Himalayan Natural Salt Lamp Features
Himalayan Natural Salt Lamps make for a unique and beautiful gift.
The natural shape salt lamps and candle holders are sold by weight, not by size. Natural shape lamps/candle holders are sometimes tall, sometimes shorter and unique in shape, yet still in the same weight class.
Premium quality unique salt lamps/candle holders from the finest salt crystals from foothills of the Himalayas.
There is no salt in the world that compares Natural Himalayan Salt Lamps in purity and color.
Hand carved to retain unique natural look & beauty of salt crystals, so no two crystals are alike.
Heating the salt with a bulb or a candle creates an effect similar to an ionizer. This ionizing effect has many healthful benefits.
Heat of light flame is dissipated within the salt, making the outside cool to the touch.
Benefits of Rock Natural Himalayan Salt Lamps & Candle Holders
Some of the more dramatic claims include migraine headache relief, enhanced serotonin levels in the blood, reduced severity of asthma attacks, immune system enhancement, and reduced vulnerability to colds and flu’s.
There is hard science to suggest that they’re true.
However, in a effort to avoid hyperbole and scientific debate about Himalayan Natural Salt Lamps, here is what we can tell you for sure:
1. They will release negative ions into the air.
2. They will purify the air.
3. It’s relaxing appearance will help you rest and reduce stress.
4. It will help relieve asthma, sinus and allergy symptoms.
Where to Use Himalayan Natural Salt Crystal Lamps and Candle Holders?
Some ideal applications include:
Allergy/sinus condition sufferers
Children’s night lamp
Environments with pets, high pollen counts, smoking, or other atmospheric inhibitors.
How safe are the Himalayan Salt lamps?
Our lamps only use UL approved parts and are easily as safe as any low wattage lamp in your home.
However, since these are electrical appliances that are powered by your home’s electrical current, you should still take the same precautions you would take with any electrical appliance.
How do I take care of my salt lamp?
Our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps are highly suitable for almost any room in your home or office. They are beautiful, natural air cleaners and purifiers – and you will never have to replace a filter, saving you hundreds of dollars in filter costs.
Himalayan Natural Salt Crystal Lamps are designed to be used indoors and should not be used in any room where there is excess humidity, such as a bathroom or sauna, for extended periods of time.
Excess humidity can cause a white powder to form on your salt lamp. In order to remove the white powder or dust, leave your salt lamp on and use a soft damp cloth to gently clean the surface.
Can a natural Himalayan salt lamp eliminate odors in my house?
Our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps are natural Negative Ion generators when they are slightly warmed by the internal light bulb.
Negative ions supercharge the air around a Salt Crystal Lamp – just like the clean air around a waterfall, on a mountain top, at the seashore, or after a thunderstorm.
Wherever you place a Himalayan Natural Salt Crystal Lamp the air will begin to smell cleaner and you will be able to breathe easier.
Negative ions can help eliminate heavy odors from cigarette smoking, cat litter boxes, baby nurseries and cooking odors in the kitchen.
Our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps are also the perfect decorative accent to any room in your home or at the office. Salt Crystal Lamps supercharge the office environment and inspire creative ideas, while increasing mental alertness and concentration.
Office workstations, computer rooms, conference rooms and break rooms are perfect locations for our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps.
Even restaurant and bar owners are changing the atmosphere of their business with our Himalayan Natural Salt Lamps.
The radiant illumination of the glowing lights supercharge the air and create an enchanting environment that inspires your imagination, relieve stress and awaken your senses.
Do Himalayan natural salt lamps generate Negative Ions if they are not turned on?
Researchers have discovered that if there is little or no moisture in the air, Salt Crystals are largely ineffective at producing Negative Ions.
However, areas such as the outdoors, bathrooms and spas have too much humidity and the salt crystals dissolve rapidly when exposed to high humidity levels above 60 percent.
Salt Crystal Lamps will last indefinitely as long as they are not exposed to excessive moisture.
Researchers also discovered that when a salt crystal is heated slightly, it will generate Negative Ions. In order to facilitate this, a small light bulb is placed inside a salt crystal – creating our unique Himalayan Natural Salt Lamps.
Therefore, it is important to remember that a Salt Crystal Lamp will only generate Negative Ions when it is warmed by the internal light bulb.
We recommend that you leave the light on 24 hours a day for maximum benefits.
What size salt rock lamp is best for my room?
The more Negative Ions that are generated, the better the ambient air will become and the easier it will be for you to breathe.
Therefore, the size of the salt crystal lamp will determine the radiant effect of a Negative Ion discharge.
Our Mini, Small and Special Shaped (Pyramid, Moon, Egg) Salt Crystal Lamps are most effective in a 5’x7′ personal space setting.
The ambient effect of the Negative Ions is perfect for a personal computer workstation or office desk, a child’s bedroom or nursery, a bedroom nightstand, the laundry room, around a cat litter box, or in a walk-in closet.
However, if you smoke, you may need a larger lamp, or multiple small lamps, in order to eliminate the odor of the cigarettes throughout your home, office or place of business.
The Real Reason Himalayan Natural Salt Lamps Costs So Much?
