Apart from looking pretty in a Himalayan salt lamp, Himalayan salt is actually extremely beneficial for your health – both inside and out!
It is far healthier than table salt, which has been stripped out all its minerals in the bleaching process.
Himalayan salt contains a staggering 84 trace minerals – all of which can be utilised by your body for good.
One of the best ways to get your daily dose of this fantastic salt is to drink a concoction called sole in the morning, before your breakfast.
What is Sole?
Himalayan salt sole is simply a mixture of Himalayan salt and water (preferably distilled, or at least filtered).
It is made by using a glass jar, and fully dissolving Himalayan salt in the water until the water is completely saturated with salt.
As well as many health benefits, sole also has ionic and crystalline energetic properties. This is why we advise that you never store your sole in a container with a metal lid, or let it come into contact with any metals – because the sole will cause the metal to react!
Benefits of Himalayan Salt Sole
As I mentioned before, standard table salt is bleached and stripped of anything that it one had that would be of any benefit.
Himalayan salt contains far more trace minerals, and far greater benefits to your health.
Here are the benefits of taking Himalayan salt sole on a daily basis:
It Hydrates You and Boosts Your Energy
Drinking a glass of Himalayan salt sole in the morning will give you an instant boost, and will make sure that you are well hydrated to start the day.
It Improves Digestion and Supports Your Thyroid and Adrenal Function
Himalayan pink salt aids your digestive system in absorbing essential nutrients from your food, and functioning effectively. This will especially help if you are trying to lose weight. The 84 trace minerals can also help to remove sediments in your body which could build up and lead to kidney or gall bladder stones, and various forms of rheumatism like arthritis.
It Helps Regulate Blood Sugar Levels, Hormone Levels and Blood Pressure
Taking sole every morning has been shown to contribute towards reducing blood pressure, regulating your hormone levels and it also acts as a boost to your blood sugar levels. When all three are in check, then you will notice an improvement in your sleep quality.
It Helps to Reduce Muscle Cramps
If you haven’t ingested enough salt, then it can be easy for your muscles to start to cramp up during exercise. Sole contains many essential minerals which will help to reduce muscle cramps during exercise, or just throughout the day.
It Helps You to Detox
Sole is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal by nature, so it will help to target any dangerous bacteria in your system that could cause you illness. The sole mixture is also effective in re-energizing your cells due to the trace minerals in the salt. Even heavy metals in your system such as lead, arsenic and mercury are broken down and flushed through your system with the powerful effects of the minerals.
It Helps to Balance the pH Levels in the Body
The acid/alkaline balance in your body is extremely important, as if it swings too far either way, then it can cause you health problems. Drinking a glass of sole every morning will help to balance out your pH levels and keep illness away.
It Promotes Communication Between Nerve Cells
The salt in sole generates electrical properties when it is ingested with water, and it generates hydroelectric energy in your body’s cells. This helps your nerve cells function and communicate effectively.
It Aids Bone Health
Sole is alkalizing by nature, and packed full of trace minerals, so it naturally aids bone health. There is a theory that Osteoperosis may be caused by the body stripping bones of their minerals and calcium to neutralize the blood. Sole provides both essential minerals in the salt, and pure water in an alkaline form (when digested).
It is a Natural Anti-Histamine and Aids Sinus Problems
Sole is a natural anti-histamine, and will help to reduce the effects of allergies such as hay fever, and pet allergies. The effects of the salt will also helps to clear your sinuses, and flush any mucous and phlegm through your system.
It Helps to Maintain Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails
There are a lot of minerals in sole, and each one of these helps to contribute towards the maintenance of a healthy body. Sole is a great supplement to take to control acne, and for hair and nail growth.
It Reduces Varicose Veins
Sole reduces the appearance of varicose veins, and spider veins which can appear on thighs and legs. The Himalayan salt also helps to maintain a healthy heart beat, and is beneficial for those prone to feeling lightheaded.
How to Make Himalayan Salt Sole
Making sole is very simple, and the first part of the process will only take you a couple of minutes.
Firstly, you will need some Himalayan salt, here is a link to a great brand on Amazon.
You can also pick it up sometimes in local health stores – but if you do, make sure that it is 100% genuine pink Himalayan salt!
To mix things up a little, you can also mix in a bit of Celtic salt, and/or Real salt with your Himalayan rock salt. Both of these are great quality salts, and also contain many beneficial minerals.
- Himalayan Salt
- Distilled, or filtered water (you can get a cheap water filter jug here)
- A glass jar
- A non-metal lid (like this one)
- A plastic spoon/stirrer
- Pour your salt into the jar until it is about a quarter full (either Himalayan salt, Celtic salt, Real salt or a mixture of all three).
- Top up the jar with distilled/filtered water until the salt is completely covered. I normally clear the salt with water by a good couple of inches.
- Put your lid on the jar and shake it, or give it a stir with your plastic spoon/stirrer.
- Leave the jar overnight. If the salt is completely dissolved in the morning, then add more salt and leave it overnight again.
- The sole will be ready to use when there is salt left at the bottom of the jar. This means that the water is completely saturated, and it cannot take up any more salt.
As you can see, we use an old Tiana Organic Coconut Butter Jar (750ml) for our sole!
How to Use Sole
When you wake up each morning, mix one teaspoon of sole in with a glass of water in the morning. Try to drink the sole mixture before having your breakfast so that it gets straight into your system.
When you first start taking sole, you may notice that you get a headache. This is simply a detox reaction to the level of minerals in the sole, and is completely normal. It will go away when you get used to taking the sole.
If you need to, then you can start on half a teaspoon a day, and work your way up to having a full teaspoon a day.
Your jar of sole can be kept in a cupboard at room temperature. It is also worth noting that it will not ‘go off’, as the sole itself is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Just make sure that you do not allow any metal objects to come into contact with your sole! Otherwise you risk the metal oxidizing and contaminating the sole.
As with any health advice, I am not a qualified health practitioner, so make sure that you have a chat with your doctor or health advisor before taking any new supplement, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or you have a health condition.
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He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him.
Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!
Oh great, glad you found it a good read. I hope your friend finds it beneficial too 🙂
I have a rock of salt, shall I cover it by 2 or more inches? As it is used do I continue to cover with more water until it’s gone? Does it expire? Thanks in advance for your instruction. I wonder about raising blood pressure?
Hi Christine, thanks for your question. It depends how big the rock is – I would start by clearing it with 2 inches of water, and then go from there. When you have smaller pieces of Himalayan Salt, you can add a bit more if all of the salt is dissolved, but as you have a big chunk and won’t be able to add more, I would start with clearing it by 2 inches.
You only need to top up the water when the water runs low or runs out after you have used it – the water will only dissolve the equivalent of around 25% of it’s volume in salt, and anything over this will just sit at the bottom of the jar (this would also be useful to bare in mind when you put in the water, make sure that there isn’t more than twice the amount of water than Himalayan Salt).
It’s important that there is always some salt visible in the jar, because this indicates that the water is holding as much Himalayan Salt as possible.
In our experience, there is no expiry date. Every few months, we do make sure to completely empty the jar, clean it out and start over again.
As for raising blood pressure, our research has pointed towards Sole actually reducing, however I am not qualified to comment directly on this, so please confirm with your doctor or health practitioner if you are concerned.
Do let us know how you get on with it! 🙂