If you've been scratching your head over what exactly a Himalayan Salt Lamp is, here's a quick answer. This wellness product is created out of pink salt crystals that are native to areas close to the Himalayas, such as Pakistan.
The pink salt is used in everything from cooking slabs for grilling to what's known as "salt therapy" at local spas. When it comes to the lamps, the pink salt is thought to release negative ions into your space, which would be able to get rid of dust particles that may affect your health. Because of that, many believe that it can do everything from increasing your energy levels to alleviating symptoms of allergies.
There's also claims that these pink salt lamps can even help boost your overall mood and can help you sleep more soundly.
Here are some reasons why people use Himalayan Salt Lamps at home:
#1 – Reduce or totally eradicate allergy attacks
Genuine salt lamps reduce allergens and irritants in the air caused by dust, pollen, mildew, and pet fluff.
#2 – Cleanse the air in your room
We have an ever-increasing number of electric appliances and devices in our homes from the dryer to the washer, to the electric wires running through our walls and the WIFI that’s always on. A salt lamp helps clear out the resulting electro-smog that is nowadays typical in many homes.
#3 – Promote better sleep
Positive ions are produced by everyday electronic devices. It’s ironic but scientifically speaking, positive ions are harmful while negative ions are beneficial to human health. Positive ions cause allergies, stress, and insomnia.
If you have difficulty sleeping, try getting a Himalayan salt lamp. Set the dimmer to the lowest setting if you are sensitive to light during sleeping.
#4 – Boost immunity and eases coughing
When a Himalayan salt lamp is turned on, it absorbs water, particulates, and moisture from the air. It binds excess positive ions with their negative ions. As the salt lamp heats up, it releases cleansed water vapor back into the room expelling negative ions along the way. As we breathe, it increases our cilial activity and helps keep our lungs clear.
#5 – Energize and alleviate fatigue and depression
Positive ions and everyday stresses can be draining and result in depression, insomnia, and fatigue. If you want a pharma-free solution, get yourself a salt lamp. Apart from all the other effects on the body already discussed, it also gives a boost of serotonin – the body’s happy hormones.
#6 – Soothe and relax
Did you know? Himalayan salt lamps come in different colors like orange, pink, and white, with white as the rarest. The color depends on the vein that the salt lamp was mined from.
According to experts, the wavelengths of salt colors are within the 600-700 nanometer range. This range produces soothing and relaxing effects on the body.
And science aside, a lit salt lamp is simply beautiful. It feels totally relaxing to have one in the room with you.