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WHAT IT IS + WHY WE LOVE IT

At Kudarat, we always choose the very best gluten free, vegan and definitely sustainable ingredients. Like Himalayan Pink Salt. First and foremost, it’s gorgeous and oh so good for your skin! It’s the key exfoliant in our body scrubs along with bamboo and is used for both its healing and detoxifying effects. We like to use it in our cooking too!

Since I am a geologist, I have to get all geeky for a minute and talk about where this amazing substance comes from. Himalayan Pink Salt is from the Great Salt Range of the Himalayas. It’s probably about 200 million years old. The Great Salt Range was formed when tectonic plate movements formed a mountain range that isolated a shallow inland sea. Over time, this sea slowly dried up, leaving behind thick, mineral-rich salt deposits which were then buried and left untouched and unexposed to pollution for hundreds of millions of years, making it the purest salt on earth. The beautiful pink color comes from the iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, which are also essential minerals that the human body needs.

This rare and extraordinary salt has been a valuable commodity for centuries. It was first discovered by Alexander the Great’s horses around 326 BC during his India Campaign. The flavor and healing effects of the salt were highly regarded from then on, but mining on a large scale didn’t begin until the 16th century, when the Mughal Empire and then the Sikhs used it for food and in commerce. It was transported by yak as far as central Asia and was a very valuable trade item.

The salt is still mined by hand and without using any mechanical devices or explosives. After being extracted, the salt is hand-crushed, hand-washed and dried in the sun. This means it’s ultra pure and not contaminated. We like that!

THE MANY SKIN BENEFITS OF HIMALAYAN PINK SALT

I could go on for a really long time about Himalayan Pink Salt. But, since we’ve all got stuff to do, I just want to hit the main highlights. So, grab yourself a sparkling beverage (grown-up or not!), add something really pretty and pink to it, and plop down for a few minutes of all things about my most favorite ingredient!

SKIN DETOXER – HIMALAYAN PINK SALT IS RENOWNED FOR ITS DETOXING QUALITIES. IT DRAWS OUT HEAVY METALS AND TOXINS FROM THE BODY. HOW DOES IT DETOX SKIN? BY DRIVING OUT GRIME, DIRT, POLLUTION AND BACTERIA FROM DEEP WITHIN THE PORES.

EXFOLIATES DEAD CELLS – REMOVING DEAD SKIN CELLS FROM THE OUTERMOST LAYER OF YOUR SKIN HELPS AID IN THE UNCLOGGING OF PORES AND HELPS PROMOTE NEW CELL TURNOVER. EXFOLIATING IS A KEY PART TO ANY SKIN CARE REGIMEN AS IT OPENS PORES TO ALLOW TOPICAL PRODUCTS TO PENETRATE DEEPER INTO YOUR SKIN. 

TREATS ACNE – HIMALAYAN PINK SALT IS A NATURAL ANTISEPTIC WHICH MEANS IT’S GREAT FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN. IT WILL KILL OFF ACNE-CAUSING BACTERIA, WHICH WILL HELP REDUCE BREAKOUTS.

BALANCES YOUR BODY’S pH LEVELS – THE SALT’S RICH MINERAL CONTENT CAN HELP BALANCE YOUR BODY’S PH. when your body’s ph has a healthy alkaline-to-acid ratio, it makes a huge difference in your overal health – it helps your immune system, which is important when it comes to inflammation.

stimulates circulation and relieves sore muscles – need we say more?! i personally love jumping into a bath tub of himalayan pink salt. besides being a regular part of my healing process when i was sick with so many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, salt soaks have become my go-to when i’m feeling sore after a workout or even when i’m feeling stressed out. you won’t regret making this beautiful gift from the himalayas 

These are the main and amazing benefits that integrating Himalayan Pink Salt into your life can provide. You know I like to get into the details, but I know you’re busy!

BOTANICAL BODY SCRUB

Get glowing, radiant skin with our whipped Botanical Body Scrub.

Last but not least, in between scrub and soak sessions, you might want to indulge in a Himalayan Pink Salt lamp! They’ve sort of become my newest obsession because they are gorgeous, speak to my inner geologic sensibilities, and have some really cool properties—see below!

 

AIR PURIFYING PROPERTIESSalt lamps attract moisture from the air to the lamp surface, where, due to the warmth, the moisture evaporates quickly. The evaporation produces negative ions. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens in the air all carry a positive charge. The negative ions neutralize these positive ions so they can no longer be airborne.

Reduce Toxic Effects of EMFs—The negative ions produced by salt lamps are thought to reduce the toxic effects of EMFs. EMFs are electromagnetic frequencies and these are emitted from our electronic devices. Growing research shows that the high levels of EMFs in our living environment contribute to disease.

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