Our salt hearts are between 2" and 3" in size. Carved into a heart shape, this is a solid piece of rock salt.
If you want something all-natural, this is a very simple way to clean yourself. Wet the salt bar with water to create some salt water, and apply it under your arms. It also works as an exfoliant, and can help scrub off dead skin.
You can also warm it gently and use it as a massage bar.
Himalayan salt candle holders and lamps take advantage of the ionic bond of rock salt, which is easily broken into charged particles by the application of heat. These particles latch on to floating debris in the air (such as allergens), which will continue collecting enough ions until the weight drops from from the air.
Due to the hotter temperatures, candle holders are more effective than lamps, but lamps are safer and easier to use. (Lamps are still effective, even though they are less hot.) We'll be adding an article about the salt candle holders and lamps in the Almanac, so keep an eye on our social accounts to know when that's posted.
All Himalayan salt comes from the 140-year-old Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan.
Possible correspondences: air, cleanliness, earth, mountains, Pakistan, purification.