Supposedly discovered by Alexander the Great, Himalayan rock salt is mined in parts of Pakistan. It’s similar to the regular salt you use in your food, and is often used as a replacement, especially as it’s also thought to have various health benefits. Some maintain that using the salt can eliminate stress and increase happiness and contentment. However, it’s also a lot more expensive to buy than regular sea salt or table salt, mainly because of the high cost of exporting it. In addition to flavoring food, the salt is also used for manufacturing tequila shot glasses, griddles and baking stones which are used as a substitute for metal baking sheets. Blocks of salt that have been hollowed out are also used to make salt lamps, known for their orange or link hue and said to have health benefits due to the release of ions.