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himalayan salt lamp

Photo: Gerri Miller

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Salt of the earth

Brighten the holidays with these unusual lamps ($25 and up) and candleholders ($10) made from salt mined in the Himalayas. Negative ions released by the heat help purify the air in a natural way. Tell them MNN sent you under comments at the contact page at for 15 percent off your order.