Himalayan salt is a unique crystal salt created in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. When heated, it produces a pinkish, translucent color that resembles the sea. This pinkish hue is attributed to iron or sulfur contained in the crystal salt. When added to water, these pinkish salt crystals produce an extremely warm and relaxing environment that mimics the healing powers of the best ancient waters on Earth. Himalayan bath salt has a wide range of therapeutic benefits for the body. Here are just a few:
Treats Infections and Warts: Much like its name suggests, soaking in a warm, relaxing pool of pink Himalayan salt water has a therapeutic effect that soothes infection and relieves redness. To achieve this, simply soak in the water for as long as possible. After soaking, simply pat dry. If the infected area in need of attention is in the mouth, use a piece of clean cloth soaked in warm water to gently rub in a circular motion for at least ten minutes. Then rinse with cool water and apply a special antibacterial ointment that can be purchased at any local drugstore.
Strengthening and Clearing Teeth: Many types of toothpaste contain fluoride or other abrasive elements that do not build up on teeth as well as they should, which can lead to cavities and other serious problems. In order to eliminate tooth decay, which occurs when bacteria breaks down tooth enamel, the enamel must be thoroughly scrubbed with a special mixture of baking soda, white vinegar, and trace minerals. Popular toothpaste brands such as Dawn, Nature’s Way, and Listerine have been using Himalayan bath salt for years to strengthen their toothpastes and mouthwashes. While this is a fairly effective method of strengthening tooth enamel, it does not do as good of a job as Himalayan salt in ridding the body of harmful toxins, which are what cause tooth decay.
Boosting Metabolism: Like the toothpaste, the salt bath allows the body to rid itself of toxins by soaking in the salty water. However, it also helps to increase the metabolism, which is the key to losing weight. By increasing the metabolic rate, people begin to feel more active and therefore, enjoy exercising longer. By taking advantage of the mineral content of the mineral-rich Himalayan rock salt, an individual can drop pounds without sacrificing an uncluttered appearance and healthier, younger looking skin.
Improving Skin Tone: People who regularly soak in a foot bath made from Himalayan salt are amazed at how healthy their skin looks and feels. The salt draws out toxins from the body and the revitalizing effect of the oolong tea and other herbal ingredients encourages the skin to produce more collagen, which gives a person a firmer, healthier complexion. Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, taking advantage of its natural rejuvenation power through a salt soak also leads to a reduction in fat deposits.
Cleansing The Shower: Most people have experienced the stinging effect of using harsh chemicals on their skin when cleaning their bathing facilities. Most people have also experienced the unpleasing and undesirable stinging effect of showering with extremely hot water. By soaking in a foot bath made from Himalayan salt, people are able to enjoy the relaxing effect of soaking while bathing while avoiding the discomfort of burning, drying, or itching their skin after the fact. Not only does soaking in the tub provide the ultimate in relaxation and bathing pleasure, it also helps remove built up pollution and impurities that plague the skin.
Deodorizing The Shower: People often wonder if it is possible to combine the cleansing effects of a foot bath with the antibacterial effect of a shower head. In fact, it is quite easy to do. You can use coarse sea salt and Epsom salt to soak in the tub or even just mix a little bit of those two ingredients into a cup of warm water and pour it into the bath. Then, take your ordinary shower and sit in it for about ten minutes. This will help you get rid of any remaining impurities from your body as well as absorb some of the salt from your body. After that, just rinse off your hair and put your hair into a bun or a ponytail.
Cleansing The Bathing Table: Spas and health clubs around the world are implementing a program that allows patrons to soak in warm water mixed with volcanic ash for a few minutes prior to a full-body bathing. The ash causes the blood pressure to rise, which stimulates the lymphatic system. Lymphatic system removes waste products and toxins from the blood and makes sure that it stays healthy. As a result, your body is able to reduce your overall blood pressure. As a side benefit, you can also experience better skin.