Nine amazing health benefits of the Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps: (Salt Lamps work at naturally purifying the air like a thunderstorm, waterfall or the ocean.)
- Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
We are bombarded by electromagnetic (EMF) radiation which flows from our electronics (television, computer, cell phone, tablet, appliances, stereo, etc). Constant exposure to EMF radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things. Salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation by emitting negative ions into the air. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.
- Cleanse & Deodorize the Air
Salt lamps are great for removing pollen, cigarette smoke, dust and other contaminants. They can do hygroscopy and clear the air because they attract the water molecules from the environment, and absorb these molecules in the salt crystal. They are warmed up by the heat of the light bulb and the water then evaporates back in the air so the trapped particles stay in the salt. (However you do not need to cleanse the salt lamp – avoid putting it in water as it will dissolve.)
- Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms
Because salt lamps remove contaminants and microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and the like from the surrounding air, placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can seriously cut back on allergy symptoms. Even people who suffer from asthma should notice a big difference after a week or two.
- Relieve Coughing
Once the lamp heats up and begins the hygroscopic cycling of the airborne particles, it changes the charge of the molecules which are released. One of the health detriments of breathing lots of positive ions (contaminants) in the air is that the cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea become sluggish and don’t work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. Once the heated water releases the pure water in the air, it removes the negative ions that support cilial activity and keep your lungs protected and clean.
The salt lamps help your body to filter the air better and prevent the contaminants from entering in your lungs.
- Promote Better Sleep
Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep. If you need a dark room to sleep use an eye mask, put your lamp on the floor while you sleep or shut it off overnight but remember to turn it back on or it won’t work.
- Increase Energy Levels
Positive ions sap our bodies of energy. If you constantly feel tired and don’t know why, try keeping a salt lamp in the room or rooms where you spend the most time. After about a week, you should notice an improvement.
- Improve Mood & Concentration
The salt lamps are a great way to naturally enhance your mood or to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. The salt lamps enhance the concentration, because negative ions improve the oxygen and blood supply to your brain and other organs as well as serotonin release. The natural light provided by the salt lamps looks like the warm sunshine glow which can efficiently treat the Seasonal Affective Disorder.
- Reduce Static Electricity in the Air
The salt lamps are a natural way to neutralize the airborne ionized particles which cause static electricity.
- Affordable Environmentally-Friendly Light Source
Salt lamps are also environmentally friendly. The base consists of a sustainable wood like the neem, and the bulb has low wattage that consumes very little energy. It is estimated that Himalayan pink salt reserves measure from about 80 to 600 million tons, which will be enough for the next couple of years with the current rate of extraction.
Note: Himalayan salt crystals will begin melting with longer exposure to high humidity. Do not place near the sources of steam or water such as laundry machines, bathrooms, showers, dishwashers or outdoors. People in humid climates should be aware that salt lamps tend to weep or sweat when the salt becomes cool or damp. So place a saucer underneath the salt lamp. Clean your salt lamp by wiping it with a damp cloth and make sure you turn it back on afterwards.
Caution: Do not place the salt lamp on its cord or pull on the cord wire to change the bulb!