Frequently Asked Questions

Himalayan Crystal Mineral Salt has been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to any toxins, pollutants and impurities. The Salt Crystals unique cellular structure allows the Salt to store vibrational (healing) energy. Himalayan Mineral Salt’s salt crystals and minerals exist in a colloidal form; meaning, that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb. In Himalayan Crystal Mineral Salt there is over 80 minerals that our bodies are made up of, and need replacing.

Many people are unaware that common table salt contains many harsh chemicals. Salt is necessary for our diet but can be dangerous if taken in this chemical form.

Most common table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine and absorbents.

Common salts are dried at more than 1,200° Fahrenheit, a process which zaps many of the natural chemical structures. Common table and cooking salt found in most homes, restaurants, and processed foods is void of any nutritional value, lacking beneficial trace minerals.  Some common Rock Salt, Sea Salt and even some popular Celtic Salts are also processed.

Processing Salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader. The body cannot dispose of it in a natural, healthy way which can lead to inflammation of the tissues, water retention and high blood pressure.

Studies show that for each gram of table salt your system cannot process, your body will use over twenty times the amount of cellular water to neutralize the sodium chloride in chemically-treated salt

Do I have to leave my Salt Lamp on all the time?

No, you do not. It is advisable to have your Salt Lamp on when you are at home. But like all electronics, it is not advisable to leave it on unattended when someone is not home. When you get home turn on all your Himalayan Salt Lamps.

If I turn my Salt Lamp off will it melt away to nothing?

Himalayan Salt Lamps absorb moisture from the air, when they are turned off they can ‘cry’ if the weather is quite humid or if you live close to the beach. To prevent having a sad lamp when it is turned off, place a plastic bag over it and tuck under base of lamp to stop the moisture from getting to it. If you are going away for long periods of time then for extra measures you can carefully pull the cord (with bulb) out from the bottom of the lamp to prevent moisture getting on to the cord and bulb. When you get home just take the plastic bag off and place cord back inside your Lamp. This is useful when humidity is high where you live. When it is dry weather and your lamps aren’t crying, then they are fine to be turned off and left as normal.

When the bulb inside the lamp heats the Himalayan Salt, the salt releases negative ions – which counteract positive ‘pollutant’ ions in the air.  So basically, Himalayan Salt Lamps are an air purifier and can aid in respiratory problems such as Asthma, Sinus and Allergies. Salt Lamps are also known to reduce symptoms in people with ASD and are also known to improve snoring and sometimes stop the snoring altogether.

The bulbs used in Himalayan Salt Lamps are meant to be in a stationary position. If they are moved suddenly or are exposed to vibration they are likely to blow. High humidity can also cause bulbs to blow.

If you have bulbs blowing regularly, here are some things to take into consideration-

  • The globe is not quite screwed in firmly enough to touch both contacts.
  • The globe is touching the inside surface of the lamp.
  • The lamp is moved while the lamp has been on for a while.
  • There is a large current drawing appliance on the same circuit that is turned on/off and there is a momentary power spike.
  • There is excessive ‘micro vibration’ nearby like a TV too close.
  • After a bulb has been changed the cord and bulb has been pushed too far to the top of lamp and is touching the salt.
  • If the lamp has been turned off and it has ‘cried’ while been turned off and has not been wrapped up, salt may have cried onto the bulb which will cause it to blow.

All of the colours of Himalayan Mineral Crystal Salt contain minerals and offers health benefits. The darker the red and orange colours, the more of the Iron mineral is present within the crystal. When the bulb inside the lamp heats the salt crystals the Himalayan Salt releases negative ions – counteracting positive ‘pollutant’ ions in the air. This occurs regardless of what colour the lamp is. Most people find that the darker the colours of the crystals within the Salt Lamp have a more calming effect, especially in bedrooms.

Yes, we sell replacement bulbs and Canadian/ US standard electrical cords.

When there is high humidity, salt lamps can still cry (condensate) a little bit while turned on. If this happens pat your lamp dry with a dry cloth.

If your salt lamp does cry a little it can drip onto your furniture and can cause damage to your furniture. If you keep your lamp on a plate the salt will collect on the plate which can easily be disposed of or it can be used in bathing or cooking. You can find lovely glass plates very cheap from second hand stores.

‘Absolutely Yes 100%’ All of our Himalayan Mineral Crystal Salt and products come direct to us from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan.

No, that is not true. When the salt is darker in colour it just means that there is more Iron mineral present within the crystal.

There are over 80 minerals and trace elements in Himalayan Salt Crystal, Iron is the only mineral which has the effect to make such an impact on colour. As a salt lamp the benefits are still the same, it just comes down to your colour preference. With eating Himalayan Salt it is good to get a good balance in colour. If you need more Iron in your diet, then perhaps the darker reds will be more suitable. Remember balance is key with everything.

Also on the Internet you may see some websites claiming that you have to have a certain size Salt Lamp to cover a certain size room/area, once again, this is incorrect.

It all comes down to what is in the room ie;  lets compare two lounge rooms, they are the same size, one room there is a family of 4, a large TV, Mobile devices, computers and Laptops, in the other room there is a couple, who do have a TV but hardly watch it, they read books and have one landline telephone. The room with 4 people and all the electronics will need much more Himalayan Salt than the couple in the other room.

So, its all about how much is going on in the room i.e.; number of people sharing the air space and how much electronics are in the room.

There is no such thing as ‘too much’ when it comes to Himalayan Salt Lamps, you can have 3 large lamps in one room if you like, but then again, one Salt Lamp is better than none at all.

Generally for a bedroom a 2-3 kilo or 3-5 kilo is a good size, because there is usually only one or two people in the room, however these days allot of bedrooms have TV’s, Computers, Mobile Phones etc. in them – which is ALLOT going on in a room where you are meant to be resting your mind, body and soul; so for a bedroom with that much going on, a couple of small lamps or even a large 7-9 kilo or even a 15-20 kilo Lamp would be beneficial.