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?
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
First I have to say, I am a metaphysical girl. What do I mean by that? I am a spiritual being; I belief in Angels, Energy Healing, the Power of Crystals, then Energy of the Earth, and a Higher Power. One of the loves of my life, my 25 year old son, is an engineer. He's a science guy. While I love him with all of me and love to debate with him often about the differences in our beliefs, it makes me really check into things that I believe in so that I can have an intelligent sparring match about certain topics with him. One of those topics of our disputes was the Himalayan Salt Lamp. The benefits stated below are in fact found, but on such a small-scale, that I could not find documented scientific evidence.
This is what just one Himalayan salt lamp company touts: Emits negative ions that fight against electromagnetic radiation and fights fatigue and sluggishness; It also increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, protects against airborne germs, increases work productivity and creativity, improves bone strength, soothes allergies; Sleep better & wake refreshed.
First, Electromagnetic Radiation is emitted from your TV, computer, cell phones and all electronics that seem to be attached to our hips and in some cases used in our daily lives more than 10 hours out of our day. These daily emission of electromagnetic radiation contributes to lowering the melatonin levels within our bodies. Lets look at why melatonin is so important to us. Melatonin plays an important role in the sleep cycle, sometimes called "The Dracula" of hormones as it only comes out at night. Lower levels of melatonin affect your immune system, your mental health, and is the regulator of sex hormone production. This is huge. Melatonin deficiencies have shown in patients with cancer, heart disease, ulcers, and even Alzheimer's. I personally had a low level of Melatonin when I lost my thyroid and my sleep was disrupted regularly. Aside from the issues of not having a thyroid, not being in the right mind as well due to lack of sleep and proper necessary hormone levels throughout the body was truly awful.
When the heat from the salt lamp warms the crystal, a negative electrical charge is emitted, ionizing our atmosphere, which in fact helps to neutralized harmful EMF radiation. Just imagine though, this small Himalayan Salt Lamp and the huge amounts of electronics that we surround ourselves with daily. Negative Ionization is truly a benefit here, but, unless you are a person who is off the grid, so to speak, the electromagnetic radiation of all of these electronics, far outweigh any negative ions the salt lamp can produce. You can certainly do better for yourself here and put a salt lamp in every room you spend a considerable amount of time in, including your office, which might be significantly favorable in the hormone department of your body.
Secondly, negative ions are proven to increase the oxygen in our brain and other organs, as well as boosting the serotonin levels which results in higher mental energy and alertness, and makes us feel happy. It's for this reason that most people feel more refreshed and happy while at the beach... Running water is considered the world's greatest source of negative ions. While with this lamp, we're talking about just a small amount of negative ions in your home or work space. But doesn't that account for something? In my world and belief system, every little bit of good you do for yourself is growth to all of you; physically, mentally, and spiritually. And every little bit of kindness you give to yourself, is negating (even if just a minute amount), the toxicity that surrounds us on a daily basis.
Thirdly, the salt lamps are also said to be Hydroscopic which means it attracts water vapor from the air to it. In attracting the water vapor, along with that vapor, it's also attracting things trapped inside the water molecules like mold, bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants improving our air quality by trapping it to them into the salt crystal. Talk to the person who has severe allergies, or severe asthma and see how they feel about improved air quality. To them, even the tiniest amount of improvement can be expressed as monumental in their ability to breath and feel well because they are getting more oxygen to their brain than usual during allergy season. Personally speaking on allergies and someone who is allergic to dust; I work in an office building that is not always properly cleaned or air purified as maybe I would do to my own home, and this is life altering daily, not just allergy season.
Salt lamps may even help with SAD - seasonal affective disorder. Due to the soft orange hues and soothing colors reminiscent of a sunshine effect, they tend to be calming and increase can even increase clarity and focus of daily chores or work that sometimes gets to be overwhelming during this time. Some people suffering from SAD have been starting to put these lights on timers to relax the mind during a time of less sunlight. Again, it may not be a cure-all but any bit of relief is better than no relief, and this is all natural.
So this is my own personal hypothesis. Just as being on a beach with the salt air, helps many people feel and breath better, so too, does the salt lamp. While they may not may an enormous difference in negative ions, a benefit is a benefit and better than none at all. Salt lamps definitely don't hold a candle to an air purification system, but much like the relief attained by breathing in the salt air at the seashore, it can be an additional healing asset in your life. Truly, the way I see it is, you absolutely could be a "glass half empty" kind of person, and don't want to hear about any of these so-called "tiny" perks because you consider them to be too insignificant to care about. That is definitely your right, but in my opinion, any slight improvement to your health, mind, & body, is worth it, because YOU are worth it!! Lastly, with the aesthetics alone, you have can add a salt lamp to any room to serve merely as a beautiful accent piece.
I'd love to hear what experience you may have with a salt lamp. Immediately, when I got mine, I noticed a difference in my breathing as well as my energy level, which I'll be honest, truly did surprise me. I just love mine!!