What's pink and 200 million years old?
No, it's not the candies Aunt Grace keeps in a crystal bowl, though they may come close: we're talking Himalayan pink salt here! Yes, it's a thing, and not only in the culinary world. Himalayan pink salt has therapeutic and beauty applications that put it ahead of other types of salts in terms of potency and effectiveness.
What is Himalayan pink salt?
Himalayan pink salt was formed naturally in ancient, now-dry seas over millions of years, meaning that its 84 minerals exist in an ionic form which is molecular rather than colloidal like regular sea salt.
Skin-loving benefits of Himalayan pink salt
In layman's terms, that means Himalayan pink salt is...
Easier to absorb through the skin than other sea salts
Hydrates body tissues rather than dehydrating them
Stimulates red blood cells, which form our oxygen transport system
Contributes needed minerals and enzymes that help to maintain electrolyte balance
Although absorbed through the skin, like all sea salts used externally, it does not contribute to high blood pressure like ingesting table salt does
Eliminates harmful bacteria and toxins from your body
Provides relaxation and relief, especially for people with chronic auto-immune and inflammation-related conditions like fibromyalgia, asthma, chronic lung problems, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis
Helps heal and rejuvenate the skin, especially for those with sensitive skin, rashes, or wounds.
Personally I noticed the little bumps on my 4 year old's legs (she has very sensitive skin, always itchy no matter what products I use on her) disappeared after 2 baths that contained a small amount of Himalayan pink salt mixed with other salts.
Which Saltzbaths products contain Himalayan pink salt?
You can find Himalayan pink salt in virtually all of our products in the form of a ribbon or a product topper that you can stir into the jar. Lavender Fields Forever is the one that I hold accountable for healing my daughter's itchy leggies! We've put a large concentration of HPS into These Feet Were Made for Soaking because let's face it, swollen, tired feet need the most help.
Salt is such a wonderful substance, whether you find it in the sea or, as in the case of Himalayan pink salt, on the tallest mountains on Earth. If you still can't shed the idea that salt is bad because of all the health warnings, Himalayan pink salt will hopefully be the salt that changes your mind!