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This Must-Have Ingredient Really Packs A Punch!
May 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM
by Jessica Kelley
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Why did AO choose to add Himalayan Pink Sea Salt to our Ultimate Face & Body Coffee Scrub? Simple! 84 minerals strong, Himalayan Pink Salt is a perfect addition to any scrub. It’s abrasive enough to exfoliate, increases circulation, balances pH levels, and prevents muscle cramping among others.

A little background on this pink salt: hand-cut slabs of this unique variety of salt are derived from natural deposits found in the Himalayan foothills and the Punjab region of Pakistan. Unlike regular table salt which is fortified, Himalayan pink salt is naturally rich in iodine. These blocks of opaque pink salt are known for their pure taste and infuse a rich flavor when used in cooking. The eye-catching pink color is due to the presence of iron oxide. The Himalayan pink salt has a distinct structure (a colloidal form which means they are small enough to be absorbed easily by our body, and thus making it a perfect addition to body and skincare products) and has been maturing for over 250 million years under these gigantic hills and extreme tectonic pressure. It is mined and then washed by hand, all naturally and unprocessed which is why it is famously called "the purest salt on earth".

For exfoliation purposes, Himalayan pink salt sloughs away rough, dull skin and can stimulate circulation and relieve sore muscles. And while we're on the subject of relieving sore muscles, using Himalayan pink salt in a detox salt bath can relax muscles and replenish minerals to the body, which can help greatly with both stress and sleeping issues, and can do wonders to rejuvenate your skin. Through the process of dermal absorption, your skin soaks up all the minerals that provide different benefits. For instance, chromium fights acne, zinc prevents scaring, and sulphur keeps your skin smooth. Meanwhile, the magnesium absorbed through the Himalayan pink salt can help in soothing cramped muscles and soft tissue. Add it to slightly warm water to feel refreshed and energized.

In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, Himalayan pink salt is known to support digestion, hormone balance, and a healthy metabolism. One of our favorite ways to incorporate this amazing ingredient into our daily lives is by way of a salt lamp. Lamps made out of this touted mineral can help to enhance air quality and ease symptoms of anxiety. These lovely Himalayan salt lamps add both beauty and ambiance to your home or office. These lamps attract moisture from the air and due to the warmth on the surface of the lamp, the water evaporates very quickly. This process of evaporation creates negative ions, which react with the pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens in the air and all carry a positive ionic charge, which the salt readily neutralises. These tiny granules can also reduce signs of aging, increase libido, and regulate blood sugar when ingested. So, how's all that for such a tiny powerhouse ingredient?!

Want to try out our amazing scrub? Visit our storefront or shop our website: to find out for yourself why this best-seller constantly flies off the shelves!

Stay healthy, stay well, and have a beautiful day!

xo - Jessie

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