Why You Need a Himalayan Salt Lamp in Your Baby’s Room

Himalayan Salt Lamps have a soothing, calming light and they work perfectly for your baby’ room or nursery.  There are also many that swear by the health benefits as well.

This light omits a warm pinkish or orange glow, much like a sunset.  You may also enjoy a Himalayan Salt Lamp when you have to get up in the middle of the night.

I have the little little night lights in my hall and bathroom. I don’t want to turn on the overhead light just to pee.

I don’t know about you, but I find bright full light in the middle of the night quite assaulting and studies show that exposure to bright lights at bedtime can interfere with your sleep.  I would not want to get up for feedings in the middle of the night to have white light in my eyes.

I need my beauty rest.

Though your baby can’t talk or articulate this, I am sure bright white light is assaulting to her a well and may make going back to sleep more of a struggle.

Are Salt Lamps Safe for My Baby?

Yes, Himalayan Salt lamps are perfectly safe for your baby, providing they aren’t licking them.  This is highly unlikely.

A few years back there was a major recall on one particular Himalayan Salt Lamp.  It was sold at Michaels and was of poor quality from a cheap manufacture.  It was in the wiring. Not all salt lamps are of high quality.

Some Himalayan Salt Lamps are flat out fakes.

This is why it is really important to buy your Himalayan Salt lamps from an authentic and reliable source.  I have bought all of mine at the Himalayan Salt Shop.  

Will Salt Lamps Bring Health Benefits to Baby?

This is a widely debatable topic.  It’s a fact that Himalayan Salt does produce negative ions. They are claimed to improve the quality of air in your home.  Does it produce enough to matter?  Research is still being done in this area.

Negative ions are what is in the air when you are at the beach or on your front porch during a thunderstorm.   You can’t see it, but you feel the calming properties.  This is why we are more relaxed on a beach or near a waterfall perhaps.

Our day to day lives are full of items that produce positive ions.  Things like tv, cell phones, laptops and appliances.  We do know that this kind of energy is not good for us and can in fact mess with our sleep.

I am pretty sure a little night light, although the glow is wonderful, will not produce enough negative ions to make much difference.  I would get one bigger.   You need to get the right size for your room.

The Bottom Line on a Salt Lamp for your Nursery

They are beautiful and soothing.  They give off a warm calming light and may even have some health benefits as well.  You will love them just as much as your baby.

 

 

 


Beware of Fake Himalayan Salt Lamps – Zero Benefit in Fake

fake himalayan salt lamps

Due to the growing popularity, Fake Himalayan Salt lamps are popping up everywhere.  Less than honest manufactures and businesses are capitalizing on this hot new trend.

Himalayan salt lamps are not only beautiful decor pieces, they have many health benefits and the buyer demand is growing rapidly.  This often opens the door to scammers and is also part of the reason why some claim Himalayan Salt lamps are a scam or don’t work.

How to Tell if Your Salt Lamp is a Fake?

There are several ways to tell if your salt lamp is fake.

Real Himalayan Salt Lamps Sweat!

If you lamp isn’t sweating you probably have a fake.  It’s part of how they work.  The proper term for this is Hygroscopy.  The cleansing of air by absorbing moisture and airborne particles  and evaporating pure water.

Many think their salt lamp is leaking and become concerned, but it’s just a sign that your salt lamp is the real deal.

While this is one of the less desirable features of a real salt lamp, there are things you can do to help this.

Please remember to protect your furniture.

Read More About Your Sweating Salt Lamp Here.

Fake Himalayan Salt Lamps Can be White or Bright

If you salt lamp is really bright or white, it’s probably not genuine.

Salt lamps should omit a soft glow.  It it lights up an entire room, that is not a good sign

The light is pinkish or orange in color.

If you salt lamp is not pink or orange in color, but white, it’s doubtful it’s real Himalayan salt.

While there is a such thing as white Himalayan salt, it’s very rare and very expensive.  If your lamp is white and was cheap, you have a dud.

Real Himalayan Salt Lamps are Fragile

They will not take a beating.  They chip, and if dropped will usually break.

If you accidentally bang it on something and it doesn’t chip or crumble a bit, it’s not real.

If when you pick it up, you don’t get salt dust on your hands, it may be fake.

Many times they will not survive shipping, which brings me to my next point.

Poor Packaging or Poor Return Policy

Legitimate distributors and manufactures are aware of how fragile Himalayan Salt Lamps are.  They will be packed with care.

