Himalayan salt is also known as halite that is mined from the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range. The salt has a pinkish color with clear to white crystals within it. The salt consists of sodium chloride and is rich with over 80 other essential minerals and trace minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and copper. The properties of the salt make it a great natural exfoliant for impurities on the skin as well as a remineralizing agent that nourishes the skin.
Himalayan salt is used as a healthier alternative to table salt. It is also commonly used in bath products such as bath salts. Large crystal rock chunks were once popularized as lamps that give an ambient glow to release a soothing atmosphere. The mineral enriched salt has many benefits in cosmetic applications, such as drawing out toxins from the skin and stimulating blood circulation. Himalayan salt is superior to relieving muscle aches and relaxing muscle stiffness compared to other salts. On the skin, it also helps restore the natural chemical balance of the skin making it great for people with psoriasis and eczema.