There are a lot of stories about the benefits of Himalayan Crystal salt – for both internal and external use. I have not studied them all in depth because my main interest in this product has been for external use. My experience with it has been that it is surprisingly beneficial to my skin, taking care of such things as itching and dryness (even persistent dry patches).
Purveyors of the product recommend immersing oneself into a "sol-bath" where the salts are dissolved in a bathtub (particularly beneficial for sufferers of psoriasis). Living in a tub-less home, I was pleased to discover the Salt Bar, which offers the same properties in a shower-friendly format. (also, it's a darn sight quicker to use).
Here's how to use it
After showering (while skin is still dripping wet), moisten the Salt Bar and rub between your hands. The salt will dissolve slightly, creating a skin-balancing solution.Apply this solution all over your body. You'll need to moisten the bar several times. For example, start with one leg, moisten again for the other leg, etc. For best results, don't towel dry your skin, but allow it to air dry. (You can use the time and your towel to wipe down the shower area if you get bored waiting.)
Being the hydrosol fan I am, I always moisten the bar with a Skin Drench or hydrosol mix that I am testing. I find this combination sufficient as a body lotion during the summer months.
Note: as this is rock salt, it will break if dropped and can shatter with sharp edges. If this happens, you can still use the pieces, but to avoid scratching your skin, be sure to "file" down the sharp edges by dissolving them (easiest if you rub on a wet shower floor).