The wonders of Himalayan Salt Lamps are great! I love the warm glow mine emits from home. These lamps are made from pure, food grade Himalayan salt crystals with a light bulb inside. The warm light has a very similar feel as a your indoor fireplace or a relaxing campfire. Why should you use a salt lamp? There are a few reasons these are becoming more and more popular.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits
Hygroscopic Attributes Improve the Air Quality
These lamps naturally attract water to the surface. There is always a small amount of water vapor in the air which may carry things like mold, bacteria, and allergens. The salt lamp attracts these to its surface and helps remove them from the air. A natural cleaning benefit to help remove allergies and irritants in the home.
Light and Color Therapy Benefits
These lamps may also help lower anxiety and boost mood and energy levels. The warm orange hues emitted from the lamps are soothing in nature and oppose blue light affects. Those people that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may also find relief from the warm color tones of the lamps. They are frequently found to increase focus and calm those when used in the home or office.
Night Light and Low-Light Lamp
Himalayan Salt Lamps are a perfect solution to remove blue light from your home or office in the evening hours after sunset. The blue light emitted from TVs, computers, phones and other electronics is known to disturb natural circadian rhythm and disrupt sleep hormones. Swapping out an electronic device for a salt lamp is a good way to positively impact your pre-sleep routine and also to use as night light.
Generate Small Amounts of Negative Ions
Himalayan Salt Lamps are a simple way to gain exposure to negative ions. Since electronic devices create positive ions (think vacuums, TVs, microwaves, computers) it is nice to consistently have the lamp generate negative ions into your home when you cannot get outside and be in nature.
Choosing a Himalayan Salt Lamp
When you are searching for a Himalayan Salt Lamp keep in mind the the lamp color and size. Be sure the lamp is orange in color and is made from 100% pure Himalayan Salt. Try to avoid cheap imitations that will not yield the same benefits. When considering the size to buy, remember that it take about 1 pound of salt to filter a 4×4 room. This is a good rule of thumb when looking for the right size for your room. Most Himalayan Salt Lamps start around 5 pounds (unless they are the mini ones that connect to your USB) and can be as heavy as 50 pounds.
If you have a favorite Himalayan Salt Lamp you want to let us know about or have questions you would like to as me, please comment below. As always, my goal is to bring to awareness to health benefits and clean living.
Cheers to Good Health!