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The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Chances are Himalayan Salt has made it into your home in some way or another. Maybe you’ve used it in cooking or maybe you’ve enjoyed the soft amber glow of a Himalayan salt lamp. But there are so many more amazing benefits to be had!

Soothing Bath Salts

The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

For those of us adults who actually get the chance to luxuriate in a bath, it can be an incredibly relaxing experience. Himalayan bath salts can make the experience even better. They are incredibly mineral rich and natural. Himalayan salts can help soothe skin suffering from eczema and also help ease muscle pain. Plus the salt is good for skin and help it feel soft and smooth. You can even combine them with essential oils to maximize the benefits.

Another fantastic use for  Himalayan salt is as a scrub! Use it to help remove dead skin cells, smooth out rough patches or even just prep for shaving.  Check out a few of our favorite DIYs that you can use during your bath or shower routine.

Salt Inhaler

The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

A salt inhaler is probably one of the lesser known ways to use Himalayan Salt, but it shouldn’t be overlooked! It can help bring down inflammation and ease breathing. But how does it work? Basically, when you breathe through a Himalayan salt inhaler, moisture present in the air you breathe gathers microscopic particles of Himalayan salt from the inhaler and brings them to your lung. This, in turn, helps brings down inflammation by moistening mucus membranes in your lungs.

Check out Plant Therapy’s Salt Inhaler as an easy way to enjoy natural relief for breathing issues.

Passive Diffusion

The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Lastly, Himalayan Salt makes for a great method of passive diffusion. It’s natural and it’s beautiful to look at. Just put a small amount in a decorative bowl or dish, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, and enjoy!

105 thoughts on “The Benefits of Himalayan Salt”

  1. I get a number of colds/flus in the winter, but this helps immeasurably – try using your inhaler 2 – 3 times a day and you will see a difference !

  2. I just bought some and am going to try the passive diffusion. Thinking of using the empty Oui yogurt glass container with some of my favorite oils and the Pink Himalayan salt. I think it will smell nice as well as look pretty.

  3. thank you for this article. I have been curious about Himalayan salt. Is there a difference in therapeutic properties of bath salts, magnesium salts and pink Himalayan sea salt?

    1. Epsom Salt is a compound of Magnesium Sulfate. Magnesium Salts is a compound of Magnesium Chloride. They have some similar properties but Magnesium Salts absorb better topically than Epsom salts.

      The magnesium salts are not actually a salt but a mineral. Himalayan salt is a true salt and contains sodium chloride and various other minerals. You can use Himalayan salt in place of the others and still enjoy the benefits discussed in the article.

  4. Great information! I love using my salt inhaler and use it every night. I found that it helps with restless leg too.

  5. These are great ideas, especially the inhaler! I’ve been thinking about getting some, but I wasn’t quite sure of all the things I could do with it. Thanks!

  6. I just bought a bag of salt last week and used it on my warmer with Palmarosa. Smells wonderful. I can’t wait to try more recipes from your post.

  7. I recently started using the Himalayan salt as a passive diffusion with germ fighter. Hoping it helps fight off any minor illnesses that come my way.

  8. I bought my daughter the salt inhaler you sell and it has helped her so much with her allergies. She now uses it twice a day and it helps keep her allergies under control. She is so happy to have it.

  9. Just starting using salt in my wax warmer with a few drops of EO and I love it! Also, I have bad allergies and sometimes breathing problems so I’m excited to try the salt inhaler!

  10. We’ve really struggled with seasonal allergies in our home this year. I should add a salt inhaler to our routine & see if it helps.

  11. This is great. Bought the himalayan salt inhaler recently to help with my allergies and I didn’t know you could add essential oils to the salt for inhaling! Very helpful article and replies.

  12. Great ideas! I have wanted to try the salt inhaler for quite a while, and I really like the passive diffusion option too!

  13. Plant therapy’s salt inhaler is on my wish list! I have heard so many wonderful things about it can’t wait to try it!

  14. I love the flavor of Himalayan Pink Salt in my cooking, but I would love to get some to try with my oils!

  15. I use Himalayan salt for my cooking because i heard its better for high blood pressure, and i have the salt inhaler as well, but i never thought to try it in the bath…i wonder how much you would use?

    1. Hi Laura, that’s a great question! I typically use around 2 ounces of Himalayan Salt in the bath. Just make sure that if you’re adding essential oils that you also use a gentle body wash or castile soap to dilute your essential oils 🙂

  16. Can help with inflammation? Sold!!!
    I’ve heard of some people putting the HS and oils in wax melters and put a real light under it. Is there a benefit to hearing the HS, or is it just to bring out the smell of the essential oils?

  17. I have never heard of a salt inhaler until I read this article. I know how healing salt is so I am excited about trying this out.

  18. I grew up on salt lamps and scrubs. I still have salt lamps and I do need to make time for salt scrubs. I am missing out!

  19. I had some but now am all out. I’ll have to go get some more. These ideas sound great. I’ve also heard of using them in a wax warmer.

