Frequently Asked Questions


What is the origin of our salt lamp?
Himalayan Crystal Salt comes from the salt mines in and around Khewara, Himalayan range, Pakistan. “The historic Salt Mine in Khewarah – Pakistan, is the only site in the world where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. Lying on many levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for the total of 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 meters they illustrate all the stages of the development of the mining technology over time.”
Where is the salt range located?
The salt range is located at the foothills, between the valleys of the Indus and Jhelum rivers, in the northern part of the Punjab region of Pakistan. It derives its name from extensive deposits of Crystal salt, which are one of the richest salt fields in the world; they are of Precambrian age. The salt range is more than 1,600 feet (490 m) in thickness and spread approximately 186 miles (300 km) beneath the Karakoram Range and the Great Himalayas of Pakistan. Home to the world’s greatest masses of high mountains, nine of the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter + peaks are located here including K2.
What are the Causes and effects of negative ion exposure and depletion?
EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE ION EXPOSURE A high negative ion exposure appeared associated with feeling better about self, less sensitive, and more responsive or innervated (energized).The introduction of negative ion generation increased the subjective rating of alertness, atmospheric freshness, and environmental and personal warmth. CAUSES OF NEGATIVE ION DEPLETION The picture tubes (CRTs) in computer monitors and TVs deplete the air of negative ions. So does the airflow through furnace ducts and air conditioning systems. Research has also shown that polluted areas both indoors and outdoors have very low levels of negative ions, and very high levels of positive ions. It would seem that all or most of the available negative ions had been used up in their fight with contaminants. Dry hot winds (like the famed Santa Ana, or Witches’ Winds) also deplete negative ions from the air.
What are Negative Ions?
They’re oxygen atoms with an extra electron. And they can help you feel better. Technically speaking: “Ions are charged particles in the air that are formed in nature when enough energy acts upon a molecule such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, or nitrogen to eject an electron from the molecule leaving a positively charged Ion. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule, which then becomes a negatively charged Ion. It is the negative ion of oxygen that affects us the most.”
What Negative Ions can do for you?
The negative ions cause microscopic particles (particulates) floating in a room, that cause some people to have allergic reactions, to clump together and fall to the floor (or other surfaces) where they can be vacuumed up. This is due to an electrostatic charge between the negative ions and other air molecules and particles in the air. Negative ions are effective for allergies, asthma, catarrh, hay fever, sinusitus, eczema, burns, emphysema and people tend to feel more alert, stable and energized in the presence of negative ions.
Himalayan Crystal Salt also be given to animals?
Just as with humans, the natural crystal salt will have its positive effect of the animal body. If you put a few drops into the food, it will increase the vitality and strengthen the immune system of your pet or animal.
What makes the our Himalayan Crystal Salt better then the other himalayan salts available?
The Himalayan Salt is featured in the revolutionary book Water & Salt, the Essence of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel and biophysicist Peter Ferreira. Comprehensive scientific study with The Himalayan Crystal Salt has demonstrated its supreme bioenergetic qualities and its positive effect on a myriad of body functions. Our salt products are made from Himalayan Crystal Salt which is hand mined from an exclusive, protected mountain area astride a known geo magnetic energy grid according to long standing tradition. The salt products are hand prepared and hand packed with respect for the workers, the inherent vibration patterns in the salt, and for the environment. In today’s modern society salt has been given a bad rap. It is considered unhealthy and unnecessary. As industrialization came to a full swing, much of what we eat has been genetically altered. Today’s common salt is chemically refined; all of the natural minerals are removed as they are considered to be impurities and reduced only to sodium and chloride. This process made the salt unhealthy; it is not a natural element and is poison to the body. Eating common table salt results in the formation of edema, or excess fluid in the body tissue, which is also the cause of cellulite. That’s why doctors say to avoid salt. For every gram of sodium chloride that the body cannot get rid of, the body uses twenty-three times the amount of cell water to