What are Himalayan Salt lamps?
What can be easily mistaken for a beautiful glowing ornament in more and more houses these days are in fact Himalayan salt lamps. These lamps are made from large pieces of pure Himalayan Salt with a small bulb or candle placed inside. They are usually sold as solid pieces of salt or decorative baskets filled with large crystals of salt. But these are no ordinary lamp.
Salt lamps are natural ion generators, emitting negative ions into the atmosphere. Negative ions can be used to treat illness and improve health. If you take a look around your house or office, you will see that you are surrounded by computers, televisions, microwaves, cellular phones and florescent lights. These appliances are known to have a negative effect on our mood, our energy and our overall well being. By keeping a salt lamp in these areas where positive ions are polluting your air space they will help neutralize and improve the air that you are breathing. The salt is hygroscopic which means that it attracts the water molecules in the air that carry toxins. The amount of negative ions that a salt lamp will emit depends on its size, and also how warm the candle or electric light bulb makes it. To get the full benefits of a salt lamp it is very important to make sure that the lamp is from a pure Himalayan Crystal source and not a cheap imitation made from rock salt.
So what are the 7 amazing reasons for owning a salt lamp?
1. They Purify The Air.
Himalayan salt lamps are wonderful at purifying the air around you that you breath. We know that most of the air around us is polluted by electromagnetic household appliances, cigarette smoke, dust particles, bacteria and viruses. By purifying the air around you, the lamp can help reduce snoring, allergy and asthma symptoms.
2. Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation.
Computers, televisions, microwaves, air conditioners, cell phones and other appliances all emit electromagnetic radiation/pollution. The closer you are to the salt lamp the more effective that the results will be. Get into the habit of switching off any electric appliance that you are not using, and do not put it in standby mode.
3. Soothing Color Therapy.
The beautiful orange glow that comes from a Himalayan salt lamp can be beneficial for relieving stress. It has also been reported that improved energy and a more positive mood was achieved after using a salt lamp.
4. Sleep Better At Night.
The soft glowing light from a Himalayan lamp is ideal to look at and relax to just before bedtime. If you are having trouble sleeping, the soft soothing glow can help you switch off, relax and help you fall asleep.
5. Increased Energy Levels.
Do you know that invigorating feeling that you get when you are in the countryside, at the beach, or out in the fresh air? This is partly due to your exposure to negative ions. The same ions that are emitted by salt lamps. If you are constantly feeling tired or lethargic, try using a Himalayan lamp for a few weeks and watch your energy levels increase dramatically.
6. They Can Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
The gentle sun like glow that is emitted from a Himalayan salt lamp can be enough to relieve the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Salt lamps are the perfect solution to help you when the mornings are dark and the days get shorter.
7. Improved Concentration.
As well as improving the air around us that we breath, improving our mood, and our energy levels, another benefit of having a Himalayan salt lamp is improved concentration. This is due to the effect that negative ions have on your body; they help improve blood and oxygen supply to your brain, which in turn will help you feel more alert and focused.
Smaller lamps are good for the average bedroom, while larger lamps are more effective for spaces like the living room or den.
I have listed 7 great benefits of owning a Himalayan salt lamp but do not take my word for it. Do your own research first, ask someone who is using a salt lamp in their home and find out what benefits they got from using one, and make up your own mind.
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