About 200 million years ago, there were crystallized sea salt beds that were covered with lava. Because this salt was subsequently enveloped in snow and ice for millennia, it was protected from modern day pollution and preserved in an untouched, pristine environment. Because of the conditions by which it was formed, this "purest of sea salts" is one of the best sources of natural minerals on the planet and exponentially healthier than the bleached and processed table salt that most people use daily.
Himalayan Salt contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body. A few of these minerals include sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. When consuming this salt, you are actually getting less sodium intake per serving than regular table salt because it is less refined and the pieces are larger. Himalayan crystal salt is far superior to traditional iodized salt which is extremely toxic. Himalayan salt is millions of years old. It is a pure form of salt, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt. Therefore Himalayan salt has less sodium per serving because the crystals or flakes take up less room than the highly processed table salt variety.
Another great thing about this salt is that, because of its unique cellular structure, it stores vibrational energy. The minerals in this salt exist in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough for our cells to easily absorb. Listed below is some of the benefits of pink Himalayan salt:
When Pink Himalayan Salt is added to a bath of warm water, it not only provides much-needed nutrients to your body. Pink Himalayan Salt also works as a powerful detoxifier. When dissolved in water, it becomes an ionic solution that helps to draw the toxins out of skin and adipose tissues. When we bathe in a Himalayan pink salt solution, we help to pull some of these toxins out of our skin through a process called reverse osmosis. Also, Pink Himalayan Salt is known to reduce inflammation which is so helpful for those suffering from arthritis or muscle soreness.
I take a detox bath at least once a week to remove toxins. We have to remember that our skin is our largest organ. Its function is to absorb, filter and deliver. The skin is the window to our internal health. When someone suffers from skin conditions that is a sign that something is wrong internally. Our skin comes in contact with everything. That’s why detoxing is so very important. For a mild and refreshing detox, I use our Pink Polish, the detoxifying sea salt stimulates circulation of the lymphatic system, a key element in combatting cellulite and dead skin cells are scrubbed away while organic oil is absorbed for moisture. I also use our Foot Polish on my worn out feet because it cleanses my feet from dirt and bacteria, and provides superior skin hydration while giving me a good detox as well.
While salt baths have some very beneficial effects, they can place extra pressure on the circulatory system. Those who suffer from weak or poor heart circulation should always consult their doctor first.