Exploring Himalayan Salt

Why Is Salt Important?

Salt and water are the essence of life and the foundation of health, so a healthy relationship with salt is critical to our health and wellness. Salt is the conduit for the electric charge, which gives energy to our cells and is the basis for every action in our bodies. Salt is as important to our bodies as water, but all salt is NOT the same!

The Difference Between Salts?

Table Salt:

An industrial bi-product that is heated to 1200 degrees. This process separates and isolates the sodium chloride bond, making this salt a foreign substance to our bodies. We have difficulty absorbing it properly and it is even harder to eliminate from our system. To make matters worse, table salt contains all sorts of toxic chemicals and anti-caking agents, along with other harmful additives.

Sea Salt:

While these salts still have some minerals, the process of refining and heating destroys the cross bonding and electrolytic energy of the mineral salts. As sea salts come from polluted oceans, contamination by heavy metals and other toxins can also be a major concern.

Himalayan Rock Salt:

Himalayan Rock Salt is the most beneficial and cleanest salt available on our planet. We manufacture our products from the rock salt that has been deposited in the earth for more than 260 million years. The salt is traditionally hand mined at depths reaching 2,300 – 3,600 feet. Markhor Salt Co’s Himalayan rock salt is handpicked, water washed, air-dried and stone ground. This rock salt is absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean. Our salt is never heated, treated, refined, or processed in any way. It contains all of the 84 trace elements found in our bodies. The minerals are raw and in their most natural and easily absorbed form.

What Is Himalayan Rock Salt?

Himalayan rock salt is the healthiest salt on Earth. It contains 84 trace elements and minerals; the highest mineral and elemental content of any salt on the planet. These minerals and elements are vital for optimal health and wellness. Our body’s cells contain the same 84 trace elements and minerals in the same ratios as Himalayan rock salt. When you consume or absorb the 84 trace elements and minerals from Himalayan rock salt, you are replenishing and mineralizing your body’s cells.

Over 260 million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the Himalayas. The salt from the unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, making Himalayan salt absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean.

Markhor Salt Co’s Himalayan Rock Salt is pristine, pure and 100% natural, and raw. It is the most beneficial and cleanest salt available on our planet. Our salt is never heated, treated, refined, or processed in any way. It is hand extracted, water washed, air-dried, and stone ground and contains all of the 84 trace elements found in our bodies. The minerals are raw in their most natural and easily absorbed form making it easy for the body to metabolize.



Gourmet Kitchen Salt. Cooking & Serving Slabs. Himalayan Salt Lamps. Rejuvenating Baths. Sole Drinking Solution. Revitalizing Skin Products. Salt Air Therapy. Anti-Microbial Massage Stones.


Known Benefits:

  • Regulating the water content throughout your body
  • Promoting healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells
  • Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging
  • Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in your cells
  • Boosting absorption of food particles in the intestinal tract
  • Supporting respiratory health
  • Promoting sinus health
  • Prevention of muscle cramps
  • Promoting bone strength
  • Regulating sleep
  • Supporting libido
  • Promoting vascular health
  • Regulating your blood pressure along with water


Mining Crystal Salt:

Earth’s first ocean, The Primordial Sea, was a pure and unpolluted ocean that covered much of the planet nearly 300 million years ago. This sea contained all the essential elements and minerals required to sustain and propagate life. It is from this ocean that life began to diversify on Earth.

Roughly 260 million years ago, this ocean evaporated leaving behind a deposit of the purest and healthiest salt found on Earth. This deposit is situated 1000 feet below the surface of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan, free from atmospheric, surface water, or groundwater interaction. The rock salt deposit runs 12,000 feet deep and over 150 miles wide. The salt crystal remains as pure as it was 260 million years ago.

Himalayan rock salt in its most perfect form is geologically referred to as halite. It is mined in the Khewra Salt Mines which is the second-largest salt mine in the world. The salt comes out in a reddish or pink color, with some crystals having an off-white to transparent color.


History of Himalayan Salt

Alexander the Great discovered the salt reserves at Khewra, however his army’s horses discovered the mine. The ailing horses were found licking the stones, which ultimately lead to their recovery.

