This is a wonderful time to become reacquainted with the grounding and powerful benefits of Himalayan Salt Crystals.

One of the world’s gifts, Himalayan Crystal Salt is a natural ionizer and air purifier. It has many healing properties for the environment and for our body, mind and spirit.

Himalayan Salt  is a mineral rich rock salt. It originates from the Himalayas, and has been mined from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan for over 150 years. Formed deep below the earth, Himalayan Crystal Salt was created when the primal sea (foundation of all life) dried up and compressed over millions of years of pressure and land masses.

What makes it special? Its purity is often preferred to sea salt. Since Himalayan salt originated in the oceans, it contains many of the same micronutrients as sea salt. But because it has been insulated from the ongoing pollution of the oceans, and because it is less processed than salt extracted from the ocean, it is less contaminated, and may contain higher levels of trace nutrients. In fact, some sources claim that Himalayan salt contains all 84 trace nutrients required by the human body. Believers in energetic healing say that the unique crystalline structure of the salt stores vibrational energy, which can then be transferred to human cells and promote health.

Salt of the Earth

Himalayan Salt Crystal lamps are made of actual rocks of Himalayan salt with a light bulb installed in the middle. When they light up, they glow a warm and comforting pink color. Himalayan salt lamps can change the energy of your surroundings, clean the air, and raise your spirits.

Their pink glow can help ease someone to deep relaxation and transition into a more mindful space. Besides having a warm, ambient glow the salt lamps produce negative ions naturally. Negative ions are known to help alleviate symptoms caused by allergies, sleep disorder, headaches and depression. Negative ions help alleviate common indoor air pollutants such as dust, mildew, humidity and electromagnetic fields from TV’s, computers, radios and other electronic devices.

The healing effects and many uses of Himalayan Crystal Salt is detailed in the book, “Water and Salt: The Essence of Life” by Barbara Hendel.

With its unique natural orange-rose-red color spectrum crystal salt lamps are excellent for natural color therapy. The crystal salt lamps represent this range of color, which are exactly the natural visible color wave lengths of the sunrise and sunset.

The healing effect of colors on our body and mind

ORANGE – Facilitates a feeling of security and is helpful to our nervous system and our mind and activates the kidneys and bladder.
YELLOW – Encourages intellectual comprehension and activates the pancreas, liver and gall bladder.
RED – Strengthens the vital life force and activates the heart and circulation.
PINK – Supports the sense of partnership and love and opens your emotional body.
WHITE – Has a cleansing and detoxifying effect and represents the healing aspect.
BROWN – Helps to find ones own balance and supports earthiness.

Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps are ideal for home, office/cubicle, allergy/sinus conditions, children’s night light, convalescents, romance/mood lighting, hospital rooms, hotel rooms, and environments with pets, high pollen counts, smoking or other atmospheric inhibitors.

Himalayan Crystal Bath Salts

Add just a few Natural Salt Crystals to your bath and experience how they calm you nerves, relax your muscles, detoxify your skin and rejuvenate your immune system. For an added treat, combine the salt crystals with just a quarter cup of milk in your bath for what is know as a Cleopatra Spa Treatment – the ultimate in body care opulence.

Article contributor – Dawn Leonard