Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?
Himalayan Salt Lamps are naturally formed crystals that come from deep inside the Southern Himalayan Mountains. The Salt is some 250 million years old and has been mined for many uses. Not to mention that most common use is salt lamps. Salt lamps have a natural ability to promote peace and calm and some report significant health benefits. The most common benefit is the ability to absorb more oxygen the lamps are promoted in many holistic channels.
What are the benefits of Himalayan Salt lamps?
The most common benefit is the color and the reported benefit of negative ions. First let’s consider the colors, our lamps are always in the red orange and pink color ranges. Theses colors have been reported to promote peace calm and a sense of security. We like to say our lamps help to create an environment of peace and calm much like that of sitting at a campfire. In smaller scale of course. The second is the Negative Ion benefits – science suggests that when water and moisture evaporate from the surface of the salt lamps negative ion counts increase. As written in the book Water and Salt negative ions help in my areas, such as relieving asthma, snoring, allergies and helping one feel at one with nature.
Are all Salt Lamps the same?
Actually that is a very common question or misunderstanding as with anything in life there is a quality scale to all manufactured products. Salt is no different, Himalayan Salt comes in many different quality grades, ranging from industrial to human quality edible. Some companies grade the salt with a letter grade. Ranging from a industrial grade of “d” or “c” all the way to an home decor grade of A or B.SpiritualQuest only utilizes the highest A Grade salt available therefore leading to a consistently higher quality product. In addition our lamps are made by skilled craftsman that use only hand forming techniques without the use of any harsh chemicals.
Are different shapes available, and does each have particular benefits?
Well yes of course different shapes are available that is more of a personal preference issue. We always tell our customers that the lamp or product that first caught your eye is most likely the one they should order. Usually we have many options such as value packages that allow you to say buy two get one free. Please remember that all lamps are naturally formed and are all slightly different. Some of the shapes color and contrasts will vary.
Can you ship to different addresses?
Yes we can ship to any state in the union for you. please make a note that in the check out process you can specify where you want your lamps or gifts sent. It is our pleasure to also be available from 8:30 am to 6pm PST. 6 days a week for any questions you may have.
How do I heat up the Himalayan Salt Brick plate?
Please take care when heating a natural plate like our Himalayan Salt Plates. When heating the salt plate, it is important to do it is a slow methodical manner heating the salt too fast can cause a natural cracking in the salt. Unfortunately, when using all natural items we do have to accept that nature is unpredictable. in order to avoid any rapid heat shock. We recommend using out salt plate on whatever heating surface be it an oven, grill or hot plate, its best to start from a room temp or slightly cool salt plate, then warm up your salt brick, plate or slab,slowly it will be well worth the effort Enjoy.
Do you sell wholesale to retailers, and how easy or hard is it to get started?
Our main focus is to make it easy for companies or individuals to get started with us on a wholesale level. You can either purchase wholesale from the site as we have a complete wholesale section. Many times our store owners want more detailed information and you can call and speak to one of our representatives 6 days a week. If you have a question you would like an answer to please go to the contact us tab and send us an email. We would be happy to answer you directly. Perhaps we would even ad the question to the FAQ area.