Nowadays, many people wonder what Himalayan salt is. What are salt lamps? Where does Himalayan sea salt come from? Himalayan Salt Lamp is made of the salt crystal that is constructed under the sea million years ago. Commonly, salt is made at sea, yet this Himalayan salt is unique because it is naturally produced on Himalayan mountain, the Khewra Salt Mine, Jhelum District, east of Pakistan (Himalaya). Himalayan Salt crystal does not pass any chemical process so the genuine quality is preserved. No wonder, the Himalayan mountain salt is famous as a hygienic and non-polluted mineral source.
This area was originally part of the purest and non-polluted sea of the world. When the sea water dried up due to the sun heat, the salt crystal is made. This Crystal Salt was exposed to an extreme temperature and pressure that a strong and superior crystal structure was constructed with various colors that were all created naturally.
Most of the Himalayan salt rock colors are pink and red; which is caused by the iron oxide (Fe2O3). Therefore, this type of salt is also popular as a “pink salt”. This Himalayan Mountain Salt is the richest salt with the most mineral contents. What are science behind Himalayan salt lamps?. It has 84 kinds of minerals; the content of which is similar to the minerals on human bodies.
The pure chemical elements on Himalayan Salt crystal include:
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, hydrogen, lithium, antimony, beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluoride, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, silicon, scandium, titanium, vanadium, phosphorus, chromium, manganese, zinc, gallium, sulfur, chloride, germanium, arsenic, selenium, bromine, rubidium, strontium, yttrium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, cadmium, indium, tin, tellurium, iodine, cesium, barium, lanthanum, calcium, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, cerium and plutonium (Source: Water & Salt, The Essence of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel, MD and Biophysicist, Peter Ferreira, 2003).
Due to the significances, this crystal salt has been explored for various health products. One of the products is Electric Lamp (ionic salt lamp). Crystal Salt Lamp of Himalayan Mount has capabilities to produce negative ion, especially when it receives heat (from light bulbs). The negative ion that is produced will be distributed continuously and gradually to maintain health.
Besides the unlimited significance, this Himalayan rock salt lamp will be a stunning ornament for an interior décor/design. This lamp is perfect as night light that will create a peaceful and healthful atmosphere.
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