There’s nothing quite as soothing as the warm glow of a Himalayan salt lamp casting its warm ambiance throughout the home. I’m a huge fan of using salt lamps, and not just because of their brilliant glow. They’re actually really beneficial for improving air quality…and doing much, much more! I always make sure to have a few on hand, ensuring they’re on both day and night.
As more and more people look toward natural solutions for staying healthy and keeping their family safe, the popularity of salt lamps has recently skyrocketed. These lamps that are a common feature in many households are essentially big pieces of pure Himalayan salt with a small bulb inside. Most are made with food grade Himalayan salt crystals, that can even be used in recipes if so desired.
The massive increase in their popularity is attributed to the many benefits they contain. Himalayan sea salt is full of natural health benefits you simply can’t find anywhere else. From generating negative ions to improving air quality and relieving allergies, salt lamps are one of the best additions you can offer to the health of your home.
Most people use salt lamps because of their ability to cleanse and refresh the air in their home. Salt lamps are actually quite adept at removing a host of contaminants from the air including pollen, dust, and cigarette smoke. This happens because the salt lamp attracts water molecules from the immediate environment and absorbs these molecules (along with any toxins) into the salt. The heat from the bulb inside the lamp allows the water to evaporate back into the air while all the contaminants stay locked in the salt. Perfect for naturally keeping the air in your home clean and free of the contaminants we all come in contact with on a regular basis.
We live in a world where technology runs everything. All this technology; however, comes with a price. The electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) are being emitted from all our technological gadgets. Electromagnetic radiation (emitted from cell phones, computers, televisions, microwaves, DVD players, etc.) carry some serious effects when exposed to them long-term. Chronic fatigue, increased stress, and decreased immunity are all associated with long-term exposure to EMFs. Salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic frequencies by emitting negative ions into the air. They’re great to keep by the computer, television, or any other device in the house that puts out electromagnetic radiation.
Feeling sluggish? A salt lamp can help. Because of the negative ionsnaturally contained in salt lamps, feeling more energy naturally is a common side effect. Other places you can get negative ions naturally include mountains, beaches, and waterfalls. When negative ions mix in with our bloodstream, they produce biochemical reactions that make us naturally feel better and increase our energy. So even if you can’t get to the beach to experience all those benefits the natural air has to offer, you can turn on a salt lamp in the house and feel almost as refreshed and amazing as you would from spending time in the great outdoors.
If allergies are something you or your family suffers from, strategically placing salt lamps throughout the house can help reduce the number of allergy symptoms you see. It’s the innate ability salt lamps contain to remove harmful particles from the air that helps reduce symptoms. When you put salt lamps in the rooms where you spend the most time, you’ll notice allergy symptoms are significantly reduced within the first few days. It’s been shown that even people that suffer from asthma find relief in using salt lamps to manage their symptoms.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, keeping a salt lamp in the bedroom can do wonders for the quality of sleep you get. Because salt lamps neutralize the air with negative ions, they wipe out the positive ions that can reduce blood supply to the brain causing irregular sleep patterns. Placing a salt lamp in the bedroom can help you get the sleep you desperately need. If the light is too much for you at night, consider keeping them on during the day and then shutting them off before you go to bed. They’ll do an efficient job of wiping out those positive ions that get in the way of sleep, and have you drifting off soundly before you know it.
Because of their natural ability to put negative ions in the air, they’ve shown to be a natural way to increase mood and keep stress levels low. They’ve also shown to be great for the long, dull days of winter when seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has a tendency to kick in. Placing a few salt lamps throughout the house is an excellent natural way to keep spirits high.
Himalayan salt lamps really are a “must have” for anyone serious about maintaining a naturally healthy household. You can purchase them in all different shapes and sizes, too. So, whether you want a big, robust piece for the living room or a basket filled with the warm glow of smaller crystals, there’s definitely something to fit your taste.You can even buy family packs of salt lamps that you can scatter throughout the entire home! Just click here to see all the different options you have.Try a few displayed throughout the house (mixed with other air purifiers like certain houseplants), and you’ll find the air in your home is cleaner and your family in their healthiest environment yet.