The term "Persian" refers to the country known as Persia from 550 B.C until 1935 when it's name was internationally changed to Iran. In modern times, using "Persian" is still proper, and interchangeable, as a cultural reference (plus, it sounds better). This salt is imported from Iran to Pakistan, and under exclusive contract, our factory partner turns raw purple salt chunks into beautiful lamps, candleholders, high-potassium bath salt, and more. We directly import from the factory exclusively into North America
Persian salt is 100% pure and natural in content, structure, and color. Coloring of our beautiful Persian salt occurs naturally from translucent, quartz-like white with a deep-ranged sections of purple in Standard-grade lamps; in our Premium-grade salt lamps, the coloring is completely deep, rich purple with small blue specks visible over the outer surface. Unlike the coarse "Rice Krispy Treats" that are found elsewhere, our purple salt is translucent and crystalline in structure as much as any of the finest premium Himalayan salt lamps available today.
As with Himalayan salt, this genuine Persian salt is also hygroscopic, attracting moisture from the air and reducing the positive electrical balance of surroundings. By a warm salt lamp reducing the number of positive-charged ions floating in the air, the electrical balance is increased in favor of the beneficial negative ions. Without positively-charged water molecules in the air, things such as mold/fungus spores, certain allergens, respiratory irritants, bacteria, and viruses cannot remain airborne and potentially irritating or infectious. This is a completely natural process and natural relationship between airborne water molecules and molecules of sodium chloride.
When lighted, a premium Persian salt lamp glows with combinations of colors such as purple, lavender, mauve, magenta, and shades of pink. These glowing lamps often look like beautiful candy, perhaps strawberry or raspberry. Certainly an eye-catching for any indoor space.