Friday, April 18, 2008

Himalayan Salt Shop Air Dates for "Living In Style" TV Show

The Himalayan Salt Shop will be featured on the TV show "Living In Style". This show will focus on "Green Products". See air dates below:

Nationwide Airing:

Thursday 5/08 @ 1:30 PM EST, on the I Network (Formerly known as PAX TV)

19 airings in individual cities:

04/22 KPXB TV 49 – HOUSTON, TX @ 10:30 AM

04/22 WXPX TC 66 – TAMPA, FL @ 11:00 AM

04/22 WPXJ TV 51 – BUFFALO, NY @ 11:00 AM

04/23 KPXR TV 48 – CEDAR RAPIDS, IA @ 9:30 AM

04/24 WHPX TV 26 – HARTFORD, CT @ 11:00 AM

04/25 KSPX TV 29 – SACRAMENTO, CA @ 7:30 AM

04/25 KTPX TV 44 – TULSA, OK @ 10:30 AM

04/28 KPXD TV 68 – DALLAS, TX @ 10:00 AM

04/29 KPXR TV 48 – CEDAR RAPIDS, IA @ 12:30 PM

04/30 KPXN TV 30 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ 7:30 AM

04/30 WPXJ TV 51 – BUFFALO, NY @ 10:30 AM

04/30 WPXM TV 35 – MIAMI, FL @ 4:30 PM

05/01 KUPX TV 16 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ 9:00 AM

05/01 WBPX TV 68 – BOSTON, MA @ 1:30 PM

05/01 KPXG TV 22 – PORTLAND, OR @ 1:30 PM

05/02 KTPX TV 44 – TULSA, OK @ 9:30 AM

05/05 WPXJ TV 51 – BUFFALO, NY @ 11:00 AM

05/06 KUPX TV 16 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ 12:00 PM

05/07 KPXR TV 48 – CEDAR RAPIDS, IA @ 3:00 PM

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

What is a Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp?

This is how our wonderful products can benefit you:

  • These lamps are made of natural crystal salt mined from underground salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains

  • This crystal salt is hundreds of millions of years old and, resultantly, has special properties and high mineral content

  • Heat from the bulb (in our lamps) or flame (in our candle holders) causes the salt to emit negative ions

  • These negative ions bond with the pollutants in the air (positive ions) and neutralize them

  • Also, the newly bonded ions become heavier and fall to the ground removing them from the air circulation

  • In addition, these negative ions combat electro-smog caused by electronic devices operating in the home

  • Symptoms from asthma, allergies, and other illnesses can also subside from the effects of these products

  • Concisely, these products cleanse the air naturally and are extremely beautiful

For a more technical explanation of the workings of these products see the explanation below which was attained from the authoritative text "Water & Salt - The Essence of Life" by Dr. Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira.

Technical Explanation

Crystal Salt Lamps have big advantages, and not only for cleaning the environment of a room. Sitting in front of televisions or computer monitors, we are bombarded with an electro-magnetic frequency of around 100 to 160 Hz. (Hertz). Our brainwaves however, vibrate at around 8 Hz., a rate that equals the Schuhmann-Resonance-Frequency. This means that while watching TV or working at the computer, our body is exposed to frequencies that vibrate 20 times faster than our brainwaves. The result is a lack of concentration, nervousness, and insomnia.

Harmonizing Ionizing Effect

Crystal salt lamps bind the excessive positive ions with their negative ions. When they warm up, they attract humidity and the surface of the salt crystal becomes moist. This causes a field of ions to build. Crystal salt lamps can also neutralize the electro-smog in a room. Additionally, the various colors of the lamp have positive effects. The therapeutic wavelengths of the colors of these crystals fall within the upper nanometer zone (600 to 700 nanometers), which are visible to our eyes and effect a reorganization of the epidermal layer of the skin. The frequencies at this upper nanometer zone are also used in allopathic medicine for treating skin cancer. Furthermore, tests on hyperactive children with concentration and sleeping disorders (ADHD symptoms) have shown that using crystal salt lamps drastically reduces their symptoms after only one week. When the lamps were removed, their symptoms returned.

Scientific Studies

Several scientific studies show that salt crystal lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300%. In nature Negative Ions are created by means of wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls, and rainstorms. Generally, a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule consisting of oxygen. A positive ion in the air is a molecule that has lost its electrons through process of air pollution. In fresh country air we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimeter - the size of a sugar cube. Near strong surf or close to a waterfall up to 10,000 negative ions can be found, however the number of negative ions in major capital cities at rush hour does not even reach 100.

