A Brief History of Salt

Throughout recorded History, Salt has made an important contribution to everyday life throughout the World.
Crystal Salt, the type used in creating The Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamps, and Natural Salt Tea Lights, was also called “King Salt” because it was reserved strictly for royalty. The common citizen was only given Rock Salt. Crystal Salt was more valuable than Gold. In ancient times, those who had access to Crystal Salt also had access to power.
Whether as a simple Spice or a Curative Element, Salt has had a place at dining tables and in Medicine since the beginning of time. Both Sea Salt and Rock Salt were well known to the ancient Greeks who noted that eating salty food positively affected basic body functions such as digestion and excretion. The healing methods of Hippocrates (460 BC) especially, made frequent use of Salt. A mixture of Salt and Honey was applied topically to clean bad ulcers and salt-water was used externally against skin diseases and freckles. Hippocrates also mentions inhalation of steam from salt-water. Today, the Medical community accepts the anti-inflammatory effects of inhaled Salt fumes and notes that they provide relief from many respiratory ailments.
So, over 2000 years ago, Greek medicine had already discovered topical applications of salt for skin lesions, drinking salty or mineralized waters for digestive troubles and inhaling salt for respiratory diseases. Soon after, the formal Medical community incorporated it into many of its medicinal formulations. 
Salt Caves, located in Europe,The Balkans and Asia, deep below the Earth’s surface, have been used for over 1000 years for Speleotherapy (also known as Halotherapy: Halos being Greek for Salt). The process, in which the health seekers surround themselves with the Natural Salt in the caves, and stays there for between 3 hours and several days, has been cited for curing Respiratory illnesses such as Asthma and Bronchitis as well as for bringing fast relief to Sinusitis and Allergies. Some of these Salt Caves are so elaborate as to earn the distinction as Spas for tourists. With walls and floors made entirely of Salt, with tables carved from Salt, and even delicate Chandeliers made from Salt Crystal, the magnificence of man’s creativity is quite remarkable.
By far the most common use of Salt? Table Salt, of course. This is the single biggest selling spice in the World. As a flavoring agent, no cook would dream of preparing a dish without it. Salt is used in Cooking and Baking to such a degree that Annual salt production has increased over the past century from 10 million tons to over 200 million tons today. Nearly 100 nations have salt producing facilities.

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What Is Natural Salt ?
Natural Salt is just what it sounds like. This is Salt that has not gone through the many processing steps that are taken to bring it to the typical kitchen table.
Natural Salt is found in ancient evaporated seabeds underneath great mountain masses, such as the Himalayas, where it has been compressed over time to form solid salt rock, with all the minerals structurally intact. 
There are 88 known elements present in pure Himalayan Salt: Hydrogen, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluoride, Sodium, Magnesium, Aluminum, Silcum, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Chloride, Potassium, Calcium, Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Gallium, Germanium, Arsenic, Selenium, Bromine, Rubidium, Strontium, Yttrium, Zirconium, Niobium, Molybdenum, Technetium, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Silver, Cadmium, Indium, Tin, Antimony, Tellurium, Iodine, Cesium, Barium, Lanthan, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, 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.
These same 88 elements are present in our bodies in the exact same proportion as in Himalayan Salt. We find that fascinating…another mystery of the Creation.

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What Is Different About Natural Himalayan Salt ?

In our search to find the most beautiful Salt from which to produce our collection of Salt Lamp Creations,The Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamps we searched far and wide. From Poland to Austria and from China to Turkey, our search ended up at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in Pakistan. Here we found Salt with the broadest range of colors and natural striations that we could have imagined. From off White to Light Pink, from Peach to deep shades of Orange and even to Crimson Red, a veritable rainbow in terms of the more bland colors of Salt we had seen elsewhere. The great variance in colors helps make every Salt Lamp Creations Salt Lamp, and Salt Tea Light, a unique piece of Natural Art.
An added bonus to these coloration is that Himalayan Salt, particularly from the Gola Valley (where Alexander the Great led one of his many conquests) is unlike any other Salt we have ever encountered as it glimmers when hand chipped and glistens when lit from within. Many Himalayan Salt Lamp companies pressure wash the lamps after they have been carved. This creates an almost plastic like finish to the water absorbent Salt Crystal. You might notice our lamps have a small amount of what appears as powdered Salt on the exterior. When illuminated you will be amazed at how this “residue” sparkles! Feel free to wipe it off with a damp cloth if it bothers you…we let you decide!

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Where Are The Salt Lamps Made ?

Salt Lamps come from Salt Mines deep beneath the Earth’s surface at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Gola Valley.

Here Salt is in its purest form and is carefully mined to extract the most beautiful rough slabs for the production of Salt Lamps and Salt tea Lights.
Our miners do not use explosives to remove the salt from the walls of the mines. As they have for centuries, the laborers remove the Salt with Picks and Axes to reserve the Natural beauty of the Salt and to provide large enough slabs from which the Artisans Carve and shape their lamps. Our facilities do not employ children and the workers are paid living wages and are given health benefits equal to or exceeding those afforded any other worker in Pakistan.

