Aloha Bay Himalayan Crystal Salt Pyramid Salt Lamp - 5 in. x 5 in. x 6.5 in.
Aloha Bay Himalayan Crystal Salt Pyramid Salt Lamp is a negative ion generator - Himalayan Rock Salt emits negative ions to clean the air and refresh the body. Aloha Bay Himalayan Crystal Salt Pyramid Salt Lamp is hand-carved with a 5" x 5" hardwood base. Aloha Bay Himalayan Crystal Salt Pyramid Salt Lamp is 6.5" tall and comes complete with 110V light fixture, bulb and UL-listed switch.
What Are Salt Lamps?
Himalayan Crystals Salt Lamps by Aloha Bay
Complete with 110V light fixture, toggle switch and special heat-resistant bulb. All electrical parts are UL approved. Sturdy double cardboard box packaging with full size color label.
Himalayan Crystal Salt
Aloha Bay imports mined ancient ocean salt from the Salt Range of the Himalayas in Pakistan. Himalayan salt is easily metabolized, contains minerals and trace elements, and has a stronger, richer flavor than sea salt. For incredibly smooth and silky skin, soak with Aloha Bay's USDA organic Himalayan bath salts containing 100% essential oils. Accent your environs with decorative salt lamps and enjoy the warming glow of their soft pink light. Learn more about Aloha Bay's Himalayan crystal salt, "The Best Salt on Earth".
Frequently Asked Questions About Himalayan Crystal Salt:
What is Himalayan crystal salt?
About 250 million years ago, what is nowadays the Himalayan mountain range was covered by a primordial ocean. When the Indian sub-continent hit Asia, the ocean floor started to rise and created a huge salt lake. Eventually this salt lake evaporated and formed the salt layers in the Salt Range in India and Pakistan. Himalayan crystal salt contains the same minerals and trace elements of which the human body is composed.
What is a salt?
In chemistry, "salt" is the generic name for any ionic compound composed of positive and negative ions (cations & anions). The ions that form the salt can be organic like (CH3CO2-) or inorganic like (Cl-). When salts dissolve in water they conduct electricity. There are hundreds of different kinds of salt in nature, composed of different elements. Some salts are formed by mono-atomic ions like (F-) while other salts may contain polyatomic ions like (SO4)-2.
Is Himalayan crystal salt different from other mined salts?
Crystal salt is found in many places around the world. It is the salt from ancient oceans which covered the earth. Therefore, all crystal salts are similar in structure and mineral content, although individual minerals occur in different concentrations depending on the location. Even in a single location the salt can be quite different from layer to layer. Different mineral concentrations change the color of the salt and impurities, such as small veins of clay, are clearly visible. That is why it is so important to manually select the salt crystal blocks before they are crushed for human consumption. In Aloha Bay's Pakistani factory, fist-size blocks that can not "hide" impurities are hand picked, then washed and sun-dried. These 100% pure crystal salt blocks are then hammer crushed and sieved to separate the coarse salt from the fine salt.
It is important to note what Aloha Bay means when they are discussing mined salts. For Aloha Bay, mined salts are harvested directly, in smaller or bigger chunks, from the salt layers in the earth. However, a lot of today's table salt is flushed out of similar layers by injecting water into them and then evaporating the brine that is pumped up. This process, and the subsequent "purification" phase, reduces the salt to pure sodium chloride, eliminating all minerals and trace elements.
I've read that the Himalayan crystal salt's unique structure also stores vibrational energy and gives off positive ions. Is this correct?
Dr Haendel argues that under an electron microscope, Himalayan salt has a perfect crystalline structure. Regular table salt is very different. In order for your body to try to metabolize table salt, it must sacrifice tremendous amounts of energy. The elements in Himalayan salt form a compound in which each molecule is inter-connected. The theory is that this connectedness allows the vibrational component of the trace elements to be in harmony with each other, and thus adds to the ability to promote a healthy balance. It's also hypothesized that all of the crystal salt's inherent minerals and trace elements are available in colloidal form -- meaning they are so small that human cells can readily absorb them.
Has Aloha Bay examined or discussed the environmental impact of salt-mining?
At this point, Aloha Bay knows of no environmental impact of any consequence. The mines have been in operation for a very long time (some for hundreds of years) to produce edible salt for that part of the world. Only a very small portion (less than 5%) is used for the production of decorative salt lamps.
The production of the lamps uses no chemicals (it's hand work, mostly). Unlike other decorative (or household) products that are made of brass, steel, or (even worse) aluminum, they do not deplete natural resources, do not use a lot of energy, do not pollute, etc. The salt reserves in the Himalayas are incredibly large, at the current extraction rate it would take thousands of years to even make a dent in them.
The only concern Aloha Bay can come up with is salination of ground water in the near vicinity of salt lamp factories. In Aloha Bay's factory, the water (for washing the salt) is recycled. In most other "factories", the backyard-garage type, this is not the case, and salt water is drained into the local sewage system, which, in the long run, can cause a problem with surface waters.
Fair Trade Partners
Aloha Bay travels to their global fair trade partners in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia to source certified organic palm wax for their wholesale candles as well as for essential oils, wild crafted herbs, and naturally occurring Himalayan salt.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade means an equitable and fair partnership between Aloha Bay and our partners and producers in Asia, Pakistan, Brazil, Malaysia, Colombia and the USA.
Fair Trade Criteria
- Fair wages within the context of the local economy
- Offering employees opportunities for advancement
- Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices
- Being nationally and internationally accountable for labor practices
- Building long-term trade relationships
- Safe working conditions, raising local safety standards
- Providing economical and technical assistance to producers
- Providing health benefits and paid vacation leave
- Work weeks of 40 hours or less, no workers under age of 18
Why Fair Trade?
Aloha Bay's consumer spending choices affect people's lives around the world. In today's world economy, small-scale producers have very little bargaining power and are often forced to accept miserable working and living conditions. Fair Trade helps farmers, crafts people, and other workers to earn a decent income while maintaining their traditional lifestyles with dignity and hope for their future.
"There are no boundaries in the real Planet Earth. No United States, no Russia, no China, no Taiwan. Rivers flow unimpeded across the swaths of continents. The persistent tides the pulse of the sea do not discriminate; they push against all the varied shores on Earth."
- Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau