Salt Water that is!
Salt is the common name given to Sodium Chloride(NaCl), a naturally occurring chemical compound. One source of extraction is from underground deposits of sea water. It is said that salt is essential to life and good health. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of salt water is scuba diving.
The healing, warm waters of salt water destinations immediately transform me into another being…lighter, free and so “in the moment”. It has the power to “dissolve” tension headaches, improve muscle fluidity and clear sinus passages. In my experiences, the most jaw dropping view of salt-above & below sea level-was at Salt Pier, on the Island of Bonaire. The first time I saw this panorama, I was in awe(for a good long time). It was at dusk, the sky was a mystical pink, the Caribbean Sea was it’s natural brilliant turquoise and this landscape was contrasted by peaks of pure white pyramids of salt. It felt like a projector slide from another world; perhaps a shimmer from the astral plane.
You don’t have to be ‘out of this world’ to enjoy the benefits of salt. A simple warm bath in the comfort of your home is the perfect arena to melt some troubles away, and begin transformation. Hydrotherapy, through daily bathing, has long been a healing ritual, dating as far back as 4500 B.C..
Therapeutic properties can vary greatly depending on where salt is harvested. A few varieties of salt include pink himalayan, grey, black, dead sea, dendritic, and sulfur. One of the prettiest, in my opinion, is the pink himalayan salt.
- Contains 84 trace minerals
- High in energy rich iron(responsible for it’s luscious pink color)
- Minerals exist in an easily absorbable form(colloidal)
- Stimulates circulation
- Soothes sore muscles
- Helps normalize blood pressure
- Controls water levels in the body
- Encourages blood sugar health
- Helpful for sinus conditions
Epsom Salt is not really a salt at all. It is a pure mineral compound of magnesium, sulfur and oxygen. The combination is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, aiding the absorption of calcium, healthy bones & teeth, nervous system impulses, muscle relaxation and function, heart health and sleep comfort.
A total YUM is salted caramels. Voges is known for their Blush Caramel-where a hint of Hawaiian Red Sea Salt is added to sweet caramel…a delectable taste sensation.
Take 1 cup of Epsom salt(found at most grocery stores) and swirl into a warm bath. Soak for 20 minutes. Relax and Release.
Original Essential Oil Recipe~ Detoxification Bath Salts-
3 cups of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1/4 cup of Hawaiian Red Sea Salt
Juniper Berry(Juniperus communis)-16 drops
Grapefruit(Citrus paradisi)-16 drops
Cypress(Cupressus sempervirens)- 12 drops
Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia)-6 drops
Mix the above ingredients. It’s nice to store in a pretty glass jar & use a special scoop. Stir before using. Light a candle. I invite you to take a moment for yourself and really create a healing space. Use 1/4 cup per bath to cleanse, rejuvenate, detox and release. Soak for up to 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Until next time,