Extracted from salt rock, dating back millions of years in the heart of the Himalayas, Himalayan salt is unrefined raw salt, particularly rich in trace elements but is not iodized. In cosmetics, it is known for its detoxifying and regenerating effects and is used to prepare bath salts and scrubs. In the kitchen, its subtle taste and richness in minerals will convince gourmets. However, Himalayan salt is not white like traditional cooking salt because of its high iron content. Iron, when oxidized, becomes pink, red or orange. The pink color of the Himalayan salt crystals is, therefore, proof of its rich iron concentration.
Hence, nothing to spoil, Himalayan salt’s pretty pink color rather adds an elegant and original touch, whether in the bathroom or on your table.
Quality of the Himalayan salt contained in our Detox Bath Aromatic bath salts : 100% pure and natural rock salt, unrefined, without additives.
The salt formation of the Himalayas, one of the purest on our planet, dates back about 250 million years ago, when the ocean covered most of the Earth. When the sea disappeared, powerful tectonic movements took place, giving birth to the Himalayan massifs which, in their movement, brought up the salt. Today, it is at a depth of 400 to 700 meters.
Pink Himalayan Salt Minerals and Energy
It owes its exceptional quality especially to the fact that it has been preserved, in the heart of the Earth, away from all the pollution and toxic discharges. Rich in trace elements (more than 80), especially in iron, calcium and potassium, this salt allows a good regeneration of the blood. Thanks to the extremely crystalline structure of this salt, these elements and minerals can be directly assimilated by the cells of the body.
When you use this salt, you actually consume less sodium per serving than regular table salt because it is less refined and the grains are larger. As a result, Himalayan salt has less salt per dose because flakes or crystals take up less space than highly processed table salt. On the other hand, because of its cellular structure, this salt stores the vibratory energy. The minerals in it exist in colloidal form, which means they are small enough for the cells to absorb easily.
What exactly are its benefits?
The crystalline salt will restore the acid-base balance (the blood PH) and act dramatically on the discomfort caused by chronic gastric reflux. Powerful detoxifier (a property verified by urinalysis), it dissolves or dismantles toxins, wastes and harmful substances present in the body.
It also helps to eliminate heavy metals (mercury, lead) and dissolves limescale deposits. In the long term, the usage of salt water with crystalline salt of the Himalayas has a beneficial effect on diseases such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, deforming rheumatism or kidney and gall stones. The reason being it helps body to break down the deposits and eliminate them. In doing so, it stimulates and regulates intestinal transit, because the reaction of the intestine is not delayed and is a very normal sign of its action.
Himalayan Pink Salt includes other benefits like :
- Purifies the body and the cells
- Reduces the signs of aging, thanks to its detoxifying action
- Strengthens bones
- Reduces blood pressure
- Improves blood circulation
- Regulates water content of the cells and increases hydration
- Helps the intestines to better absorb nutrients
- Promotes weight loss
- Helps eliminate cellulite
- Prevents muscle cramps
- Relieves pains (migraine, arthritis, etc.)
- And, even increases the libido!
Comparison of Himalayan salt with other salts:
While it was always better than table salt, sea salt is more processed; and let’s face it; our oceans are being increasingly polluted, every year. Just think of massive oil spills that take place! Since the pink salt is kept intact, it means that it is the purest salt available today.
Commercial table salt is completely free of the majority of its mineral salts with the exceptions of sodium and chloride. It is bleached, cleaned with chemicals and then heated to extremely high temperatures. The iodine that is added to table salt is almost always synthetic, which prevents our body from absorbing it properly. It is treated with anti-caking agents, which prevent the salt from dissolving in the water and in the salt reservoir.
These agents further prevent the absorption of salt in our body, leading to an accumulation and deposition in the organs. This can cause serious health problems. Studies have shown that for every gram of table salt consumed which the body cannot process; your body will use 20 times the amount of cellular water to neutralize the amount of sodium chloride that is present in this chemically treated salt.
It is not necessarily salt that is bad to your health; but, it is the refined table salt that is inferior for our health. Aside from that, many of us consume far too much over-processed foods that contain astronomical amounts of salt, which are, again, not good for health.