There are many claims that sole water is a home remedy that offers many benefits. Let’s and see if this simple mixture lives up to the hype.
Read on to learn:
Although I strive to provide researched and accurate information, I am not a doctor and the information presented here is not a substitute for professional advice. Always consult a health care provider for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any medical decisions.
It is well known that salt has been an essential part of life for as long as people have been on this Earth.
But did you know that when consumed in the right quantities, it can help to regulate blood pressure, increase energy, decrease symptoms of adrenal fatigue, and provide other benefits?
Sole water is one of the first natural remedies I tried on my journey to adrenal fatigue recovery and it helped a lot!
Many are cautious of salt because we have been told that too much could increase blood pressure or cause other health problems.
But what we weren’t told is that there is a vast difference between Himalayan salt and regular table salt (which is typically heavily processed, bleached, and stripped of most of its nutritional value).
Unlike ordinary table salt or white salt, Himalayan salt is unrefined, meaning it retains a high concentration of healthy minerals like potassium and magnesium.
Also, it doesn’t contain any additives.
What Is Sole Water?
Sole water is a mixture of pink Himalayan salt and water. That’s it!
To make it, you just need to put water in a jar, add some pink Himalayan salt and allow the solution to sit for at least 24 hours.
After that time, the water will be saturated enough (meaning no more salt will dissolve) and you can use it right away.
This salt water mixture contains more than 80 active minerals and elements, as well as trace minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
The minerals present in Himalayan salt are what makes it a much more healthy choice that offers many possible health benefits.
Benefits of Drinking Sole Water
You’ve probably heard that using excessive salt can be harmful to your body.
So, the idea of drinking this concentrated salt solution may appear counterproductive.
However, Himalayan salt is not like ordinary table salt.
It’s unrefined and doesn’t contain any additives. Therefore, if you drink a salt solution daily in small quantities, you could enjoy a wide range of health benefits.
Some of the benefits of drinking sole water are:
Sodium is a vital element when it comes to maintaining optimal fluid balance in the body.
So, failure to hydrate properly can lead to water loss, which will, in turn, lead to dehydration –
especially if you work out frequently.
When you sweat, your body will lose vital minerals or electrolytes.
And this is where sole water comes in.
When you drink salt saturated water, it will replace the lost minerals in a way that ordinary water cannot.
Apart from helping in hydration, this mixture can also nourish and moisturize your skin.
Chromium, iodine, zinc and other minerals present in Himalayan salt are known for their skin-boosting
It can also help to prevent acne, heal infections and give you glowing skin
If you have been struggling with getting enough sleep, then you should consider adding sole water. Many claim that it is a great remedy for insomnia.
According to recent studies, low sodium intake can lead to poor sleep.
And since it is believed that Himalayan salt contains less sodium than regular table salt, drinking a little salt water every day can give your body the sodium and other minerals it needs, which could lead to better sleep.
Enhanced Digestive Health
It has been said that sole water can stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid as well as other enzymes required to break down food.
As a result, it can help the intestines and the liver to perform their duties, thus leading to better and easier food absorption.
Also, some people believe that salty beverages can stimulate salivary glands, which will help in breaking food down as well as better absorption.
Lowered Blood Pressure
While salt is normally associated with high blood pressure, drinking sole water can actually do the opposite for some people.
The high concentration of minerals in pink Himalayan salt can help to lower high blood pressure.
While everyone has different health needs, the quality of salt that you consume can make all the difference.
For instance, table salt contains a high concentration of sodium, which can lead to a spike in blood pressure.
Sole water, on the other hand, contains a lower concentration of sodium plus other necessary minerals that work together, which can help to maintain optimal blood pressure.
Alleviates Muscle Cramps
As noted earlier, pink Himalayan salt contains magnesium and potassium.
When you drink Himalayan salt water regularly, the magnesium present in this salt solution will be absorbed, thus helping to soothe sore and cramped muscles.
Potassium can also help to alleviate muscle soreness.
Therefore, if you are a yogi or work out regularly, incorporating sole water into your routine can help to
combat soreness and muscle cramps, thus promoting faster recovery.
Detoxifying The Body
The pink Himalayan salt used to make sole water is filled with electrolytes.
And as you probably know, electrolytes are powerful detoxifying agents for the body.
Also, sole water contains natural anti-bacterial properties, which can help to remove harmful bacteria from your body.
How to Make Sole Water
While you can purchase Himalayan sole water from various stores and outlets, making your own solution at
home provides a more convenient option.
One benefit of making your own is that you can prepare as much or as little as you want, depending on your needs.
Also, you are in charge of the entire preparation process, meaning you will get to control the concentration
Furthermore, making sole water is super easy!.
You will just need Himalayan salt and clean, filtered water.
Here are the steps to follow when making sole water:
- Add pink Himalayan salt to a mason jar until its quarter ¼ of the way full.
- Add filtered water to the jar until it’s full. Be sure to leave at least an inch at the top of the jar.
The space that you leave at the top will help to prevent water from overflowing, in case you need to add
some more salt.
- Put on the lid to your mason jar, tighten it, and then shake the jar gently.
Leave the solution to sit for at least a day.
If you can see some salt at the bottom of the jar, then it means that the solution is concentrated enough, and it’s now ready for drinking.
On the other hand, if all the salt dissolved in the water, then you should add a small amount to the water, and then let the solution sit again.
If the salt is no longer dissolving, then it’s a sign that your sole water is fully saturated and it’s ready to drink.
A general recommendation is to add a tablespoon of sole water to 8 ounces of water. (But feel free to adjust this according to your needs or health care practitioners advice).
You can then drink the water in the morning or whenever it is convenient.
In short, how you choose to drink the sole water will depend on your needs and preferences.
Sole Water FAQs
- Is sole water good for you?
Yes, it can be. Sole water comes with a wide range of health benefits like enhanced digestion, improved sleep,
lowered blood pressure, as well as alleviating muscle cramps and inflammation.
- When should you drink sole water?
You can drink sole water at any time. Many choose to drink it in the morning but that is dependant on your needs or preferences.
- Are there any side effects from drinking sole water?
Possibly. If you have heart issues, kidney disease, high blood pressure or any other health issue that calls for a low-sodium diet, then you should avoid sole water until you can talk with your health care provider.
- Does sole water have electrolytes?
Yes. Sole water contains a lot of electrolytes, which can help in detoxing the body.
- Does sole water expire?
No. When stored at room temperature, sole water will not go bad or expire, thanks to its natural preservation
properties. But don’t store your sole water in metal jars, since the salt solution can rust metallic products!
While there may be skeptics, there are just as many health professionals and sole water consumers who speak to the health benefits such as aiding in hormonal balance, weight loss, improving sleep, better digestive health, and clearer skin, among other amazing benefits.
And at the end of the day, sole water is simply a mixture of ordinary water and Himalayan salt. So, unless you have serious health complications like kidney disease, heart issues, or high blood pressure, consider giving it a try!
Hi, I’m Amy
I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist and have a degree in Human Services, but my most important job is being a wife and mom. My goal is to provide others with researched and reliable natural health information just for women so you too can live….
A Radiantly Healthy Life!