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Himalayan Sole Water Benefits-A Mineral Packed Hydration Drink!

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Sole water is easy to make and full of health benefits on a cellular level. It is an incredibly hydrating drink that has other significant positive benefits that can improve overall health. Read on to find out how easy it is to incorporate this ritual into your daily routine. This one positive change could be the missing element in your optimal health!

What is Sole Water?

Sole water, also known as solé water, is water saturated with unrefined sea salt.  It’s a mixture of 3/4 purified water and 1/4 Himalayan salt in a glass jar. It is to be consumed daily. Sole contains a hearty helping of minerals, 84 to be exact.

Sole water was introduced by the book Water and Salt: The Essence of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreria. This book talks about the power of Himalayan salt and explores pink Himalayan salt clinical studies. Below is a quote from a review and summary of this book. I found it hugely informative about the power of salt and water….

The authors state that food and water have to be vital and living for them to be a source of usable energy. Water and salt, the primary elements of all life, are inseparable and salt is described as the white gold of the earth. The combining of salt and water produces a unique ionized product, different to, and over and above, the sum of salt and water, which when saturated (26% salt saturation level or holding optimum energy/information), the authors call sole (pronounced so-lay). Specified daily amounts of sole are recommended but it is the regular intake of the sole that ensures the availability of consistent energy information. The word sole means ‘liquid sunlight’ or ‘liquid light energy’. This sole is not only a life-giving essential daily nutrient but also the Rolls Royce of natural medicine for internal and external dis-ease states. Sole redresses imbalance and restores over (hyper) or under (hypo) deviations from the norm. It also initiates cellular detoxification.

Sole water is made by dissolving a large amount of pink Himalayan salt in filtered water. Each morning you take a teaspoon and add it to your water. You can also take it throughout the day as an electrolyte boost. 

The mineral content of sole water is said to improve sleep, mood, hydration and even allergies all though there are no formal studies that drinking sole has benefits. However, there is much research done on unrefined, pure salt intake and how the human body responds positively to it. 

It’s suggested that sole water balances your body’s positively and negatively charged ions, such as sodium and other minerals, which let necessary elements and signals in and out of cells.

I’m all about healthy habits.  I post about many different daily habits such as an Apple Cider Vinegar DrinkBee PollenLemon Water and THIS smoothie but do I do all of these everyday?  Unfortunately no.  I could and should but there are only so many hours in a day, right?  Well, I’ll tell you one daily habit I’ve gotten into lately that is so quick and easy but so incredibly beneficial. 

I drink Himalayan sole water every morning. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and it was recommended to up my iodine intake. Himalayan salt is full of vital minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and potassium. It’s also a good source of iodine! 

Essential minerals are all so beneficial for a healthy body and when they are depleted, unpleasant symptoms can arise. 

Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency:

First, what exactly is a mineral?  A mineral is an inorganic, non living substance found in soil and water. Our bodies don’t produce minerals but we need them to survive. In order to obtain minerals, we must get them from our diet. 

Minerals come from soil.  We should be getting minerals from the veggies grown in soil and from animal meat that feed off of the grass from soil. Unfortunately, these days our soil is so corrupt with chemicals like pesticides. This is why choosing organic produce is important. Organic foods such as leafy greens, whole milk, yogurt, cucumbers, avocados and melons are high in minerals. Bone broth is another excellent source of minerals. Coconut water and healthy electrolyte drinks are good sources as well. 

Unrefined salt is an easy way to increase your mineral intake.  Common symptoms of a mineral deficiency are…

  • Low energy
  • Constipation and bloating
  • Numbness and tingling in the hand/fingers and feet/toes
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • White marks on fingernails
  • Cuts and bruises heal slowly
  • Stinky feet
  • Yeast infections and fungus overgrowth
  • Food cravings like dirt and paper
  • Muscle cramps

What causes a mineral deficiency? According to Deliciously Organic (a fantastic source especially for adrenal and thyroid support), stress is the main factor. Stress lowers stomach acid. When stomach acid is low, digestion slows and food isn’t broken down properly. When food isn’t broken down the body can’t absorb the minerals and nutrients efficiently. 

