Despite the name, Himalayan Salt is actually from the Punjab region of Pakistan. This famous Pakistan deposit is thought to have been discovered in 326 BC by Alexander the Great, but the first recorded mining from of this deposit is from the Janjua people in the 1200's.
Metaphysical: Himalayan Salt lamps are believed to offer many different kinds of health and metaphysical benefits. Salt lamps generate small amounts of negative ions which increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, associated with more alertness and mental energy. One of the main draws of salt lamps are that they are Hygroscopic (meaning they attract water to their surface where it evaporates quickly from the heat) helping eliminate allergens, mold, and bacteria from the air.
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