What Are Himalayan Salt Lamps?
Himalayan Salt Lamps are unusual chunks of Himalayan salt that have been fashioned from food grade salt crystals to hold a bulb inside. Alternatively, they can be presented as baskets filled with salt crystals.
Why Do They Work?
The salt crystals, combined with the light source from the bulb in the lamp produce negative ions. These act as neutralizers to positive ions in the air, carried by things like mold, allergens and bacteria. This results in a cleansing effect on the air in a room.
What Problems Do Positive Ions Cause?
Positive ions are produced by electronic equipment in our home. They can cause all kinds of problems and illnesses such as allergic reactions, increased stress levels and insomnia. Negative ions produced by Himalayan Salt Lamps can cancel out these problems.
8 Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt Lamps
It is thought that the negative ions produced by Himalayan Salt Lamps may protect against airborne germs, preventing the development of coughs, sneezes and throat irritation. Here are some of the problems that salt lamps are thought to prevent:
- Respiratory complaints
- Allergic reactions
- Skin problems
- Mental disorders
- Migraine and headaches
- Disorders of the vascular system
Himalayan Salt Lamps also have a positive effect when meditating and aid relaxation while resulting in an improvement in air quality.
How To Achieve The Best Results From Himalayan Salt Lamps
Ideally, you should place a lamp prominently in each room to feel the maximum benefit. Bedrooms and living areas are the best place to start as these are where you will spend the most time. Make sure that any lamp you choose is a genuine Himalayan Salt Lamp and not a cheap fake alternative as lamps made from rock salt will not produce the same health benefits.
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