neutralize this salt. That makes our body weak and prone to diseases. Himalayan Crystal Salt is however pre-pollution and without environmental impact. It is absolutely pristine, purest, totally natural, unrefined, cleanest and most complete Salt available. It is identical in minerals to the ancient primal ocean with all the minerals and trace elements our body needs. These natural minerals are identical to the minerals, which our bodies have evolved with and are also originally found existing in the primal ocean. Life came from the sea, its nutrients and the suns energy. Millions of years ago when the formation of the Himalayas begun, the primal ocean was naturally dried up with the energy of the sun, as the mighty Himalayas were rising, over time with intense pressure and temperatures salt became crystallized. The higher the amount of pressure the more superior the crystalline structure. Alexander the great discovered it and since then it has been a part of regular diet for natives. Our salt products are made from Himalayan Crystal Salt which is the finest, hand picked and/or stone grinded crystal salt, which is transparent with pink and reddish veins. Experts recommend that only Genuine Himalayan Crystal Salt should be used for flavoring food, Brine solution, for bathing and for the carving of salt lamps/tealights.
Which country does the rock salt come from?
Country of Origin for these Rock Salt Lamps is Pakistan. Rock Salt comes from the Himalayan Mountain Ranges of Pakistan.
What if someone wants to lick the Rock Salt Crystal?
Although every possible effort is made to process the Rock Salt Crystal Hygienically,so the surface of the lamp becomes harmless. But still we recommend not to lick the Rock Salt Crystal.
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How Does Himalayan Salt compare to Sea salt?
Oceans cover 70% of our earth. However, the oceans are being degraded with nuclear waste, industrial waste and farm chemical run-off. Not a single year passes without major news of at least one fractured oil tanker causing catastrophe. Recent government warnings about the increased levels of mercury in our oceans limit us to eat fish only once or twice a month. Today, sea salt does not have the same positive impact on our health, as it used to. Most of the sea salt undergoes man-made refining to get it to the packaged commodity stage. Where as Himalayan Crystal salt in availabel in its purest form preserved from 250 million years. Its has all the essential minerals that are vital for human body and it comes to you without any chemical refining process and in its purest form.
How does house pets behave with salt lamp? / Is it hazardous?
Sometimes household pets (mostly dogs) instinctively lick the lamp to replenish minerals in their bodies. Salt Lamp is not intended for consumption, however it is made out 100% natural salt and is not hazardous to health.
How is the Himalayan Crystal Salt used in our products Mined?
All mining is done by hand. Use of dynamite is strictly prohibited to preserve the structure of the crystals. Mining by hand is slow and expensive.
Is there an official Himalayan seal for Himalayan Salt?
No. Himalayas is a range, just like the Rockies and Andes. It runs through Pakistan, India, Nepal, Burma and Tibet. However, most recently some independent inspection companies has started issuing guarantee seal in colebration with govt agencies. You can ask guarantee documents from your vendor bearing that guarantee seal.
Does any company or group have the monopoly on Himalayan crystal Salt?
No. Salt is plentiful and available for all: we recommend that you choose Indus Valley Crafts Himalayan Crystal Salt, since it is hand picked by experts who have been using this salt for generations. There are no secret or hidden mines as some companies are claiming.
How one can be sure to pick the right Himalayan salt?
We recommend that when shopping for Himalayan Crystal Salt; choose a packaging where you can actually see the transparent and pinkish crystals. We also recommend that you should buy coarse ground to be used in a salt mill to grind fresh salt on your food.
Is there any analysis done for Himalayan Crystal Salt?
Yes numerious. You can get more info from different articles in “Knowlede Base” section of this website.
Who can Benefit from our Himalayan Crystal Salt products?
No. Himalayas is a range, just like the Rockies and Andes. It runs through Pakistan, India, Nepal, Burma and Tibet. However, most recently some independent inspection companies has started issuing guarantee seal in colebration with govt agencies. You can ask guarantee documents from your vendor bearing that guarantee seal.
Salt - The unique crystal
We cannot survive without either water or salt. Salt is just as essential for the body as water is Salt is one of the most important and oldest compounds being used by man since the ages. Its diverse use stems out of its wide practical value. From kitchen to living room salt is used in different forms. Crystal salt lamps are just another practical application of natural salt.


