Pink Himalayan salt has been used since ancient times. This is the pink crystal rock that is made by melting pure Himalayan salt, which is formed by mixing clay with water and then straining it to get pure crystal rock. Many people choose to use this rock for salt because of its pink color. It comes in two forms, clear and semi-clear.
The crystal rock has been the source of salt for thousands of years because of its purity. When melted, this type of salt is nearly 100% pure, so it can be used for baking, cooking, or even the seasoning of food. The drawback of using this crystal rock is that it does take longer to melt than normal salt.
When you buy this type of salt, it comes in either crystal or fine granular forms. These are found in granular form because it is easier to dissolve into a liquid to make a paste.
You can find these salts at your local grocery store, health store, or even at your local pharmacy. If you do not have any, you can buy it online from your favorite wholesaler. Here are some tips for making your own Pink Himalayan salt.
With this kind of salt, the first step is to get a basic ingredients list. This list should include: salt, water, baking soda, and baking powder. You will also need vegetable oil, unrefined table salt, and an absorbent cloth. Once you have your basic ingredients, you can begin to prepare your salt. Read the directions carefully and follow them precisely as instructions are given.
First, you will need to mix up your salt. Using a big bowl and large measuring cup, fill it about half full of warm water and add in one teaspoon of the salt to each cup. Then, add in another teaspoon of salt for every quart of water. If you do not have a measuring cup, you can just add one tablespoon of salt to one cup of water. Whichever way you choose to do it, you should do this to ensure that your pink salt is completely dissolved.
Next, add in your vegetable oil. You will only need about three to four drops of oil to every cup of salt. Make sure you use cold oil as cold oil tends to break down some crystals of salt. Make sure to add enough oil to the salt to allow it to slowly soak into the water and eventually dissolve. Allow the oil to sit on the surface of the salt for about five minutes before you blot the excess off using a paper towel.
Now, you can begin to work on the pink salt itself. Using the absorbent cloth, begin to dab the pink salt onto the pan. Your goal is to make sure that all of the surface of the salt gets wet and it will eventually turn a bright pink color. You can do this by holding the cloth up against the pan to allow the salt to soak into the pan. When you feel it coating the bottom, you can continue to blot to ensure that all of the pink salt has soaked into the pan.
After you blot the excess salt from the pan, make sure you spread a small amount of the pink salt onto the surface. You want to ensure that it dries and forms into a clear film, like a translucent film, and not a pink tint. When the film is dry, you can wipe off the excess salt.
You can also use a little bit of sodium hydroxide to make your pink salt more transparent. Sodium hydroxide can also be found at most stores where you buy cleaners and personal care products. Once you use this ingredient, you may want to wait a couple of days before you start using the rock salt again.
Making your own pink salt is not that difficult. Just a little bit of preparation is all it takes to make your own crystal salt. you do not have to spend an entire lot of money or have an extensive knowledge of chemistry to make your own salt.
A little bit of thought goes into what type of salt you want to use. You want to use a salt that has been cooked thoroughly, or refined so that it will no longer have a distinct, recognizable crystal or clear appearance. When you are in the middle of preparing your Himalayan pink salt, it is easy to use something cheaper than you might have in your kitchen that has been refined such as plain table salt.