Worth Its Salt: The Truth About Natural Himalayan Salt Lamps
Why the salt in your salt lamp makes all the difference!
It’s no surprise—as more and more of us read about the benefits of salt lamps, we’re eager to purchase a salt lamp for ourselves. But what may come as a surprise is the discovery that not all salt lamps are alike. In fact, the quality of the salt in your salt lamp makes all the difference in the world between an authentic natural Himalayan salt lamp and an inferior imitation.
It all comes down to one simple fact: Rock Salt and Natural Crystal Salt are not the same. But what is the difference between Rock Salt and Natural Crystal Salt?
A Story as Old as Time
Millions of years ago, when the sun caused the water evaporation of the Primal Sea, salt began to settle on the ground in layers and other sediments, such as calcium, potassium and gypsum, began to mix with sodium chloride—more commonly known as salt. Today, much of that salt is mined and used for a wide variety of purposes, including the making of salt lamps.
However, not all salt is the same. The salt that is mined from the topmost layers of the Himalayan Mountain Range is mere Rock Salt, which contains all of the impurities cited above and is therefore sold cheap. A salt lamp made from this inferior product is little more than a knickknack, a far cry from the natural Himalayan salt lamps that we offer at Himalayan Salt Cart!
Why Natural Crystal Salt is Better
By contrast, Natural Crystal Salt is mined 5,000 feet deep below the Himalayan Mountain Range has been subject to enormous pressure for millions of years, is over 99% pure, and is therefore ideal for use in ionization and air purification. In fact, the greater the pressure that salt has undergone, the better, more balanced will be the state of order within its crystalline structure.
At Himalayan Salt Cart, we insist on using only the highest quality, pure and authentic crystal in each and every salt lamp that we offer. Our salt lamps and candleholders are available in bothNatural and Crafted shapes.
In order to deliver our crystals to you in their unique form, Himalayan Salt Cart diligently shrink-wraps and individually boxes each product. Each lamp comes with a 15- or 25-watt light bulb, a crafted wooden base, and a UL-approved electrical cord with on/off switch. Dimmer Switches are also available as a nominal upgrade.
#2002 Small Himalayan Salt Lamp
Occasionally wipe with a dry or slightly damp cloth if needed. Avoid exposing lamps to high humidity or rain.