Sole water boasts lots of health benefits, and may even help to heal adrenal fatigue. Read all about the benefits and how to make sole water below.
With so many purported health benefits, you need to know how to make sole water, but you also might want to know why you should.
Sole water (pronounced “sol-ay”) may be a key ingredient to healing adrenal fatigue. That’s why you’ll find it in our adrenal fatigue recovery protocol.
Best of all, many people notice the benefits almost immediately!
There are three main reasons to 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. Here are a few good options:
- Real Salt– a favorite for use in cooking, flavoring, and this sole water. You can buy it in bulk if you use a lot of it. 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 the 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 is fitting considering the energizing effects sole water has. This is one major benefit many people notice from drinking sole water.
Each of these benefits is intertwined, and really all go back to the high mineral content.
How sole water can became your secret weapon
If you’re struggling with symptoms of adrenal fatigue, you may want to give sole water a try. These symptoms include:
- abnormal fatigue
- blood sugar roller coaster
- excessive crankiness
- weight gain or loss
- insomnia or other sleep disturbances
- lack of interest in sex
- hair loss
Sole water is a cheap and easy solution and many people notice a difference within a couple of days of drinking sole water!
Energy levels improve. Blood sugar begins to stabilize. Hair stops falling out.
Incorporating sole water into your protocol may just be the missing piece you need for recovery.
How to make sole water
All you need is a cup of salt (see above for suggestions), 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.
You can work your way up to a tablespoon in the morning, and can even take another tablespoon once or twice more in the day if you feel the need it. You should always start slowly and work your way up to the dose that feels right.
Deborah Cipollina says
Where do I find these salts?
Hi Deborah. I’ve linked to those I recommend in the post. Thanks. 🙂
Thanks for the a healthy healing message please. What measure of the jar should be used? God bless you.
I make it in a quart sized jar.
Amy Norton says
Thanks for sharing! Do you shake it up before you get your teaspoon? Why or why not? Thanks again!
I do give it a little shake, because the salt settles on the bottom. 🙂
I started drinking Sole for the many benefits that it provides. However since I started taking it, I noticed my feet started getting really hot, burning hot. The rock salt I am using comes from a very reputable company which certifies their salt and I am taking it as recommended. 1 teaspoon solution, per 8 oz water. Is there a known reason why drinking Sole would cause this? It happens every time I drink it. Thanks…
I’ve never heard of that before, Rose. I’m not sure what would cause that.
Could it be because your body is working much better? My feet used to be super cold and I read at the time that it was because my body was not working well.
I have found something on a French site for you, there is the google translation: “The burning feet can be the result of a food imbalance and a bad hygiene of life. Indeed vegetarians tend to suffer more feet than others for the simple reason that they have a deficiency of vitamin B that is found in particular meat.
Review the contents of your plate by consuming more legumes, nuts, wheat, veal liver to cover your vitamin B needs.
Consult a physician
If the symptoms persist, it is advisable to consult your doctor. Feet that heat or burn can be the result of certain physical conditions that it is necessary to treat.
Alcoholism, venous insufficiency or diabetes are part of this series of pathologies that cause tingling, swelling, edema on the feet. Indeed, this syndrome says hot feet can be related to diabetes. Diabetics suffer more than others from foot problems. In any case, do not neglect any sign and think about taking care of your feet.”
For the complete article, this is : http://www.fourchette-et-bikini.fr/bien-etre/jai-les-pieds-chauds-et-qui-brulent-que-faire-36780.html
and for translation: https://translate.google.com/
Take care 😉
My sole water is brown. Did I do something wrong?
I don’t know… mine looks a little brown, but I guess it depends on what kind of salt you used and how much of it, or if it possibly got contaminated.
How do you get your kids to take it? My son FREAKS OUT when I try to offer him Sole! I can’t sneak it into anything, even a homemade gatorade! Any tips here?
Meat stock and broth will have to be the mainstays, I suppose! But I want to be able to offer my kiddos sole without having to also always have stock/ broth on hand…
My kids aren’t big fans of sole water, but every once in a while, my older boys will make themselves a glass on their own, I think because their bodies are craving the nutrients. 🙂
I have high blood pressure, do you think I still can drink this
According to my research, yes; mineral rich salt should be fine, but if you’re concerned, you can always consult a functional medicine doctor. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing. Where’d you find the quart jars?
Mostly they’re left over from the yogurt I buy, which come with a plastic lid. 🙂
I used a quart Ball canning jar and one of the “plastic” lids sold especially for these jars. They say not to use a metal lid as the salt vapor will cause it to corrode. Also, don’t serve or even touch the sole with a metal spoon….I serve mine with a plastic measuring spoon.
Can I drink sole water and take a multi vitamin?
I don’t see why not, though I prefer to stick with herbs and single nutrients myself. I guess there could be a risk that electrolytes could become imbalanced when combining sole with a multivitamin.
Laura Ross says
Thanks for this! I have just two questions: 1. Can I use a glass jar with a glass lid? 2. Can I use distilled water?
Yes and I don’t see why not. 🙂
Shelly Allison says
I wouldn’t use distilled water. It will actually pull minerals from your body. Use spring water.
Shelly Allison says
Mineral Deficiencies. Drinking distilled water robs your body of its natural source for many minerals essential to good health. This results in mineral loss in the body with increases your risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, hypertension, coronary artery disease and premature aging.
P. Wood says
…Except that in the case of making sole, distilled water is better because it has no minerals or other molecules that might bind with sole elements, and, the whole idea of sole is to totally saturate the water with dissolved salt. The water obviously will hold more salt when it holds nothing else, hence distilled water, versus natural mineral water or tap water or any other water containing more than water itself.
Can I use spring water instead of filtered to make sole?
I know coffee is acidic,how long after drinking the sole can I have my cup in the morning?.also you said you take it a couple times a day,do you have to wait a certain amount of time between meals? I figure some benefits is better than none.
Sole water actually improves digestion and helps your stomach create hydrochloric acid, so you shouldn’t have to wait for meals. As far as coffee, that’s a good question (I don’t drink coffee). All I can say is you can experiment and see what works best for you.
Does sole water cause cracks on the side of the mouth (angular cheilitis)
Not that I’ve ever heard, but everyone is different!
Nena Vizedom says
Hi, how long will the sole water keep after being made?
Indefinitely, really, as salt is naturally antibacterial, and it should have a lid on it.
Great article. I made the sole water. I forgot and accidentally used a metal spoon to take a teaspoon of sole water out the jar. Is the whole sole ruined now? Should I start again? Thanks.
I think it’s fine, so long as it doesn’t remain in contact with metal for long.
Andrea P says
Oh good! I made the same mistake. May I ask why it’s bad for metal to be in contact with it? I can’t find the “why” anywhere. Thank you!
The salt can cause metal to leach into the water.
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Would there be any added benefit to using a mixture of the recommended salts rather than just picking one? Also, if I don’t have a plastic lid for my jar could I cover with plastic wrap and then use the regular lid?
Yes on both accounts. 🙂
How do you know how much SOLE water is enough during the day and how much is too much for each particular person? I have started with 1 tsp in an 8 oz glass of water a day.
You just have to experiment to see what feels right for your body. If you don’t feel much from 1 tsp, try upping the dose. If you have too much, you’ll like have some bathroom problems, so work your way up slowly to test your tolerance.
Hi. I take thyroid meds in the morning. When should I d I drink the sole water?
As far as I know the sole water shouldn’t interfere with medications, but it’s always best to check with your healthcare practitioner.