These distributors and manufacturers will also have a reasonable return policy due to this simple fact.

If you get a salt lamp and it’s not packaged with protection, buyer beware.

This is especially true in those big box stores where you find them.  You will find a thin box and zero packing materials.  Not a good sign.

So make sure and check out the return policy and if you get a salt lamp poorly packaged and it survives the trip to your home, there may be a problem Houston.

Check Where the Salt Came From

fake salt lampsHimalayan sea salt is found in the mines at the Western edge of the Himalayan mountains in Khewra Pakistan.  It is not located anywhere else on earth.

This should be plainly stated on their website if you are shopping online.

I buy all of my salt lamps at the Himalayan Salt Shop.  They are real and I trust them.

You Won’t  Feel the Benefits of a Fake Salt Lamp

Providing you have chosen the correct size salt lamp for your room, you should feel some benefits.

My house is old and has a musty smell especially in a rainy season.  The salt lamp cuts down on this musty smell tremendously.

With the right size and right amount of salt lamps in your home, you should notice an improvement in your overall air quality and reap the health benefits.

Summary of  Signs of Fake Salt Lamps

  • It’s white and cheap
  • It’s omits bright light
  • It is highly durable
  • It was poorly packaged
  • It never sweats
  • Poor return policy where you bought it
  • No experience of health benefits

All Himalayan Salt lamps are not created equal.  Buyer beware. I buy all my salt lamps at the Himalayan Salt Shope


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How to Clean a Himalayan Salt Block

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Cleaning Your Himalayan Salt Block

You need to know how to clean a himalayan salt block if you want it to last.  They are big, bulky and heavy, but they are so delicate.  If not cared for properly, they will crack, break and not last long at all.

clean a himalayan salt blockA lot of information out there will tell you to just wipe it down with a wet cloth.  Those people apparently don’t cook like I do on my salt block because a damp cloth just doesn’t cut it for me.  A damp cloth won’t cut through the build up of juices and food debris that accumulates during cooking on a Himalayan salt block.

This image is what mine looks like after the last time I cooked Salmon on my salt block.   Not a pretty site and it’s not just the top surface that gets all caked up like this.  The juices from your food run down the sides of the himalayan salt block and cake up there too! It’s not that simple to clean a Himalayan Salt Plate.

 

This little grilling companion tool is a lifesaver and makes cleaning your salt block easy!

How to Clean Your Himalayan Salt Block

You do not wash a salt block.  It’s salt and it will dissolve.  This should go without saying but I will say it anyway.  Don’t put it in the dishwasher.  It won’t be there when the wash is over.  Never use soap, it’s antimicrobial, so germs aren’t going to live there.   

  • First, let it cool.  It’s just too bulky to try to handle hot. 
  • Get a good grilling tool and scrape all the debris off. 
  • Wipe off with a damp cloth
  • Pat dry with a good absorbent cloth

Can You Use Water When You Clean a Himalayan Salt Block?

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I do give my salt block a quick rinse if it’s really bad. Then I use a grill tool like the one shown here to scrub around on it real quick and rinse it real quick again. If you feel you need to use water to clean your himalayan salt block, do so sparingly and make sure to dry it thoroughly.

The himalayan salt does not dissolve as fast as your ordinary table salt. I found this out when I tried putting just the salt rocks in my bath. The bath got cold before the rocks dissolved. An hour later, the rocks where still sitting in the bottom of my bath.

If you are going to use water on it, use it sparingly and dry it as fast as possible.

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The important thing is to make sure it’s dry and keep it dry.  These blocks will absorb moisture from the air and sweat, which can deteriorate them over time.  You can store them in a ziplock bag, wrap them in a towel for storage or you can get a salt block protective case.

These Himalayan salt blocks will last you through dozens of cooking experiences if you heat it properly for each use, clean it correctly and store it in a dry place.

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Himalayan Sea Salt and Honey – Magic Bed Time Tonic!

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Do you just want to fall asleep easily and stay asleep?  People are getting less and less sleep these days.  The normal 8 hour night, has turned into an average of 6 to 7 hours.  We are not only going to bed tired, but we are often waking up tired.  For many of us, out bodies are simply not getting enough rest to recharge for the next day. Himalayan sea salt and honey just might change this for us!

I don’t have many issues with falling asleep but staying asleep is a different story.  I sometimes wake up feeling more tired than I went to bed, like I was working all night in my sleep or something.  Recently I read an article on Himalayan salt for sleep by adding one ingredient to it before bedtime.  It’s now a part of my nightly ritual with brushing my teeth.

