Q: How is Himalayan Salt different from ordinary bath salts?
A: The salt from the Himalayas is usually pink or even reddish in color, and is known to promote balance in the body. It is a “crystal” salt, which is metabolized differently, on a cellular level, than ordinary rock salt. Crystal salt is known as the purest salt on earth, having never been exposed to pollution or environmental toxins. It is also extremely high in minerals and nutrients, containing many naturally occurring elements that ordinary salt does not.
Q: Why is the salt pink?
A: Himalayan salt gets its pinkish color from the naturally occurring minerals within each crystal.
Q: How much salt should I use when I take a bath?
A: A few large handfuls should do the trick. You want enough salt to mimic the natural environment of the sea. This way, you can create and soak in your very own ancient oceanic environment. As you run your water, take a handful of salts and hold your hand under the faucet, allowing the salt to dissolve and mix evenly.
Q: Where should I store my salt to ensure its freshness?
A: Good news: these natural bath salts never “go bad”! Store them in your cupboard along with the rest of your toiletries. The salt has been here for thousands of years and will continue to stay fresh for just as long.
Q: Can I use Himalayan salt in cooking, as I would with table salt?
A: Yes! It’s a wonderful addition to any dish and will add a much richer flavor to your food than ordinary table salt.
Q: I noticed the Sherpa Pink salts are available in different grain sizes. What does this mean?
A: You get to choose what size you’d like each grain of salt to be. Each grain size lends to a different experience and can be used in various ways. For example, fine grade salt is easy to mix and wonderful in exfoliating scrubs. All grain sizes are good for bathing - try each and see which you like most!
Q: If I order my Himalayan salts today, how soon will I get them?
A: We work to fulfill all orders within 24 hours of receipt. It will take about 2-6 days for the salts to arrive, depending on your location.