Due to the nature of rock salt, colors may vary, from a white, pink, deep pink and orange. For centuries pure salt has been used for protection; protection from evil, especially protection in and around the home. Salt is also used for purification, cleansing and dispelling negativity in many magical and traditional rituals. Pure Salts are also used to release attachments, including emotional attachments. It is recommended that those who work in environments of negativity or indirect communication, keep a piece of Pink Halite (Himalayan Salt) on their desk or nearby - in the form of a lamp is best. Himalayan crystal Mineral Salt has gentle, but strong grounding and centering energies, and is said to bring abundance and prosperity into a home.