Pink Salt Is Good for Your Sole

Does lemon water just not do it for you in the morning? Maybe you need a little bit more kick in your wake-up tonic. Pronounced “sol-ay,” this pink salt-based tonic is a positive way to rise and greet the day.

If you haven’t heard of it before, sole is a mineral-dense salty water drink that helps rejuvenate the body upon waking. There are few scientific studies on sole, but it is said to balance pH levels, restore electrolyte balance and hydration levels, support the body through adrenal fatigue, reduce muscle cramps, and support healthy blood pressure as well as healthy blood sugar and hormonal balance. If nothing else, sole is a highly affordable, energizing tonic that makes for a hydrating start to the day. Here’s how to start every day with some sole:

  1. Buy some pink salt (or rummage through your spice cabinet if you already use pink salt). Why pink? This salt is mined from the Himalayan Mountains in the deposits of millennia-old sea beds. This salt is particularly mineral-dense, making it a good choice for dissolving into water for a a tonic. Think of it as you would a multi-vitamin, but with a spectrum of trace minerals.
  2. Get a big glass jar. The sole should not be mixed or stored in metal containers or with metal implements. The salt can and will oxidize metals, even if you cannot detect it with the naked eye. Contamination could lead to leaching of materials within the metal into the water. While a quick swirl of a spoon probably isn’t much of an issue, make sure it has no long-term contact with any metals, including the lid.
  3. Fill the jar 1/4 of the way up with salt. Yes, this seems like a lot of salt, but don’t worry. You won’t be drinking this all at once.
  4. Top off the rest with filtered water, leaving a little space at the top for shaking.
  5. Cover with a lid and shake until salt begins to dissolve a little.
  6. Let it sit at room temperature for a day.
  7. If there is still salt at the bottom of the jar the next day, the sole is fully saturated. If not, add a bit more salt and wait another day until some salt remains undissolved at the bottom.
  8. Every morning add 1 teaspoon of sole to a glass of room temperature water (with 1/2 a squeezed organic lemon if you desire). Continue until sole is gone and you must make more.

The therapeutic effects of salt water are widely lauded. In moderate quantities it is believed to heal skin ailments like acne, cleanse the digestive system and support homeostasis throughout the body. Of course, do not overdo it on the sole. While moderate amounts of salt can be beneficial, too much salt can severely dehydrate you and be dangerous. Always consult your doctor first if you have concerns.

When taken therapeutically, pink salt is nourishing, energizing and healing for any overrun, stressed out body. What are your experiences with sole? Share below!

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Sarah H
Sarah Hill6 months ago

I use it on pop corn, among other things.

Naomi R
Naomi R6 months ago


rosario p.
rosario p8 months ago

The Recommended Daily Amount of iodine is 150 MICROGRAMS daily for people over 14 years. Himalayan crystallized salt. Only ONE gram of Himalayan salt contains about 500 / mcg .

Valerie L
Valerie L8 months ago


Janis K
Janis K8 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Renee M
Renee M8 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Christel K
Christel K8 months ago

Not sure whether this works but maybe worth to give it a try.

kathryn l.
kathryn l.8 months ago

Does it count if you eat the pre-popped himalayan pink salt popcorn? :)

Jeramie D
Jeramie D8 months ago

I love my pink Himalayan salt lamp and my gym just installed a pink salt sauna that is so amazing.

Brett Cloud
Brett Cloud8 months ago