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Why Make Lamps From Salt ?

About 10 years ago, as a “Natural” extension of the use of Salt for a myriad of different purposes, the people who run the Health Spas and tours in the Salt Caves of Poland thought that it would be a great idea to offer a Salt Lamp in their Gift Shops as a memento of the visitors’ experience.
Since then, as marketing experts got their hands on them, many claims about the healing powers of Negative Ions generated by Salt lamps have helped create a market where none existed before.,
The Salt Lamps inherent beauty, which is our main attraction to them, combined with some questionable medical documentation have propelled this small idea into a huge International market.
Negative Ions (sounds bad, but negatively charged Ions are better than positively charged ones), help keep the air clear of Dust, Dander and other airborne respiratory irritants. You experience the “positive” effect of Negative Ions when in a thunderstorm or walking near a waterfall. The fresh pure air is invigorating!
The Sharper Image Catalog and stores have been promoting Negative Ion Generators (with names like Ionic Breeze at $200) for years and the jury is still out on their effectiveness.
What is known is that Natural Salt does help with skin conditions and probably every one of us has taken a bath or soaked in Epsom Salts. Natural Salt has been clearly shown to “cure” warts, skin tags and reduce the visible effects of eczema and psoriasis.
While many Salt Lamp sellers now promote their Salt Lamps as a cure for “all that ails you”, we like them because they are beautiful and because they make such unique gifts. Any added benefit you receive from having one in your home or office is certainly a plus.
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What Is a Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamp ?

A Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamp begins as a natural slab of Salt stone that comes from the Salt mines of the Gola Valley at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The Salt stone is first chipped and then carved by hand and then a drill is used to create a hollow core that will fit a light bulb, designed to illuminate the Salt Lamp from within, creating a most beautiful glow.
The carved lamp is then mounted on a specially designed and appropriately sized polished hardwood base and fitted with our exclusive EZ-Change Light Assembly™. Each Salt Lamp Creations Lamp includes a base plate, UL approved Power Cord with On/Off switch a Light bulb and care/cleaning instructions. Each Salt Of The Earth Salt Tea Light comes complete with rubber feet to protect the surface upon which you place them, a tea light candle and care/cleaning instructions.
Whichever style you choose, you can be assured of receiving the best quality Salt Lamp available on the market today.

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How are the Salt Lamps Created ?
The Natural Salt used to produce our Salt Of The Earth Lamps comes from the mines in Khewra and the Gola Valley, used for Seasoning Salts since the days of Alexander the Great. From deep below the surface of The Himalayas, the Salt is removed in large pieces weighing up to 1000 pounds each.
The Mined Salt is separated by Size, Color and Quality
A hole is then drilled to accommodate either the Light Bulb or Candle

The cored Salt is given a preliminary inspection, a quick wash, and sorted again
Mounting our exclusive EZ-Change Light Assembly™ to the bottom of the Polished Hardwood Base gives you a safe, quick and efficient way to remove and replace the Light Bulb. We encourage you to compare these to other lamps offered for sale.
The lamps are given a final inspection, wrapped and boxed for delivery to the USA

Whether you are buying a single Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamp for your own enjoyment or several as gifts for friends and family… or if you are looking to buy 10,000 Lamps for your Wholesale business, Salt Lamp Creations is able to fill your needs.

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Where Should I Display My Salt Lamp?

We have seen our Salt Lamp Creations products displayed in so many places we can give you just a short list of ideas…
In your Home they can be placed in the Living Room on Mantels or End Tables, in Dining Rooms as Centerpieces, in Home Offices next to the computer in Kitchens and in Bathrooms. They also make excellent and inspirational Night Lights for Children’s Bedrooms!
Many people take one to work and put it in their office, as a personal touch in an otherwise dull and dreary cubicle environment. Doctors Offices, Chiropractors, Spas display Salt lamps for their Artistic Beauty, soothing nature and to garner potential Health benefits
Wherever you put yours, you will enjoy its warm and calming glow. We leave our Salt Lamp on whenever we’re Home or in the Office. For reasons of safety, as with any electrical device, we suggest turning them off when you are not around.

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How long Will My Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamp Last?

While the Light Bulb may burn out or the Tea Light candle needs replacing, your Salt of The Earth Natural Salt Lamps from Salt Lamp Creations will last a lifetime. When heated by a 5-25 watt bulb they become warm to the touch and may “sweat” a bit but they don’t melt or dissolve. An occasional wipe with a dry cotton cloth will keep the Lamps surface free of moisture.

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Can I Send The Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamps as a Gift?

Select a Natural Crystal Salt Tea Light to be lit as a Votive for a family or friend that has lost someone dear to them, or a spectacular Bowl of Fire or Unique Devotional Salt Lamp, you’ll be giving a gift that will be appreciated for years to come.

