The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

large pieces of pink rock salt

Why Everybody Needs Pink Salt in Their Life

There has been something of a revolution in the salt world of late, and part of it is definitely the ongoing Western obsession with cooking shows. Just like house make-over shows cause people to rip down their terrible old flock wallpaper and put up a colour wall, so to do the cooking shows encourage people to abandon their old ways of doing things and to try out new and interesting variations on old classics.

But salt is just salt, right?

Wrong. Nowadays, there is grey salt, blue salt, and Himalayan Pink salt, and they are all slightly different, due to the fact that they are from different places on this wide green earth. There is sea salt, and rock salt, and probably other wild varieties of salt that have not yet come to light.

What all these colourful salts have in common is that they are not just salt. Well, what I mean is that they are not just NaCl or Sodium Chloride. Granted, they are still mostly Sodium Chloride, but the point is that they have some measure of what might once have been termed ‘impurities’, but what are now being found to be ‘micro-nutrients‘. These micro-nutrients are basically salts other than sodium chloride, such as salts of Calcium and Magnesium, and Sulphates instead of chlorides.

It is safe to say that salt is the basic unit of the materialised universe. It is stable, and will only change its state under very specific conditions. That is because salt represents a point of balance between the positively and negatively charged components of the world.

Salts are generally made up of cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negatively charged ions). These two atoms or molecules are so balanced with each other as to have caused each other to become another substance entirely. Each has taken on some of the properties of the other, such that we have a new substance, and the components are simply no longer present.

All that remains is the bizarrely beautiful crystalline structure in which all elements are at rest. Curiously, the overwhelming majority of salts will simply ‘melt’ in water. By ‘melt’ I mean ‘dissolve’, of course, but the effect is similar. The solid crystals of the ionic lattice will break down as if they were never there, and the water will somehow take on the essence of the salt – the ions. These ions now float around freely where once they were immobile, and their presence will allow water to conduct electricity.

It is this electrostatic capability of salts that make them vital for human life. The human body is, amongst other things, an electromagnetic generator that is still yet defying easy explanation.

The ions from salts are therefore completely essential to life. Our bodies have a mysterious electricity running through them, animating them and the mysterious electricity requires negative and positive ions to do its mysterious work.

Quite what that mysterious work is, well, of course, that is up to you, since human consciousness seems to be the pivotal creation/emergent property of this mysterious electricity that confers life on seemingly dead matter.

Thanks to Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique for all the info. If you want to connect with them go here: itsmyurls – Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique. And we highly recommend checking out some of their Classic Himalayan Lamps.

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