“Himalayan salt” is a trade name for colorless, pale pink, to rich red halite from the Khewra Salt Mine, in Northeast Pakistan. The locality is at the Western edge of the Himalayan Mountains and formed ~250 million years ago, as oceans slowly evaporated during the end of the Permian. It contains many trace minerals, including iron, which produces its color. Salt draws moisture out of the air, so it is recommended that salt lamps not be stored in a humid place, or if they are, to put a coaster or something similar underneath. Metaphysically salt is associated with cleansing heavy energies, restoring things to primal purity, and connecting with the Divine.