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Friend or Fad? Himalayan Pink Salt Slabs

Maybe you’ve seen them at your favorite kitchen, grocery store such as HEB, or trending on the internet, but what exactly is a Pink Salt Slab, where do they come from, what are the uses and benefits, and more importantly…is this just another cooking fad? Let’s answer a few of these questions! What is it and where is it from? A Himalayan Pink Salt Slab comes from…the Himalayas! Okay, you probably already guessed that… It is at it’s most basic definition a surface you can cook or serve food on. But unlike anything you’ve ever used, a salt slab is actually 100% created by nature! (With…

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Five Sense-able Steps to a Healthy Desk

Five Sense-able Steps to a Healthy Desk (and Healthier You!)

Did you know that we spend a third of our day (and almost a third of our lives) working…yikes! Whether that is behind a desk or not, you need to assure that your work space is a sanctuary that delights all five of your senses, which include: Sight, Touch, Smell, Sound, & Taste. Here are some ideas to help you spice up your desk & assure that you’re feeling good on the job! Sight What makes you the happiest? Is it your family? What about your friends? Your dog? Framing a photo and surrounding yourself with the smiles and memories of…

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(Almost) DIY Pink Himalayan Salt Warmer

Did you know you can use a standard wax warmer or Scentsy as a quick and inexpensive way to get the benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp? Warming salt is a great way to improve the air quality in your home or office! This is so easy, it barely qualifies as DIY… Benefits Negative salt ions released by heating can: Boost blood flow Improve sleep Increase levels of serotonin in the brain Calm allergy or asthma symptoms You will need An inexpensive candle or electrical Scentsy or Wax Warmer (be sure to follow office rules and use an electrical version when at work)  Coarse Himalayan…

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Salt VS. Sodium Chloride

Salt, in chemistry jargon, is simply sodium plus chloride. Nothing more-or-less than a chemical compound formed by the marriage of two minerals. But, we aren’t chemists. We are naturalists! Yes, salt is definitively sodium chloride, but to understand Salt, we must understand where salt comes from. Salt forms as tiny crystals both underground and in our oceans, varying in crystal sizes, colors, and mineral composites. Himilayan Pink Rock salt, for instance, has large discrete pink crystals and is composed of sodium, chloride, potassium iron, calcium, magnesium and 80 other live minerals. The benefits of this mineral combination helps balance out…

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Pink Salt Is Not Just a Fancy Color…

The varieties of salts in our kitchen closely echo the numbers of diseases associated with salt’s daily use. There is Sea Salt, Celtic Salt, Kosher Salt, Table Salt, and so on. We also have Himalayan Pink Salt. The distinction, beyond the obvious color, is a grand juxtaposition that goes way beyond the obvious. Life and salt can’t live without each other, but the fact remains: Our consumption of salt is slowly killing us. Why? To understand this, we must first understand salt. Salt is commonly known to be made of the minerals sodium and chloride (minerals essential to human life). However,…

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