What are the Therapeutic Uses of Crystal Salt?

Long term scientific research into the effects of salt mine microclimate on human health resulted in establishment of underground sanatoria, mostly in Eastern Europe .
They have long been recognized and used in treatments of allergies, respiratory and blood system diseases as well as rheumatism.

Now you can also have a mini “salt mine” or create this “microclimate” in your home, a place where you need it most.

How much Himalayan Crystal Salt should I put in my body each day?

A series of scientific studies show that salt crystal lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300%. Generally, a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule made up of oxygen. In fresh country air we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimeter, however the number of negative ions in major capital cities at rush hour does not even reach 100. The impact of negative ion is powerful. Originally, it was found to speed recovery in burn or asthma patients, but was later discovered to affect serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize alpha rhythms and to positively impact our reactions to sensory stimuli.

What are the Causes and effects of negative ion exposure and depletion?

The human body needs only as little as .2 grams of salt per day. Rather, we tend to use too much salt than too little. As opposed to refined table salt, you can use Original Himalayan Crystal Salt more freely because of its holistic properties, which make it easy for the body to assimilate. The Himalayan Crystal Salt can even help the body to eliminate the stored refined salt deposits. The daily need for crystal salt varies from person to person. Season your food to taste, as you like. Contrary to refined table salts, you can use the crystal salt freely. With the recommended one-teaspoon of Himalayan Crystal Salt sole every morning, you are not only receiving the biophysical aspect of the salt, which is the frequency pattern of the crystal salt, but also the biochemical aspect of the salt, containing sufficient minerals and trace elements. The body will hold the frequency pattern of the crystal salt sole for 24 hours. Therefore, we only take the sole once per day on an empty stomach. Patients on Dialysis, or with high blood pressure, should generally use very little salt.

Frequently Asked Question About Salt Lamps

How it works?

Just place one in a room and plug it in. Even before the ionization process begins, you’ll be uplifted by the Rock Salt Lamp’s inner glow which is quite transfixing, especially in a darkened room. After twenty minutes, the rock is warm to the touch. Heat is absorbed by the Salt Crystal from a small light bulb discreetly fixed and concealed above its base in a hewn cavity, which adds to its mysterious charms.

How is the lamp Lighted?

The lamps usually have 4 watt night light bulb, up to a 40 watt light bulbs with switch or dimmer. There are other models that use tea light candles also.

How to change the light bulb?

The light fixture is simply held in the lamp by prongs that spread to hold it up within the lamp, simply unplug the lamp and work the fixture out through the bottom.

What kind of light bulbs do the lamps take?

Our light bulbs are all common generic bulbs, ranging in size from a 4 watt night light bulb, up to a 40 watt chandelier bulb. You can usually find our bulbs in most supermarkets, in the same department as the light bulbs, they are usually in packages of several bulbs, hanging on rack, it is best to take the original bulb from the lamp with you, to be sure that you match or find a similar light bulb.

Can I leave the lamp on all of the time?

At first leave your lamp on while you are at home, and see if the electrical cord gets warm, if so turn it off. However we have not had the cords heat up, when our lamps are left on for long periods of time, and many of our customers leave theirs on 24 hours a day, without a problem.

How long will my lamp last?

It will last forever. The salt used in the production of these lamps itself is 250 million years old, and should last another 250 million years!. Try keeping your lamp out of humid situations, such as out of doors, or near open windows in a humid area and it will last forever. If it gets some humidity, just clean it with a dry cloth and simply leave it on for a while-the heat will be enough to dry up the lamp.