  20. I love Himalayan salt scrubs. Interested to know more about the passive diffusion. Any recipes or pointers on how to use? Ie how much EO to mix with how much salt? And how long it lasts?

    1. I would use 3-4 drops and refresh it as needed. Citrus oils will evaporate faster than other oils while others will stick around a while longer. How long it lasts will vary depending on the oil and how much air it is exposed to

  21. I used himalay pink salts one night because I was out of Epsom salt in my bath. Afterwards I noticed a bit of a difference from using the Epsom salts. I will be using some of these recipes for sure.

  22. I’ve been using an inhaler with Himalayan salt, lavender and peppermint. It has done wonders for my allergies. I love it!

  23. This is a wonderful article. I love using Himalayan salt in my cooking, but also in the other ways described above. I enjoy using my salt inhaler and always include the coarse variety when making personal inhalers.

  24. I seen somewhere to add eo to it and warm in a wax warmer i have some ready to use but havent yet. I love the salt inhaler from plant therapy but need to be more consistent with using it. Thanks for the info!

  25. Once again PT you have broaden by knowledge and given me more ideas to try. We did purchase the PT inhaler last November and it really does make a difference. Would highly recommend!

  26. Recently purchased salt inhalers for my husband and me. Helping with the seasonal allergy symptoms.aaaa

  27. Thank you for the information. Right now I use Himalayan salt when I am fasting to keep my electrolyte levels stable.

  28. Thanks for sharing the benefits of Himalayan Salt! I’m going to have to try out some of the recipes linked!

  29. I can’t wait to try the passive diffusion. As for the bath, does this work similarly to epsom salts for muscle pain relief?

    1. It does! Plus when you combine it with essential oils (like the Rejuvenating Bath Salts), you get added benefits!

  30. What a great idea passive defusing is, wish I had thought of it, but PT to the rescue! Going to try the recipes this week!

  31. I use salt lamps in my home. The idea of using the salts as a passive diffuser is interesting. Shall give it a try. Thank you for the great tips given and the many ways I can use the hilmalaya salts with my favorite oils.

  32. Can’t wait to try this stuff! You hear great things about a product or something but have no idea how to use it! Thank you!!

  33. I just mixed up a recipe yesterday using these and it worked GREAT. It was my first DIY and the passive diffusion is better than I expected. I hope you guys know how helpful and instructional your blog posts are! So glad to be a part of the PT family!

  34. I hadn’t thought about using Himalayan salt for passive diffusion. Thanks PT for all the great ideas. Such a wonderful resource!

  35. I haven’t tried other ways aside from a salt bath soak, but I am so intrigued to try the inhaled versions!

  36. Thank you for the reminder to actually use the salt inhaler I bought! I am also interested in trying some of the bath salts recipes!

  37. Great recipes! I saw in SEOR Facebook group suggestion to fill empty essential oil bottles for passive diffusion – awesome and practical idea.

  38. I enjoyed reading this article. I bought some of this salt and then put it with my oily supplies and never used it. I cant wait to try the suggestions mentioned here.

  39. We use this to finish our food for the micronutrients. Good to know there are even more benefits, I’ll be trying some in my next inhaler. Great info! Thank you.

  40. Now I know what to do with the huge bag of coarse salt in my pantry! I just have to go and find the perfect bowl to put it in to diffuse some oils in my bathroom.

  41. I used Himalayan Salt in a foot scrub for my hubby today & he loved it! Will be making inhalers this week for people at work. Found some tiny bowls at Hobby Lobby on clearance; planning to fill them w/Himalayan Salt & add a few drops of essential oils for an activity at work. Thanks for the great info!

  42. I have a salt lamp in my home and love it. I am intrigued by the salt inhaler suggestions. I can’t wait to try it.

  43. I bought the PT salt inhaler and have used it for a couple of weeks off and on. I don’t seem to notice any difference. Is it something I just have to trust is having a positive effect?

  44. My husband has had really good luck getting his seasonal allergies under control just by sucking on a small chunk of himalayan rock salt.

  45. I had read somewhere that if you have medium/bigger sized chunks of Himalayan sea salt you can add them into your plastics or metal inhalers for extra benefits and I thought that was such a great idea!

  46. I just bought some but haven’t used it yet. Great ideas from scrubs, to bath bombs to inhalers. Thank you.

    1. Hi Niki! Yes that would in theory work, though I haven’t personally tried it. Sea salt needs to be warmed up to get the full benefits, and you can add 1-2 drops of EO’s to a small bowl of salts and use as a passive diffuser.

  47. I’ve wanted to start incorporating HS in my life, after reading this I will do just that, thank you Plant Therapy for another informative blog post!

  48. Wonderful recipes! Definitely going to try a scrub. Also going to put it in my bath tonight instead of Epsom salt

  49. I have some of this and can’t wait to try these suggestions. But I am having trouble with the bath salts links. They all say page not found.

    1. Thank you for catching that! All the links have been updated, so you shouldn’t have any problems.

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