There are so many issues that come from being mineral deficient and the majority of us are severely depleted.    Other factors that make it hard for our bodies to obtain minerals are antacids, pharmaceuticals, cortisone, birth control pills, coffee, alcohol, hormone imbalances and sugar.  Luckily, another viable source of minerals is Pink Himalayan Salt!!

The Benefits of Healthy Salt:

Believe it or not, our bodies actually need salt to function.  It is a vital part of what keeps us healthy.  Below is a list I compiled of all the ways our bodies can benefit from daily salt intake-

  • Improves hydration in the body. Your body needs salt in order to hydrate effectively. 
  • Helps to balance the body’s pH and helps transport nutrients to the cells.
  • Improves metabolic health. Studies have shown that low salt diets can make conditions like insulin resistance worse yet high sodium diets are linked to metabolic syndrome. 
  • Improves digestion-The chloride in salt helps produce stomach acid as well as supports the transport of nutrients in the small intestines. 
  • Improves sleep
  • Nervous system support
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves blood sugar levels
  • Helps bone strength
  • Improves circulation

Why Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is My First Choice:

  • Unrefined
  • Uncontaminated by pollutants or chemicals.
  • Contains 84 trace elements
  • Contains minerals such as potassium and magnesium
  • It’s 100% natural allowing our body to benefit from it’s composition rather then fight to metabolize it.
  • It is the highest grade of natural salt

The Difference Between Table Salt and Pink Himalayan Salt:

Table salt is 95% sodium chloride and 5% chemicals.  That 5% contains chemical iodine, aluminum and fluoride!  Not to mention it is also bleached, made from GMO corn and contains anti-caking ingredients. Table Salt is basically the chemical form of real salt.  Our bodies don’t recognize it.  In order for your body to metabolize table salt, it must spend a large amount of energy.  Inorganic sodium chloride can screw up the water content in your body, making you dehydrated and in turn causing digestive issues like constipation and bloating. ‘

So why does table salt cause water retention? Basically your body’s water molecules are needed to metabolize table salt.  All your water is wasted on trying to get rid of this chemical from your body.   Eventually, this can cause cellulite, arthritis and kidney stones!  Table salt is stripped of any nutritional value.  Because of the unhealthy chemicals added to preserve, bleach and avoid clumping, it can build up in your body and cause major issues.

Related Post: The Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Sole

How to Make Sole Water:

Sole water is easy to make.  You simply get a glass jar or Tupperware with a non-metal lid (salt reacts with metal) fill the glass container 1/4 full with Himalayan Pink Salt and fill the rest with purified water.  Allow to sit overnight so that the salt can permeate the water. Keep adding more salt each morning until there is undissolved salt left on the bottom of the jar-this means your sole water is fully saturated. You don’t have to grind your salt either-chunk form is perfectly fine! 

First thing in the morning, take 1 teaspoon of sole in a glass of water (purified/filtered) at room temperature on an empty stomach. Do not use a metal spoon!

Be sure you always have a layer of salt at the bottom of your container-this means the water is fully saturated.  If there is no salt then your water might need more salt.

Benefits of Drinking Sole Daily:

  • Provides the body with 84 minerals that the body can hold onto for 24 hours.
  • Balances the bodies pH
  • Normalizes high blood pressure
  • Balances blood sugar
  • Helps the absorption of food particles in the intestines
  • Increases circulation
  • Thyroid support
  • Supports adrenal glands
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Clears congestion and relieves itchy throat
  • Helps rid the body of heavy metals such as mercury, led and amalgam
  • Relieves water retention
  • Supports healthy hormone balance
  • Improves concentration levels

Where to Get the Best Himalayan Salt:

Pure pink Himalayan salt is typically from the Punjab region of Pakistan. It is found in the Himalayan foothills. 

Most sea salts you find in the grocery store seem to be a healthy alternative to table salt but that has turned out to be false.  Sadly, our oceans have become dumping grounds for toxic poisons like mercury, PCBs and dioxin.  Sea salt companies now must refine their salt in order to filter out these toxins.  Refined sea salt taxes your body’s water supply because it’s just not the natural source it used to be that your body will recognize.

I get THIS brand of pink Himalayan Salt. 

