8 Health Benefits of Sea Salt

Most of us know that natural, unrefined Sea Salt has some kind of health benefits for all of us. From its 84 trace elements we can achieve a more balanced and healthy lifestyle, just by adding some to our diet.

I’ve been personally adding sea salt in various ways to my lifestyle and have seen some great changes and improvements. So i would like to tell you some of the simple health benefits you can have, just by using Himalayan Salt to your life.himalayansaltcoarsegrain-sogourmet-sm


When eaten with food, Himalayan crystal salt can aid in stimulating the salivary glands which is an important first step in the digestion process. Not to mention it makes meat and vegetables taste amazing in the process. I find some of the best recipes with some Asian kick here.

Sea salt adds way more flavor than regular table salt to anything you eat. Sea salt also helps the body to create digestive juices so that your food will digest faster as well, unlike table salt.

Salt is also needed further down the tube, where it prevents buildup in the digestive tract. Which can lead to constipation.

Building a Strong Immune System

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin would drink sea water when he felt sick?

If he wasn’t feeling right, he would walk to the sea, scoop a couple of handfuls, and go to bed. When he woke, he felt great! Amazing right?  Sea salt is the world’s oldest antibiotic, and has great anti-viral properties.

Too many people go directly to antibiotic drugs right away when they get sick, without thinking of the consequences. If you don’t finish all of your pills, you are taking a chance of getting sick again,but worse the second time. Try drinking some when you feel a little sick or drained.

Helps with Acne

Have a problem with a little acne after your teen years? Or if you are a teen and need a different solution, try sea salt.

  • The sulfur in sea salt helps to synthesize oxygen which helps your skin to breathe.
  • The potassium in sea salt helps with water balance for cell metabolism and also aids in absorption of nourishment to help get rid of waste and impurities.
  • The calcium cleans your pores and makes your cell membranes stronger.
  • The magnesium rids the skin of dirt and toxins.

All of these key elements are really strong in Dead Sea salt. You can find many products like sea salt soaps, masks, toners, and cleansers to help get rid of acne.

In addition to using a sea salt mixture for your acne, another option is using an unprocessed apple cider vinegar. The vinegar works by balancing the PH of the skin, making it more acidic. Bacteria has a hard time surviving in an acidic environment.

Great for your skin

Ever heard of a hot spring or a mineral bath? Try adding some to your next bath.

Taking the time to take a bath is hard for some of us, but if you think of it as your own private time without kids or just time for yourself, you can find a way to work it in.

Just add about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of sea salt into your warm bathwater. Soak for about 20 minutes, and let the sea salt soak in.

It is very soothing to the skin and body. The sea salt draws out toxins that are in our bodies, a regular bath just cleans you’re skin. Some people are known to take a sea salt bath while on a detox diet because it helps the process along by pushing the toxins out of the body.

Combining sea salt with purifying essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, or chamomile makes a great mixture for the skin. When combined and put into a warm bath, the oils disperse and makes for a relaxing, and soothing bath that cleans and softens your skin.

By bathing in sea salt you have increased detoxification, enhanced circulation, reduced stress and improved skin integrity. That’s a lot of benefits just from one hot bath.

Sleeping Aid

Do you wake up to drool on your pillow? Drink some sea salt before bed and see some amazing results.therapypillowscollage

Salt is vital in the prevention of excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Excess saliva is an indication of a salt shortage in the body. When the body is lacking in salt, which also means a shortage of water, the salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva. By simply drinking sea salt before bed, you are preventing the production of excess saliva.

Even if you are not a drooling sleeper, sea salt itself is a natural hypnotic. I’ve discovered from personal experience that by taking Celtic sea salt at bedtime generally results in longer, uninterrupted, more refreshing sleep.

Helps you to breathe better

Sea salt is also known to be a great help with someone who suffers from asthma, bronchitis and hay fever to name a few.

Sea salt lamps are gaining much popularity these days and are pretty darn cool to look at if you ask me!

These lamps emit healthy negative ions into the air, which feed our cells. Back in the 1800’s, a polish physician proved that by breathing the ionized air in salt mines cured respiratory illnesses.  The same can be said for breathing the refreshing salt air near the ocean, for a calmer, relaxing feeling.

Placing a salt lamp in your bedroom, living room, or even your kitchen can bring some great energy into your life. We don’t even realize how many positive ions all of our electronics devices release into the air, which drain on our energy and health. By putting a salt lamp in your home, you can offset this problem.

Take away arthritis in my pet?

Yes..  Our pets need these healthy minerals to live like we do, and by adding sea salt to their diet we can improve their health.

Some of the most popular cures around are for arthritis in dogs! Some claim improved results in as little as one day!

I know my dog Ruger, who is 11 years young, has a little trouble getting up when its cold or after some exercise. I give him a little sea salt in his water, and the next day he is bouncing around again! Pretty amazing that just a little detoxification can bring on so much energy, and is way cheaper than a trip to the vet.

Drink Sole (so lay) daily

What is sole?

Sole is a concentrated salt and water solution which brings out stored energy in the salt crystal. Just by adding one teaspoon of sole to a glass of water, and drinking that first thing in the morning, you will start your day with much more energy.

You should do this before eating or drinking anything else so you get it to your system right away.solestarterjar 11

Drinking sole will improve your physical equilibrium, kickstart your metabolism, detoxify, purify, and neutralize your body to balance your inner harmony. I like to start my day with a glass every morning mixed with a little lemon juice to flavor and add another antibiotic element. Read how to make your own here.




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