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Did you know February is the purification month?

The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar.This month did not always hold its present position, but was originally the last month in the year. The name is taken from a Latin word, februare, meaning "to make pure".

Now that we are well and truly into 2015 its time to really folcus on health from the inside. There are many methods of detox but one really simple one is using Himalayan Crystal salts both internally and externally.

Today, European Doctors and Alternative Therapists alike are successfully applying the ancient knowledge of "Sole" or brine water, derived from combining Original Himalayan Crystal Salt with good quality spring water. Their success is once again worthy of our attention and you can gain immediate access to the hidden power of these unparalleled natural salt crystals.

Himalayan Crystal Salt is more than sodium and chloride. Himalayan Crystal Salt can actually be viewed as food. When we speak of salt, we mean salt in its original form: holistic, wholesome, unaltered, natural salt, crystallized in the Earth over millions of years.

Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt contains all the elements of which the human body is comprised. From the periodic table of elements we are familiar with 94 natural elements (stable as well as unstable). Apart from inert gases, all of these elements can be found in crystal salt. Hence, crystal salt contains all natural minerals and trace elements that are found in the human body. We perceive crystal salt as being the totality of all natural elements. This may not be entirely correct according to chemistry, however we will continue to use the term crystal salt in this context. The number of the respective elements contained in the crystal salt is biophysically irrelevant to this study.

How do Himalayan Crystal salts differ from table salt?

As common as saltshakers are to our kitchen, so are the numbers of diseases associated with the daily use of salt. Life is not possible without salt. But our consumption of salt is killing us. Why is that? Because our regular table salt no longer has anything in common with the original crystal salt. Salt nowadays is mainly sodium chloride and not salt. Natural crystal salt consists not only of sodium and chloride, but also of all natural elements. These are identical to the elements of which our bodies have been built and originally found existing in the “primal ocean” from where all life originated.

Interestingly enough, our body is a sole, containing the same salty solution as that of the primal sea; that is, a fluid consisting of water and salt. It also has the same ratio of concentration that existed in the days when life left the primal sea. This sole flows through more than 56,000 miles of waterways and blood vessels throughout our organism with the forces of gravity and levity and regulates and balances the functions of our body.

  • Table salt consists of sodium, chloride and additives and has nothing to do with real, natural, holistic salt.
  • Table salt is a dangerous cellular poison that the body eliminates or stores with an immense energy and effort.
  • Natural salt is crucial for maintaining vital body functions.
  • Crystal salt contains all the minerals and trace elements of which the body is made of.

Ways to use Himalayan Crystal Salt

Sole Vitality Drink - Himalayan Crystal Salt is among the most efficient natural remedies. One of the best ways of experiencing its remarkable cleansing properties is to drink Sole (pronounced Solay). Sole is a 1% water/salt solution as found in our blood and tears. One glass of Sole every morning brings amazing benefits. From a biochemical viewpoint, within minutes the whole stomach and intestines are stimulated and this again stimulates the digestion and metabolism. It balances the body’s pH factor and gets rid of heavy metals.
Preparation of Sole - In a glass container, with a lid, add several Himalayan Crystal Rocks or put several tablespoons of Himalayan Crystal Salt, cover the salt with purified or natural spring water. After 24 hours check to see if all the salt has dissolved, if completely dissolved add more salt until the water can no longer dissolve, some salt should remain at the bottom of the jar. This creates the Sole, a 26% concentration which remains stable. Take one teaspoon of this solution in a glass (250ml) of water to achieve the 1% Sole Vitality Drink.
This 1% solution can also be used as a healthy mouth wash to combat mouth ulcers, infections and to whiten teeth and strengthen gums; flush runny or congested nasal passages and bath the eyes to replenish lost moisture.

Bath and Beauty Treatments In contrast to a normal bath, where moisture is extracted from the skin, a Sole bath allows the salt to be stored in the upper layers of the skin keeping the skin well hydrated. The alkaline nature of the Sole bath leaves skin feeling soft and silky, a 30 minute bath has the same cleansing effect as a 3 day fast! A Scrub can also be made by simply mixing fine salt with olive oil and gently massaging it on the skin. Ideal for detoxifying, the scrub has a cleansing effect and leaves the skin feeling clean, tightened and moisturised.

What is a Sole Bath and how do you do it?

