Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp
Long, long ago, millions of years actually, continents collided forcing the ocean beds high into the Himalayan Mountains. The salt from those ocean beds still remains buried deep inside of the mountains today and boy do they have some super powers.
What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?
A Himalayan Salt Lamp is a large piece of pure Himalayan Salt with a space on the bottom big enough for a small light bulb to fit inside. They can come as a lamp or in a pretty basket with large crystals of Himalayan sea salt.
A real Himalayan Salt Lamp is made from food grade Himalayan salt crystals, so be sure to verify this before purchase.
What does a Himalayan Salt Lamp do?
A Himalayan Salt Lamp is naturally a negative ion generator. Both positive and negative ions are in the air at all times.
“An ion is an atom or group of atoms in which the number of electrons is different from the number of protons.” This will give either a net positive charge or negative charge. (source)
Positive ions are generally created by any type of electronic device. Computers, TVs, microwaves, cell phones, vacuum cleaners, electric heaters and dryers (all electric smog), tobacco smoke all produce positive ions. Airborne mold, bacteria and allergens usually carry a positive charge as well. These are the cause of problems like allergies, stress and sleep troubles – too many positive ions can hurt our bodies.
Negative ions usually occur in nature. Lightning storms, waterfalls and waves all create negative ions. Ever notice how refreshed and good you feel after a storm or from a walk on the beach? This is why! Negative ions help our bodies and make us feel good.
The negative ions can neutralize positive ions as they bond together and work to cleanse the air.
The exclusive combination of Himalayan Sea Salt with a warm, light source inside are what creates the negative ions. The negative ions are generated during the evaporation process of the salt. Salt naturally attracts water to its surface. This water evaporates quickly thanks to the warmth of the light and negative ions are released thus purifying the air.
What are the benefits to a Himalayan Salt Lamp?
A Himalayan Salt Lamp is also called the Vitamin of the Air! They have long been prescribed to help allergies, respiratory and blood systems and rheumatism issues. Thanks to their beautiful, relaxing glow, a Himalayan Salt Lamp can also be used in color therapy. Here’s why!
WebMD explains the benefits of negative ions best here:
Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy,” says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.
“They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.”
And for a whopping one in three of us who are sensitive to their effects, negative ions can make us feel like we are walking on air. You are one of them if you feel instantly refreshed the moment you open a window and breathe in fresh, humid air.
How many Himalayan Salt Lamps should I have?
Start with one in each room where you spend a lot of time and grow from there. It is ok to have several working together in one room depending on the size of the room. We have one in our bedroom, but 2 in our living room!
Where should I keep my Himalayan Salt Lamp?
- At the office
- By your computer.
- During massage and meditation.
- In smoky places.
- In your study.
- In children’s bedroom.
- Anywhere you want the air quality to be improved or preserved.
- Anywhere you want to create a calm and relaxing environment.
- Anywhere you want to enjoy the beauty of salt crystal lamps.
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