How will I know if the lamp is actually producing the healthy negative ions?

Our lamps have been scientifically proven to naturally produce the healthy negative ions, and they have been laboratory tested. Depending on how sensitive you are to your environment, you should notice the effect right away, and more so as time goes by

What area will my lamp cover effectively, with healthy negative ions?

Each of our lamps covers a certain amount of space. Following table shows that how many square feet, a certain size of lamp will cover effectively with the healthy negative ions, however even if there are few of the healthy negative ions, you will still derive a benefit from them.

Do Salt Lamps reduce in size or loose their ionizing effect over time?

No, as long as you do not place them in water, over time our Salt lamps will not reduce in size or loose their ionizing effect.

What size must a Salt Lamp be to give the best results?

For a room size of 64 square feet, a lamp of about 5-7lbs, for 100 square feet 8-9lbs, 144 square feet a lamp of about 10-12lbs, for 225 square feet 14-20lbs to get the optimum result. You can use several small lamps or tea lights instead as long as they amount to the same respective weight.

What is there to consider?

The Lamps are designed for inside use. Keep them away from water. In case a lamp has become wet by accident or has moisture build up simply leave it on for a while-the heat will be enough to dry up the lamp.

Does the electric bill go up if the lamps stay on all the time?

The Lamps come with a 15 watt bulb and from our experience with them: we have not noticed the electric bill go up, even with several of them staying lit all the time.

Is there a difference between quality of salt lamps and why do prices vary?

This could be huge quality difference between lamps from different suppliers/sellers, because all the crystal lamps are not created equal. There are different grades of salt crystal on the market. Our sorting plant daily processes several tons of salt, of which only about 10% are shipped to us as top quality lights. The Cheaper priced lamps you will find are the lamps we do not and will not bring in. Quality lamps in the long run cost less. Each shipment is subject to in-depth quality control, measured by independent laboratories and approved with test and batch numbers.

Remember there are different qualities of salt products, you can rest assured we have taken all of the necessary steps to bring you the best one. That’s a promise. Your Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed.

I was wondering if you have any studies that detail the quantity of negative ions the lamps produce depending on the size and light?

Yes, all of our lamps are made of Himalayan crystam salt and are tested for best quality. Every lamp emits negative ions. Depending on the size, how each lamp heats, produces a different amount of negative ions. Each lamp heats differently and thus producing different results. We recommend larger lamps or several lamps for larger spaces.

What is Salt Lamp made up of?

Salt Lamp is made up of Rock Salt Crystal, a beautiful base, an electric bulb and a high quality electric wire.

How do salt lamps differ from other lamps?

Salt lamps differ in two ways. It’s extra-ordinary beauty that’s basically the characteristic of rock salt crystal. And it’s health benefits. Salt lamps are properly researched to have many health benefits besides it’s amazing beauty.

At least how salt lamps are claimed to be more beneficial than other lamps?

It’s because of the extra-ordinary value of the salt lamp crystal. Rock Salt Crystal ‘s surface is naturally mystic and appealing. The physics of salt crystal says, it posses the property of scattering light evenly, emitting a more ambient like effect in the environment. Secondly, Salt Rock Crystal performs anti-septic action against the air-borne and skin-borne (Epidermis) bacteria and virus. Also it provides care for the breathing problems that might generate through positive ions in the environment generated by electric appliances, and also helps curing Asthma.


Do you have a location where I can see the products?

Yes, we have a several customers is EU and USA. We will inform you about any of the neareset dealer wehere you can see our beautiful, premium Natural Salt products in person. Please contact us for more information.

Where is the salt range located?

Please contact us for more information.


Pakistan Office Address:

82 – Timber Market Ravi Road, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan

PH : 92-321-447-7391

U.S.A Office Address:

6300 Westpark Dr STE 300, Houston, Tx, U.S.A

PH : 1-713-266-2111

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