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For years, salt has been given a bad reputation. But it’s not all bad when it comes to salt. While table salt has little nutritional value (keep reading to find out why) and it’s highly refined and processed, Himalayan Pink Salt has a lot of health benefits.

What is Himalayan Pink Salt?

Himalayan pink salt comes rock salt deposits over 250 million years old in or around the Himalayan mountain range in Pakistan. It varies significantly from regular table salt and sea salt.
For starters, this remarkable salt has over 80 essential minerals and elements including, sulphate, potassium,magnesium, calcium, and chloride. Himalayan pink salt also contains far less sodium than other traditional table salts because it is less refined. And the health benefits don’t stop there. Pink Himalayan salt can do incredible things for you and your family’s health.

Himalayan Pink Salt vs. Table Salt

When commercial table salt is processed, it is completely stripped of its natural nutrients. In the manufacturing process, sodium remains in table salt and bleach is added during sterilization.
On top of these additional chemicals, table salt is also treated with an anti-caking agent that inhibits absorption if the salt comes in contact with water. When you eat table salt, these agents don’t allow the salt to absorb naturally into your body, leading to accumulation and build up in tissues and organs.
Himalayan Pink Salt crystals are not processed the same way. That’s just a few reasons why Himalayan salt better for you vs. table salt. Keep reading to learn more.

5. Detoxify the body

Take a detox bath a few times a week to help the body get rid of toxins in the body naturally. It’s also a great way to relax and de-stress.  This is also known as a brine bath. The ions in Himalayan salt’s minerals can help to rejuvenate the skin and helps to flush toxins out of the body.
Here’s how to to it: Add 1-2 cups of Himalayan pink salt in a tub of warm water (about 97 degrees F) and soak for 20 minutes (no more than that as muscles may feel fatigued if in the bath too long). Don’t use soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc. when you soak;  just use the salt and water. After the bath, get up slowly and out of the bath. Pat dry lightly – try not to rub or towel off the salt water – or dry naturally.
If you have weak circulation, talk to your doctor before taking a brine bath. While it can be relaxing, the circulatory system works hard to flush toxins out of the body.

6. Purify the air naturally

Himalayan salt lamps are slabs of salt – usually 6-10 inches tall – with a lightbulb inside. When these lamps are turned on, they help to purify the air naturally.
How does it work? The lamp attracts moisture from the air, and then the water evaporates from the heat of the lamp. This helps to create negative ions, which help to neutralize toxins and contaminants in the air. Himalayan salt lamps may possibly even EMF (electromagnetic frequencies emitted from electronics) – a good reason to have a lamp in every room of your home. Here’s where I got my Himalayan salt lamp.
And the best part is that Himalayan salt lamps can be reused over and over. Just replace the lightbulb inside the lamp. I leave mine on all the time.
Have you started using Himalayan salt in your home?