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The Healing Power of Sole

The best way to experience the healing and cleansing properties of So Natural Pink Himalayan salt is to drink sole (solay). Himalayan pink salt has life generating power for our body and nervous system.  Sole is an excellent way to balance the pH factor of your body.  With sole, you can also get rid of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and amalgam, as the Himalayan salt is able to break down their molecular structures.

Preparation of So Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Sole

 

·          Place several Himalayan salt rocks in a glass jar (with a lid) and cover the rocks with high quality spring water or mineral water;

 

·          After approximately 24 hours, check to see if the Himalayan salt rocks have completely dissolved. If so, add a few more crystals. When the water can no longer dissolve any more Himalayan salt, the salt crystals will sit at the bottom of the jar without dissolving. At this point you will have a saturated salt solution with a salt content of approximately 26%;

·          The glass can be refilled again and again with water and Himalayan pink salt, following the same process;

·          The sole is totally sterile and free of harmful bacteria and therefore can be kept in a closed glass jar without deteriorating.

 

·          Of this Himalayan salt 'sole'  solution, take up to 1 teaspoon in a glass of high quality mineral water every morning on an empty stomach.  Wait 10 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. The amount you take is not as important as the regularity.

 

From a bio-chemical viewpoint, within minutes, the whole stomach and intestines are being stimulated.

This in turn encourages digestion and metabolism.

 

Benefits of Drinking Sole include:

 

1. Pink Himalayan Salt is most effective in stabilising irregular heartbeats and, contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical (see Health Information section on how to prepare SOLE); 

 

2. It is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells; 

 

3. It is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics; 

 

4. Himalayan salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells; 

 

5. It is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death; 

 

6. It is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract; 

 

7. It is vital for clearing the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis; 

 

8. Himalayan Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses; 

 

9. It is a strong natural antihistamine; 

 

10. It is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps; 

 

11. It is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage; 

 

12. It is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body; 

 

13. It is vital for sleep regulation.

 

14. Himalayan Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs; 

 

15. It is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis; 

 

16. It is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido;

 

17. It is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs; 

 

18. It is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck; 

 

19. Himalayan salt contains approximately 80 minerals and trace elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminium silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminium is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease; 

 

20. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the bones. Bones are 22% water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we're deficient in salt or water or both?

 


Culinary use

Cooking - Use Himalayan Pink Salt on your food as you would normally - add the salt during or after cooking and taste the difference! It is amazing when used this way, as Himalayan salt brings out the flavour and true taste in your food, as well as giving your body all the readily available minerals at the same time!

 

Benefits include the remineralisation of the body with the over 80 minerals and trace elements essential to health. It also helps to balance the body's pH levels, and can lead to significant positive changes to respiratory, circulatory and nervous system functions amongst others. Made from large crystal stones, which are crushed by hand, pink Himalayan Salt crystals are small enough to be used in a salt shaker or you may prefer coarse Himalayan Salt for use with a salt mill.

 

Himalayan Crystal Salt is not generated in a chemical factory. It is not a processed salt. It is a mined salt. It's actually mined in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range.

 

Himalayan pink crystal salt is a full-spectrum salt. Instead of just getting sodium and chloride, you're getting a full spectrum of trace minerals as well. Table salt is just sodium chloride.  You don't get the trace minerals, and it is those trace minerals – those other 90 elements that you need in order to be a healthy, vibrant human being.

Common table salt at best is useless, and at worst a destructive toxin that can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and fluid retention. (This is why doctors tell us to use less salt in our diets).  It has been stripped of its trace minerals, leaving sodium and chloride, and has been further treated by adding an anti-caking agent, to make it free-flowing. Therefore it builds up in the body and leaves deposits in organs and tissue, causing health problems.

Sea salt - Subjected to pollution, sea salt has irregular and isolated crystalline structures disconnected from the natural elements surrounding them. Thus, however many vital minerals it may contain, they cannot be absorbed by your body unless the body expends considerable energy to do so.

We need salt - It is essential for maintaining healthy functioning of the cells, nerve conduction, digestion, absorption and elimination of waste products. Whereas common table salt can be detrimental to our health, natural crystal salt is reported to have healing properties.

 


Himalayan Crystal Salt Bath

 

The book 'Salt & Water' by Dr Barbara Hendel claims that a 30 minute soak in a bath containing 500g of Himalayan Salt has the same detoxing effect as a three day fast. 

The toxins are released into the bath water through osmosis, while the minerals from the Himlayan Pink Salt are absorbed through the skin.  This reduces the acidity in our body and balances the pH factor of our skin.

Taking a bath using these ancient, magical bath salts is like bathing in the primeval sea.

