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Did Your Grandma Ever Tell You to Gargle with Salt Water?

It can be really challenging to keep sickness at bay— particularly during the winter months in New England! Our team at Saltworks knows all too well how important it is to proactively pursue good health!

Gargling with salt water is an old standby. There's a reason why those wise women and men before us use this practice to ward off sore throats and other ailments. It's because it works!

In its natural form, salt is THE BEST anti-microbial. (Sidebar: Because it naturally kills bacteria, salt can have a shelf life of up to 15 years). The macrominerals and trace minerals in our salt mimic the minerals present — and needed — in a healthy human's body composition.

And because our sea water is slowly evaporated (rather than processed), our pure sea salt retains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur — all critical macrominerals.

Try this ratio of salt to water (and you can always adjust based on your preference!). 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Duxbury Saltworks pure sea salt : 1 cup of warm water. Gargle for approximately 30 to 60 seconds.

In addition to gargling with salt water, there are many other ways to get the benefits of our salt. Check out our soothing bone broth recipe and our ginger ACV tea with sea salt. You can even just pop a few flakes in your mouth (they're that good!).

If you're focused on getting and staying healthy, remember to eat clean, pure, all-natural food that will nourish your body. A pinch of salt goes a long way too!