So Why Himalayan Sea Salt and Honey Combination?

Himalayan Salt for Sleep

himalayan salt for sleepHimalayan Sea salt if one of the purest forms of salt on the planet.  It’s all natural, and has not been processed or had chemicals added for non clumping purposes.  It’ has 80 minerals in it that have not been altered by any chemical processing.  Regular table salt is heated to 1200 degrees.

This himalayan salt helps lower stress hormones and balance acidity and alkalinity (cause of inflamation).  We wake up at night because our adrenaline spikes.  The salt helps control this.  Himalayan salt for sleep also regulates serotonin and melatonin.  You may actually wake up happier.  Some use this as a natural aid for depression.

Honey For Sleep

Many already know that honey helps with sleep.  You need to use organic raw honey by the way. It is more expensive, but trust me, you want to invest into this.  Despite honey being sweet, it does not cause blood sugar spikes.  Honey helps the body product liver glycogen, a substance your brain needs for energy.  You brain needs energy when you sleep, and if you brain doesn’t have that energy, it can’t get rid of the adrenaline that wakes you up or the stress hormone cortisol.

I have been using Himalayan Sea Salt and honey for two months now before I got to bed.  I dreamed of puppies and kittens the first night, no joke.  I was also better able to remember my dreams upon waking.  They are crystal clear when I wake up first thing in the morning.  I do feel more alert as well.  I work from home as a blogger and sometimes mornings are my toughest time.  I have churned out blog posts first thing in the morning, and trust me, that just doesn’t happen often with me. I won’t be going to bed without my himalayan sea salt and honey concoction again.  I can tell the difference when I don’t take my salt and honey bedtime tonic.

 

Sleep Recipe with Himalayan Sea Salt and Honey

himalayan sea salt and honey for sleepYou will need 5 parts honey to 1 part Himalayan sea salt. Make sure the honey is raw and organic and your himalayan sea salt is fine ground.  It might take a while for course ground to dissolve and I can’t imagine the larger rocks would be pleasant.  You can mix some up ahead of time and store it in a glass jar.  Below should last you about 10 days.

5 teaspoons of raw honey

1 teaspoon of himalayan salt (fine ground)

Just take about a 1/2to 3/4 teaspoon and put it under your tongue before you go to bed.  You can also mix this in a bit of warm water and drink it if you like, but under the tongue helps it to be absorbed quickly by the body.  You can also just adjust this recipe and make one dose at a time, up to you and your preference.

Storing your Himalayan Sea Salt and Honey

Himalayan Sea Salt is Antimicrobial as well as Honey.  Raw Honey never goes bad.  I mix up enough to last me about a week and store it in a glass jar on my kitchen cabinet.  I just pop a small spoonful in my mouth, mostly under my tongue and then just swallow it.

  Y.S. Eco Bee Raw Honey  Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw  2 Pounds – X-FINE GROUND  Himalayan Fine Grind(5 Pounds)

If you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, or just wake up with low energy, try this himalayan sea salt and honey mixture.  When you get a good nights rest, we function better the next day.  We have more energy, our brains are more alert and we have a better overall sense of well being in general.

Imagine if you could start getting a good nights sleep naturally every night, how much better your life would be! If you want to really incorporate Himalayan salt into your sleep routine, you can try a Himalayan Salt bath as well!

I like to make this bedtime tonic of Himalayan Sea Salt and Honey in advance in batches. It is recommended to store it in a glass container.   I am much more likely to not miss it at night if I already have it prepped as opposed to having to prep it right before bed.  This little jars are perfect to store it in.

 

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Himalayan Salt Lamps for Kids-Most Unusual Gift for Kids

Himalayan Salt Lamps for Kids-Most Unusual Gift for Kids

Himalayan Salt Lamps for kids is a great idea, and they love them.  It’s like a cool night light.  Most kids don’t like to sleep in a dark room, and some are embarrassed that they have to have a night light.  These salt lamps are like decorative features and they have health benefits as well.  This makes a salt lamp the perfect, most unusual gift for kids.

My best friend bought her 12 year old son one of these salt lamps for a cool Christmas gift last year and he loves it.  He keeps it on all the time.  Out of all of the presents her received, this was one he would never in a million years have guessed what it was.  It was also his most favorite gift and not one of those that gets attention for a few days and then tossed aside.

