I’m making a fresh batch of pink Himalayan crystal salt sole! Sole (pronounced so-lay) is made from Himalayan salt. This beautiful pink-coloured salt, mined from the Himalayan mountains, contains 84 minerals. When you dissolve Himalayan rock salt in water, to the point of saturation, that salt water solution is called sole.
Himalayan Salt: The Energy of the Sun
In German, the word sole, which is derived from the Latin word “sol,” means sun. Sole means fluid sunlight or fluid light energy.
My family and I take sole for our daily mineral needs. My leg cramps, restless leg syndrome and muscle twitching disappeared after 2 days on Sole. Previously, I had to take huge amounts of Magnesium glycinate or frequent doses of homeopathic Mag Phos. My eldest daughter’s teeth grinding also stopped once I gave her additional sole. Teeth grinding can have many causes, please read my blog Natural Remedies For Teeth Grinding: It’s Not Just Stress.
What Does Sole Taste Like?
Sole tastes just like salt water or ocean water. It can be a bit too salty if taken straight, I usually dilute the saltiness to make it easier to drink. One teaspoon of pure sole in a small glass of water is perfect for us. Even my older daughter, who is very sensitive to new tastes, is fine with it.
To make your own sole, you will need:
- Himalayan pink salt (must be in natural rock or crystal form)
- Clean water
- Glass jar with plastic lid (I was out of glass jars with plastic lids, so I just used an old jam jar today)
Fill the jar with 1 inch of salt, fill the jar with water until it is 2 inches above the salt level. Stir and leave overnight. If all the salt crystals have dissolved, add a few more salt crystals to the water. Your Himalayan Crystal Salt Sole is ready when the water becomes fully saturated with salt and cannot hold any more. The salt will no longer dissolve at this stage. There should always be salt crystals in the jar. As you use up the Himalayan Crystal Salt Sole, after some time, add more water and more salt until the water is again saturated. Remember, there should always be undissolved salt crystals on the bottom of the jar. This is your visual proof that the water is totally saturated with salt. ~ courtesy of Shirleys Wellness Cafe
Add Some Happiness/ Love/ Positivity/ Gratitude
I also like to add a few positive affirmations too. You’ve heard of the Rice Jar Experiment by Dr Masaru Emoto, right? For this batch of sole, I’ve added a few love hearts on the label. And I say ‘I love you’ every time I stir it. I’m basically infusing it with positive loving energy. My fellow Thinking Mom, Sugah, wrote an amazing blog on this. Please read Visualize, Manifest, Pray: Positive Affirmations To Surround Your Child With Autism.
Himalayan Salt Baths
I dissolve 3-4 tablespoons of finely ground Himalayan pink salt in a little pail of water and add it to a warm bath. Himalayan salt clears away negative energy. It is good for adults and children who are very sensitive to negative energy or tend to absorb other people’s energies. I usually do this 2-3 times a week or after a particularly chaotic day. I also like to add White Angelica essential oil, as it also helps to clear away negative energies.
Moon Phase Bathing
In a regular bath, moisture is actually extracted from the skin. In a Himalayan Salt Bath, minerals are absorbed while toxins are released into the bath water via osmosis. The inside and the outside of your body detoxified through this process, while bio-energetic weak points are restored and energy flow is activated.
When To Do Them
- Full Moon = Healing. During a full moon, healing potential is at its peak, meaning the mineral absorption is optimized.
- New Moon = Cleansing. During a new moon, cleansing is at its peak, meaning the body’s ability to internally and externally detoxify itself is at its highest potential.
- Anytime. Salt baths are healing and detoxifying any time, but are said to be more powerful during new and full lunar cycles. ~ courtesy of Glamorganic Goddess
Himalayan Salt vs Sea Salt vs Table Salt
There are so many types of salt available on the market. There’s regular table salt, sea, Celtic, kosher, Himalayan, even bamboo salt and many others. I no longer use conventional table salt. Conventional table salt is highly refined, bleached and processed. It is stripped of its minerals and offers no nutritional benefits. With sea salt, consider how polluted our oceans are nowadays. With oil spills, dumping toxic waste and garbage into our waters, I am cautious where I get my sea salt from if I do use it. Because of the pollution in our waters, there can also be trace amounts of heavy metals like lead. Depending on where it was harvested and processed, there are some beneficial sea salts too. Unless it states Himalayan on the label, rock salt can be mined and sourced from anywhere. So do check where it comes from and its purity. Himalayan salt is naturally pink, so it’s easy to distinguish from other salts.
Unlike conventional table salt, Himalayan crystal rock salt is the purest salt and uncontaminated with any pollutants. It contains all of the 84 elements found in our body. When Himalayan salt dissolves in water, it results in a concentrated, electrically charged matrix of the 84 trace minerals in the salt. The ionic salt and trace minerals nourish each cell in our body.
Isn’t Salt Bad for You?
It is unfortunate that it has been instilled in us that salt is bad. But this refers only to refined table salt, and the high amounts of sodium in fast food, processed, packaged and canned food. High amounts of refined salt are bad for your health. Not all salt is created equal.
Salt is a crystalline mineral made of two elements, sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl). Sodium and chlorine are absolutely essential for life in animals, including humans. They serve important functions like helping the brain and nerves send electrical impulses. Salt is used for various purposes, the most common of which is adding flavor to foods. Salt is also used as a food preservative, because bacteria have trouble growing in a salt-rich environment. The reason salt is often perceived as unhealthy (in large amounts), is that it can bind water in the bloodstream and raise blood pressure. The great majority of sodium in the Western diet comes from processed foods. If you eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods then you don’t need to worry about adding some salt to your meals.
The most commonly used salt is plain old table salt. This salt is usually highly refined. It is heavily ground and most of the impurities and trace minerals are removed. The problem with heavily ground salt is that it can clump together. For this reason, various substances called anti-caking agents are added so that it flows freely. Food-grade table salt is almost pure sodium chloride, or 97% or higher. ~ courtesy of authoritynutrition.com
Pink Himalayan: The Healthy Salt
Pure, hand-harvested, mineral-rich pink Himalayan salt is actually healthy and beneficial for you. Himalayan salt is very affordable and is available in most supermarkets, check the organic section. I now use sole for our daily minerals, we no longer need to take calcium, magnesium or zinc supplements daily. I believe sole can benefit everyone, including children with autism, eczema, allergies and many more. Everyone has different mineral needs, so you do need to consider you and your child’s unique issues, nutritional needs and underlying medical condition. Himalayan salt sole is best taken first thing in the morning, but I’ve taken it at other times of the day as well. It’s truly fuss-free. Don’t forget to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. I take 1-2 teaspoons of Himalayan salt sole daily, I also use Himalayan salt for cooking, and bathe in it to wash away negative energy. I always have pink Himalayan salt in my home; it is so versatile. Make your own sole today!
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About the author – Dragon Slayer is a mother of 2 children who are now recovered from autism. She is the Vice-President of The Thinking Moms’ Revolution, co-author of Autism Beyond The Spectrum and founder of KL Biomed, a support network for parents with children affected by autism, ADHD and related disorders in Malaysia and neighbouring countries in Asia. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more by Dragon Slayer, please CLICK HERE.