Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Salt of the Earth

Pure Raw Himalayan Crystal rose colored salt! There are so many wonderful uses for this mineral rich food. First and foremost, use it to add nuanced flavor to your meals. Sprinkle on raw avocado, use in soups and even on popcorn and your taste buds will be elevated to heavenly heights. Secondly, pure salt poured into hot bath water makes for a spa-like experience, as well as a deep detox.  Mix some salt crystals with a high quality coconut or almond oil, add a few drops of essential oil and you have your own homemade body scrub. You can also use the finer grains mixed in a cup of water to prepare a nasal rinse or throat gargle. This is quite effective if you have a sinus infection or a sore throat Kim over at has an outstanding article on using pure salt to cleanse and detoxify your internal organs by doing a Salt Flush.

This ancient salt is so old, it has been dubbed, "Jurassic salt." Its rich pink hue comes from the high concentration of trace minerals, especially iron. "This is pure, hand-mined salt found naturally, deep within the pristine Himalayan Mountains. Crystallized over 250 million years ago, ancient sea beds were covered by lava, protecting the salt from modern-day pollution, and lending to the belief that Himalayan Pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth." ( Try this recipe and treat your body to some of the benefits of this amazing gift from the earth:

Pink Salt Body Scrub

1 cup pure Himalayan salt
1/2 cup organic virgin almond oil or coconut oil if you live in a hot climate
15 drops of 100% pure Vanilla essential oil

Mix with a wooden spoon

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