Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt

What is Himalayan pink salt? Is it for cooking? Why is it pink? What is the point?

If you have asked yourself these questions before, then you are not alone. My first Himalayan salt purchase was the Himalayan salt lamp. I got it because I prefer warm lighting over white fluorescent lighting due to my headaches. My husband also likes to sleep with a nightlight, so this is the best I could do, lol. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon a Pinterest post that I realized there was actually a purpose to these cool looking lamps! For Christmas, my little sister got my some more Himalayan salt products. She got me some bath blocks and a container to use for cooking.

I started researching some of the benefits of Himalayan salt. First, some benefits of Himalayan salt lamps include:

  • Air purification
  • Mood booster
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Eases asthma and allergy symptoms
  • Reduces stress

I know you are probably thinking, “it’s just a lamp. What is the fuss all about?” Well, it is NOT just a lamp. It is a magical lamp with magical powers. These salt lamps attract and absorb moisture in the air and evaporate it quickly. Due tot he Himalayan properties, the air that is evaporated produces negative ions that fight against positive ions such as: dust, pollen, pollutants, and more! That is a little “too science-y” for me, but I’ll take a cool air purifier lamp any day. A Himalayan will be roughly $20-$60. You can find a discounted one on Amazon, too.

Next, I started using my Himalayan bath blocks that my sister got me. These bath blocks are a great detox. They don’t dissolve like a bath bomb does, but instead that slightly bubble and feel amazing on your skin. As the minerals dissolve, they are detoxing your body and drawing out toxins. They are also great for muscle soreness relief. I am loving my Himalayan salt bath blocks!

Not surprisingly, Himalayan salt is also beneficial to consume. Try replacing Himalayan salt with your regular salt. This is new to me! The Himalayan salt is just too pretty, that I forget that we can actually eat it. For starters, Himalayan salts contain 84 trace minerals that your body needs. Some more benefits of consuming Himalayan salt include:

  • Supports thyroid and adrenal function
  • Supports your metabolism
  • Balances hormones
  • Improves hydration
  • Balances electrolytes
  • Helps your intestines absorb nutrients
  • Boosts bone strength
  • Supports kidney function
  • Improves lung function

After learning about Himalayan salts, I am now adding them to my cooking and pampering routine’s. I also bought a Himalayan salt massage block from TJ Maxx that I cannot wait to try! The directions state to heat or cool the block, add some massage oils, and then massage it on your skin. Give me all the Himalayan salt!! I encourage you to try some salt products and let me know what you think. I promise you will not regret it!

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