This post is in celebration of today’s holiday: International Skeptics Day. I’m sure you’ve already heard about the benefits of pink Himalayan salt. The sea salt located deep within the Himalayan Mountains was produced many millions of years ago. It was covered with lava a long time ago and is now surrounded by ice and snow. Both coverings are thought to have kept the salt pure. The pink color is due to its iron content. The salt also contains iodine, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, and a whole host of other minerals–80+ minerals, actually. As you may already know, some of the purported benefits of ingesting the salt are as follows:
♦ aids proper metabolism function
♦ improves circulation
♦ helps with the body’s absorption of nutrients
♦ strengthens bones
♦ lowers blood pressure
♦ is anti-microbial
♦ helps with acid reflux
The salt is also being praised for reducing signs of aging. I am wholeheartedly choosing to believe that this is true!
There are also plenty of skeptics’ reports stating that the minerals contained in the salt are in such trace amounts that they really don’t provide much benefit. They also say that the body already contains enough of the minerals contained in the salt. It is additionally reported that while Himalayan salt might be more pure than other sea salt, the contamination in sea salt is so little, that the difference is miniscule. Skeptics believe Himalayan salt is the just the current fashion, similar to a latest Hollywood craze.
Whether you agree that ingesting the salt provides beneficial results or not, here’s something I do know: External use of Himalayan salt on can provide relief for a variety of skin conditions such as itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis and rashes. If you bathe regularly with it, you’ll see what I mean. Despite skeptics’ claims, my muscles feel more relaxed after a soak and my skin looks and feels better than if I were to bathe with regular sea salt. Since I am not a scientist, I really can’t comment if the mineral benefits are absorbed by your body through your skin for internal benefit. I can only go by my customers’ feedback that my Himalayan salt soap has helped their various skin conditions. The spa-like experience also provides soothing relief to the body and mind.
Check out my Yen for Zen Himalayan salt scrub soap. It has relaxing exfoliation with an intoxicating green tea/sandlewood scent. If you’re having skin issues or just want to have a spa-like experience, I recommend giving a Himalayan salt soap bar a try. Bonus: salt bars keep your shower clean.
Now let’s get back to what’s important, shall we? I’ll let you know in 10 years if the purported anti-aging benefits prove to be true. If so, I guess 60 will be the new 20.