You’ve probably seen them around but didn’t think to give them a second look. Or maybe you did and just wrote them off as another type of fancy air freshener. Truth is these little lamps can work wonders when it comes to balancing out the energy of your home or office space. We all know that cars, factories, smoke, dust, etc. contributes to air pollution. However, what you may not have known is that computers, televisions, microwave ovens, air conditioners, cell phones, tablets, and all our fancy electronic devices are constantly emitting excessive amounts of positive ions into the air. Positive ions drain your body’s energy. Salt Crystal Lamps help balance out the ions by naturally emitting negative ions restoring the natural air quality similar to a waterfall or seashore. Basically removing contaminants from the air, and because of their negative ions, they naturally enhance mood and relaxation as well as concentration. Not to mention soothing to look at.
They are made from natural salt crystals mined in the Himalayas. You can use them anywhere in your home, office, meditation room, etc. They do have hydroscopic properties (draws water from the surrounding atmosphere – as well as any foreign particles that may be in the water). As the lamp warms up, the water evaporates back into the air leaving the particles trapped inside the salt.
If you or a family member experience allergies, coughing, asthma, challenges with sleeping, or sluggish energy levels, a Himalayan salt lamp may help. By breathing in and being exposed to a lot of positive ions, the cilia (microscopic hairs) in the windpipe become less effective at keeping the contaminants out of your lungs. When the cleansed vapor is expelled back into the air, this helps to clear the cilia so it aids your body in filtering the air you breathe in.
Because it is hydroscopic, you need to turn it on at lest 30 minutes a day to avoid moisture build-up. If you are going on vacation don’t plan on using the lamp for long periods of time, simply put a plastic bag over the lamp to protect it from humidity.