What You Need

Himalayan Crystal Salt (to make a 1 % Solution = about 1 ½ lbs. per bath, any grain size)
Moon Phase Calendar
Glass of Water (to drink)


Dry Brushing before hand loosens dead skin cells, increases circulation and opens pores to intensify detoxification
The correct concentration of salt is critical to maintain 1% solution (about 2.6 lbs. per 27-32 gallons of water in a full, average-sized bathtub). I buy 5 lb. bulk bags and estimate about 1/2 the bag
You can use any salt grain size. If you purchase fine grain, it dissolves faster and you can also use it for cooking if needed
Light a candle – combining energies like fire, water, earth and air can be spiritually cleansing
Drinking a glass of water is helpful in releasing toxins during the bath


Shower first, to avoid using bath additives like soap, shampoo or conditioner in your Salt Bath
Fill tub with about 3 inches of hot water
Add Himalayan Pink Salt and stir until dissolved
Finish filling tub with very warm, but not hot water (about 98.6° Fahrenheit)
Submerge as much of your body as possible and soak for at least 20-30 minutes.
Sip your glass of water until finished!
Don’t rinse off!
Allow skin to air-dry or gently pat dry
Skip the moisturizer – let your skin breathe
Rinse tub
Rest for 30 minutes

How does moon bathing work?

Full Moon = Healing. During a Full Moon, healing potential is at its peak, meaning the mineral absorption is optimized.

New Moon = Cleansing. During a New Moon, cleansing is at it’s peak, meaning the body’s ability to internally and externally detoxify itself is at it’s highest potential.

Anytime. Salt Baths are healing and detoxifying anytime, but are said to be more powerful during New and Full Lunar Cycles.

Why the Archturus Special Formulas are effective

Archturus believes that illness or non optimal body function is more likely to occur if the body is knocked out of homeostasis by lifestyle or environmental factors. To maintain health and vitality, the body regulates itself within certain parameters whatever the outside environment is. For instance, body temperature is optimal if it is kept constant. So when it goes into a cold environment, the body will conserve heat constricting the blood vessels nearer to the skin and directing blood. Flow to major operating organs. Similarly in a hot environment the body will dilate blood vessels nearer to the skin create sweat to allow it to cool through evaporation.

Most nutrients don't work in isolation, they depend on each other for optimum absorption and use within the body. For instance, zinc requires vitamin B6 for optimum use within the body. Therefore, supplementing with zinc in isolation will eventually cause a deficiency of vitamin B6. The Archturus products are based on naturopathic principles, but have integrated scientific research done by Dr Lawrence Plaskett. His research assures that our unique formulations are safe, gentle, balanced and based upon their complementary action at cellular level.

Our supplements work with the individual's own resources towards building the necessary blocks to regain balance. Dr Plaskett's formulations are not based on high doses, but well balanced components. Each of our capsules contains carefully studied nutrient combinations in very safe and effective doses. This gives both the individual and the practitioner more flexibility to target their specific needs. All of our products are manufactured in the UK under Pharmaceutical Standards, using only prime quality materials. We only use those nutrient forms with proven maximum bioavailability. We are dedicated to an increased understanding of health through a true balance.

The Archturus range gives both practitioners and patients a reliable range of multi-mineral and vitamin formulae containing the right proportions of nutrients for the most favourable results. This means that if someone has an extra requirement for a specific nutrient, the formula of choice will be designed accordingly so that the overall nutrient balance is maintained and the risks of inappropriate supplementation reduced. Supplementary nutrients make powerful and effective tools in the healing process, but only when used correctly and in the right proportions. The Archturus range provides this opportunity.

Highlighted Products:

Fine Salt


Natural unrefined whole crystal salt, free from artificial additives or anti-caking agents. This shaker is small enough to carry in your bag, for use when out.. MORE INFO

Bath Salts


Natural unrefined whole Himalayan crystal salt, free from artificial additives or anti-caking agents. This bag stands upright easily and is re-sealable for added convenience. MORE INFO

Dry Brush


Dry skin brushing can change the health of your whole body. Circulation, skin softness and quality, skin infections and irritations, whole body freshness, your level of stimulation, cold prevention and your personal rejuvenation are all areas of improvement you can look for, when you make skin brushing a regular habit. MORE INFO

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