What is a Salt Inhaler?
A salt inhaler, also known as a salt pipe, is a small device that allows you to breathe in air that has been permeated with microscopic salt particles.
Breathing in salt rich air is known as dry salt therapy, otherwise known as halotherapy. The benefits of halotherapy are backed by clinical trials and offer therapeutic improvements for various respiratory conditions, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing for various skin conditions.
Although any type of salt can be used inside a salt inhaler, the most common type is the Himalayan salt inhaler. Himalayan salt contains 84 essential minerals and trace elements vital to your body’s health and well being including zinc, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
What are the Benefits of Using a Salt inhaler?
Listed below are just some of the known health benefits of using a salt inhaler (with sources):
According to Lung Health Institute:
✅ Salt cleanses the respiratory system and speeds up the elimination of toxins
✅ Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
✅ Removes pathogens (ie., airborne pollen)
✅ Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
✅ Salt particles penetrate deep into the lungs to treat damaged tissue.
Reduction in Mucus
According to Lung.org:
“When fine salt particles are inhaled, they will fall on the airway linings and draw water into the airway, thinning the mucus and making it easier to raise, thus making people feel better,” said Dr. Edelman. “Also, these environments are allergen-free and thus good for people with allergies affecting their lungs…”
According to Webmd.com, Himalayan salt emits negative ions which:
are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to . . . relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
According to themedichannel.com, using a Himalayan salt inhaler:
Helps you to sleep better and also to boost your immune system. Since stress produces cortisol which obstructs the flow of the sleep hormone, melatonin, it is believed that since Himalayan salt can relieve stress, it means your body will be more relaxed and will sleep better. Sound sleep is one way to boost the immune system.
Salt Inhaler Demo Video
A short demonstration video of how to use a salt inhaler, below:
How do you use a salt inhaler?
- Open the unit by turning it upside down and removing the silicone plug.
- Fill the unit with Himalayan salt crystals.
- Replace the plug.
- Holding the unit upright, inhale through the mouth, exhale through the nose.
- Alternatively, you can inhale through each nostril (plug the other nostril with your finger), and exhale through the mouth.
Notes: Do not add water. Keep the unit in a cool, dry place. Replace salt crystals every 1 – 3 months. Use once per day for 10 – 25 minutes.
Where can I buy a Himalayan salt inhaler?
Himalayan Salt Inhaler, Case of 4The Himalayan Salt Inhaler helps reduce inflammation, promotes healing and improves various respiratory and skin conditions, and is backed by science.
At Select Salt we carry Himalayan salt inhalers in cases of 4.
✅ Pre-filled with 100% authentic Himalayan salt.
✅ 100% pure medium grain Himalayan salt crystals.
✅ Our Himalayan salt is imported from the Khewra salt mine at the base of the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan.
✅ Wholesale pricing in cases of 4.