The impact of negative ions is powerful. Originally, it was found to speed recovery in burn and 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. The greater level of alertness can translate into improved learning, improved well being, and enhanced human performance of mental tasks.

Ionized air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.

Even though they are not a "medical device", Salt Crystal Lamps, by emitting negative ions, significantly reduce a myriad of indoor air pollutants. Negative ions have known benefits which may provide relief from sinus migraine headaches, allergies and hay fever, they may reduce the severity of asthma attacks, enhance the immune system, increase alertness, increase work productivity and concentration, increase lung capacity, and reduce susceptibility to colds and flu.

For ages humans have known about the positive forces of salt and its cleansing and neutralizing effects on our health. These 250 million year-old salt crystal lamps connect aesthetic shapes with health-promoting effects by creating a balance of ions in the air. They lend invigorating freshness, giving the sensation of being by the sea. Their colors create a harmoniously soothing warm environment. Each lamp has a unique form and color. All in all, these are attractive products that actually cleanse the air that we breathe.


Above information obtained from the book "Water & Salt" by Hendel and Ferreira. We are not scientists and cannot personally validate these findings, but they do come from the aforementioned reputable literary source. Also, we have had many customers write and call us saying that many of their allergy symptoms have improved. Also, please note that these are natural, organic products and that each vary in shape and size. Like snowflakes - no two are exactly alike.

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Himalayan Salt Lamp Buying Guide

Himalayan salt crystal lamps are extremely beautiful accents to any home. When we here at the Himalayan Salt Shop decided to market these items, we initially did so simply because we found these products to be visually stunning. It wasn't until after speaking to those who introduced us to these lamps and candle holders that we were informed of their potential health benefits.

According to various sources, Himalayan salt crystal lamps can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Heat from the bulb or flame causes the salt to emit negative ions

  • These negative ions bond with the pollutants in the air (positive ions) and neutralize them

  • Also, the newly bonded ions become heavier and fall to the ground removing them from the air circulation

  • In addition, these negative ions combat electro-smog caused by electronic devices operating in the home

  • Symptoms from asthma, allergies, and other illnesses can also subside from the effects of these products

  • Concisely, these products cleanse the air naturally and are extremely beautiful

We are not scientists and cannot say with certainty that these reported characteristics are absolutely true, but neither can we dispute them. We have received many calls and emails from customers insisting that many of their allergy and asthma symptoms, even sleep apnea disorders, have subsided after having purchased a lamp. Once again, we are attracted to the aesthetic beauty of these natural products, but we are also intrigued by what we are hearing from our customers.


Salt colors run in veins deep inside the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The typical vein colors are white, pink, orange, and red. Therefore, the color of a Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp depends on what vein it was mined from.

The following is important to remember:

White salt lamps are rare. Some people like white lamps because of their rareness and also because they emit maximum light. Others find them too bright and feel that they lack the milder ambience of the more common darker shades of Himalayan lamps.

Pink salt lamps can be attractive, but beware if the lamp is too light of a shade of pink and if it is brittle and/or if it has dark or black marks on it. This can be an indication that the lamp is mined from an inferior section of the earth and not from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Stay with darker shades of pink, as it is typically an indication of a better lamp.

Orange salt lamps are usually the favorite among individuals. They seem to emit the warmest glow. They are not too bright and not too dark and are usually a sign of a quality crystal. They typically represent the perfect balance in a lamp.

Red salt lamps can be attractive, but if they are too dark, they can block most of the light of the bulb and take away from the attractiveness of the lamp. Let it be known, however, that some people prefer darker lamps for their bedroom, so they are not disturbed by the light when they sleep and they can leave it on all night to enjoy its ionizing effects.

In addition to color being important for the shade of the lamp, it is also important in effecting mood. It is said that:

White - represents healing, cleansing, and detoxification

Pink - stimulates emotion, love, and sense of partnership

Orange - helps the nervous system and activates the kidneys and bladder

Red - promotes circulation and activates the heart


The biggest differentiating factor of a salt lamp is its weight. Typically, the heavier the lamp, the bigger it is, and the broader its ionization properties. The bigger the room, the bigger the lamp should be. Let it be known, however, that in addition to size determining the efficiency of ionization, so does the number of lamps. Spreading multiple proper-sized lamps throughout a room will yield the most positive effect, as this will keep the ion flow in the air the most balanced and effective. Below you will find the weights of salt lamps that the Himalayan Salt Shop sells with their respective protection areas:

4-5 lb. salt lamp -- 8x8 sq. feet (work cubicle)

6-8 lb. salt lamp -- 10x10 sq. feet (small bedroom)

9-11 lb. salt lamp -- 12x12 sq. feet (large bedroom)

12-15 lb. salt lamp -- 14x14 sq. feet (living room)

30-40 lb. salt lamp -- 20x20 sq. feet (recreational room)

Sometimes it is best to purchase a package which includes multiple lamps so they can be spread out throughout the house for optimal beauty and ionization.


