Drinking Himalayan Salt

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Today marks the beginning of Nutrition and Hydration Week so I thought what better time to pop a blog post up about the benefits of drinking Himalayan Salt water.

Sole, pronounced Solay, is Himalayan Salt placed in a glass container with a non rusting lid and topped up with water.  I use a pyrex jar with a rubber seal.  You place approx 1 cup full of salt in the bottom of the container. Pour the water on top and leave it for 24 hours.

You then use a non metallic teaspoon to place a spoonful in a glass and add water.

OK but why would I want to drink salt water?

  • Sole supplies the body with the natural energy stored in the salt crystals which the body can hold for up to 24 hours.
  • Scientific reports showed that it can help neutralizing the alkaline/acidity balance in the body and normalizing blood pressure.
  • Can dissolve and eliminate impurities and built up toxins which lead to stones and various forms of rheumatism like arthritis and kidney and gall bladder stones.
  • Can help lowering the craving for addictive desires.
  • Can help with skin problems by cleaning from inside out.
  • The overall availability of electrolytes is build up and thus the conductivity in the body is increased, which in turn stimulates circulation and the nervous system.

I did an experiment on myself as I suffered from leg cramps at night. After I had been taking the salt water for a few weeks I noticed I wasn’t having the cramps anymore. I stopped taking the salt water and they came back. I went back on it and they went again. I realised that I wasn’t actually getting enough salt in my diet. When we are told to reduce salt intake it is generally table salt, which is full of rubbish. Our bodies do need salt.

Let me know if you have tried salt water and how you have found it for you in the comments below.


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What is crystal water?

Water bottle crystalAs you may know by now I love crystals and anything to do with crystals. I carry them around with me, wear them, have them in the home and drink crystal water. Crystal water? Whats that?

Crystals work through vibration and resonance, the energy can be easily transferred into water where it can be stored until required. You can sip it through the day or bathe in it if you wish. The Russians have been using shungite since the 1990’s to purify their drinking water.

If you don’t have any pockets in your clothes, don’t fancy stuffing it in your bra but still want to gain some benefits from crystals it’s another way of using them. I often pick a couple of crystals for the week or day.I have recently rediscovered my love of rose quartz. Rose quartz is a lovely crystal to put in water and sip through the day. A crystal for self love, compassion and relationships with others why would you not want to drink this through the day.

How do I make it?
Simple. Place 1 or 2 pieces of rose quartz in a jug. (I like to use rough pieces as opposed to smooth) Pour water in. Leave overnight and drink the next day.

You can buy crystal water bottles, which I admit do look very beautiful, although pricey at around £60-£70. If you already have your own water bottle that you carry around just pop a couple of crystals in it on an evening and fill it up. Take with you the next day.

You also have to be aware that some minerals are toxic and shouldn’t be placed in water. Selenite will dissolve. Most quartz varieties are safe to use but always check before using them.

Would you try this? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments below what you think! Thanks


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Seven Reasons why you need Himalayan Salt in your Life

Himalayan Salt has been much talked about over the last year and I wanted to sum up for you the top 7 reasons why you need Himalayan Salt in your life!

  1.  Himalayan Salt lamps not only look beautiful they are also said to help with your health. People have reported benefits such as helping with SAD, anxiety, stress, PTSD, allergies, asthma and coughs
  2. Himalayan Salt tealight holders give off the same beautiful glow as a lamp and are perfect as a gift for any occasion
  3. Have you ever had a Himalayan Salt bath? One of the most relaxing, and detoxifying ways of taking a bath
  4. You can use the same Himalayan Salt and turn it into a homemade face or body scrub.
  5. As long as you have bought food grade salt you can use this SAME salt in your cooking and ditch the table salt, which is full of anticaking agents and which has been bleached
  6. Got a bit of a cough? Use a Himalayan Salt Pipe. It looks like a ceramic inhaler and is filled with salt. Inhale 3 times a day for about 5 minutes
  7. Finally get yourself a Himalayan Salt deodorant ball! Zero waste and great for your armpits!

​If you are interested in any of these products check out /himalayan-salt or if you have any questions then please drop me a comment in the box below.

Crystals for Love

Happy Valentines Day! A day of love. A day to remind us to show others in our lives how much we love them. But have you stopped to think about whether you love you? I was at a womens networking event on Monday night and as I was giving a presentation on crystals and chakras I asked how many of them could truly say I love me. Maybe 2 or 3 hands went up in a room full of 50 women. It took me until I was 36 to be able to truly say, you know what I do love me. Its not easy, but I so wish I had learnt so earlier.
In order to love others we have to love ourselves. Our heart chakra governs our connection to love. The ‘love’ crystal is commonly Rose Quartz. It is a stone of compassion and self love. I describe it as a gentle hug to the soul. A reminder to be kind to yourself and love yourself.
Malachite is what I call a sledgehammer to the heart. It is for gently dissolving any unresolved emotions to do with the matters of the heart. So that first boyfriend that broke your heart that you have never really gotten over, this will help to heal that wound.
This Valentines Day why not try saying I love Me, as well as I love You?
xx

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Crystal of the month

February is normally associated with Amethyst, as it is the Aquarians birth stone. For me February is the month of love. There are 2 crystals I associate with love. One is Rose Quartz and the other Malachite. For today I am going to focus on Rose Quartz. If you have never owned a crystal before this is the first one I would always recommend to people.

Back in 2008 I was on a second date and we had gone to a Psychic Evening. ( As you do!) There was a couple there selling crystals. I went up first and picked a piece of rough rose quartz crystal, I had no idea what it was but it looked pretty. Half an hour later my date showed me his rose quartz buddha that he had chosen. He hadn’t seen my crystal. I tok it home and slept with it on my bedside table. Sometimes I held it as I went to sleep. It sounds odd, but it felt like someone was giving me a gentle hug when I held it. At fairs I always describe Rose Quartz as a gentle hug for the soul.

