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What are Salt Rocks?

Salt rocks are made from Salt crystals formed from ancient seas by nature all over the world millions of years ago. Unique Glow salt rocks primarily come from the Himalayas.

Salt rock crystals are mined from salt mines and handcrafted to keep their original structure. They come in variety of sizes, shapes, color and intensity. No two rocks are the same. They are all unique.

You can find a lot of great information about salt rocks here: Salt Institute

What do Salt Rocks do?

Salt Rock Lamps have been said to:

  • Provide a cleaner air nature's air purifier
  • Decrease airborne particles and bacteria
  • Ease symptoms associated with
    asthma and allergies in general
  • Elevate moods
  • Increase energy levels
  • Increase alertness and concentration
  • Improve general atmosphere of a room
  • Reduce stress
  • Boost immune system and reduce
    vulnerability to flu's and colds
  • Reduces humidity in the air, decreasing mold and germs
  • Reduces a myriad of indoor pollutants
  • Color light therapy
  • Natural alternative in a variety of ailments such as: Rheumatism, respiratory problems, migraines,
    insomnia and allergies
Visit the Salt Institute for more information.

Where do they come from?

Salt crystal lamps are made from Salt crystal rock formed from ancient seas by nature all over the world millions of years ago.

Most Unique Glow salt rocks originate from the Himalayas.

How do I buy them?

You can look at the products on my website. All financial transactions are made with the trusted third party Pay Pal, or certified cheque or money order, cash transactions can be arranged.

If you live close to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, you can make arrangements to pick them up instead of paying shipping charges. Also please note if you are going to pick-up your order please provide us with a contact name and phone # so we can make arrangements with you.

How do you ship them?

Products are shipping within 2-3 days and can be shipped by UPS, Local Courier, and Tiger Courier. They will be packaged well for shipping.

How do you charge for shipping?

When you complete your transaction at PayPal there will be a flat rate shipping charges. We also offer a delivery service within Winnipeg City Limits of a flat rate of $10.00, pick-up orders are no charge. If you are picking up your order or using the delivery service within Winnipeg City limits and the courier charges are less than the flat rate of paypal, the difference will be refunded through PayPal.

I live in Winnipeg, how can I see them?

Please contact us to make arrangements.

Some of your picture descriptions state "may not be exactly as illustrated" What does this mean?

No two salt rocks are the same, they are natural and colors vary, as do sizes and shapes.

How are salt rock lamps cleaned?

They absorb humidity and may deposit salt, they should be turned on as much as possible to release any moisture. The lamp can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Do not soak the lamp; if the lamp is damp turn it on to dry out. They are not for outdoor use, they are meant for indoor use only.

Where are salt rock lamps used?

  • Throughout your home, bedrooms, dining rooms,
    living rooms, exercise rooms, computer rooms, etc.
  • Office/cubicle
  • Hospital rooms
  • Waiting rooms
  • Hotel rooms
  • Meditation or Yoga areas
  • Environments with pets
  • Indoor smoking areas, and other atmospheric inhibitors
  • Humid areas

What size of salt rock lamp is recommended?

A rough rule is 1 lb for every 10 square
feet, below is an approximation.

Room size Size of Lamp
5x5 4-6 lbs
10x10 7-10 lbs
10x15 11-16 lbs
10x20 17-23 lbs

For larger room more than one rock maybe required (placing them in different areas of the room).

What determines a salt rocks value?

The quality of the rock crystals and the country of origin are the main factors in determining a salt rocks value. Unique Glow salt rocks are primarily mined in the Himalayas.

Why are salt rocks
referred to as a natural ionizer?

Salt crystals are referred to as natural ionizer of the earth. When the crystals are warmed, they emit negative ions in to the air, creating freshness in the air. Negative ions are found in abundance on mountaintops, waterfalls, ocean and after a rain or thunderstorm. Some refer to negative ions as "The Vitamins of the Air." The negative ions neutralize positive ions given off by (TV's, computers, microwaves, fluorescent lights, heaters, air conditioners, etc) and other pollutants.

What is a negative ion?

A negative ion is an electronically charged molecule made up of oxygen. A positive ion in the air is a molecule that has lost its electrons through air pollution. Find additional information at these websites:

Portal Market

Project: AIR

WebMD

Where can I get more information?

If you would like more informaton on salt rocks, here are some links to other sites:
SaltNews.com
Salt Rock Cooking on the Today Show