Himalayan salt lamps don’t just look beautiful, they have some health benefits as well……
What are Himalayan salt lamps?
Himalayan salt lamps are hand-chiselled solid blocks of ancient crystal salts. Due to the high concentration of minerals, they’re usually pink or orange in colour, and emit a pinkish glow. They’re known for being very beautiful, adding a calming ambience to a room, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!
So that it can generate heat and light, best speakers under 100 dollarthe middle of the salt lamp is hollowed out and a light bulb is inserted. According to research, salt lamps can’t produce health benefits without a heat-producing light.
How do they work?
Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic, meaning they attract water molecules from the surrounding air. Water vapour is present in any room and carries with it allergens and pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander, smoke and mould particles, bacteria and viruses.
By attracting these harmful compounds, salt lamps help to cleanse the air in an enclosed space, such as an office. Once attracted, they remain on the salt, preventing you from breathing them in. These contaminants won’t become airborne again.
Amazingly, this hygroscopic effect works in the long-term. Over time, salt lamps become saturated with water vapour from the air around them and the heat from the lamp dries them out. This heat also releases cleansed water vapour back into the air. For as long as the light is on, the hygroscopic cycle will continue. The more consistently your lamp is left on, the more purified the air will be.
Benefits of consistent use of salt lamps
Neutralise Electro Magnetic Radiation
All electronic equipment—such as computers, scanners, printers, fit bits, smart phones—emit electromagnetic radiation. Most homes today typically have a moderate to high concentration of electronics. This means that most family members have constant exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
Studies have shown that this constant exposure increases your cortisol levels, resulting in fatigue, higher stress, reduced concentration and lower immunity. Himalayan salt lamps counterbalance the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation by releasing a small radius of beneficial negative ions into the air.
The best place for your salt lamp is close to your electronic equipment, such as your desk, television and game consoles. Not only will it help to counteract electromagnetic radiation, but it will cleanse the air, reducing your risk of colds, flu, chest infections etc.
Sitting in front of a computer or TV we are bombarded with electromagnetic frequencies. When we watch TV or work at our computer we are exposed to frequencies that vibrate much faster than that of our brain. The result is a lack of concentration, nervousness and insomnia. Salt lamps bind the excessive positive ions with their negative ions. They help to neutralise the electro-smog in the room.
Air purification / Allergy Symptoms / Asthma / Hay fever
A salt lamp will help keep the air around you clean, naturally ionised and purified, for this reason they can be useful for helping asthma and hay fever sufferers.
The salt naturally emits negative ions that help to positively boost mood.
Tests on hyperactive children with concentration and sleeping disorders (ADHD symptoms) have shown that using salt lamps drastically reduces their symptoms in a week. When the lamps were removed, their symptoms returned.
A few lamps placed at strategic spots will enhance the energy and purify the air. They are aesthetically pleasing to look at.
Reduce Stress and Meditation
When you repose in peace and quiet, a salt lamp near you is known to enhance your meditative experience. Salt lamps provide a soothing pink glow that promotes a relaxing effect. Unlike a lot of artificial lighting, salt lamps don’t emit a bluish glow. Blue lights have been shown to reduce melatonin and disrupt sleep patterns, while a salt lamp’s soft pink light is warm and soothing to look at and sits at the opposite end of the blue spectrum of light that signals ‘alarm’ to our brain.
A few lamps around smoky areas will help to purify the air.
Salt Lamp / Candle Care
Salt lamps are made of pure Himalayan salt so please keep them dry to prevent degrading. Salt naturally absorbs some moisture from the air so to help care for your lamp it is best to leave it turned on as long as possible, the heat prevents the lamp from absorbing too much moisture. This is especially useful on hot/humid days.
Because salt absorbs moisture you may find a small salty puddle at the bottom of your lamp/candle, this is normal and due to salts ability to absorb moisture. We recommend a small saucer underneath candles for this reason. If your lamp/candle does become very wet simply dry with it with a hair dryer.
The lamps need to be turned on to emit negative ions, if it is not turned on you will not receive the benefits.
The lamps take 15 Watt pilot lights, which are available to purchase from supermarkets and other retailers.
Salt Lamps at Saltuary
At Saltuary, we have a huge variety of beautiful Himalayan salt lamps for sale! Whether you’re after a small lamp for your desk or a large lamp for the coffee table, we’ll find the right salt lamp for you!
Enjoy your Himalayan salt Lamp!