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? Or how about using a salt lamp to help with your health and wellbeing?

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 a versatile product used by home-cooks and professional chefs around the world.  As more people are experimenting with their home cooking styles Himalayan pink salt is becoming more readily available via specialist stockists.

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.  Add some salts to your bath water and in 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

Himalayan pink salt for weight loss

If you would like to use Himalayan pink salt as an aid for weight loss try adding a teaspoon of pink salt into water, this is know as a ‘Himalayan pink salt sole’. The sole water is believed to be a natural aid for sleep, energy, and as an aid to digestion and weight loss.

The sole water drink is low in nutrients and those who are strong believers in the benefits of the salt suggest it has strong health benefits. 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 seal with a lid
  • Close the lid tightly and shake – 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 Lamps

Purify the air by using a 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

Add your favorite essential oil directly to the lamp and use it as an aromatherapy diffuser. It is recommended that the lamps are not left unattended when using essential oils.

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.  Warm the blocks, place them under your feet, and then sit back and relax while 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 also believed that it can have a beneficial effect on one spiritually.  The use of salts in various formats, lamps, bath crystals, and inhalers, can 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 is believed to help with respiratory conditions, inflammation and certain skin conditions.  Another term for the use of Himalayan salt inhalers  is halotherapy.

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.

More ideas

If you would like to find out more about salt why not check out our articles in the Salt Facts section?  Ready to explore a bit more?  Why not pop on over to our Salt Products and Salt Recipe sections?