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 Health Benefits of Himalayan Natural Salt Lamps?
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.
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
Have you ever noticed how warm and fuzzy your computer screen seems to feel as you sit in front of it? How about the warmth of your tv as you walk by it? All that warmth is not a good thing for us and certainly not good for the air we breathe.
That warmth is actually an electromagnetic field that is filled with positive ions, which are bad for us.
What a salt lamp actually does is eliminate these positive ions, through the use of negative ions, which cleans the air for us to breathe.
The air in our houses is filled with pollutants and dust particles which are all positively charged ions. Our electronic devices such as phones, computers, laptops, televisions and kitchen appliances all emit these dirty positive ions.
Or as some are calling them, Electro-smog.
This Electro-smog can have a very negative impact on our health and our attitudes in general. Over exposure to this can actually causes nervousness, insomnia, and a lack of concentration. In addition, there will be an accumulation of more free radicals in our body, which are known to cause cancer.
How does the salt lamp work?
What the negative ions in the salt lamps actually do is neutralize the positive ions, which make them get heavier and fall. They no longer are in our normal air circulation, thereby eliminating that air pollution for us.
We can't breathe what isn't there right?
This simultaneously reduces the dust collection around your home as well.. which is a great side benefit as well.
Salt Lamp Benefits
Some of the benefits that having a salt lamp in your home are
- Reduces the allergens in your home
- Improved concentration
- Diminish fatigue and stress
- Reduce radiation from electronics, especially computer monitors
- Relieve the effects of artificial lighting
- Gives a calming, comforting effect
And not only for your home, some other great places to use them would be at your work office, a waiting room, convalescent homes, health spas and nail salons, or even in a bar or casino where smokey odors may linger.
How are Salt Lamps made?
Salt lamps are large chunks of ancient Himalayan salt stones carved into different sizes and shapes.
They are hollowed out for a light bulb and a wooden base is attached. Some come in animal shapes, and some come just with a rough natural look. This Himalayan salt comes from the salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.
The salt contains 84 minerals that have been preserved for millions of years. These minerals are full of stored energy that is released when warmed with a common light bulb or a candle.
Does Size Matter?
In this case it does! The bigger the lamp, the more area it will cover.
A good size for a bedroom would be 6-8 lbs, which covers about a 10x10 area. For your office, a 4-5 lb. lamp should suffice.
Some people place multiple lamps in larger rooms, or just keep them where they spend the most time. Smaller lamps for your bedroom and larger ones to compliment and improve the family room.
Salt lamps are great for restoring and maintaining the quality of the air that we breathe in a calming and natural way. Some of the most amazing stories have been from allergy sufferers and people with asthma who have shown a great improvement.
So if you want to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and put a great piece of art in your home, a Himalayan salt lamp may be what you're looking for.