Himalayan crystal salt lamps are large pieces of pure Himalayan Salt with a small bulb inside. These lamps are carved from 250 million years old rock of crystal, by Asian artisans in Pakistan, or the Punjabi Foothills in India, in all sorts of sizes and shapes. They are not only a great feature to light or decorate any room, but very beneficial to the user’s health and environment.
The beneficial effects of salt lamps have been known for centuries, when they glow, emit negative ions, which work like natural ionizers, keeping the air we breathe in a clean state.
Salt is hygroscopic, when a lamp is made of salt, it attracts water molecules from the air; this means the lamp traps dirt, dust, pollen, mold, fungus, odors, and smoke particles which are carried in water vapor. Once these airborne contaminants have been locked in the salt, clean water is re-released and thus it has a purifying effect on the air, increasing cilial activity to keep our lungs clear.
Salt lamps also minimize the effects of positive ions from electromagnetic fields (EMF), and electronic devices, while the natural colors and lights provide a rejuvenating and healing influence.
Some of the health and environmental benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps are:
- Negative ions emitted by salt lamps are said to neutralize electromagnetic radiation from household electronics, and even prevent the build-up of static electricity.
- The negative salt ions released by heating the lamp, can boost blood flow, improve sleep, and increase levels of seratonin in the brain.
- Purify cleanse, and deodorize the air.
- Reduce asthma and allergy symptoms
- Improve breathing
- Increase energy levels
- Reduce stress and increase performance
- Improve mood and concentration
- Eases Coughing
- Less colds and flu (due to less airborne viruses).
- Increased relaxation and calmness and less stress.
- Improved ability to concentrate and work for longer periods around electrical equipment like computers.
- Fewer headaches and migraines.
- Reduced symptoms from disorders like rheumatism and arthritis.
- An improvement in skin diseases.
- Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder.
- Reduce Static Electricity in the Air.
- Ecological Light Source.
- A better overall sense of health and wellbeing.
- They make great natural decorations for any home or office.
We are constantly surrounded by electronic equipment like televisions, stereos, computers, appliances and smart phones that emit electromagnetic radiation, which increase our cortisol levels, and leads to tiredness, higher stress, reduced ability to concentrate and lower immunity.
Althought there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims, but proponents of salt lamp benefits, have done studies that support the effects of negative ions in health and environment, which explains why many people have experienced improvements in health and air, when using Himalayan rock salt lamps.