Ultimate Bath Salt Guide
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Himalayan Salts
Pink Himalayan SaltsHimalayan salts are exotic, beautiful, and a wonderful addition to any bathing experience. Himalayan salts are found deep within the rivers and valleys of the Himalayan Mountains. For centuries, Himalayan salts have been celebrated for their versatility, purity, and many cosmetic benefits, and have long been a staple in the local economy. Their pinkish hue and crystalline beauty sets them apart from any other salt, and their benefits are wide-ranging both in and out of the tub. In addition to being used as a bath salt, Himalayan salts are quite healthy and used in place of ordinary table salt due to their rich nutrient and mineral content.

Himalayan salts are also known as “White Gold”, and are used in bath and beauty products, recipes, and more. Himalayan salts also go by the name “King’s Salt”; hundreds of years ago, Himalayan salts were served only to royalty, whereas the lower classes were served less valuable table salt. They were also used to preserve meat and kept it fresh for as long as one year. Himalayan salts are considered the most pure salts in the world, and contain upwards of 84 minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Himalayan salts are pinkish or reddish in color, due to pink-colored algae that live in the waters from which they are harvested. For this reason, Himalayan salts are used not only for bathing and as a food additive, they are also used as decoration. You have probably seen a large formation of Himalayan salts in the form of a lamp or home decoration. Himalayan salts are quite awe-inspiring.

Himalayan salts are known to cleanse and detoxify the skin, leaving it smoother, softer, and cleaner than ever before. When you add pure, unprocessed Himalayan salt to your bath, you will believe you are soaking in the ancient waters of the Himalayas – without even leaving your home!  The numerous minerals and nutrients found in Himalayan salts are released as they are mixed with warm water, and this solution is often referred to as “sole” or “brine water”. People have enjoyed the benefits of brine baths for thousands of years, and Himalayan salts are among the best salts to use for this type of bathing.

Himalayan salts are also known for their healing properties. Himalayan salts are an effective treatment for common skin conditions such as dry skin, psoriasis, and acne. Himalayan salts can also be used to soothe insect bites, heal blisters, and even treat ailments that affect our joints, such as arthritis. If you suffer from premenstrual symptoms, a nice warm bath with Himalayan salts will calm your cramps and relieve the pressure and bloating associated with excess water retention. And if you have a difficult time getting to sleep, bathing with Himalayan salts can reduce stress and promote a better night’s sleep. Himalayan salt is a perfect addition to any bath!

When bathing with Himalayan salt, don’t be shy about how much you use – the higher the concentration of Himalayan salt in the water, the more beneficial your bath will be. Maximize your bathing experience by staying in the tub for about 30 minutes, adding warm water as the water cools. When you are done bathing, don’t rinse off in the shower – go straight from the tub to the towel. Take a decadent bath with Himalayan salt before bedtime for a better night’s sleep, and softer, smoother skin when you wake up in the morning. You’ll be glad you did!