What are Himalayan Salt Lamps?
Himalayan Salt Lamps are made from pure, edible salt crystals that come from the Himalayan Mountain Range (which span 5 countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, China (Tibet), and Pakistan). The salt is collected by specialists who then create different shapes from the lamps, add a light bulbs inside, and sell them throughout the world.
They usually come in many different sizes and shapes. You can use them as a night stand, or as a decorative piece for your house. And if you want to get the most health benefits from the salt lamps, keep them on 24/7.
The benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps
Salt lamps are small powerhouses of Negative Ions, which are released from the lamp to the air we breath thanks to the heat of light bulb inside the salt lamp. Salt lamps attract a lot of moisture to their surface. You’ll even notice that some of the lamps “sweat” while in your house, but when you turn them on, the heat from the light causes this moisture to evaporate back to the room with negatively charged ion particles, which are extremely good for your body and health in general.
In contrast, Positive Ions are BAD for your body, and these are released usually from electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, microwaves, televisions and so on. And these devices were proven to create many problems in the body on a physical and mental level such as different allergies, sleep disorders, stress, anger, and so forth.
The GOOD news are, when there is a great amount of negative ions in the air (such as from the salt lamps), the positive ions are neutralized (due to the bonding power of the negative ions), and therefore, the air becomes cleaner and less harmful for your health. And in my opinion, AIR, is the most important substance on our planet, so why not enjoy it when its cleaner.
The Benefits of Negative Ions
- Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to your brain, which helps one to become more alert, energetic, and functioning at a peak level.
- Negative Ions (as well as the Himalayan Salt Lamps) are known for their antiseptic properties. They are known to protect their environment from germs. Which can reduce colds, and nose and throat irritation.
- You’ll get a similar effect as when you are by the ocean. The fresh air by the ocean is charged with negative ions, and that’s why you feel so refreshed after leaving the beach. The Himalayan Salt Lamps have the same effect.
- You’ll be constantly protected from the harmful effects of electronic devices which are all over your house. And if you work in an office, you can even plug one to your computer (with a USB cord), and be protected even at work.