The skinny on sole water.

What is Sole water?

You may have heard about people drinking this salt water mixture and thought, wtf is wrong with them? Salt has gotten a bum rap in the health world because people immediately think of the shitty processed table salt that can attribute to high blood pressure and hypertension. That’s not the salt used to make sole /so-lay/ water. Sole is made with unrefined salt that hasn’t been stripped of its medicinal qualities. Salts such as Pink Himalayan sea salt, celtic salt, or real salt provide upwards of 80 essential minerals that have been credited with:

  • maintaining proper electrolyte balance
  • boosting energy
  • regulating blood pressure
  • improving blood sugar
  • detoxifying the body as salt is anti-bacterial in nature
  • gastrointestinal benefits such as better food digestion
  • aiding in weight loss
  • balancing your ph level by alkalizing the body
  • improving sleep quality
  • supporting proper adrenal, thyroid and nerve functions
  • promoting healthy skin and can help clear acne
  • boosting the nervous system’s ability to communicate and process information

The list goes on and on.

According to the book Water & Salt: The Essence of Life and this post:

“In a nine-week study undertaken in 2003 at the Inter-University of Graz, Austria examined the effects of Himalayan Crystal Salt on physical and psychological functions of the body. It is the only salt ever to have been the subject of comprehensive double-blind scientific research. The results of the study, presented in the book, Water & Salt – The Essence of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel, M.D. and biophysicist Peter Ferreira, confirmed significant positive changes in respiratory, circulatory, organ, connective tissue and nervous system functions. Patients also reported increases in quality of sleep, energy and concentration levels, brain activity, weight loss, enhanced consciousness, and noticeable hair and nail growth.”

Can’t I just put salt in water and drink it?

I often get asked what the difference is between using prepared sole water and simply putting some salt in a glass of water and drinking it. The main thing is the amount of sodium you are getting. A teaspoon of sole water has 478mg of sodium, a teaspoon of straight salt is about 2300mg, meaning if you’re not careful, you could end up ingesting a lot more salt than you need to in a single sitting. For me, it’s the convenience factor. I take my sole first thing in the morning and I’m good for the day. It really takes the worry out of having to track how much salt I’m taking in through the day.

I personally use sole water and have found it very beneficial. Not everyone will agree with me, you will find plenty of literature on both sides of the fence.  As with anything else, it all depends on your body and how it works. Try it, if it helps, great. If you don’t think it’s doing anything for you, stop. It’s really not complicated. The benefits I have experienced include increased energy, decrease in fatigue and muscle cramps, decreased frequency and severity of my migraines, curbed hunger, my skin looks great, and I haven’t gotten sick despite having children who are notorious for bringing home every damn germ they are able. Also I gave it to my boyfriend when he was wicked hung over and it helped him feel a lot better, so there’s that.

 

How to make sole water.

It’s pretty simple. You need a non-metal container, a non-metal lid, and mineral salt. A lot of people use mason jars, all I had on hand was a nutribullet tumbler. As long as there’s no metal, you’re golden. The best options for mineral salts are Pink Himalayan sea salt, celtic salt or Redmond real salt. I combine all three.

Make sure your container is clean and dry, then add enough salt to fill about a quarter of the jar. Add your filtered or distilled water until there’s about an inch left at the top. Secure the lid and shake gently to get the salt moving through the water.

Leave out at room temperature over night. Check on your mixture, if there is salt at the bottom of the jar, you’re all set. If not, add 2 more tablespoons of salt and repeat the process. The water is fully saturated when there is a layer of salt at the bottom after sitting over night.

That’s all there is to it, your sole water is ready to use. You can add more salt or water as necessary. Store it at room temperature, I leave mine right on the counter. It will never go bad.

Using your sole water.

The best time to take your sole is first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Wait at least a half an hour before eating or drinking anything if possible. I use one teaspoon of sole in about 12-16 ounces of room temperature filtered water. Take care not to use a metal utensil to measure out your sole. Since sole is alkalizing, it’s best not to drink coffee or other acidic beverage for a while after drinking it. Now, I know for some that is a Herculean task, refraining from their morning java. It was difficult for me at first. I started drinking herbal tea in the morning when I would normally drink my coffee and found that I was actually just fine. The sole provided me with the energy I needed at least for a short time. I do hit up my bulletproof coffee after a few hours because it keeps me full for a while and it’s good shit besides.

Some people work up to a higher amount of sole (2 or 3 teaspoons in their morning elixir), I haven’t found any reason to up my dose as 1 teaspoon works just fine. Feel free to experiment if you like though. Make sure to start with only 1 tsp though and add more after you have been using it for a few weeks. Too much too soon can cause headaches.

Why no metal?

Simply put, salt water is oxidizing to metals. While it’s not harmful per say, the sole can react with metal, causing possible corrosion and drawing contaminants from the metal into the water. Some people don’t feel as though the quick use of a metal spoon to measure out the sole is an issue. While I agree that is probably isn’t, I’d rather just use my plastic spoon just to be sure.

No, salting your food is not the same as using sole.

” In German, the word sole, which is derived from the Latin word “sol”, means sun. Sole means fluid sunlight or fluid light energy. Sole is the fluid materialization of sunlight. When water combines with salt the positive ions of sodium surround the negative ions of the water molecules and the negative ions of chloride surround the positive ions of the water molecules. The other 82 mineral elements found in the salt also ionize and split into other complex ionized compounds. In this process the physical or geometrical, as well as the chemical structure of the salt and the water, is changed and a totally new structure is formed, a third dimension. Water is no longer water and salt is not salt anymore. This combination produces an ocean of pure energy for your body…Each of the ionized minerals in the sole represents the ionized minerals naturally occurring in your blood. And each mineral element carries its own unique vibration or frequency pattern of energy. When combined, your body receives the entire, integrated, organic, undiminished, unreduced, whole, and all-inclusive concert or PSYMPHONY™ of energetic vibrations, so profound that its vibration pattern lasts over 24 hours in your body. Sole provides you with exactly the vibration pattern that the body is lacking when it is dis-eased.” A little bit of a hippy-dippy explanation, but a good one nonetheless. And who doesn’t want to drink liquid sunshine?

 

And that’s sole in a nutshell. It’s a personal choice, like anything else. I use it, I believe in it, it’s absolutely helped me.

~nicole

Sources:

http://www.himalayancrystalsalt.com/sole-therapy.html 

https://wellnessmama.com/12158/make-sole/  

https://theartofunity.com/what-is-sole/

 

 

4 comments

    1. I would start with one teaspoon only in the morning. You rarely need more than that. If i find I’m not getting enough salt through the day, I will take another teaspoon at night. But one a day is normally sufficient.

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