Salt Lamps for Kids with Sinus Problems and Allergies

Many claim that a salt lamp will help with allergies.  It is said that they improve your indoor air quality.  Salt attracts moisture from the air.  That by the way, is why we put rice in our salt shakers.  The warmth the bulb in a salt lamp heat the salt and evaporates the moisture producing negative ions.  Much like how a thunderstorm works.

Dirt, dust, dander etc., create positive ions.  The negative ions produced by the Himalayan Salt lamps neutralize these ions, naturally cleansing the air. Does it actually work.  You will read different reviews on this.  Some swear by them, and some say it’s all just bull crap.  I think you have to try it for yourself.  One thing is for sure, it certainly won’t hurt.

I have one on my bedside table and I can honestly say that the one with the lamp collects less dust than the one on the other side of my bed. I noticed this on my quarterly dusting of my room.  In light of this, it must do something.

Animal Shaped Salt Lamps for Kids

Himalayan Swan Salt Lamp

Yes, you can get Himalayan salt lamps in animal shapes. These are great gifts for younger children. I have seen fish, dogs, cats, turtles, birds, swans, bunnies and many more animal shaped salt lamps. Kids love these. You can find them on Amazon usually and in some specialty retail stores. I like the ones that have a dimmer switch if possible.

Himalayan Salt lamps make a cool and unsual gift for kids!  The love them.  If your kid is a box shaker that tries to guess what their presents are, this is one they will never guess .  It’s heavy for starters and packed tightly so they don’t shake around in the box.  They may think You wrapped a brick up!

 Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp, Dog Shape (4-6 lbs) Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp, Cat Shape (4-6 lbs) Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp, Turtle Shape (4-6 lbs)



 

 

Make Gravlax Salmon with Himalayan Salt Blocks

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Salt is the key ingredient to make Gravlax Salmon.  Many suggest that you weight the Salmon down while you are curing it.  Because of this, using Himalayan Salt blocks when making Gravlax Salmon is just an easy no brainer.  When it is ready to eat, serving this Gravlax on a pretty pink Himalayan Salt Block is the ultimate presentation.

What is Gravlax

Gravlax is Nordic dish of Salmon cured in salt, sugar and dill.  It is mainly served as an appetizer with crackers or toasted bread with a mustard sauce.

The term Gravlax is Scandinavian.  The word Grav means bury or dig and the word lax means Salmon.  In the Middle Ages fishermen would cover Salmon in salt and bury it above the high tide to cure.

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Gravlax Salmon Recipe

This Gravlax Salmon Recipe will serve 5 to 6 people. You will need begin to preparing this two days in advance. 

  • 1 pound salmon fillet with the skin on
  • 1 Bunch fresh dill sprigs (don’t use dry dill please)
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 himalayan salt blocks, (6x9x2) or (8x4x2)
  • clear plastic wrap
Directions for Salmon Gravlax on Himalayan Salt Blocks

1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Place half of dill sprigs on a salt block

3. Place Salmon, skin side down on top of sprigs on salt block

4. Rub dry ingredients on all fleshy surface of Salmon

5. Cover with remainder of dill springs

6. Top with other salt block

7. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap

8. Place on a plate or pan as it will leak

9. Put in refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.  Flip it half way through.

10. Remove plastic wrap and rinse thoroughly and pat dry.. 

It’s ready when the Salmon springs back to the touch but is not firm.  The outside should be dry and the inside moist. Thicker cuts may take longer, thinner cuts may be ready quicker.

Serve with bread or crackers.  Pumpernickel bread would be my choice.

Gravlax Mustard Dill Sauce Recipe

This mustard dill sauce will save for about 3 to 4 days.

 

  • 1/3  cup dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbs packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sunflower or olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Whisk dijon mustard, brown sugar and lemon juice together.  Continue whisking while slowly pouring in oil.  Stir in dill.  Refrigerate until serving!

How to Serve Gravlax

Serving cold food on a Himalayan salt block makes a beautiful presentation and is certainly how I would serve it.  You already have the salt blocks, so just clean them and use the to serve this delicious Gravlax.

*Recipe inspired by Mark Bitterman of The Meadow.

This set of two salt blocks is perfect to make Gravlax Salmon.

 

 

 

Why is My Himalayan Salt Lamp Leaking

Why is My Himalayan Salt Lamp Leaking

salt lamp leakingHimalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb moisture from the air.  It’s sort of like they sweat.  So if you are wondering why your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking, this really is normal.  It’s more common in climates with high humidity.

