I love gemstones and crystals and things of that sort. They`re pretty and part of nature so two awesome combinations into one. Well, guess what? I get to enjoy that combination of beauty with the Himalayan Salt Lamp! Of course, this isn`t my first time working with the Himalayan Salt Shop, you can read my first review opportunity with them here back from 2011! The Himalayan Salt Shop was founded in 2005 by Ernest Gaglione in the basement of a two-family house in Bloomfield, NJ. Originally, Ernest had to lug his heavy inventory up and down steep basement stairs as he personally shipped each customer`s order. As his company grew through hard work and perseverance, Ernest reached the point where he could afford a small office space in Parsippany, NJ. Ernest continued to expand by employing a fulfillment center to help with the shipping of orders. Today the Himalayan Salt Shop is one of the biggest internet retailers of authentic Himalayan salt crystal products. They also wholesale their products to businesses across the country.
Does the salt crystal degrade over time?
As long as you do not submerge the crystal in water or expose it to excessive moisture, the crystal will last virtually forever. At times of extreme humidity, the salt may "sweat", but if the lamps are on, then the heat of the bulb will prevent this "sweating" even during humid conditions. With the candle holders, we simply recommend placing a non-paper coaster underneath the crsytal if the surface upon which it is placed is sensitive. The lamps do not require this as they come with a wooden base attached.
These lamps are really beautiful. Where do they come from?
The lamps come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Each salt crystal lamp is chipped out by hand and a hole is bored in the base for the light.
What are the health benefits of the lamps?
When the salt crystal rock heats up, it emits negative ions. These ions clean the air by removing dust, pollen, dander, cigarette smoke, and bacteria. They also offset the effects of the positive ions produced by computer monitors, TV`s and other electrical devices. Negative ionsÂ are also produced in nature by thunderstorms, waterfalls and the ocean. That`s why we feel refreshed and energized in these environments. The lamps offer this same benefit.
What do I think?
Even 2 years later I am LOVING the Himalayan Salt Lamp! This time I was sent the mini salt lamp which we decided to place in what will be our baby`s room! My original Salt Lamp I keep in my craft room/closet and is STILL going strong after 2 years. I have not changed the light bulb and I could actually do a much better job keeping up with, although I do try to keep the dust off of it when I have the chance. I am VERY proud of how great the lamp works and the quality as well as how long it lasts. If anything, it does make a beautiful decor piece. I love my salt lamp not only for looks but for the functionality as well. It can bring out a room while decreasing allergy and asthma symptoms. This is a proven fact from multiple users! Would I recommend a salt lamp? Absolutely! I loved mine when I first got it and I still love it today! Whether for yourself or not, these make excellent gifts all year round!