Ever feel like the energy in your room, house, or office was off?
Have you been getting sick more than usual?
Are you plagued by allergies, stress, fatigue, or insomnia?
Or do you just want your room to have a happier, more peaceful vibe?
Well hold onto your britches, because I’m about to give you a crash course in Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps!
Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but they bring a surprisingly HUGE amount of health benefits to to the table. Beautiful and amazing for you!? That’s right up our alley.
Read on to see how this miraculous item works, where it’s from, and the numerous benefits it will bring you and your household!!!
What It Is
Himalayan salt is the cleanest salt on the planet. This incredible crystal salt has matured since the beginning of the earth under intense tectonic pressure in an environment that’s free of toxins and impurities. There’s truly nothing on earth quite like it.
It comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan, about 190 miles from the Himalayas, and is believed to be composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea. How neat!
This salt is typically mined by hand from salt mines 5,000 feet deep below the Himalayan Mountain Range. Containing 84 trace minerals, it’s a fantastic substitute for processed table salt!
How It Works
Ever notice how a waterfall, spending time at the beach, or simply taking a shower first thing in the morning are all things that many people find invigorating?
That’s because all of those activities expose you to large amounts of negative ions which leave you feeling refreshed and alive!
Ready for some science? Read about what negative ions are and how they make us happy here.
These negative ions work to neutralize the positive ions that sap our bodies of energy. Negative ions create positive vibes, how weird!
Himalayan Salt lamps do not actually generate negative ions themselves. They are hygroscopic, which means that they absorb moisture in the air, along with any attached airborne particulate. The heat from the lamp then evaporates pure water, and therefore negative ions, back out into the surrounding environment, retaining the airborne contaminate.
This phenomena is also termed “sweating”, as the lamp will be wet to the touch before the water can evaporate from the lamp’s heat.
What It Does For Your Health
By simple having this one piece of decor in your house, you can reap SO MANY health benefits!
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Cleanses and Deodorizes the Air: This is especially amazing if you have pets, smoke, or allergies. The Himalayan salt lamp’s incredible power to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air is due to the aforementioned hygroscopy that the lamp performs.
Better Sleep: A side effect of positive ion exposure is that it lowers your sleep quality, as these ominous ions can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain, resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan salt lamps neutralize these positive ions, allowing you to get some quality Zzzz.
Eases Coughing: One of the health detriments of breathing in positive ions is that the microscopic hairs which line the trachea (windpipe) become sluggish and don’t work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. This incredible salt lamp cleanses the air, bringing airborne contaminates to a minimum, and emitting negative ions to neutralize positive ions in the air.
Increases Energy: Fewer positive ions to sap our energy, more negative ions to make us feel happy, rejuvenated, and ALIVE!
Neutralizes Electromagnetic Radiation: It’s safe to say that most of us are living in an overwhelmingly dense field of electromagnetic radiation, the source from which flows being our electronics. The long-term effects of electromagnetic exposure can be quite serious. Constant exposure to this radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things. Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation, as they emit negative ions into the air.
Improves Mood: This due to the effect of the negative ions on your body, which improve blood and therefore oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, and provides a boost of serotonin (the neurotransmitter which makes us feel happy).
Picking The Right Lamp
You can get one of these UHHMAZING and totally gorgeous lamps for only $15 online and shipped to your home here!! For that price, I bought 2 lol.
They come in all shapes and sizes, but as a general rule, you want 1lb of salt per 16 sq ft. They also come as tea light candle holders, if that’s what you prefer instead of a lamp. Get 2 of them here for only $11!
If you don’t purchase through the link above and get your lamp somewhere else, make sure you don’t get a fake one. Read here to see the telltale signs of a fake Himalayan pink salt lamp.
Caring For Your Lamp
- Where should you place your lamp? Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently. This will reduce the potential danger to you and your household.
- Do not keep one by areas with higher moisture levels such as bathrooms and the kitchen. This will reduce “sweating”, and therefore slow the deterioration of the salt layers.
- Keep your lamp on as long as possible throughout the day for maximum effectiveness. This will also give the “sweat” an opportunity to properly evaporate.
- Your lamp may get dirty overtime due to the airborne contaminates that it collects. To clean, simply allow the lamp to cool, evaporate all the “sweat” off. Then, take a cloth to it, removing the dirt.
So, before you drop hundreds on a fancy machine to cleanse your home, try this natural, ancient purifying method. Save money and live more holistically.
Comment below if you already have one and how much you LOVE IT (I know I love mine)!!!
Until next time, dear readers, stay WILD.