Pretty, pink Himalayan salt has surged in popularity as a trendy and magical ingredient, but why does it cost so much? And, just as importantly, does it live up to the hype that's helping to drive up the price? The good news is that yes, humans do need a certain amount of salt and sodium in their diet, because it plays a key role in maintaining things like muscle and nerve health, and it also helps maintain balance in the fluids of your body.
But pink Himalayan salt has been credited with doing much more than just that, so much that people are willing to pay more for this magical, mystical pink salt.
Listen to the hype and you'll hear that it can treat the symptoms of respiratory diseases, regulate your blood sugar, increase libido, reduce the signs of aging, and even help regulate your sleep patterns.
"Are you having a bad dream?" "No, I suffer from a disorder called sleep fighting.
" "That must be terrible.
" "Only when i'm losing.
" It's claimed that even when it's in the form of a salt lamp it can cleanse the air of pollutants, and even help those suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
That's a pretty wide variety of things it's reported to help, and it's safe to say that everyone has probably experienced one of those things on the list, or has a family member who gets what it's like to have some long and sleepless nights.
The thing is, actual scientific evidence that any of this is actually true is scarce, but it's not going to hurt… right? First, a bit of science.
Salt and sodium aren't the same thing, as salt is a combination of the ions sodium and chloride.
And it really is magical: together, they make food wonderful and they keep our body functioning.
Different types of salt have various amounts of other minerals, and that's where many people hop on the pink Himalayan salt bandwagon.
It's claimed that pink Himalayan salt has84 trace minerals in it that regular table salt just doesn't have, and internet wisdom says that's a good thing.
But, like many good things, there's a catch.
Nutritionists say those elements and minerals exist in minuscule amounts, way too small to actually have any kind of impact on our health.
And sometimes, that's a good thing.
Among those elements are things like uranium, radium, polonium, and thallium.
There's not enough of those things in the salt to hurt you, and isn't that proof that there's not enough of the good things to do any good, either? This is one bit of marketing that raises the price just because it sounds good.
According to Business Insider, people who live in the areas that mine pink Himalayan salt call it "white gold" which yes, is odd considering it's pink, but it shows just how valuable it is.
Picking up a bottle can set you back up to20 times as much as a similar size of regular table salt, and part of the reason for the price is that it's one of the purest salts in the world.
What does that mean, exactly? Most table salt is extracted from rock salt or halite, or it comes from evaporated sea water.
The problem? When sea water evaporates, it can also leave behind pollutants.
And the salt that's mined from rock often occurs alongside other chemicals and minerals, some of which are toxic.
It's all purified before it hits the shelves, but pink Himalayan salt is a little different.
That comes from crystallized sea-salt beds that were buried deep underground when they were covered in lava, then snow and ice.
Those beds have been around for about 200million years, and the layers on top of them have protected them from all the horrible things we've released into the environment in our modern-day world.
It's mined by hand and it's unprocessed, and that all adds up to make it super pure.
And that? People are willing to pay for.
Legend has it that Himalayan salt was first discovered by the horses of Alexander the Great in 326 BC.
Horses love salt, after all, and the story says the army was traveling through what's now northern Pakistan when they noticed their horses kept licking the rocks.
It was centuries before it was traded, but it's been popular for a lot longer than it's been trending on Instagram.
That place where Alexander's horses reportedly discovered an unexpected treat is still where pink Himalayan salt is mined today.
There are only six mines where workers extract the salt by hand, and that makes it sound rare, doesn't it? It's not — it's estimated that the largest of those mines, Khewra, contains somewhere around 6.
7 billion tons of pink salt, and around 400,000 tons are mined annually.
Knowing that something is only mined in as ingle part of the world from a handful of places by a group of workers laboring away to mine by hand makes it exclusive, and that's enough to justify charging more for it, isn't it? There's an old saying that looks aren't everything, but in today's age of social media and Instagram, looks are pretty important — especially when it comes to food and getting that perfect shot that's going to get more followers.
And that, says The Atlantic, is part of the reason retailers can charge so much for it — they know people will pay to give their dishes that extra little bit of trendy and hip.
There are tens of thousands of images tagged#pinksalt on social media, and it's fancying up everything from soaps and lotions to cupcakes, popcorn, and giant slabs of barbecued meats.
Is it worth it? That's up to the consumer.
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Restaurant, coffee shop and bar owners have used multiple Mini and Small Salt Crystal Lamps to help clean the air and set a romantic mood in their place of business.
They place the Salt Lamps strategically on the bar, in a private booth, or on a dinner table in order to create a more enchanting environment.
The soft illumination of the glowing light inspires the imagination and awakens the senses, while the Negative Ions cleans the air and helps people breathe more freely.
Larger Salt Crystal Lamps are more effective at eliminating the smell of smoking, chemicals, mold and mildew or allergens such as pet dander, pollen, dust and airborne bacteria.
Our Large or X-Large Salt Crystal Lamps, Salt Bowls and Diffuser Lamps are most effective in an average room approximately 10’x12′.
They have been very effective in a private home or work office, hair stylist work stations, dentist or doctor’s examination rooms and at a personal computer workstations where someone smokes.