It is effective in attracting love, romance and intimacy. So if you’re looking for love this February or feel as if you could do with a bit of self love, find a piece of rose quartz and keep it near you. Hold it or carry it in your pocket. Let me know how you get on!

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The Importance of Doing Nothing

How many of you have a To Do list?

Being self employed and a mum I regularly have To Do lists. Last week I really struggled to focus. I had loads to do and my to do list was getting longer, but all I wanted to do was to sit down and catch up on Made In Chelsea, of which I missed the whole season last year as I was busy working. So instead of cracking on I allowed myself time to watch it. I allowed myself time to finish Light is The New Black, which is an amazing book by Rebecca Campbell and I highly recommend. I allowed myself to watch a movie, Bad Santa, bit late but never mind. I allowed myself time to meditate. I allowed myself time to have a personal training session, which I had won. I allowed myself time to enjoy being with the kids, playing in the park and baking cakes.

Allowing ourselves to step away from our To Do list and just be is a really important stage in our lives. We need to have moments of nothingness, where our brain just switches off, away from our businesses, our family, our homes. Sometimes out of this nothingness can come great ideas, an initiative, some spark. When we are ready we can then go back to our to do lists and crack on with the list, being even more productive than we were before. Constantly immersing ourselves in social media or work brings no benefits.

So Just for Today do nothing. Relax. Put away your to do list. Allow yourself to be… wherever and whatever that looks like.

Let me know what your favourite ways of doing nothing are!

Himalayan Salt Baths

I used to love nothing more than a bubble bath. However I hated the prune like feel I would get on my fingers after getting out of the bath.
I discovered Himalayan Salt baths a couple of years ago. I’d honestly never even heard of salt baths until I started buying the products myself.
There are several reasons why Himalayan Salt baths are good for you

  • Himalayan Salt contains 84 trace minerals, these same minerals are present in the human body. So when you have a bath your body absorbs any missing minerals.
  • It helps to detoxify us through reverse osmosis, pulling toxins out of the body
  • Its great for anyone with muscular pains, bathing in the salt water can help reduce inflammation. Its great if you suffer from restless leg syndrome!
  • My favourite… you don’t get prune like skin after a Himalayan salt bath! It can help with eczema, acne or psoriasis as it doesn’t dry out your skin

So how do you have a salt bath?

Make sure your bath is roughly 37 degrees celsius. I have experimented greatly with the amount of salt needed for a bath and have found that approx 1/3 cup is plenty for your average size bath. I chucked 1kg of salt in once, but it made no difference. Stay in the bath for 20-30 mins and pat yourself dry.

If you want to add some essential oils in then feel free. I have been using my friend Rubys Devaiya Oils. She makes blends called Stresses Away, Aches Away and Dreams Away which are just fabulous. Her oils can be found here:
https://www.devaiyaoils.uk/store/Oil-Range-c16721900

Bags of plain Himalayan Salt and Himalayan Salt mixed with Devaiya Oils are available via my store. All my salts come in compostable bags so good for you and the environment.

Let me know what you think of Himalayan Salt Baths 🙂

If you are on any medication or suffer from diabetes/low/high blood pressure or circulation problems please consult a doctor prior to taking a salt bath

Crystal Of the Month

January is a month for making New Year resolutions or abstaining from certain foods, drinks or behaviours.  This is why I have chosen Amethyst as crystal of the month. Purple in colour and the birthstone for Aquarians, this stone is an extremely useful one to have in your collection. It is personally one of my favourite go-to stones. So how can Amethyst help you in January? Well, if you have an addiction of any kind, Amethyst can help support you in kicking this, be it chocolate, alcohol or bad food. The Greeks used to drink out of Amethyst goblets, believing that if they drank wine out of them they wouldn’t get drunk. If you’re doing Dry January or Vegan January and trying to give something up, pop a piece of this in your pocket for the month.

Amethyst can also help enhance physical vitality and strengthen the immune system, very important after all the winter bugs! Amethyst is also said to help relieve insomnia so pop a piece under your pillow at night. Also if you suffer headaches it is said that placing a piece on your third eye chakra will help relieve this.

Let me know if you have used amethyst for any of the above and feel free to share your pictures of amethyst in the comments below. Thank you for reading and look out for crystal of the month in February..

Crystals and Christmas

I generally love Christmas. getting together with those that we love and celebrating, its normally a fabulous time of the year. However it can also be a very stressful time of year too. You can use crystals at this time of year to help you feel calmer, more energised and less stressed.

  • Amethyst is one of my favourite crystals! It will make you feel a lot calmer. Place a piece in your living room to make it feel more welcoming.
  • Rose Quartz is a crystal of love. Have a bath with some rose quartz in on Christmas Eve. Hold a piece in your pocket on Xmas Day. Have some in the dining room or whereever the whole family are going to be.
  • Carnelian can be a great energy booster. If you feel exhausted after all of the festivities carry a piece of carnelian in your pocket to give you a bit of an energy boost
  • Apache tears is a great crystal for those who may find Christmas emotionally difficult. It can help you to gently let go of the past and slowly feel better about this time of the year.
  • White howlite is a stone full of calming energy, great if you are starting to feel frazzled.

Let me know if you use any of these crystals over the Christmas period and how you get on.

Himalayan Salt Products and how they can benefit you

For anyone who missed my Facebook post a while back, here I talk about the variety of Himalayan Salt products you can buy and their benefits. Any questions please comment below. Feel free to like and share 🙂 Have a great day