Himalayan Salt Lamps
Man oh man do I love my Himalayan Salt Lamps. So much so that I have one in every treatment room in my office. And almost in every room in my home, including my meditation corner.
Besides the beautiful, lovely, warm glow that the salt lamps give off, they are great for making your everyday environment cleaner and healthier. Here’s how :
- AIR PURIFICATION
Salt is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts water molecules in the air. And oftentimes this water vapor is also attached to air pollutants like bacteria, mold, and other allergens. When the water makes contact with the salt, the pollutants stick to the salt while the water vapor is released back into the environment. This “cleaning” cycle will continue as long as the lamp is on and warm. It’s not a bad idea to pick up a few air-purifying house plants as well!
- REDUCES ASTHMA & ALLERGY SUFFERING
Salt therapy has a positive effect on airways. It has been used in asthma inhalers and included in treatment for COPD and other pulmonary conditions. Himalayan salt has the following properties: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, loosens excess mucus, assists in removing airborne pathogens, reduces immune system over sensitivity. For those with respiratory challenges a salt pipe or a salt pipe inhaler can be used for this.
- REDUCTION IN EMFs
EMF stands for electro-magnetic field. Electro-magnetic fields are a physical area that surround every electrically charged object. Our phones, tablets, TVs, etc all emit their own electromagnetic field that is charged with positive ions. Constant exposure to these positive ions can have negative effects on our bodies like fatigue and depleting the immune system.
Within our bodies we have electrical currents running through us so living in a space that has less electro-magnetic debris is better for overall health. The salt lamps emit negative ions, similar to the ones found in nature, to combat and neutralize the impact the positive ions have on our system and our environment.
- SUPPORTS MOOD
Those negative ions just mentioned are also known to have an effect on our mood. It is said that they can help reduce anxiety (much like spending more time outdoors) and promote the release of serotonin, a feel-good chemical. And because of the beautiful glow they encourage a relaxing environment for restorative sleep.
Where to Find
I know you can find Salt Lamps at some bigger commercial stores, but frankly the quality is inferior and the luster is not even close to the same. I have purchased all of my salt lamps from one place, So Well. They used to have a nice little shop just outside of Chicago, but have since closed their physical location and are online only.
I support them because I know that all of their salt lamps are fair trade certified, handmade, and are of high quality. These beautiful Himalayan salt lamps come with a 15 watt bulb and a UL tested (safety) dimmer cord. Even if you are not interested in the health benefits, they are a lovely decorative piece for a bedroom or living space. The most common color is amber, but you can also get white and gray salt lamps as well!
Click on the image below to be directed to their website to find your lamp and start living in a healthier environment.