How to use Himalayan Salt in the Bath?

The beneficial properties of Himalayan salt were founded many centuries ago. Over the years, researchers have become more interested in this natural mineral for use in the kitchen and the bath. They concluded that Himalayan pink salt not only has an unusual color but also has a good effect on a person’s emotional state.

Whereby taking a Himalayan salt bath provides many more benefits to the body and mind than just another hygienic procedure. 

Interesting to know! In the temples of India, whole walls are erected from Himalayan salt. Scientists believe that it relieves depression, conveys a positive mood, and balances blood pressure. It is subject to help with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is not amenable by traditional medicine.

What is special about Himalayan salt

This type of salt is mined in the Punjab region (Pakistan) near the Himalayas manually. The mineral mainly consists of sodium chloride, but additionally contains many other minerals: from potassium, calcium, and sodium to molybdenum and strontium. In total, it includes about 90 useful elements.

Himalayan salt for a bath

The benefits of this mineral have been known to humanity since ancient times. Even Tibetan monks added particles of it to tea, which provided them with a rush of energy for the whole day. Himalayan salt has an antiseptic, antifungal effect, stabilizes the pH of the skin, and strengthens the walls of blood vessels. The most popular way to use Himalayan salt to improve the health of our body is by bathing with it.
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Some of the benefits of using Our Himalayan Salt in the Bath:

  • Helps skin feel more hydrated as it softens the skin
  • Ideal for those who suffer from dry skin or acne
  • Helps detoxify impurities from the body
  • Reinvigorates the body and mind
  • Replenishes the body with essential minerals
  • Gives a feeling of relaxation and freshness
  • Soothe pain in overworked and tired muscles and joints
  • Improves functioning of the cardiovascular system
  • Removes dead cells
  • Strengthening the keratin protein in nails
  • Promotes healing of open wounds and injuries
  • Helps with various kinds of inflammation

Moreover, it is with prolonged heating (during a Himalayan salt bath or sauna) that the beneficial properties of this Himalayan pink salt are greatly enhanced.

How to use Himalayan salt in a bath?

Himalayan salt baths have been used worldwide to promote a sense of relaxation – from the ability to stay afloat in the Dead Sea – to the medical and cosmetic properties that salt has on the acne and general health. However, to get all the benefits, it is necessary to observe some simple rules of taking a Himalayan salt bath.

Salt baths of low concentration

300g of Himalayan salt (per bath) is taken for acne, psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, and limb tumors. Himalayan Salt bath

Salt baths of medium concentration

0.5-1 kg of Himalayan salt (per bath) is taken for cardiovascular diseases, to rejuvenate, and cleanse the skin.

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Salt bath of high concentration

5kg or more Himalayan salt (per bath) is taken for the diseases of joints, spine, and obesity.

Usually, at home, salt baths are taken in salt concentration of up to 2 kg per bath. These baths improve blood circulation, metabolism, give the skin elasticity, and are useful for colds. Taking salt baths every other day, for 20-minute intervals. at a temperature of up to 30°C.  

Salt bath for children which can be done at home

Shorten bath time to 15 – 20 minutes at a water temperature of 36-38° C. You should not use any soap during the bath. And afterward, children should be rinsed off with non-salt water at 35° C. Finally, ensure any remaining moisture is properly dried off before covering them in warm clothing.

For Infants of up to 1-year-old, the bath should be prepared with water at 36-36.5° C, and only be carried out every 3 – 4 days.

The temperature should be gradually lowered to 35° C. The duration of the bath should be no longer than 3 minutes.

Eventually, after every 2-3 salt baths, the duration of the bath can be increased by one minute at a time up until a maximum of 5-7 minutes per bath (depending on the age of the child and advice of doctors).

A pure Himalayan salt bath will help to cleanse the baby’s skin from rashes, pimples, and other skin conditions (500g of salt per bath). 

To improve the metabolic process in the baby’s body or to increase neuromuscular functioning, it is useful to take a coniferous salt bath: 150g of coniferous extract and 1kg Woodside Foods Himalayan salt per bath (about 100 liters of water). Ensure bath last up to 10 – 15 minutes, should be taken several times a month if a child has spinal diseases, nervous system disorders, arthritis, or rickets.

Himalayan salt bath for adults

Ensure Himalayan salt is fully dissolved the salt in the water before bathing, which should last 20 – 30 minutes. Carry out this every other day for 20 – 30 minutes one hour before bedtime. Limit the number of salt baths you take per month doesn’t exceed 15. Never use any soaps or essential oil during the procedure.

To achieve the best results bath should remain between 35 – 37° C.

Salt bath for hands and feet

Foot baths are popular with relieving fatigue, tension, and to improve blood circulation. 

For every 2L of water, you should dissolve 250 g of Himalayan salt into 30° C water before taking a foot bath.

How long should I take a foot bath? 

No more than fifteen to twenty minutes.

Similar baths can be done for the hand when the joints in the fingers hurt. And for those who suffer from weak and brittle nails. 

Salt bath for hair

If purely rubbed into the roots, it will improve metabolic processes, eliminate excess fat, and open up the possibility of oxygen entering the cells. If you cannot use salt in its pure form, adding olive oil or castor oil for easy application.

Some individuals claim that a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, kefir, and even yogurt – helps to improve root health.

Adding Himalayan salt to the water while washing your hair will give your hair extra volume and make it feel more hydrated.

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