Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is the next ingredient up for a feature. This power packed salt contains 84 trace minerals and elements and has many health benefits. We frequently use this ingredient in our products. Let us explain why we love it:
Pink Himalayan sea salt is made up of 98% sodium chloride. The remaining 2% is trace minerals and elements such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron, which give it it's beautiful pink hue. These trace elements and minerals make it a healthier option than traditional table salt. Traditional table salt is often heavily refined and often mixed with anti-caking agents and other nasties we wouldn't want to eat. Consuming pink Himalayan sea salt regularly is said to balance the body's pH, help with blood sugar regulation, aid in the absorption of nutrients, and even promote healthy sleeping patterns.
So what can it do for my skin?
Pink Himalayan sea salt is a powerful detoxifying agent. When added to a warm bath, it transforms into an ionic solution which draws out and bonds with toxins in the skin and muscle tissue. The magnesium present in the salt aids in relaxing the muscles by reducing inflammation and drawing out excess lactic acid while simultaneously replenishing the body with the minerals it craves through open pores.
Salt baths have been utilized throughout history to heal skin ailments. It is said that Hippocrates discovered the benefits of salt baths by observing fishermen. The salty sea water would rid their wounds of infection and speed the healing process. Mineral salt baths are beneficial for skin conditions such as excema, psoriasis, and acne. They are also great for soothing bug bites, blisters, and even reactions to poison ivy and oak!
When properly prepared, this wonder salt makes a fabulous exfoliant! We hand grind pink Himilayan sea salt using the old method: a mortar and pestle. We prepare it in this way because mechanically ground salt or coffee can actually damage your skin when used as an exfoliant. Using a mortar and pestle to crush the salt rounds out the crystals making them suitable and ideal for use on your precious skin.
Regular exfoliation is crucial for healthy glowing skin. Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells which helps to increase cell turnover. What does this translate to? Healthy glowing skin. The process also helps to remove impurities and toxins from the skin. It also helps to unclog pores.
As you can see, there are numerous benefits to using pink Himalayan sea salt both internally and externally. We have only scratched the surface in this blog. It's properties are quite incredible and we are happy to utilize them in our products.
Many of our products contain pink Himalayan sea salt. You can reap the benefits of this amazing ingredient by using:
-Stress Be Gone Body Scrub
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-Aches Be Gone Bath Soak
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