A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Himalayan Salt: “Release that which is not serving your physical body. Cleanse your energy field by removing energetic debris that is dulling your light.”
Common Healing Properties of Himalayan Salt:
- Removes psychic debris from your energy body
- Assists you in releasing that which no longer serves you
- Promotes general cleansing and purification
- Enhances feelings of peace and calming
- Increases feelings of happiness
- Encourages rest and relaxation
Associated Chakras: All
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio
Elements: Earth, Fire
Companion Flowers: Falling Stars
Companion Essential Oil: Bay Laurel
Companion Stone: Blue Hemimorphite
Common Origins: Himalayan Mountain region of Pakistan
Notes: A form of Halite (Rock Salt). The health benefits of Himalayan Salt are hotly debated, but no definitive scientific evidence has been found to support the claims that items like Salt Lamps or Spa Salt Caves have any proven effect on wellness.
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The staff at my new age shop, Mimosa Books & Gifts, had this to share:
Himalayan Salt (also called Tibetan salt) is a fossilized sea salt that formed from marine deposits over 250 million years ago. In its most prized form, this salt is hand-mined and unrefined, and still contains some remnants of ancient sea life. This pink salt is mostly sold on the gourmet and health food markets, valued for the trace minerals that give it that rosy color. Most of the pink salt we see comes from the Himalayan foothills in Pakistan. Himalayan salt has a tradition of metaphysical use as well, though it’s all either very general or recent. All salts are used in purification, and many people like to use the Himalayan kind as a bath salt or massage stone.
Salts are protective, too, with different types varying in their “specialty.” Himalayan pink salt is especially suitable for protecting the home and family. Beyond these basic properties, though, there’s little tradition of using this salt in its region of origin. In Tibet and India, it is black salt that has a long tradition in medicine, as everything from an ingredient in healing yak butter tea to a component of Ayurvedic medicine.
Some Tibetan black salt looks dark red, but it is volcanic in origin, and so has a different range of trace minerals than the lighter salt. Of course, we can enjoy using pink salt for protection, massage, in lamps and candle holders, and in small amounts on food. But when most of the properties associated with something are very recent, it’s a good idea to take what you hear with a grain of — sorry — salt. Some excessive and far-fetched claims have been made about this product.
Metaphysical Uses of Himalayan Salt:
Use at any chakra for general cleansing and purification, peace and calming, healthy aging, goodwill, and thyroid support. This mineral combines the energies of the sun, the earth, the stars, and the primordial sea.
About Himalayan Salt Lamps:
Himalayan Salt Lamps use an ancient form of salt to protect against a very modern problem: the spread of positive ions in our indoor spaces, due to the proliferation of electronic devices in our homes and offices. Positive ions can come from computers, air conditioners, appliances, and many other sources, and have been associated with low energy levels and depression in humans.
The idea behind the salt lamp is that the salt attracts moisture, which the warm bulb or candle inside transforms into happy negative ions that neutralize the bad positive ones. Negative ions are a natural therapy for treating illness and improving health. Our research has us concluding that most credible sources agree that salt lamps don’t actually release a large enough number of negative ions to make this claim plausible, but that the warm colors and natural glow of the lamps can be a natural mood enhancer. Himalayan salt comes in various shades of pink, from peachy to dark salmon, colors that indicate the presence of the many minerals mixed in with the basic halite.
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