Crystal Salt Use16.10.2008
by Life Enthusiast Staff
|Salt Brine||Fill a glass container, preferably one that can be closed and opened easily, with crystal salt rocks and cover them with pure spring water. After several hours you will obtain a brine solution with a salt part of approximately 26%. The salt crystals will stop dissolving further and the concentration will remain the same as long as there are rock crystals present. The brine solution can be topped up with water until all crystals have dissolved completely. This brine solution is absolutely sterile and germ-free. It can therefore be stored for years in a closed glass container without it changing or decomposing.|
|Tooth brushing||It is recommended to brush one's teeth daily with brine solution. This harmonizes over-acidity, soothes gum bleeding and reduces periodontal diseases, bad breath, etc.|
|Brine drinking cure||Daily drinking of natural crystal salt brine solution can be, in many ways, an invaluable help. Take anywhere from one drop to a teaspoon of brine solution in a glass of pure spring water on an empty stomach in the morning. After that, it is very important to drink lots of water throughout the day.|
|Natural crystal salt in the kitchen||Used to season food.|
|Brine bath||A brine bath is regenerating and vitalizing for the skin. It has been known for a long time that brine baths are a precious, health-inducing support against skin diseases, rheumatism, a tendency toward infections and for strengthening the immune system, as well as for detoxifying the body.|
|Crystal salt bag||A heated crystal salt bag can be used to alleviate many painful situations. Heat the bag in the oven, and place it over the area of concern until it cools.|
|Crystal brine peloid face mask||This peloid mask rejuvenates and firms the skin. Skin blemishes disappear and natural regeneration of the skin is promoted.|
|Salt crystal lamps and tea lights||These decorative lights can be used in living and working spaces to improve room air quality, which is decisive for your well-being. The warming lamp surface attracts humidity, which then builds a beneficial ion field. In addition, the lamps generate a very pleasant light.|
Before you begin self-therapy, please consult your licenced health practitioner.
|Crystal salt forms:||Uses and Applications:|
|Rocks||Used for making a brine solution|
|Fine Grain||Used as a food seasoning and for making a brine solution|
|Coarse Grain||Used in table salt mills or commercial kitchens|
|Bath Salt||Used for whole or partial brine baths|
|Salt Bags||Used for hot or cold external applications|
|Peloid (loose in a glass container)||Applied as a cleansing face mask|
|Peloid (one-portion sachets)||Applied as a cleansing face mask, away from home|
|Lamps and Tea Lights||Used for beneficial room climate balancing and pleasant lighting|
Moon Phase Baths
Full Moon Bath - On the day of the full moon the body's absorption potential is at it's peak. At full moon, the body will absorb the most minerals from the salt bath. Weak points are harmonized and the body's own energy flow is activated.
New Moon Bath - At new moon, the body's capacity for detoxification is at its highest. This is a perfect time for a cleansing salt bath. The saltwater bath has a deslagging effect, similar to a three-day fast. Weight adjustment and decontamination of the body are supported.
Application: For both moon rhythm baths, add 1 kg (2 lbs) of crystal salts in your bathtub with enough water to dissolve the crystals. After the salt crystals are dissolved, fill the tub with hot bath water (approx. body temperature). Don't use any chemical substance in this special bath. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes in the brine. You can experience this saltwater bath to be exactly as floating in the original embryonic solution. After the bath do not towel or rub dry but let the skin air dry naturally.
Brine Drinking Therapy - Loosely fill a closable glass container (Mason jar) with several of the crystal salt chunks. Add energized water, completely filling the vessel. After several hours look to see if the salt crystals have completely dissolved. Add more crystals until the water can no longer dissolve any more salt. Some salt crystals will sit at the bottom of the jar without dissolving. At this point the solution will have become saturated at 26%, and ready to use as sole. The 26% concentration now remains stable. The glass can be refilled again and again with water and salt, continuing this process. Each morning, mix and drink one teaspoon (5 ml) of the brine in 8 oz (250 ml) of energized water. The brine can also be used undiluted for tooth brushing, and as a mouth wash to reduce gum bleeding.
Body Peeling - Do you feel tired and without energy? Make some time and treat yourself to a full body peeling. First take a shower with warm water to open the pores. A body peeling made from a mixture of pure Himalayan salt and oil is ideal for de-toxification. You will achieve the same purifying effect as going on a several day fast. At the same time you will receive an energy boost due to the high concentration of minerals in the salt mixture. The peeling will also enhance the blood circulation in your skin.
Directions for Use: In a little bowl, mix 3.5 Tbs. (50 ml) of pure Himalayan crystal salt with 1 Tbs. (15 ml) of jojoba, rosehip, primrose or other good oil and a quarter tsp (1 ml) of 100% pure essential oil (lavender, or other to suit your taste). Stir the mixture until it is smooth. Lie down on a bath towel and rub your whole body with this mixture. You can enjoy deeper relaxation if somebody else does this for you. Wrap yourself in the towel then cover yourself with a blanket. Keep the peeling for about half an hour. You will experience a warm flow throughout your body which shows that the body cells began their work. Rinse off the peeling with warm water and gently pat dry your skin. Don't rub it dry. The oil will remain on your skin and make it soft and velvety.
Arthritis and Gout
On an empty stomach, drink 1 tsp. of brine (see making brine) with good quality water.
