A Pinch Of Salt For Hydration

Do you ever find that you are thirsty and no matter how much you drink it just doesn't help?

Adding a tiny pinch of sea salt to your water makes your water "wet" which helps the body absorb it better for optimal hydration. It also helps your body stay hydrated longer and reduces fluid retention.

Salt is an electrolyte, an electrolyte being a substance that conducts an electrical current in a solution. Electrolytes are essential minerals that are vital for key functions of the body. The brain, nervous system and muscles all require electrical signals for communication, and when salt dissolves in the body its dissociated ions can move freely, allowing a change to flow.

Why Salt Helps

Salt plays an essential role in maintaining fluid balance in your body. In fact, inadequate sodium intake can lead to dehydration and water loss, especially if combined with heavy exercise and sweating.

Stick with Himalayan Salt

When adding salt to water, always stick with unrefined salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt), as most refined salts have been bleached and have had most of their minerals removed. Himalayan salt is extracted by hand, and contains over 84 essential minerals as well as other elements such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. Unrefined salt is not overly processed, remains unbleached, and doesn’t contain additives such as caking agents.

Sole Water  

Years ago, I had an Australian friend tell me about Sole water, pronounced “so-lay” water, it is a simple mixture of Himalayan salt and water.

Some Potential Health Benefits of Drinking Sole Water:

  • Improves hydration by providing trace minerals
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Supports thyroid and adrenal function  
  • Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH
  • Improves the mineral status of the body
  • Reduces muscle cramps by improving minerals and hydration
  • Supports hormone balance
  • Helps balance blood pressure
  • Acts as a powerful antihistamine
  • Supports weight loss by balancing hormones and improving energy
  • Supports digestion 

How to make Sole Water:

  • Fill a jar with 1 inch of Himalayan Salt (use a jar with a non-metal lid as metal may rust).
  • Add 2-3 inches of filtered water. Shake it up.
  • Let the solution sit overnight on the counter.
  • If there’s still salt in the jar the next day, the water is saturated and ready to use.
    However, if all the salt dissolved, add small amounts to the water and continue to wait until the salt no longer dissolves. This could take a couple of days. This is how you’ll know the water is completely saturated.
  • When you get to the point that salt remains undissolved in the water, your saturated Himalayan pink salt sole is ready to use.

To Use:

Add a tsp a day to an 8 oz glass of drinking water.

As you use up the Sole, you will have to add more water and salt until the water is again saturated. Keep in mind that there should always be undissolved salt crystals on the bottom of the jar. This is your visual aid that the water is totally saturated with salt.

Keep the jar covered to prevent the water from evaporating. This will technically keep forever as salt is both naturally anti-bacterial and a natural fungicide. It will not spoil or go “bad”.


To read more about the benefits of salt, check out Water and Salt, The Essence of Life by Barbara Hendel.

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