalayan pink salt – up to the quarter mark
  • Fill the remainder of the container with water and then seal with a lid
  • Close the lid tightly and shake – then leave aside for 12 to 24 hours
  • After 12 to 24 hours if all the salt has dissolved add small amounts until it no longer dissolves
  • Store at room temperature
  • When you wish to use it combine 1 teaspoon (5ml) of the sole water mixture with 1 glass (250ml) of water
  • Use within 30 days

Remember there is no scientific evidence to back up the weight loss claims – so we would advise caution, especially if you are on a sodium-restricted diet.

Himalayan pink salt uses

So what is Himalayan pink salt good for?

Culinary salts

By far the most recognized use of Himalayan pink salt is in the culinary sector.  From food preservation, to garnishing and seasoning, it is an extremely versatile product. Home-cooks and professional chefs from around the world love to use Himalayan pink salt.  And as more people are experimenting with their home cooking styles Himalayan pink salt is becoming more readily available via specialist stockists. Some mainstream supermarkets are also starting to stock specialist salt.

Himalayan pink salt is a natural, unprocessed product that retains around 84 natural trace minerals which are important for our health.  It does not contain any of the anti-clumping and anti-caking agents found in refined table salt.

Bath salts

Himalayan pink crystals can be refined to become bath salts.  Try adding some salts to your bath water and in just a few moments you can relax as the salts get to work. 

Some of the benefits of using Himalayan pink bath salts are:

  • Eases muscle cramps and joint pains
  • Relaxes and calms the body and mind
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Soothes insect stings and bites 
  • Aids with restful sleep
  • Exfoliates the skin 

Health & Wellbeing

So you now know that you can use Himalayan pink salt for weight loss, but what else is it good for?

Himalayan pink salt lamps

You could try using a salt lamp to help with your health and wellbeing?

Or purify the air by using a Himalayan salt lamp to negatively charge ions in the air which will attract water molecules which can then evaporate from the warmth of the surface of the lamp.  In other words, salt lamps are natural ionizers as they change the electrical charge of the air circulating around the room.   

Himalayan aroma salt lamps and diffusers

Add your favorite essential oil directly to the lamp and use it as an aromatherapy diffuser. When using essential oils it is not recommended to leave the lamps unattended.

Foot detoxer

Himalayan pink salt foot detoxer – a block of salt that eases joint pain, promotes improved blood circulation and naturally draws out toxins produced through the soles of the feet.  Place the warmed blocks under your feet, then just sit back and relax while letting the natural minerals start to work on detoxifying your body.

What is Himalayan salt good for spiritually

Regardless of the practical uses of Himalayan pink salt it is believed that it can have beneficial effects on one spiritually.  The use of salts in various products, such as lamps, bath crystals, candle holders, and inhalers, all promote a sense of spiritual well-being both mentally and emotionally.

Himalayan salt inhalers

Using a salt inhaler allows you to breathe in air which has flowed over tiny salt particles.  This may help with respiratory conditions, inflammation, and certain skin conditions.  Another term describing the use of salt inhalers would be ‘halotherapy’. By placing the salt in a dry, cold, non-humid environment, in this case an inhaler, it represents the salt caves. The salt particles are then inhaled and it is believed this may help existing respiratory conditions.

Himalayan tealight and candle holders

Introduce a soft peaceful glow to your home.  By strategically placing candles and tealights around your home you can create an atmosphere of wellbeing with dedicated spaces for quiet, peace and tranquility.

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