Our exclusive Cool Color Crystal™ Salt Lamp is great for a pre-teen or teenager’s Bedroom or for a unique conversation piece for baby boomers who can change the color of the Salt Lamp to match their dйcor…or their mood!
The Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamp, whether in its most natural form or a perfectly carved and shaped Sphere, will be the most unique gift given for any occasion – Birthdays, Weddings or Anniversaries. Or, for a gift that will outlast the now all to common bouquet of Roses, consider giving the Carved Heart Lamp or Heart Shaped Tea Light for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I Love You” in an unexpected way.
And our collection of Devotional Salt Lamps speaks for itself. Bearing a Verse Plate with the words “You are the Salt Of The Earth, You are the Light of the World.” Matthew 5:13-14, this Exclusive collection is a constant reminder of our connection to God.

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How Do I Clean and Care For My Salt Lamp ?

Taking care of your Salt of The Earth Natural Salt Lamp from Salt Lamp Creations is easy.  As Salt Lamps can be very heavy, place it on safe surface. To remove dust or dirt, use a slightly damp cotton cloth and then dry with a fresh dry cotton cloth.
In regions that experience a high level of humidity keeping your Lamp lit will keep the surface dry. Should your Salt Lamp become damp simply pat it down with a clean, cotton cloth.
We suggest occasionally using some furniture polish or oil on the Salt Lamp base to keep it moisturized and beautiful.
Salt Lamps are designed for indoor use, and should be placed on a trivet or coaster to avoid Salt sweat from accumulating on your furniture.

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How Do I Change the Light Bulb in My Salt Lamp ?
Our EZ-Change Light Assembly™ makes changing your bulb safe and easy. Before changing the bulb make sure it has had time to cool off, and then unplug it. Then simply squeeze the metal prongs and pull the bulb holder straight out.  Remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one you can use 5-25 watt candelabra based bulbs available where bulbs are sold.  And feel free to experiment with color bulbs too.

EZ-Change Light Assembly™
With The Cord And Bulb Locked In Place

Unplug Your Lamp And Let It Cool
Gently Sqeeze The Bulb Assembly Clips

And Remove From The Safety Plate
Then simply unscrew the bulb and replace it with a similar candelabra based bulb that is between 7-25 W watts.

Then reverse the process and gently squeeze the Bulb Assembly Clips and insert them into the safety plate so they lock into position.

Plug your Lamp back in and you are ready to go!

Other Companies Make the Process Difficult & Dangerous

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How Do I Replace the Candle in My Salt Lamp ?

Your Salt of The Earth Natural Salt Tea Light accommodates standard tea lights, regular or scented; available at any store that sells candles.  With the candle unlit and the remaining wax hard, simply use a pencil or paper clip to push through the hole on the bottom of the Lamp and push out the old candle.  Simply drop in a new one and you are ready to enjoy several hours of your Salt Tea Lights beautiful glow.  When lighting your Tea Lights we suggest long wooden matches or lighters with a long stem. Using regular matches or standard size lighters can cause burns.

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What is Your Guarantee ?

Lifetime Replacement Guaranty
We guarantee your satisfaction. We are proud to offer you an Unconditional Lifetime Replacement Guarantee on all The Salt Of The Earth Salt Lamps and Natural Salt Tea Lights from Salt Lamp Creations.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, or find it to be defective, please return it to us in new Condition and in its original packaging. Within the first 10 days we will replace your item, or refund the product price, at your option. After 10 days, we will either repair or replace your item at our discretion. A nominal processing and shipping charge will be applied.
Shipping and Handling costs are not refundable, and all returns, must be sent Prepaid and Insured to our Warehouse.
To insure proper handling, you must email us in order to obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA Number) before shipping your product back to us. Please send an email to Returns@naturalrocksaltlamps.blogspot.com to request your Authorization number. Packages returned without prior authorization will be refused.
Please Note: Our Guaranty does not apply to burned out or broken Light Bulbs or melted Candles.
Due to Health Regulations, Salt Bars and Bath Salts are not returnable.
Please note you must email us obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA Number) before shipping your product back to us. Please email
Returns@naturalrocksaltlamps.blogspot.com to receive your Authorization number.

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How Do I Place My Order ?

The safest, quickest and most secure way to place an order for Salt Lamp Please visit at naturalrocksaltlamps.blogspot.com and chose your favorite one
After making your selections while shopping our online store, simply fill out your name, address, and, if sending a gift, the recipients name and address. Be sure to confirm that you have ordered the correct items, and supply your credit card information to complete the purchase. We do not keep your Credit Card information in any accessible database and do not rent or sell your information to any third party without your express permission.
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Shipping Policy ?

We are sorry but we currently do not offer Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or Guam. If you need products shipped to these locations you may call us at      and check on our current Shipping and Handling rates for these special orders.

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