When the lamp is not turned on of course there is no heat source to evaporate the moisture.  The moisture in the air is attracted to the surface of the salt lamp and it can cause pools of water to form at the base of the lamp.  Common sense tell you this can damage furniture.  My question to you is why do you switch it off in the first place?

To get the benefits and improve you indoor air quality with a Himalayan salt lamp they need to be on 24/7.   As long as they are on, Himalayan salt lamp leaking ceases to exist.  It’s pretty common sense.  The only time I switch mine of is if I leave town.

I personally have never seen my salt lamp leaking and the climate here is pretty humid.  If yours is leaking when you turn it off, put a zip-lock bag over it to keep the moisture off of the surface of your salt lamp.  Easy enough.

I keep it turned on so now why is my Himalayan Salt Lamp leaking?

Simple. Your lamp (it really is technically called a lamp, not a light bulb) wattage isn’t high enough.

Many manufacturers ship these salt lamps with a 7 watt night light bulb. There is little heat in a 7 watt bulb. The heat is what helps evaporate the moisture. When I got my lamp, I didn’t use that silly little bulb in it. I replaced it with a 15 watt candelabra based bulb. You can find them at any big box store or hardware store. Higher wattage means better air purification. The tubular shaped bulbs fit most lamps perfectly!

If you have a larger lamp, you can go up to 25 watts. The wattage really does depend on what size Himalayan salt lamp you choose.

So if your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking, it’s because you aren’t using it for it’s intended purpose. Turn it on!
These are the bulbs I use in all of my salt lamps. The standard night lights just don’t get warm enough to get ample benefits from the salt lamps. I have found that the 25 watt tubular bulbs are just perfect but aren’t that easy to find in most stores!

You can get your 25 watt bulbs and other salt lamp accessories such as dimmers here >>> at the Himalayan Salt Shop

So if your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking, it’s because you aren’t using it for it’s intended purpose. Turn it on!
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If my salt lamp is leaking, is it an electrical hazard?

If your salt lamp is leaking, it’s because it’s turned off.  If it’s turned off, it’s not a big electrical hazard.  I would certainly pull the bulb out of the salt lamp and make sure there is no moisture collected near any electrical connections before switching it back on.  The same warnings that come with your hairdryer come with your salt lamp.  Do not operate near water.

Also please note, not all salt lamps are created equal.  Some are constructed cheaply.  Read the reviews before you buy.  I buy mine from a reputable company like The Himalayan Salt Shop

Himalayan Salt for Horses-Your Horse and Salt!

Himalayan Salt for Horses-Your Horse and Salt!

Is Himalayan Salt for Horses a better option than the usual processed salts that are usually given to them?  Many horse lovers think so and swear that their horses prefer them.  Salt is important for horses, this we do know.  If you are into all natural, Himalayan salt for horses is the way to go.

Why Does the Taste of Himalayan Salt for Horses Matter?

Have you ever heard the saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”.  Did you ever even wonder what that means?  While horses are like us when it comes to water body content, being over 2/3 water, the similarities end there.  As humans we get the “need” to drink pretty quickly when we become dehydrated.  A horse, not so much.

In a horses body, overheating is more urgent than dehydration.  A horse loses a lot more sodium in his sweat than we humans.  The result is he may lose 30 pounds or more of water with his natural body’s cooling system before he realizes he is even thirsty.   Then he doesn’t feel good and doesn’t want to drink.

Salt is like a trigger that makes the horse want to drink.  If he prefers the taste of natural mined salt, which most horses do, he will be more likely to eat it.  Then he naturally wants to drink.

Horses can be picky and many outright reject the processed or mineral salts we typically feed them. They don’t lick or eat the salt, he won’t drink and rehydrate.

Why Does My Horse Bite Chunks off of Himalayan Rock Salt for Horses.

Salt rocks were originally intended for Cattle.  Cows have rough tongues.  Horses do not.  If you horse is taking bites and chunks out of it, he most likely needs more of it.  He may not be getting enough licking alone.  A horse does have the ability to know what it’s body needs.  If you only have salt available in the form of a salt lick, there is a chance he isn’t getting enough.  You may want to add it to his diet in loose form.

What’s is different about Himalayan Salt for Horses?

Most salts you get for your horses is processed and kiln dried.  It’s bleached and chemicals are added to prevent it from caking or clumping.  Himalayan salt is in a natural state and completely unprocessed.