Continue drinking good quality water throughout the day, at least 2 to 3 quarts. Make a cold brine poultice of pure brine solution (26%) and apply it to your infected areas. Wrap with dry cloth bandage.
- On an empty stomach, drink 1 tsp. of brine with good quality water.
- Continue drinking good quality water throughout the day, at least 2 to 3 quarts
- Make a warm water brine poultice, a warm as you feel comfortable with. The concentration of the brine would be at least 10% or 1/2 oz salt to every 4 oz. of water.
- Fill a linen or cotton bag with salt crystals and heat it in the oven to 125 -140° F. Put the heated bag directly on your aching joint or other sore body area for 20 min. If you have joint pains in you hands and feet, you can also bath them with a more concentrated brine solution, starting at 10%. Water at body temperature (97° F) is ideal for this bath.
- On an empty stomach, drink 1 tsp. of saturated brine in a tall glass of good quality water.
- Continue drinking good quality water throughout the day, at least 2 to 3 quarts.
- Inhalation therapy once or twice a day with a 3% brine solution for 10 -15 minutes. (1 oz salt for every quart of water.
Directions for Brine Inhalation
Heat 4-8 quarts of water until boiling. Add the salt (1 oz. for each quart of water) and let it dissolve. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapors, keeping your face far enough away from the hot steam so as not to burn yourself.
A poultice made of brine (brine poultice) - Open wound injuries should only be treated with a diluted solution of 1/2 oz. crystal salt diluted in 1/2 cup water. If you use a higher ratio, the injury will create a burning feeling. Use only quality, non-carbonated mineral water to treat the open wounds. Take sterile gauze, soak it in the brine solution, rinse it and apply it on the wound. Then wrap a dry cloth around it.
De-tox, Flu and Fever Relief
Dip a clean cotton shirt in a 3% brine solution – 2 T (60 ml) of crystal salt diluted in 1 Quart (1 liter) of water. Soak the shirt thoroughly and put it on. Cover (wrap) yourself in a dry towel and lay in bed (covered with your blanket.) After about half an hour you will start sweating. You can support the effect by drinking a cup of Linden blossom tea. Stay in bed for 60 to 90 minutes. Take off your shirt and shower. Lie down for one hour to rest.
This procedure is an excellent detoxification tool and activates the metabolism. The brine shirt shows excellent results with high temperature viral conditions. In such cases it is better than the brine bath.
Brine Soaked Socks - This procedure has a similar effect as the shirt but is especially helpful when you suffer from cold feet and gout. Soak a pair of clean cotton socks in a 3-5% brine solution – 2-4 Tbs. of crystal salt diluted in 1 Quart of water. Wring the sock thoroughly and put them on. Wrap your feet in a dry towel. Leave it on for about one hour. Rest a while after you remove the salty socks.
Healthy teeth and gums are not only visually appealing but also very important for our overall health. Pure Himalayan crystal salt is excellent for dental hygiene. Most common tooth problems derive from an over acidic condition in the mouth and throat. The salt will build up a pH neutral mouth flora and will help protect your tooth enamel.
How to use: Brush your teeth every morning with concentrated brine. Press the brine through your teeth with the help of your tongue. Gargle with brine for about three minutes, then spit it out.
Psoriasis appears mostly at adulthood. An alkaline diet and the abstinence from animal proteins are the foundation for every treatment plan. Especially good for psoriasis are fresh or frozen vegetables (not Brussels sprouts or artichokes), salads, mushrooms, fresh fruits, potatoes and all root vegetables, cold pressed olive oil, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, non carbonated water and herb teas.
Even without following this diet you can still experience the beneficial effects of salt therapy. Traditional medicine has recognized the healing power of salt for Psoriasis for quite a long time. For severe cases, the only cure for patients is a treatment in the Dead Sea which contains the highest salt concentration in the world. But as one cannot indulge in such baths for ever, and without lifestyle changes the symptoms return.
Treating your psoriasis at home - Every morning, on an empty stomach, drink a glass of water with 1 tsp of brine water. Drink 2 -3 quarts of energized water during the day. Take a brine bath 2 times a week for 10-20 minutes. Start with a 3% brine concentration (6 lbs/ 3 kg of pure Himalayan crystal salt dissolved in a full bath tub). Gradually increase the concentration up to 8% with your next baths. The brine bath will not only moisturize your skin, it will help stop inflammations.
A highly concentrated brine bath is a strain on your body and more so with higher temperature. Use a temperature that feels comfortable to you, and not more than the body temperature of 98.6° F. You can achieve greater effect by letting the sun dry you off, 5-10 minutes will be sufficient. The parts of the body that are more infected than others, like elbows and knees, can be massaged with the concentrated 26% brine solution.
Herpes sores can be very painful, annoying and persistent. The herpes virus remains in our nervous system and when our immune system is weakened, the virus can multiply at an explosive rate and form these very well known blisters. Once they appear, the usual remedies offer little relief. Try some Himalayan crystal salt. The intake of the brine water will strengthen your immune system.
- On an empty stomach, drink 1 tsp. of brine with energized water.
- Continue drinking energized water throughout the day, at least 2 to 3 quarts
- Apply some pure, concentrated brine solution (26%) directly to the infected blister with a cotton swab every hour.