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Frequently Asked Salt Questions and Answers


Q: There was a lot of press about Himalayan Salt having too much fluoride. Is that true?

A: First, that article was posted by sellers of other types of salt which they claim had lower levels, and was meant to scare you away from other sources of salt (so they would make more money!). Secondly, we cannot comment on all sources of Himalayan Salt but we can state that Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® is completely safe and is unadulterated from its original source. Please take a look at the Certificate of Analysis we did in 2008 when these articles came out. The COA shows that there is <0.1 g/kg of fluoride. When you translate this into the amount found in a box of the OHCS, this is less than 1 mg of fluoride per box! To put this in perspective, one single strip of fluoride based toothpaste that you normally use twice a day contains 0.75-1.5 mg of fluoride.


Q: How much Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® should I put in my body each day?

A: The human body needs as little as 500mg of sodium per day or 1/4 teaspoon of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®. The USDA recommends no more than 2,300mg of sodium per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). But, we tend to use too much salt. According to the FDA, the average American uses 3,400mg per day. As opposed to refined table salt, you can use Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® more freely because of its holistic properties which make it easy for the body to assimilate. Enjoy your Sole (1 teaspoon) in the morning and season your food to taste as you like. Individuals on dialysis, or with high blood pressure, should generally follow a lower sodium diet and the use of Sole and OHCS for cooking can be the ideal way to achieve the body’s sodium needs while staying within your doctor’s recommendations.


Q: What kind of salt shaker should I use with my Fine Granulated Himalayan Crystal Salt?

A: Salt shakers of a natural fiber (glass, ceramic, wood or bamboo) should be used with the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt.

Plastic and acrylic salt shakers can alter the molecular structure of the salt. Never use a metal salt shaker.


Q: Does an acrylic salt mill harm the quality of the salt?

A: Only salt mills and grinders having metal grinding mechanisms will cause a reaction with the salt. Ceramic mills and grinders are recommended.


Q: Can I use the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Stones in my salt grinder/mill?

A: No. The Stones are extremely tough and will more than likely break your grinder. We recommend using the Coarse Granulated Himalayan Crystal Salt in your salt mill. If you would like to use the stones for cooking, we recommend breaking them into smaller pieces using a hammer or a durable mortar and pestle.


Q: Can I use the Original Himalayan Crystal Bath Salts on my food?

A: No. While all our salt products are the same quality in that they retain the bioenergetics of the Crystal Salt and the 84 trace minerals, the Original Himalayan Crystal Bath Salts have not been prepared for consumption. Only food grade salts (the Fine Granulated, Coarse Granulated, and Crystal Stones) may be ingested.


Q: What do I store the extra Salt I can’t fit into my shaker/salt mill in?

A: You can keep your Original Himalayan Crystal Salt in the original cloth bag you received it in, or in another container of a natural fiber (ceramic or glass would be best). Do not use a plastic container.