Did you know that pink Himalayan salt can do wonders for your health and your skin? Salt’s a natural anti-bacterial, and Himalayan salt is harvested from the cold and isolated Himalayan mountain range, it is especially rich in oxygen and nutrients. The salt is said to have over to contain over 80 different minerals and trace elements – not bad for an ingredient you can buy for less than $9 a bottle!
Try these DIY pink Himalayan salt beauty and health remedies.
Himalayan Salt Foot Soak
This purifying salt kills the bacteria and fungus that can cause itchy, stinky feet. First, rub the salt over your feet and legs to scrub off any dry bits. Then, add some salt into a small basin filled with warm water. Voila, your foot scrub is now a foot soak! Sit back and let the salty water draw out toxins.
Himalayan Salt Face Toner
Mix a teaspoon of Himalayan salt and ¼ cup of purified water (you can use distilled water or mineral water). Mis in a glass or any non-reactive container. We like putting it in a clean jar with a lid, so it’s easier to shake and store.
Now you can use this salt toner for everything. Spritz on cotton pads and apply after cleanser to rebalance your skin PH and prevent acne. Or, soak several cotton pads and leave on your face for 10 minutes. You can also pour into a spray bottle and use it as a face mist. We love using that when we go to the gym – it’s refreshing and helps kill bacteria!
You can store this salt solution for a week, but after that it’s better to make a fresh batch.
Himalayan Body Scrub
Mix 1 cup of Himalayan salt, ¼ cup of olive oil and a few drops of any essential oil. Rose or lavender smell amazing, and mint can help give a refreshing tingly feeling. If you have body acne or body odour, tea tree oil can work wonders!
Voila, you have a cheap, 100% organic and fully customizable body scrub.
Low on energy? Mix 2 cups of pure water, half a cup of orange or lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of honey. You can drink this after exercising or when you have the flu. The salt can help your body regain electrolytes and remove toxins.
However, if you have kidney disease or high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about how much salt you’re allowed to take a day.
Himalayan Sore Throat Soother
Think you’re about to catch a cold? Before popping a pill, start with a natural remedy. Gargling with salt solution can help kill any bacteria and loosen any mucus. Just mix a little Himalayan salt with lukewarm water. Bonus tip: squeeze in a lemon and honey, and you can make this into a tea!