The Himalaya is a great natural wonder, with breathtaking beauty: visitors often describe the mountains and surrounding area as mysterious and even magical. It is the largest mountain range in the world, reaching 26,000 feet at its peak. The range is 1700 miles across and is located between Assam and Kashmir, stretching across India, Pakistan, China, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Himalayan salt comes from the many intertwining bodies of water located deep within the Himalayan Mountains. It has been known for its natural purity since ancient times, and has always been a staple in the area’s economy. Historically, and up into the present day, the salt has served as a valuable source of income and treasured commodity in remote villages and towns. For centuries, people in the region have travelled once a year to Nepal to trade their precious salt in exchange for food and other items. Himalayan Salt has been known as “King Salt” - back in the day, it was served to royalty; ordinary folks were served other, less expensive sea salt or table salt. In addition to being used as a healthy alternative to regular table salt in cooking, Himalayan salt was used in the preservation of meat, often keeping meat fresh year round.
The salt was valuable not only for its taste and preservation properties - it became quite popular as a therapeutic ingredient in “brine baths”. Himalayan salt was mixed with purified and natural spring water to create “sole”, also known as brine water, to supposedly speed healing in patients with wounds, muscle injury, and other conditions.
Himalayan salt is quite beautiful - you may have seen it in on someone’s mantle, or glowing radiantly as a table lamp. It is often reddish or pinkish in color, and can also be transparent or off-white. It is known as “crystal salt”, due to its unique formation; when under a microscope, each crystal is beautiful and unique, forming gorgeous geometric patterns. Crystal salt forms over million of years, and under the influence of extreme tectonic pressure, far from pollution and toxins.
It contains many elements that naturally occur in our bodies, and are easily absorbed and utilized by our cells when used as an ingredient in food or when added to warm water in the form of a bath. Himalayan salt is naturally rich in nutrients and elements, and each perfectly formed crystal contains crucial minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. We can reap the benefits of all these elements by soaking in water mixed with the salt or by adding it to our food.
Calcium is crucial for the formation of strong bones and teeth, and the benefits are particularly marked in women and children. As we get older, our bones become brittle, as do our nails and our hair. Calcium helps us build bone strength and mass, warding off common conditions such as osteoporosis, the weakening of the skeletal system. Bones and ligaments become stronger and less prone to fractures and sprains that often occur when our calcium levels decrease.
Magnesium is essential to the healthy functioning of all living cells and is the 11th most abundant element in the human body. Magnesium has been used in anesthetics, sports medicine for relief of tired muscles, and antacids for the soothing of the stomach.
Potassium is crucial to heart function and has been used to treat hypertension and heart conditions. During physical activity, our body utilizes and then loses large amounts of potassium, which must be replenished to avoid soreness and tightness in the muscles. Potassium is found in foods such as bananas, broccoli, and many other fruits and vegetables. It is a powerful diuretic as well.
Copper and iron both aide in the formation of red blood cells, and support the nervous system, improve immune system response, and promote healthy bone structure and blood vessel function.
The Many Benefits of Himalayan Bath Salts
Salt harvested from the Himalayan Mountains is unlike any other sea salt, unique in both its majestic beauty and in the benefits it provides. If you add raw, untreated Himalayan salts to your bath you will notice the quality difference immediately. When mixed with water, these salts create an environment that mimics the most ancient seas on earth, bringing the magic of the Himalayas right into your own home. When you soak in a salt or “brine” bath, as it is also called, the minerals and nutrients inherent in the salt are delivered to your cells in the form of “ions”, making it easier for your body to absorb them and utilize them.
Himalayan bath salts can improve the texture, tone and appearance of your skin, combat water retention, promote sinus health, prevent muscle cramping and soreness, regulate sleep, decrease stress and even support your libido. It is crucial that you purchase the salts in their pure, natural form to experience all these benefits.
Softer, Smoother Skin
You probably have experienced at least one of the following: dry, flaky skin, oily skin, or “combination” skin - all prone to conditions such as acne or dandruff. As you get older, you might notice a loss of elasticity or “tightness” of your skin, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. In an effort to reverse these rather unpleasant effects, you purchase expensive creams and lotions - spending hundreds of dollars on treatments that deliver only empty promises, not results.
Bathing in natural Himalayan sea salt is a low-cost skin care alternative that is not only pleasant, it’s also quite effective. The salt is readily absorbed into your skin, cleaning and purifying your pores from the inside out, leaving you with a healthy, youthful glow. Bathing in sea salt also plumps up the skin, filling out fine lines and wrinkles. The powerful detoxification properties of natural sea salt breaks down harmful deposits and toxins that lead to a dull, lifeless complexion and uneven coloration. After bathing in Himalayan salt water, you will emerge with skin that is soft, smooth, and supple to the touch.
A Cure for PMS?
It’s That Time of the Month - your jeans feel tight, your skin is dull and breaking out, you experience painful cramping and frankly, you feel like a monster outside and in. You’ve tried every pill on the market but nothing seems to help. Take a bath!
Bathing can alleviate the symptoms of PMS without breaking the bank, and is a wonderful way to uplift your mood. Bathing in natural sea salts rich in potassium and iron effectively combats water retention and bloating by allowing your cells to metabolize and utilize water more effectively. Soaking in warm water gently soothes cramping, aches and pains. Bathing also greatly uplifts the mood - you’ll feel your blood pressure lower along with your stress level, you will feel relaxed, content, and refreshed.
And, best of all, after a nice long bath you just might forget what time of the month it actually is.
A Good Night’s Sleep
Bathing is one of the most soothing, relaxing things you can do with your time. If you go to bed feeling restless and spend the night tossing and turning, taking a bath before bedtime is the best thing you can do. Bathing in warm water mixed with sea salt greatly lowers your blood pressure and relaxes your mind and your body, so you can have a long, restful night of uninterrupted sleep.
Feel Happier.... and Sexier?
That’s right - bathing can uplift your mood and increase your libido. Bathing greatly decreases stress, both mental and physical. It decreases your blood pressure, relaxing you from the inside out. As you lie back and soak, you’ll feel the worries and stress of the day melt away as the warmth of the water and minerals in your bath salts work to massage away any tension you carry.
You will notice your blood pressure drop and you will be completely relaxed, but how does this relate to libido? Well, high stress is the number one culprit when it comes to not feeling sexy at the end of a hard workday. In addition, bathing increases your circulation, allowing blood to move freely throughout your body, awakening all your senses at once. Bathing can be an incredibly sensual experience, either alone or with a partner. Light those candles and prepare to leave your worries far behind!
Bring the Magic and Wonder of the Himalayas Home!
Smoother, more youthful skin, less stress, a better night’s sleep, an abundance of energy - all this and more can be experienced by simply taking a bath using Himalayan bath salts. The majesty of the Himalayan Mountains, and the far-reaching benefits that people have enjoyed for thousands of years can be yours, in your very own home.
Our Sherpa Pink natural Himalayan salts are mined from the heart of the ancient Himalayas, delivered to you in their raw, natural form. Therefore, the salts remain full of minerals and nutrients that work to create balance in the body from the inside out.
Once you have your salts, tell everyone you’re busy. Close the door, dim the lights. Set out a few candles, fill the tub with warm water and a handful of salts. For a truly amazing experience, add your choice of essential oils to the water - for instance, lavender, vanilla, rose, or citrus scents. and step into an oasis of calm and tranquility.
Leave all your worries behind as you step into your very own oasis of calm and tranquility, and experience the extraordinary majesty of the Himalayan Mountains.