We answers some of the common questions about the care and use of Himalayan rock salt lamps. From what size to use, to how to clean and maintain your rock lamp.
What is Himalayan Rock Salt?
Himalayan Rock Salt was deposited over 250 million years ago by an ancient sea called Tethys, that once separated India, then an island, from the Asian continent. It is considered to be one of the purest forms of rock salt on Earth.
What size lamp should I buy?
The bigger the lamp the greater its effect.
- Small, 2-3Kg, Small bedroom, hall or home office
- Medium, 3-4Kg, Medium bedroom or study
- Medium/Large, 4-6Kg, Large bedroom, study or kitchen
- Large, 6-10Kg, Lounge room or kitchen
- Extra Large, Up to 100Kg, Lobbies, halls, reception areas
Will my lamp look like the one on your website?
No, each lamp is hand carved from natural salt crystals. It’s pattern, texture, shape and colour will vary somewhat due to the varying structure of the salt crystal and the hand crafting process. So no lamp will ever be the same.
Why does the salt have a Orange/Pink colouring?
Unlike processed table salt, Himalayan Rock Salt is natural in all forms & has a pinkish colouring due to the minerals & trace elements found within. In 2003 the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety analysed 15 specimens of Himalaya salt sold in Germany and detected at least ten different minerals, in addition to sodium chloride (98%).
Should I keep my lamp on all the time?
To get the full benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps its generally recommended that you leave your salt lamp turned on 24/7. This also helps prevents a salt lamp weeping during humid weather.
Do your lamps come with globes & power cords?
Yes, all of our Salt Lamps come with a globe & power cord pre-installed.
Where does it come from?
Himalayan Rock Salt comes from the Khewra Salt Mine, the second-largest salt mine in the world, located in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan in the foothills of the Salt Range, about 300 km from the Himalayas, 160 km from Islamabad, and 260 km from Lahore.
Do they cost much to run?
A medium sized Salt Lamp, left on for a month, costs approximately $1.
Is Himalayan Rock Salt common used for anything else?
Himalayan Rock Salt is commonly used in cooking, in place of other table salt, in brine, and for bath products such as bath salts. Blocks of salt are also used as serving dishes and in the preparation of food, as can be seen in some top restaurants. Fish and some meats can be preserved for use in certain dishes. Blocks of salt can also be slowly heated to a temperature of around 200 Celsius and then used as a cooking surface.
What trace elements can be found in Himalayan Rock Salt?
Approximatly 84: Hydrogen, lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluoride,, sodium, magnesium, aluminium, silicon, phosphorus, sulphur, chloride, calcium, scandium, titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, gallium, germanium, arsenic, selenium, bromine, rubidium, strontium, yttrium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, cadmium, indium, tin, antimony, tellurium, iodine, caesium, barium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, hafnium, tantalum, tungsten, rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, gold, mercury, thallium, lead, bismuth. polonium, astatine, francium, radium, actinium, thorium, protactinium, uranium, neptunium and plutonium.