Himalayan Salt Lamp benefits has been written in response to a comment left on my post… Himalayan Salt versus Sea Salt. It said: “Isn’t there something called a salt lamp and I wonder if that is healthful at all? ”
I had already decided to do one on the Himalayan Salt lamp benefits but this spurred me on to do it now. So, in this post we will take a look at the negative ions health benefits at the same time.
I just love these lamps and at the present time I have four of them in my home. Really, even if there were no other benefits to receive from them, the beauty they add to my decor is outstanding. I simply adore the ambiance they create and that would be enough to make me want them throughout my home.
But, there’s so much more!
What are they made of?
The lamps are made out of pure Himalayan Rock Salt. They hollow out a little part in the middle of them and a small bulb is inserted. They come in all various sizes and are remarkably heavy, so when you purchase one you may wish to remember that.
Where do they come from?
Deep below the Himalayan Mountains, currently in Pakistan, these salt mines can be found. The mining is done manually by hand. Don’t you find that amazing in this day and age? I surely do.
Here’s a clip showing the miners at work and how visitors can go in and see this all for themselves:
OK, apart from the look of them, what else can I expect from them?
Good question… one I was hoping you’d ask!
Positive and Negative Ions
Have you heard about negative and positive ions? Maybe… maybe not? Well I’m not about to give a scientific explanation here but will give you a quick and simple understanding of what I’m talking about.
Negative and positive ions are kind of back to front! In a sense, it’s the positive ones which are the “villains” while the negative are the “good guys”. For a lot of us, positive ions are all around us. We can’t see them, they are far too small, but that doesn’t stop them from causing havoc in our lives if we don’t counteract them.
Positive Ions (the villains)
Positive ions (the villains) come from things like electrical equipment and fluorescent lighting; hair dryers and clothes dryers are particularly bad. Air conditioners; carpets; curtaining… there’s a big long list. It’s not all in the home though, as they are in the air just before an electrical storm too.
If we are subject to a lot of these villains it will effect our moods, make us anxious, really irritable, and generally tired and grumpy! Now we don’t want that, do we?
Negative Ions (the good guys)
Negative ions (the good guys) make us feel the exact opposite. Yay!
It goes something like this… the positive ions (villains) are in the air having been created from our computers for example. But… we have our gorgeous Himalayan Salt Lamp sitting close by busily creating negative ions (good guys). These guys are automatically attracted to the villains and “pow!” they give them a negative charge, fair and square! The villains curl over in pain and fall to the ground.
It could be that in the air around you there are some bacteria floating about… or maybe a virus. Along come the good guys “pow! pow! pow!” and the villains are dealt with. Good stuff! Now as your little lamp continues to create it’s magic, the air around you becomes neutralized and you can breathe easy!
Does that make you want to rush out and buy a lamp right now? Thinking about it as I type, I’m glad I’ve got my little lamp working on my behalf.
Can we find negative ions in nature?
Yes we can! We find them in those wonderful places we all like to go. Think for a moment… where do you dream of being right now? Did you think… the beach? Right on! You know that feeling you get when you go down to the beach and breathe in the air? What makes it so amazing is all the negative ions created by all the pounding water.
Where else can we find them?
Waterfalls! Breathe deeply – it’s doing you good.
Walking or camping in the forest, or bush as we call it here. Great smells… full of negative ions. Don’t you just love it? Sure you do.
How do you feel after a thunderstorm has just passed through? Refreshed? Energized? Same reason.
Back in the home, negative ions are created even in your shower, so maybe that’s why your morning shower makes you feel so good.
These incredible, natural, beautiful hunks of rock are natural ion generators. Yes, they emit negative ions into the atmosphere around about you. So now, just by placing one or more of them in your home, you can create your own beach, waterfall, camp spot in the bush.
Keep them close
But you need them close to you. It’s not like they are filling the whole room, but if you keep them close to where you work, or maybe even sleep, or anywhere you find you spend a lot of time, they will be helping you in the most subtle way.
Of-course you need them to be switched on because they attract the moisture from the air, and then negative ions are emitted as the water evaporates. The surface of these salt lamps will become quite moist and if you lick your finger after touching it, guess what? It will be salty, but no harm done.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits
So what are some of the health benefits we can receive through these rocks of salt?
There are many actually and rather than list them (I’d be afraid I’d miss out one of the good ones), let me say that negative ions are good for everything from enhancing your mood through to potentially helping with asthma! These good guys help you to concentrate; give you a good sleep; and have a relaxing affect by helping you lose tension. I’ve heard it can even help with your blood pressure… seems to make sense.
As I said before, even without all the extra benefits, I wouldn’t want to be without my lamps made from Himalayan Salt. This particular salt is so pure and has not been affected by modern day pollutants, being tucked away so nice and neatly deep beneath the mountain.
Maybe you should consider buying a Himalayan Salt Lamp. You’ll just love what they do, just as I do. When you set them up in your home you’ll receive all the negative ions health benefits they emit and it’s just one more way of taking some simple steps to a healthier life.
Do you have a lamp? Himalayan Salt Lamp benefits are varied… I’d love to hear what you experience. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.