Natural Shape Salt Lamps (pic. 1) - The most popular type. Natural shapes are usually preferred by customers because of their natural look. They represent the surface of the mountain from which they were excavated. Many like this unadulterated look.

Special Shape Salt Lamps (pic. 2) - An example of a shaped lamp is the popular Bowl of Fire shown above. These special shapes add further character to the home and look great when combined with the natural shapes throughout the home.


Things to look for in quality include how well the salt crystal is attached to the base (are there and gaps between the salt and the wooden base or major chips exposing the screws?) Also, how the light socket is inserted into the drilled hole in the bottom of the lamp is important. A quality lamp socket either has spring loaded clips on the side that apply pressure to the inside walls of the barrel in the lamp that are easily pulled out with a slight tug or butterfly clips on the side of the socket that snap into a metal ring. See pictures below.

Cord & Socket examples:

The first two pictures are of spring loaded clips (pic.1 spring loaded capped, pic. 2 spring loaded open). The third and last picture shows the butterfly clip with ring assembly.

Please note that the Himalayan Salt Shop provides everything you need should you decide to purchase a lamp with us. We give you a cord, a bulb, and a lamp with wooden base attached. When you receive your lamp from us, you have everything you need to use it immediately. We even individually box each lamp should you decide to give it as a gift.

We here at the Himalayan Salt Shop took great care and effort in providing you, our customer, with this guide. We hope you found it helpful. Be sure to visit us at Have a healthy day!

Salt Crystal Lamps as Natural Ion Generators

According to research, the heated salt crystal lamps can be referred to as natural ion generators.

Salt Crystal Lamps

The salt crystal lamps have a similar effect to the ionizer. However, the natural ionization of a crystal lamp cannot be compared to an ionizer. A salt crystal lamp can only have an ionization effect. However, salt crystal lamps have many advantages in many aspects and improve the general atmosphere of a room. If the lamp is next to a television or computer monitor, it's effect, through its electromagnetic field, of the device is in approximately the 100-160Hz zone. Our brain waves however, produce only 8Hz according to the Schuman resonance frequency. Therefore, the body is exposed to up to 20 times higher frequency patterns than it is generally used to. The consequences of this exposure result in nervousness, insomnia, and lack of concentration or concentration weaknesses. In addition, there will be an accumulation of more free radicals in the body, known to be a cause of cancer.

The salt crystal lamp binds the negative ions with the excess positive ions. When the lamp becomes warm, it absorbs moisture and the crystal will be damp on the surface. This builds up the ion field. Through the lamp, the positively charged atmosphere of a room can be neutralized.

In addition to this, the colors of the salt crystal stones have a healing effect. The therapeutic value of thecolored crystals can reorganize the epidermal layer of our skin. Tests made with kids having ADHD symptoms have shown that after only one week of exposure to crystal salt lamps, their symptoms subsided. After removing the lamps, the symptoms returned.

Research results

It's a well know fact that, through scientific and empirical research, salt crystal lamps exhibit biophysical, which demonstrate a positive effect on our well-being. From a scientific view there are three natural action principles at play: ionization, the electromagnetic oscillation and the transparent-crystalline structure developing the light waves.

Before we discuss the above mentioned characteristics of the salt crystal lamps in detail, we would liketo point out that salt is a primal element, like water and air and its natural minerals and trace element have unique biophysical and biochemical characteristics. Salt is to be regarded as neutral, chemically as well as physically, without its own polarity, always balancing and neutralizing. Exactly like our planet earth's makeup,human beings consist of about 70% water; brine water more specifically. This enormous potential on enclosed brine solution transmits the cosmic oscillation (vibration) energy, not only evenly over our planets, but also reaches deep into our most minute cells and nerves. It is not only the salt from chemical view that the body needs salt in order to maintain our entire bodily functions, but the salt, from biophysical view, will always be able to bring the body back into its natural energy vibration rhythm.

