If you are feeling sluggish or fatigued, you may be experiencing a buildup of toxins in your body.
And while your body does have natural mechanisms for dealing with toxins, using Himalayan salt to detox your body can help expedite the process and have you feeling better in no time. Here are some of the ways you can detox your body with Himalayan salt.
Detox with Himalayan Salt: Purify Your Air
You can begin your journey to better health by first purifying the air in your home.
A Himalayan salt lamp helps to remove VOCs and other air pollutants from the indoor air by absorbing moisture in the air, which brings along dissolved air toxins.
Himalayan salt lamps also release negative ions into the air, which not only help to remove toxic particulate matter, but also have a positive effect on the body both physically and mentally.
Himalayan Salt Bath Detox
Detox your whole body and melt away aches and pains by adding Himalayan salt to your bath.
Himalayan bath salts contain other minerals like calcium, which can relieve tense muscles, as well as featuring antimicrobial properties to soothe skin conditions.
To get the full benefits of a Himalayan salt bath, have a quick shower to rinse off, and add ½ cup of Himalayan bath salts to a tub full of water hot enough to get you sweating.
Soak for around 30 minutes with a glass of water close by to keep you hydrated.
Himalayan Salt Foot Soak
If you don’t have time for a soak in the tub, enjoy the detoxifying benefits of Himalayan salt with a foot soak.
A Himalayan salt foot soak can reduce aches and pains in the feet and ankles, reduce swelling and inflammation, and soothe skin conditions of the feet.
Simply dissolve 1 tbls of Himalayan salt per gallon of warm water and soak your feet for 30 minutes. You can add extra coarse granules to the bottom of the tub for an additional massaging effect.
Body Scrubs with Himalayan Salt
Body scrubs stimulate blood flow to the surface of the skin, then the minerals in the Himalayan salt draw the toxins out.
These minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, can also help to relieve muscular aches and pains. Essential oils are often added to enhance the effect of the detoxification process.
To make your own Himalayan salt body scrub, mix 1 cup of Himalayan salt with ½ cup of carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil.
You can add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils such as lemon or peppermint for added antibacterial and energizing properties.
Facial Exfoliator: Himalayan Salt Way
Similarly to a body scrub, a Himalayan salt facial scrub can purify the skin of your face.
However, because this skin is more delicate than the skin on your body, it is essential to use very finely ground Himalayan salt and an adequate amount of carrier oil to avoid micro tears.
Himalayan salt is very beneficial for smoothing your skin to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. It also restores the natural pH balance to your skin to alleviate the symptoms of acne.
To create your own detoxifying Himalayan salt facial scrub, mix 1 cup of extra fine Himalayan salt with ¼ cup of grapeseed oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and 1 tbsp of jojoba oil (these oils are less comedogenic and won’t clog your pores).
Then, add 5-10 drops of essential oil according to your preference.
Simply rub a teaspoon of the scrub into your face in gentle upwards circular motions and rinse clean.
You can also leave the scrub on your face for 10 minutes for a detoxifying face mask.
Halotherapy and Himalayan Salt Lamps
Halotherapy is an age-old method of detoxification that has seen a recent surge in popularity.
Studies suggest that halotherapy can be used for a range of therapeutic benefits, including detoxing the body, managing asthma, and other respiratory illness, and treating depression and anxiety.
Halotherapy is most often performed in a salt cave built from Himalayan salt tiles or bricks. The environment is free from humidity and you simply breathe the salty air into your lungs, where it absorbs irritants and allergens.
An alternative method is wet halotherapy, which uses Himalayan salt crystals dissolved in water and either gargled, drunk, or used in a floatation tank.
The negative ions produced by the salty water vapor can help to manage a range of ailments.
Himalayan salt is a great way to detox your body from environmental pollutants and alleviate a range of health issues.
Incorporate some of these simple detox methods into your self-care regime to feel the benefits of Himalayan salt for yourself.
To learn more about the benefits of Himalayan salt and the range of products we offer, contact the friendly staff at Ambient Salt Lamp.