The latest trend in this ever-changing society is the Himalayan salt lamps.
FYI, these lamps are composed of large pieces of pure Himalayan salt, with a candle or small light bulb inside.
These lamps discharge warm orange glow and do created negative ions in the environment, making it helpful in fighting against depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Aside from their lovely aesthetics, they also provide a lot of health benefits that can help better your quality of life for they can give relief to some ailments we feel every day.
1. Improvement in Air Quality
These lamps contain hygroscopic properties, giving them the ability to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other air pollutants. They attract water molecules in the surroundings and absorb these into the salt crystal.
When it is turned on, the heat from the bulb will evaporate the water back to the air, leaving the impurities cornered in the salt.
2. Reduction in Allergy and Symptoms of Asthma
These lamps can also solve your respiratory ailments, if you have any.
They eliminate the microscopic mold, dust, mildew, and pet dander particles from the air. It mostly takes a week or two for you to notice the difference.
The lamp is also best for people who suffer asthma attacks.
3. Better Sleep
There are a number of reasons why we lack a good night’s sleep, but it might be cause by overexposure to positive ions in the air.
When exposed to positive ions, it can reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain, making sleep patterns irregular.
With Himalayan salt lamps, the problem with positive ions will definitely be reversed by the lamp’s negative ion generator.
4. Increases Energy Levels
Get a dose of negative ions from these lamps to be perked right up when you have low energy.
Positive ions suck out the energy from your body. So when you feel your energy is low but can’t go outside to get some negative ions, Himalayan salt lamps is the best thing. They give the same effects with those fresh air outside.
5. Improves Mood and Concentration
When you get a Himalayan salt lamp, two awesome benefits can be enjoyed for just a price of one. These lamps improve your concentration and focus and help you relax at the end of a long day.
Himalayan salt lamps not only improve oxygen and blood flow but also increase serotonin levels. Serotonins are the neurotransmitters that make us feel happy.
6. Radiation Gets Neutralized
Electronics and gadgets are now occupying our homes. We all know that these are helpful with our day-to-day tasks, but they are also harmful to health.
Our gadgets, like TVs, phones, and computers, are the ones that constantly discharge electromagnetic (EM) radiation. They can’t be seen with the naked eye but they negatively affect our health big time.
Exposure to EM has been proven to have negative impact to our immune system, increase stress levels, and cause chronic fatigue.
The negative ions released from the Himalayan salt lamps can neutralize the radiation.
Tip: Place the Himalayan salt lamp close to the appliance or gadget you use every day.
7. Static Electricity Reduction
Have you experienced trying to touch someone but you get zapped by electricity out of nowhere? It’s fine if you’ve experienced it with someone you know but too embarrassing if it’s with a stranger.
Eliminate static electricity by having a salt lamp in your abode. Himalayan salt lamps help neutralize the ion particles that cause static.
8. Environment Friendly
If you want to help the planet, reduce your carbon footprint by reusing and recycling, eating local foods, and reducing energy consumption.
Himalayan salt lamps use candles or low-wattage bulbs so they are best for energy saving at home.
The lamps can still illuminate the entire room even if the lights are turned off.
9. Relieve Coughs
Who does not get frustrated when you try to have a good night’s sleep but endless coughing is there?
As per experts, the lamps don’t just clean the air of dust and pollen; they believe the negative ions from the lamps protect us from pathogens in the air which make us sick.
Salt lamps help your body filtrate the air you breathe in effectively, relieving coughs and other common cold symptoms. The lamps also help block particles from entering your lungs.