I. Salt Crystal Lamps and Ionization

World-wide laboratory tests with the most diverse kinds of measuring methodology furnished the proof that the lit salt crystal lamps deliver ions to our environment. Primarily, the research points to an increased number ofnegative ions. The emission of ions is primarily caused by the alternating actions of the salt's ability to first absorb water, then evaporate it. To explain this more precisely, the heated salt crystal attracts the water molecules from the ambient air to its surface. The salt goes into a solution as it mixes with the watermolecules. Sodium, as the positively charged ion, and chloride, as a negatively charged ion, becomes neutral and are emitted back into the environment. The uniqueness of this ion emission interrelation is only possible with the mineral salt, since salt possesses this transformation ability with water due to it's electrically neutral atomic structure. Scientific investigations of the last decades proved clearly that a balanced ion relationship with a little surplus of negative ions, can have extremely positive affects on our entire physical condition and our health. The heated salt crystal lamps can be referred to, according to research, as natural ion generators. Here however it is pointed out that the emission of ions by heated salt crystal lamps, should not be regarded as the primary characteristic, because from scientific standpoint, the surplus of negative ions is negligible. More important is it's ability to clean the ambient air.

Depending upon size and surface area of the salt crystal used for the lamp, the ambient air surrounding it is easurably cleaned by the transformation cycle of hydrogen and oxygen, as well as sodium and chloride ions. This characteristic is especially helpful for relieving the symptoms associated with asthma and allergies in general.

The research of the characteristics of pure, or cleaned air through the action of the salt crystal lamps, is based on a medical therapy called Spelaeotherapy, a treatment where the patient enters an underground salt mine and is exposed to the concentrated atmosphere of negative ions. Further scientific research have not taken place yet under medical guidance, since scientific investigations are still at the beginning stages. One cannot compare the therapeutic effect of a singular salt crystal lamp to the effects found in a salt cave (mine), when conducted according to medical guidelines. However, there have been a great variety of holistic and positive self-therapy results, which can be classified as scientifically subjective, and should be recognized and considered.

II. Salt Crystal Lamps and Electromagnetic Oscillation

The Earth is surrounded by an electromagnetic belt, and within this belt every form of life comes and goes. Therefore, every form of life on this planet earth depends on the power of this electromagnetic field of vibration, known as the Schuman resonance frequency, which states that the given frequency of this electromagnetic field is at 7.83 Hz (cycles) per second . This value in known to be the resonant frequency of our earth. The resonant frequency is the most often frequency of measurement applied to mammals and can be measured as the resonant frequency of our brains with an EEG. Also, a salt crystal, in its neutral state, exhibits this exact frequency oscillation value. But due to our industrialized and technical way of life, the human organism is beingaffected, particularly in our homes and offices, to artificial electromagnetic wavelengths with the most diverse frequency values, caused by electronics devices. These frequencies have been proven not only to disturb ourhuman organism, but also to promote illness, since they constantly overlap our natural resonant frequency. As aresult of this constant exposure to various frequencies, our own electromagnetic energy field becomes imprinted bythe frequencies forced upon it, which upsets the natural development of our cells. Because of the atomic structureof the salt, which is already neutral, it is most likely that the artificial frequencies can be harmonized orbalanced by the lit salt lamp as it works as a natural amplifier for the resonant frequency of 8-10 cycles per second, which is so necessary for our life. With the use of a salt crystal lamp we can adjust and neutralize electromagnetic wavelengths caused by electronic devices in natural way.

III. Salt Crystal Lamps and Light Waves

When we talk about light we mean, for the most part, the oscillation energies, or electromagnetic wavelengths,which lie in a nanometer range visible to our human eye. From the color therapy it is well-known that the humanorganism needs the light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) for the health and preservation ofthe body. Our body's cells are supplied by light with new energy in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths. Thusthe atomic structure of each individual cell vibrates in its own given order and can radiate bio photons as thecell's own electromagnetic energy field.

The specific oscillation values of salt crystal lamps depend upon crystalline color structure in the so-called warm clay/tone range of 600-700 nanometers. For decades, the field of medicine, has been using irradiation with monochromatic light, since these color vibration areas exert direct influence on our cell producing functions. To what extent a salt crystal lamp can be employed for natural irradiation therapy, is yet to be seen without further research. However, salt crystal lamps have been used therapeutically for years.

© 1999 - Institutes of Biophysical Research

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Hey! It's 4:21 PM EST on April 9, 2008 and we have just created our first blog entry! We wish to welcome you. The purpose of our blog is to inform our readers about the natural Himalayan Salt products that we carry. Our Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps keep growing in popularity, especially among the holistic, organic, natural, and alternative medicine crowds. Those wishing to live a healthier life come to us. We will also announce new products, along with their benefits, and you can even expect articles or other pieces of information related to the "green" industry. Look for more information very soon and have a healthy day!