Related Post: The Benefits of an Epsom Salt Bath

Sole Water Hack:

Another way to incorporate the benefits pink Himalayan sea salt has on the body is by adding a pinch of salt to your water throughout the day. This practice can be a highly beneficial way to reap the benefits of unrefined salt. Whether you prefer to make a concentrated solution of sole and add it to your water every morning or add a small amount of salt to your water on a daily basis, both methods are great ways to get health improving salt into your system. 

As you can see, this simple habit is a home run.  The benefits are vast!  I’ve been drinking sole for over a week now and I can attest to improved sleep and improved digestion.  This by far, is the easiest thing we can do for such a high return of benefits.

One last tip: I have digestion issues.  Very possibly I don’t produce enough stomach acid to properly digest food.  This is a very common issue.  If there is not enough stomach acid to digest the salt then it’s pointless.  I have been taking and enzyme supplement after I drink my sole each morning.  Go HERE for that.  It might not be totally necessary-it just depends on the person.

I’m so excited about this info. and I hope you found it exciting too!  While I try hard to get a green smoothie, exercise, take supplements and drink 90 ounces of water daily, I often fall short.  Taking care of your body can be a full time job!  I get pumped when I can find something that isn’t going to take up time and money but is going to benefit my body.  This for sure is it!!

xx, Jenni

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Pink Himalayan Salt in a bowl plus a bowl of sole water.

 

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

20 thoughts on “Himalayan Sole Water Benefits-A Mineral Packed Hydration Drink!”

  1. Great news! I am so happy to hear of another way to get my minerals. I have two questions. Can you use the fine ground salt and if so is it the same proportions. Oops more than 2! How long can you keep adding water and and have the same effect? Is there a 1 dose ratio using the fine ground and water? Thank you!

    1. Narita-I’ve been using mine for over 2 weeks and I still have the salt at the bottom. I haven’t had to do anything but drink it. I think it’s not so much about proportions as it is that you just need to make sure your water is fully saturated with the salt-and this is the case as long as you have a bit of salt left on the bottom. The water can only hold so much salt so once it’s full-you’re good. That’s why you want the salt in the bottom to let you know your waters is full of salt and ready.
      And yes, you can use the grounded, chunks or rocks! Whatever is easiest!
      Hope this helps!

  2. I made a quart-sized mason jars worth……at 1t per day, it’s going to last forever…….will it stay good until it’s used up? (I’m assuming that means once I get down to the salt at the bottom and there is no more Sole). I’m so excited….I’m only on day 4 and my energy level and focus has improved greatly! Thank you!!!

  3. Hiya Jenni!
    I have been researching dark circles under my eyes for quite a while now. In doing this research was how I started making my own natural skin care. Lots of research, trial recipes but no results except using a better concealer (bought tarte @ 30% sale -VG). I have had bouts with insomnia, but currently I’m getting enough sleep & still deep dark circles. I look kinda scary sometimes. Well, add another benefit to your list of accolades for Sole! I’ve been drinking Sole for a good week now & I was shocked on about the 5th day I looked in the mirror & no dark circles! The other night I didn’t sleep well & the next morning I did have some circles, but the next morning none! Finally, a remedy for my dark circles – Thank you, Jenni, so much for sharing this information! All the best to you!

    1. Melody-Not a silly question! I do believe you do get benefits from eating Himalayan salt on your food as well as taking detox baths with it. I believe getting in the habit of sole daily is more beneficial though-I’m sure it has something to do with absorption and the water but I’m not actually sure. I’ll look into this!

  4. Hi! I’m confused what part of the sole to mix with drinking water? Is it the salt crystal part of the water part? Thank you

  5. Hi Jenni,
    I just now found this post, read through it and started following you on Pinterest. I must ask you though. While reading this post you said you drink 500 gallons of water daily. I was shocked. How can that be possible? Is this a typo? Please let me know how much water you do actually drink daily. Thank you.

    1. Sandy-I’m dying laughing-No I don’t drink 500 gallons!! I can’t believe no one has caught that! I don’t even drink 500 ounces-I can’t imagine what I meant to put there. I aim to drink 90 ounces but typically get more around 60 ounces. Sorry for that typo-I’ll get that fixed! I’m still laughing!

      1. I’m laughing my bud off!!! I’ve been making Sole’ for quite some time now! I keep it in a glass jar outside, in the presence of the sun.

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