Relax, while your body absorbs the 84 vital nutrients contained with this amazing Himalayan Salt and your skin takes on the soft glow of health.

 

Moon Rhythm Bathing

The best results can be achieved by taking a Himalayan salt bath at the time of moon change.

Full moon bathing – On the day of the full moon the healing process of the body is at it’s peak.  This is the time the body will absorb the most minerals from the Himalayan salt bath.

New moon bathing - At new moon, the body's capacity for detoxification is at its highest. This is a perfect time for a cleansing Himalayan salt bath, when weight adjustment and detoxification of the body are supported.

For both moon rhythm baths, add 500 gms. of Himalayan salt to your bath, dissolve and fill the tub with warm bath water (approx. body temperature).

 


Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps

 

Many of us live and work in surroundings dominated by technology such as computers, televisions,  microwave ovens, mobile phones, photocopiers, printers, air conditioners, just to name a few. However, we often do not realise that they are a source of harmful positive ions, which deteriorate the quality of air that we breathe and which can result in mental, physical and emotional exhaustion and effect overall wellness.

 

Pink Himalayan crystal salt lamps are natural air ionisers which boost the number of negative ions in the room, acting against the unhealthy build up of positive ions which are produced by such appliances. Tobacco smoke and many other by-products are also eliminated through use of this Himalayan salt lamp. 

Himalayan salt can also help to cure many diseases and for a long time crystal salt lamps have been recommended by bioenergotherapists and homeopaths in Western Europe to support the treatment of allergies, respiratory and blood system and rheumatism.  Himalayan salt lamps are also used in colour therapy and feng shui and have proven success helping with various physical, mental, allergic and asthmatic conditions.

The Himalayan Salt lamp helps neutralise the positive ions and electromagnetic field frequencies. Therefore, our human energy field becomes balanced through the harmonising energy vibration of the crystal. This can help with relaxation, strengthening the immune system, the heart, the adrenals, the thyroid, to mention just a few.

Air saturated with negative ions has a highly beneficial effect on our health.  The vibrations of all our body cells are harmonised thus helping to improve the functions of our body.

 

Benefits of using a Himalayan Salt Lamp include:

• Gives relief from stress related symptoms


• Protects from electro-smog produced by computers and TV's


• Offers help for headaches, migraine, feeling low and insomnia.


• Cleans the air of tobacco smoke and many by-products.


• Alleviates breathing difficulties in asthmatics and bronchitis sufferers.


• Emits a warm glow to give any room a sense of calm and serenity - Ideal for therapy rooms

 

The colour of the Himalayan Crystal Salt lamp also has healing effects:

Orange            Gives a feeling of security, promotes joy and abundance, activates the kidneys and bladder and is beneficial to the nervous system;

 

Yellow             activates the pancreas, liver and gall bladder and aids concentration;

 

Red                  strengthens the vital life force and activates the heart and circulation;

 

Pink                 opens the emotional body, supporting the sense of partnership and love;

 

White               has a cleansing and detoxifying effect and represents healing;

 

Brown              helps to find one’s own balance and supports grounding.

 

The size of your Himalayan Salt Lamp is important because the quantity of negative ions emitted from the lamp is directly related to its weight.  Therefore to get the full health benefits it is advisable to choose a lamp of the correct size for your room, (see chart below).

Room size:

Weight of lamp:

  6 sq.m.

  2 - 3 kg

10 sq.m.

  3 - 6 kg

15 sq.m.

  6 - 10kg

20 sq.m.

10 - 13kg


Caring for your So Natural Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp

Salt has hygroscopic properties, (it draws water to itself), and should not therefore be washed in water nor be placed in a damp environment.  Simply wipe over with a damp cloth or use a light bristled brush to remove dust particles. 

 

If you choose to place a Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp on a wooden surface, please ensure that it has a waterproof base so that you do not damage your furniture.


Replacement bulbs can easily be fitted by simply withdrawing the holder from the wooden base.  These are Pygmy screw fit bulbs (15W or 25W) and are available at most DIY stores.

 

 

 

Caring for your So Natural Himalayan Salt Tealight Holder

 

Himalayan salt attracts moisture and therefore should not be used in damp places, such as the bathroom or kitchen.  Himalayan Salt tealight holders can become hot during use, so for best results place your crystal on a heatproof and waterproof surface. 

Never leave a burning candle unattended.

 

 

Bathing in So Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt

Dissolve the So Natural Himalayan pink salt crystals in the bath tub with warm bath water (approx. body temperature).

Bathe for approx. 20 – 30 minutes.

After the bath do not towel or rub dry but let the skin air dry naturally.

Do not use any chemical substance in this special bath.