Monday, July 22, 2013

Local salt business moves from online to storefront

Ionic Salts, a local small business selling Himalayan salt lamps and products, recently opened its new showroom at  at 6630-A East W.T. Harris Boulevard, in the Hickory Grove Business Park. 

Until now, they've run their business (legal name is E-Klectix, LLC) completely online. 

Lamps from Ionic Salts.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Chelko 
"We've had people for years say, 'Can I come and see them somewhere?'" says Patricia Wright, who runs the business with her son, Darrin. They used to have to say "no." 

The Wrights celebrated the grand opening for their 5,000-square-foot warehouse July 4-6. 

Their salt wares -- including salt grinders, bath salts, candle holders, salt lamps and cooking slabs -- range from a few dollars up to $200, Wright says. 

In recent years, Himalayan salts have grown increasingly popular as a homeopathic remedy to various health problems.  

Photo courtesy of Kevin Chelko 
Wright says Ionic Salts is a preferred vendor for a national spa association and has dealers nationwide. 

Wright says her road to running a specialized salt business started when she began experiencing the same symptoms of genetic lung disease as several of her family members had. 

As a last-ditched effort to improve her lung function, she bought a few salt lamps. For her, they worked wonders, she says. 
For details: 704-451-4290. 










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