Our XX-Large – Jumbo Salt Crystal Lamps are best suited for larger living areas, family rooms, master bedrooms, kitchens, garages, workshops, etc.
In a place of business, they are ideal for hotel rooms, large conference rooms, doctor or dentist waiting rooms, libraries, employee break rooms (especially if employees are allowed to smoke) retail stores, art galleries, hair salons, restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs.
It is important to remember that a Salt Crystal Lamp will only generate Negative Ions when it is warmed by the internal light bulb.
We recommend that you leave the light on 24 hours a day for maximum benefits.
How much electricity do the lamps consume?
Our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps are very energy efficient, consuming only 7-40 watts per hour, depending on the bulb you are using.
Many people use only a 7 watt “Christmas Tree or Night Light” bulb in their salt lamp, which can be easily found in a local store.
They are available in many colors that can add special effects to your salt lamp.
However, since the discharge of Negative Ions is dependent upon the temperature of the Salt Crystal Lamp, we have discovered that a 15-40 watt clear tubular bulbs works best at creating the optimum operating temperature for each lamp size.
A Salt Crystal Lamp needs to be heated – warm to the touch, but too hot to burn your hand – in order to be most effective at releasing Negative Ions.
We found a special, long lasting, clear tubular light bulb in order to maximize the intrinsic beauty of our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps™.
We also include a UL safety rated cord with an off/on switch with every salt lamp.
Therefore, we include a 15 watt long lasting tubular bulb with all of our mini, small and special shaped salt lamps.
A 25 watt long lasting tubular bulb is included with our medium and large salt lamps.
And a 40 watt long lasting tubular bulb is included with our X-Large thru Jumbo salt lamps.
The total electricity consumption is less than used by your refrigerator, even for multiple salt lamps throughout your home, office, or place of business
Narrator: This is pink Himalayan salt.
It may look pretty, but a pinch of this stuff will cost you, and 100 grams of pink Himalayan salt can cost up to 20 times the price of generic table salt.
So why is it so expensive? Pink Himalayan salt has gathered a cult following.
Its supporters claim that it helps with everything from weight loss, reducing aging, regulating sleep, and even increasing your libido.
And while the pink salt itself can cost $10 per kilo, the products made using it can be far more expensive.
But what actually is the difference between types of salt, and where have these claims come from? To get an idea of what makes pink Himalayan salt different, we need to look at the different types of salt in the industry.
Table salt is often made by drilling into underground seabeds, pumping out the saltwater, and then refining it in purification plants.
Natural minerals like magnesium or potassium are taken away.
Sea salt is made by evaporating seawater using the sun or indoor heaters.
Unlike table salt, it normally has no extra chemicals added, and its natural minerals stay intact.
Rock salt is different.
In certain regions of the world, buried hundreds of feet below the ground, are the remains of evaporated seas.
This mineral, halite, gets harvested by drilling the rock face, crushing the salt, and splintering it into pieces.
Pink salt can only be found in very few places, from the Murray River in Australia to Maras in Peru, but the supply is far from limited.
The majority of pink salt mines in the world are in Pakistan, at the base of the Himalayas, and the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan produces 350,000 tons per year.
So is pink salt healthier? The salt has an estimated84 different minerals in it, which give it its pink color.
But these minerals only makeup around 2% of the salt.
So apparently, it's reported you can get around 84 different trace mineral elements.
However, it's such a very small percentage of the salt that makes up these minerals that you are highly unlikely to get any real benefit or any trace of them in your regular serving of salt itself, and I hate to be the bearer of disappointing news, but it's pretty similar, nutritionally.
Narrator: Pink salt's supposed benefits aren't just about eating it though, and many people claim it has healing properties when either inhaled or even when used as a lamp.
Rhiannon: I can see why trends come about.
So for instance, there's a lot of different homeopathic remedies that can seem very, very appealing, but actually because they're not grounded in evidence a lot of the time, a small hint of something having a promise can get blown out of proportion, especially when it comes to the media, especially in terms of beautiful-looking items, and I think pink salt of course is a lot more appealing for a lot of people when you compare it to your regular white salt.
Narrator: So Himalayan salt doesn't have the health benefits claimed, but it's still marketed as a luxury salt, and global salt consumption is forecast to be worth $14.
1 billion by 2020.
So does it taste any better for the price? I think it tastes nicer, but I don't know if I just think it tastes nicer because I know it's meant to taste nicer.
It doesn't taste that different.
It's a bit less harsh on the palate.
It doesn't sort of burn your tongue as much, which I guess is a good thing.
I couldn't really tell too much of a difference between them to be honest.
If I was cooking with them, putting them in a dish, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them.
It just kinda tastes like salt.
Narrator: There's one other big thing that's led to pink salt's popularity: Instagram.
It's because Instagram is an image-based platform, so if you think about it, it's more attractive to take pictures of something that's pink naturally or something that's bright green.
It's more, I would call it, aesthetic food.
So looking at how food appears rather than it being a miracle benefit, and I think if you are looking at social media on a whole, it goes in seasons, and it goes in whatever is the most photographed item.
I don't think it will be around forever.