There are two places natural salt is mined and unprocessed.  You can get salt mined from Utah (Redmond Minerals) or Himalayan salt mined in Pakistan.  Both come in rock or granulated form and can be easily found and purchased from Amazon.


Get Beach Waves for Straight Hair with Sea Salt Hair Spray

Get Beach Waves for Straight Hair with Sea Salt Hair Spray

I have super straight hair, as in not a bend in it. I have discovered that you can get beach waves for straight hair using a sea salt hairspray. You can buy this or you can do like I do and make it yourself.

Those with curly hair have it easy. They can just spray a little sea salt hairspray in their hair, give it a scrunch and go. People like me with straight hair have to put in a little more work, but really, it’s not that hard.

To get beach waves with straight hair, start with damp hair. I usually let mine air dry after washing. The I just mist it with my own sea salt spray that I made myself and wrap it up in a scrunchy and sleep with it up. I wake up the next morning, remove the scruchy and Ta Da! I have those beach waves going on! No need to even brush it. Just toss and go!

How to make sea salt hairspray

Get a small spray bottle, mine is 2 oz.  Fill with water

Add about 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.  I use Himalayan sea salt!  It’s all I use in my house! I get all of my Himalayan Salt products at the Himalayan Salt Shop here!

Shake and spray.

*you can add a dab of conditioner or some liquid coconut oil if you have dry hair.

Tutorial on Beach Waves for Straight Hair!


If you don’t want to make your own sea salt hairspray for beach waves, you can always buy it already made.

 Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray OGX Hair Spray, Moroccan Sea Salt,  6 Ounce John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Foot Bath

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Foot Bath

While I take full body Himalayan Salt baths pretty regularly, until last night I had never just soaked my feet in a Himalayan Salt foot bath. I confess it wasn’t quite as blissful as a full body soak, but it was pretty blissful.

I had also made a scrub prior to my soak out of the Himalayan salt and coconut oil. About five minutes before my soak was over, I rubbed this homemade salt scrub on my feet, mostly on my heals. It’s works to exfoliate. Then I returned them to the water. After about 30 minutes total, I just patted them dry and put on some socks. This morning my feet are so soft. A little polish on the toes and I am flip flop ready!

Now I must tell you, when I do any sort of Soak, be it full body, or just feet, in Himalayan salt, I make a full production out of it. I dim the lights, light candles and play meditative music on my kindle and use that time to think about absolutely nothing. This is probably a large part of why I enjoy it so much. Just bliss.

Other than the mental and emotional relief I got from this Himalayan salt foot bath there are also health benefits. The salt is anti bacterial and kills germs. Those with athletes foot or foot odors especially can benefit from a foot soak in Himalayan salt.

It is also said to help with circulation and those with foot issues from Diabetes. I can tell you, my feet were warm and yes, it seemed the blood was circulating better. I do have some minor circulation issues and my feet remained warm all night. I was also so relaxed and slept like a rock.

Instructions for a Himalayan Salt Foot Bath

himalayan salt foot bathYou just need a bowl big enough for your feet.  Of course if you have one of those foot tubs, you can use that, but mine is stuffed up in a closet in my spare bedroom, which at the moment is full of junk and can’t be reached easily.  Any bowl will do.  You can use a salad bowl or something from your kitchen if you want.  I know seems kind of unsanitary to soak your feet in something you eat out of, but the Himalayan salt is antibacterial and antimicrobial so all germs get killed.

Add warm water, not hot.  The recommended amount of Himalayan salt is about 1/2 a cup.  It is said that the salt will keep the water warm.  I did not find that to be so true, but then maybe I did not have enough salt.  The salt should be added until it no longer is able to be dissolved by the water.  It’s called Himalayan Sole  or Himalayan salt brine found here. 

Just pop your feet in and relax for up to an hour.  When you remove your feet, do not rinse, just pat dry.  The salt will continue to act as a deodorizer and kill germs for hours afterwards.

So if you don’t have time for a full body Himalayan salt bath, I would highly recommend a Himalayan salt foot bath.

You can get the Himalayan salt from the Himalayan Salt Shop in bulk or you can buy smaller quantities of it on Amazon. It comes in fine ground, or you can buy it in rock form. I like the rocks, though they take a lot longer to dissolve. You will need to soak them in the water for a few hours before you begin.

 

Himalayan Crystal Bath Salt Fine Grain  2.2 PoundsHimalayan Crystal Bath Salt Coarse Grain 2.2 poundsHimalayan Crystal Bath Salt – Coarse Grain – 20 Lbs. –

 

 


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