I’ve been bragging about the health benefits I’ve experienced since drinking sole water over the last few months as I work to recover my health (read about me here, then read my story I have Lyme disease, but it’s not a big deal). I figure it’s high time I tell you all about it! You need to know how to make sole water, but you also might want to know why you should!
Here are all the deets:
I started drinking sole water (pronounced “sol-ay”) sometime in December or January, when I began working extra hard to recover my adrenals from a major crash.
I had read about how sole water was very good for supporting the adrenal glands, but I wasn’t sure about why. When I did a little research and found out how very, very easy it is to make and administer, I figured I might as well give it a try.
I noticed the benefits almost immediately!
There are three main reasons I drink sole water:
Sole water is rich in minerals
Salt gets a bad rap for causing high blood pressure, but did you know that good salt has tons of good health benefits? Salt is an amazing source of trace minerals, many of which you can’t easily get anywhere else. By making a strong salt water infusion, you are jam-packing it with these minerals, which include iodine, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and more!
You may be wondering how to choose good salt, not only to make sole water, but also for every day culinary uses. There are a few options I recommend:
- Real Salt– this is my favorite salt and one I use every single day in cooking, flavoring, and my good ol’ sole water. I like to buy it in bulk since I use it so frequently. Real Salt comes from ancient sea beds in the US (Utah), so it is not subject to modern-day ocean contamination. It is pink with flecks of other colors and can be gritty due to the high mineral content.
- Himalayan salt– also mined from ancient sea beds, Himalayan salt is pink and is also rich in minerals.
- Celtic sea salt– gray in color, Celtic sea salt is also a good source of minerals.
These are all good options and boast benefits that refined white table salt does not, as white table salt is not only stripped of nutrients and bleached, but sometimes contains additives.
(See my recipe for Brown Butter Blondies with Salted Caramel for a really good excuse to use good salt in the kitchen!)
Sole water supports detoxification
Sole water helps the body to detox unwanted toxins and pathogens, by helping to improve hydration and absorption of nutrients.
Salt is antibacterial and may assist in removing bacteria from the body.
When our body is well hydrated and nourished, the immune system is strengthened, and our bodies are better able to fight off pathogens as well as eliminate toxins.
Sole water= energy
Because of the high mineral content, sole water promotes energizing on a cellular level, nourishing your body from the ground up.
The word “sole” actually translates to “sun” in some languages, which I think is fitting considering the energizing effects sole water has. This is personally the biggest benefit I’ve noticed from drinking sole water.
Each of these benefits is intertwined, and really all go back to the high mineral content.
How sole water became my secret weapon
Back in October of last year, my adrenal glands tanked, seemingly out of nowhere. I became more fatigued, was constantly cranky, my blood sugar was all over the place, and my hair began falling out. It was scary and I felt out of control, as the symptoms persisted for months.
I began to research how to recover from adrenal fatigue (I’ll be writing a complete guide to how I recovered, so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter here so you don’t miss it).
In my research, I came across sole water and decided to give it a try because it was a cheap and easy solution.
I noticed a difference within a couple of days of drinking sole water!
My energy levels improved right away. My blood sugar began to stabilize. My hair stopped falling out. It felt like a miraculous recovery!
When I incorporated sole water into my adrenal fatigue recovery protocol, it just worked.
Best of all, it’s super cheap and easy to make!
How to make sole water
All you need is a cup of salt (see above for those I suggest), a quart-sized jar with a plastic lid (like this) and filtered water.
- Put 1 cup of salt in the jar, then fill it the rest of the way with filtered water.
- Cover the jar tightly with a plastic or other non-metal lid and give it a shake.
- Let sit out on the counter overnight. (I leave mine out all the time, as the salt water will not spoil.)
- If the cup of salt is completely dissolved, add a little more until it doesn’t dissolve. This is how you ensure the water is totally saturated.
- Take 1 teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach (you may need to work your way up to this) in a glass of water.
I personally now take a tablespoon in the morning, and often taken another tablespoon once or twice more in the day if/when I think about it. I never had any die-off (a reaction to detoxing too quickly) from drinking sole water, but you may, so should start slowly and work your way up to the dose that feels right.