The purest salt on earth has been known for its seemingly ordinary use with extraordinary health benefits. A lot of people have grasped the idea of the Himalayan rock salt as a culinary ingredient, a solute in a healing mixture and a bath salt.  But do you wonder how it works when unprocessed? Do you wonder if you could still make use of the advantages of the Himalayan salt?  Of course that is taken care of by the Himalayan pink salt lamp. These lamps are carved out from larger Himalayan rock salt crystal.  The Himalayan pink salt lamp is attached to a sturdy base of wood or durable material. Adding a light inside a Himalayan Salt Lamp warms the salt from within and facilitates the release of negative ions from the salt into the atmosphere. The Himalayan salt lamp gives the impression with a candle inside. It is colored with an incandescent bulb and glows beautifully.

How Salt Lamps Work

Since salt is known to be hygroscopic (it attracts water molecules from the surrounding air).  So Himalayan salt lamps work by attracting water molecules from the air, traps the dirt, smoke or particles which are carried in the air. Once trapped in the salt, the particles remain in the salt and stops floating in the air that way you cannot breathe them in.

Himalayan salt lamp slowly becomes saturated with the vapor they attract from the air and the heat as well. The lamp dries them up thereby continuing the hygroscopic effect for as long as the light is on. The heat absorbed then re-releases water vapor back into the air but any airborne contaminants that might have been attracted to the lamp remains trapped but will not become airborne. The most important thing is that the heat from the bulb warms up the lamp and gives negative ions and there comes the health boosting effects of the salt too.

10 reasons to have the Himalayan pink salt lamps in every room in your house.

  1. Cleanse & Deodorize the Air

Because of the hygroscopic properties of Himalayan pink salt lamps, they improve the air in many ways. Apart from the soothing glow they give, they attract air pollutants and neutralize the effects of electronics.

  1. Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

With special Himalayan pink salt inhalers, they seem to have really amazing effects on asthma, bronchitis and any respiratory ailments thanks to the exotic salt. The air surrounding salt lamp is cleaner by the transformation cycle of hydrogen and oxygen; this has aided relief in the symptoms of asthma and allergies.

  1. Eases Coughing

Positive ions in the air once taken in through the lungs affects the cilia and this becomes sluggish and ends up in cough but when the heated salt releases clean water vapor back to the air, negative ions expelled have positive effects o our airways thereby easing cough.


  1. Increase Energy Levels

A lot of people claim that Himalayan salt lamps make them more energetic. Since positive ions are known to sap the energy in the body, the abundance of negative ions brings the feeling of invigoration which is attributed to these lamps.

  1. Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation

Since many of our electronics emit electromagnetic radiation and we are so prone to things like chronic fatigue, increases stress levels, and decreases the body’s immune response, to name a few. Negative ions from the lamps eliminate the positive ions from electromagnetic forces.

  1. Better Sleep

The belief is that too much exposure to positive ions leads to reduction of blood and oxygen supply to the brain which results to irregular sleeping patterns. Himalayan salt lamps offer a warm orange glow similar to hues found in a campfire and for this reason; they are a great source of light for the night without negatively affecting sleep.

  1. Improve Mood & Concentration

Exposure to negative air ions reduces stress, improves concentration and performance. Himalayan pink salt lamps are a great way to naturally enhance your mood or to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day.

  1. Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Negative ions benefit people suffering from seasonal affective depression (SAD) and may help other forms of depression.

  1. Reduce Static Electricity in the Air

Static electricity causes stress, frustration and in most cases embarrassment so Himalayan pink salt naturally neutralizes the airborne ionized particles that cause static electricity.

  1. Environmentally-Friendly Light Source

Many modern light sources like our cell phones, computers and TV sets emit a lot of blue light and other lights which is known to affect our body in different ways. Blue light interferes with circadian rhythm and disrupts sleep but Himalayan pink salt lamps offer a warm glow of orange light which has positive effect on our sleep

Choosing & Placing Your Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp

There are a lot of lowly prized salt lamps all around. They work but they may end up being a pain in the butt. When you get a high quality lamp you get good looks and durability. For every Himalayan salt lamp you get, they are unique with difference in shape and color. The shades of pink and orange are considered to be of higher quality. It is also good to note that the bigger the size of a lamp the bigger its effect though the shape of a lamp does not affect its ability to clean the air but the type of surface area is important.

More Ways to Purify Home Air

There are some other ways to purify your air apart from using Himalayan salt lamps. You could have air purifying plants for your house or you could go for other brilliant and simple techniques to purify your surrounding air.

Source: The Hearty Soul

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