All You Need is Honey and Himalayan Salt to Sleep Like a Baby
Having a hard time sleeping at night?
For the past 4 years I have had a very hard time sleeping at night. I run all day, and am exhausted when bed time rolls around. When I finally get to go to bed, I lay there for hours and struggle to fall asleep.
I even turned to sleeping pills. I know that is not the best choice, but I was exhausted and nothing else was working! I would even take them 5 nights a week.
About 2 week ago, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed I saw a post about honey and Himalayan salt helping people sleep. I thought, "what do I have to lose?"
I mixed the honey and salt in a small airtight container and put it on my night stand. That night I took a teaspoon of the mixture (not the best tasting), and like every night, started watching a show with my husband. I didn’t make it to the end of the show! I woke up the next morning feeling better than I had in years. I continued this every night that week and I was able to fall asleep quickly, and awoke feeling great!
Here is why it works
Himalayan salt contains more than 80 minerals and elements that your body needs for different processes, such as aiding your body in recovering from the day. Honey contains glucose which aids in supplying our body’s cells with energy.
This salt and honey combination works to increase serotonin, helping you to destress, naturally allowing you to get the best sleep possible. So enjoy this natural sleep aid, and rest easy knowing your body will be ready to face the day.
Ingredients for Natural Sleep Aid
5 teaspoons of organic raw honey
1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt
Mix these two ingredients together and store it in a glass jar. You can make as much or as little as you want, but a 5:1 ratio works the best as I have it above. Just put a little bit of this mixture under your tongue every night before you go to sleep and let it dissolve naturally. Read the original article here.
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I also found a recipe for sleep gummies! I made them, and they work great too.
1 cup tart cherry juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
½ cup gelatin powder
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon Himalayan salt
In a small pan slowly mix the gelatin powder into juice. Add in the honey.
Turn the heat to low and stir as it warms. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and add salt. Pour into silicon molds, or glass pan coated with coconut oil. Put in fridge for about 2 hours to set. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Aileen Vazquez