I’m all about healthy habits. I post about many different daily habits such as an Apple Cider Vinegar Drink, Bee Pollen, Lemon 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 my Himalayan sole every morning. Himalayan Salt is full of minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and potassium. These minerals are all so beneficial for a healthy body and when they are depleted, unpleasant symptoms can arise.
Go HERE for a more in-depth look at the benefits of Himalayan Salt.
Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency:
- Low energy
- Constipation and bloating
- Numbness and tingling in the hand/fingers and feet/toes
- Loss of appetite
- Irregular heart beat
- White marks on fingernails
- Cuts and bruises heal slowly
- Stinky feet
- Yeast infections and fungus overgrowth
- Food cravings like dirt and paper
- Leg cramps
There are so many issues that come from being mineral deficient and the majority of us are severely depleted. The thing with minerals is that our bodies can not produce them, they can only obtain them from outside sources. 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. It all comes back to the circle of life, huh? Unfortunately, these days our soil is so corrupt with chemicals like pesticides. Other factors that make it hard for our bodies to obtain minerals are antacids, low stomach acid, pharmaceuticals, cortisone, birth control pills, coffee, alcohol, hormone imbalances and sugar. Luckily, another viable source is Pink Himalayan Salt!!
What is Sole?
Sole is water saturated with unrefined salt. It’s a mixture of 3/4 purified water and 1/4 Himalayan salt in a glass container. It is to be consumed daily. Sole contains a hearty helping of minerals, 84 to be exact.
It’s so easy to make. You simple get a jar or Tupperware with a plastic lid (salt reacts with metal) fill the glass container 1/4 full with Himalayan Salt and fill the rest with purified water. Allow to sit overnight so that the salt can permeate the water. You don’t have to grind your salt either-chunk form is perfectly fine!
First thing in the morning, take 1 tsp. of sole in a glass of purified/filtered water at room temperature.
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 blood pressure
- Balances blood sugar
- Helps the absorption of food particles in the intestines
- Increases circulation
- Thyroid support
- Adrenal support
- Improves sleep
- Improves bone health
- Clears congestion and relieves itchy throat
- Helps rid the body of heavy metals such as mercury, led and amalgam
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 bod. This for sure is it!!
I buy my pink Himalayan salt from Tropical Traditions. Find it HERE. You can find it on Amazon HERE as well as at Mountain Rose Herb HERE. I’ve tried both brands and approve!
This is great! I need adrenal support and help with digestion and I will give it a try! Thank you!
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!
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!
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!!!
Cindy! That’s great! It will stay good forever! I’m feeling good too-I haven’t missed a day since I started! It’s just too easy to not do!
I have started this and am excited to see the benefits. Just wondering do I keep at room temperature or refrigerate?
Colette-I keep mine at room temp. Cold temps even in the water you add mess with your bodies absorption of the minerals!
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!
Laura-Thanks for sharing!!!! This is awesome! I absolutely love drinking sole every morning. It’s remedied several things for me as well! It’s just too easy!!
This may be a silly question, but can you still get the same benefits by just cooking/using Himalayan Salt?
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!
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
Hi Karen! It’s the water part.
Where can I find a list of what the 84 minerals are?
Kathi-Hi! I found the list HERE. It’s at the very bottom.
Hi! Can distilled water be used?
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.
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!
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.