Salt is necessary for life, and for generations, people have used it for bodily health and skincare.Our blood, sweat and tears all taste salty, because it is an integral part of our bodies' make up. Salt bathing is a gentle, age old method of relaxing and refreshing the body through immersion in warm, salted water. Taken regularly, salt bathing is a simple and effective way to absorb natural minerals and feel their re-energising effect which often follows as a result of the body, at last, functioning at its optimum level.
When dissolved in water, Pink Himalayan Salt, is assimilated easily as it is in its natural state and when the body has attained its optimum salt levels, it can work at its best, thereby benefitting many functions such as digestion and metabolism, the nervous system and muscle tone. Another benefit of bathing in Himalayan salt is that it aids in the body 'detoxing'. This process can help to rid joints of acidic deposits, and thus relieve pain after excessive physical exertion or sport. Joint pain from arthritis can also be soothed by bathing in warm salted water. To have a healthy healing bath, simply add 1kg of Himalayan salt to a bath of body temperature water, soak for half an hour, then, without rinsing off, wrap yourself in a soft towel and relax!
Salt bathing can also help with skin ailments, such as eczema and psoriasis because the salt has a soothing and healing effect: salted water is well known for its anti-septic properties - many people still wash wounds in salt - so by soaking the affected skin regularly, one can help to avoid infections, which many people suffer who have these skin problems. The salted water also helps the skin to heal; this was well known in the last World Wars when it was noticed that pilots with burns who were shot down into the sea, healed faster and better than those similarly afflicted who cam down on land.
Regular use can help with acne and problem skin - apply salt onto wet skin at night, allow to dry and wash off next day. For gum problems, brush the gums with a dab of salt on a wetted toothbrush and rinse off excess, leaving a light coating to do its restorative work.
Salted water is also great for a sore throat gargle or used as a mouth wash last thing at night (the taste goes away quite quickly!)
What a truly perfect gift of nature this salt is, I have grown to love it and hope you will too!!