Learn about the properties of the mineral salt including Halite, Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt and others.
Alternate Names and Spellings: Halite, Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt and others
Salt is a common mineral, and a very important one. It is found in many types... sea salt, halite, himalayan, volcanic, and others. Salt is used for flavoring foods, as most everyone knows. It is also a crucial part of life for us on this planet. Metaphysically, all salts are used for protection in general and protection from evil, especially protection of the home. Salt is used for purification and dispelling negativity in many magical and traditional rituals. It is also used for extending clairvoyance. Salts are used to release attachments, including emotional attachments. It has gentle but strong grounding and centering energies. Salt is a mineral that is said to bring abundance and a rich home life. Physically, salts are used in crystal healing for blood disorders, hypotension (low blood pressure), diarrhea, physical strength, intestines, and to stimulate the meridians.
Salts are associated primarily with the root (base) chakra, though salts with different colors also are associated with the related color chakras. All types of salts are related to the Earth element.
Sea salts are often considered the best for purification, and are related to the Water element as well as Earth. Blue (indigo) halite is used in crystal healing for issues with the thymus, thyroid, and thalmus, as well as for mystical uses for psychic awareness and psychic communication. Pink halite rock salt is said to be excellent for both physical and emotional heart problems. Natural volcanic black salts (lava salts) are related to the Fire Element as well as Earth, and are used in spells and energy work for obtaining desires, manifestation, and releasing.
Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.