In the olden days, it was called “king’s salt” or “white gold” because its use was a privilege reserved for nobility. Roman soldiers were actually paid with salt, which is reflected in the word “salary.” Salt was more important for survival than gold.

What Are Rock Salt Lamps?

Himalayan salt lamps are made from beautiful pink Himalayan salt that is mined in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. These lamps have hygroscopic properties and readily absorb moisture out of the air. The natural color of a salt lamp creates an orange or pinkish glow that can add beauty to any decor.

Himalayan salt lamps make a great addition for any space: in your bedroom, at the office, by your computer, next to your television, or anywhere else you want to brighten a space with a beautiful glow. For maximum benefits, we recommend leaving your lamp on as much as possible.

What Is A Sole Bath?

In contrast to a normal bath in which moisture is extracted from the skin, a sole bath allows the salt to be stored in the upper callous layer of the skin and binds water. This maintains the natural, protective film of the skin so the skin will not dry out; making sole baths not only great for detoxification and relaxation but also incredibly healing for dry skin.

How to Prepare a Sole Bath:

  1. Fill up the bathtub with warm water
  2. Add at least 1 kg (~2 lbs) of Himalayan rock salt
  3. Once crystals have dissolved, soak in the sole bath for 45-60 minutes
  4. Once you are complete with your soak, do not rinse off, just towel dry

What Is Sole Drinking Solution?

Water and salt are the essence of life. When the two are combined to the point of saturation, at a 26% solution – it is called Solé (So-lay).

Markhor Salt Co’s Himalayan Rock Salt contains 84 ionic minerals, trapped inside the crystal matrix structure. When combined with good quality Artesian or spring water, the concentrated salty solution, Sole (So-lay), can be used daily to help balance and restore many body functions. Medical research with this salt has revealed that the salt and water caused significant changes in respiratory, circulatory, organ, connective tissue, and nervous system functions and reported an increase in quality of sleep, energy and concentration levels, brain activity, weight loss, enhanced consciousness, and noticeable hair and nail growth.

Taking Solé on a daily basis is known to provide many amazing health benefits:

  • Re-mineralizes the body with 84 essential minerals
  • Alkalizes the body and balances the pH
  • Improves the absorption of nutrients in the intestinal tract
  • Assists in the generation of hydroelectric energy of cells
  • Regulates your body’s water retention and blood pressure
  • Partakes in the elimination of heavy metals and other toxins
  • Gently detoxes
  • Hydrates
  • Energizes
  • Awakens your higher levels of consciousness

What Is Salt Air Therapy?

Himalayan rock salt is the 260 million-year-old secret. The use of salt for therapeutic treatment of asthma and other respiratory ailments is nothing new. Halotherapy (Halo=Salt in Greek) and Speleotherapy (Speleo=Cave in Greek) are well known in Europe. Both treatments fall under the category of physical therapy, or drug-free treatment of disease.

Salt inhalation was recommended by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, who applied the age-old method of inhaling the steam from boiling saltwater.

Spending time in a natural salt cave is called Speleotherapy, but since most people don’t have access to a salt cave, salt rooms were created to recreate the conditions of a salt cave above ground. This type of salt therapy is called Halotherapy, which is a natural, safe, and drug-free treatment and is known to effectively provide long-term relief.

Himalayan Rock Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-microbial and gets deep down into our lungs so that it cleanses the entire respiratory system including the mouth, sinuses, nasal cavities, throat, and lungs. The tiny particles of salt will help flush impurities and are known to be very beneficial for respiratory health.


Salt Air Therapy at Home

Markhor Salt Co’s Salt Air Inhaler is a convenient, drug-free, and non-invasive device for enjoying the benefits of salt-air therapy at home. When you inhale through the mouthpiece of your salt air inhaler, the passing moisture absorbs microscopic particles of this incredibly pure, bio-energetically alive, and mineral-rich Himalayan Rock Salt.

This is a safe and natural product using 100% natural, raw, mineral-rich, coarse-grind Himalayan rock salt. The salt inhaler has no contraindications and should not interfere with any other medication or therapy, however, when starting any new medication or therapy you should always consult with your healthcare provider first.