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Also known as Rock Salt, Halite comes from the Greek words halos, meaning “salt, sea” and lithos meaning “rock”. Himalayan Salt is a marketing term used to describe rock salt that is mined in the Khewra Salt Mines, one of the largest salt mines in the world, located near Islamabad, Pakistan, about 190 miles from the Himalayas.
Many of us know common table salt to be beneficial (in moderation, of course), but Halite is a wonderful healer in other ways as well. A mineral of purification, Halite can cleanse the aura, deflect negativity and balance the emotions (especially helpful for those who suffer from mood swings). Because of its purification properties, Halite is one of the most valuable minerals to use when cleansing crystals - placing your crystals in a bowl of salt will rid them of all the negative energy and impurities they have collected over time and use.
Halite Salt Lamps are often used to cleanse the atmosphere of indoor pollutants and harmful electromagnetic emissions. They are said to be very beneficial to those who suffer from asthma, allergies from pets, hay fever and mold. Their soft glow also helps one feel better emotionally as well, especially for those who may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Note: Because it will dissolve, never cleanse Halite in water.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Alternate Stone Name:||Rock Salt, Himalayan Salt|
|Affirmation:||I am cleansed through meditation.|
|Question:||Do you use any detoxifying programs for your body?|
|Astrological Sign:||Cancer (June 21 to July 22), Pisces (February 19 to March 20)|
|Primary Chakra:||Heart Chakra|
|Secondary Chakra:||Sacral Chakra|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Color:||Peach (light orange), Pink, White|
|Crystal System:||Isometric Crystal System|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 1|
|Chemical Composition:||NaCl, Sodium Chloride|
|Physical:||Allergies, Asthma, Chemical Imbalance, Fever, Headache and Migraine Relief, Infection, Lungs, Nervous System Regeneration and Healing, Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)|
|Emotional:||Judgment, Self Confidence and Self Worth, Worrying|
|Spiritual:||Aura Balancing, Removes Energy Blockages|
|Extra Grade:||Ice water clear, transparent, minor inclusions, < 10% matrix|
|A Grade:||Clear, partially translucent, 10% - 25% matrix|
|B Grade:||Clear, white or yellow, opaque, and/or > 25% matrix|
Posted on September 26, 2013
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