There’s a reason why the beach feels so energetically clean and refreshing. For millennia, all over the world, salt has been considered a protective and cleansing agent, both physically and metaphysically. A salt bowl in your home can absorb water, emit ions, and kill bacteria. Some people like to buy fancy salt lamps for this purpose, but a simple bowl filled with salt can do the trick, too.
Ever since I watched the Netflix show Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, I’ve been fascinated by salt. I already knew that salt came from various locations around the world. However, I never dreamed that the crystals could be so different, or that the properties were so unique.
Recently, I’ve played with the concept of salt bowls, and have a system that works for me and my home.
1. Choose a Bowl
Choose a bowl to use for your salt bowl. You can go for something plain or fancy — whatever you prefer. I like to use a black soup bowl for the black-and-white contrast. You could use a smaller bowl if you’d like to take up less space.
If you’re going to leave the bowl out for more than a couple of days, I recommend using a non-porous bowl (i.e. not wood). However, if you’re okay with salt penetrating the porous material, and possibly ruining whatever protective cover it has, you can use ……..
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