7 Benefits of Lighting Your Home With Himalayan Salt Lamps

7 Benefits of Lighting Your Home With Himalayan Salt Lamps

Whether you are buying one because they look so good, or because you appreciate their therapeutic benefits, adding a salt lamp to your home is a very smart move.

Now considered a modern and trendy addition to our decor, ancient civilisations have long been aware of the magic of this rich, pink mineral.

Authentic Himalayan salt lamps are cut from solid blocks of ancient salt. The characteristic pink hue is the result of high levels of sodium chloride, potassium, magnesium, and other trace minerals.

Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits

Hollowed out to accommodate a light bulb, Himalayan pink salt lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

They can be placed throughout your home, and should be left on permanently, except when changing the bulb. As with any 'natural' product, there are those who doubt their effectiveness. The truth is, salt lamps really do work - and this is how.

#1 Cleans and Deodorises the Air

The air in any building contains water vapour, and that water vapour contains dust, pollen, smoke, bacteria, viruses, and other allergens. These not only affect how a building smells, but can also prove highly detrimental to our health.

Sounds pretty gruesome, right? Good news! Your salt lamp attracts and traps those water molecules and allergens, while creating a much healthier environment in which to live and work.

#2 Helps Relieve Asthma And Allergy Symptoms

The salt lamp's ability to 'clean' the air can be highly beneficial to those suffering from asthma and other allergies. As well as removing dust and pollen, it will also get to work on mould, mildew and other irritants.

If somebody in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, place several salt lamps throughout the home, including bedrooms.

#3 Produces Beneficial Negative Ions

Himalayan Salt Lamps are excellent negative ionizers, and this is why it is important to leave them switched on. As we add more and more technology to our lives, it is so important to neutralise electromagnetic radiation or EM.

EM comes from our TVs, mobile phones, tablets, and appliances. In fact, our homes and offices are overflowing with EM. Long-term exposure can lead to chronic fatigue, increased stress, and a poor immune system, which can cause serious health concerns.

Salt lamps can help reduce these effects, so should be placed near high risk appliances, such as computers and TVs.

#4 Improves Sleep

With all that EM neutralising going on, it's no surprise that a salt lamp placed in your bedroom will improve your sleep.

First of all, the lamp's chemical action and warm pink glow will help you fall asleep quicker. Furthermore, it will help you stay asleep longer. As a result, you will awake refreshed and ready for anything.

#5 Reduce Stress Levels

Within weeks of adding Himalayan salt lamps to your home you will start to feel healthier and more relaxed. You should find that everyone in the home is sleeping better. You will feel less stressed about life's ups and downs.

The lamps will add beauty, ambience, and calmness to your living and working space.

#6 Less Colds and Flu

No big surprise here! The salt lamp removes bacteria and viruses from the air, so you and your family will be less prone to picking up those nasty colds and flu. You should also experience less headaches and migraines.

#7 Lose Those Winter Blues

If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, you will really benefit from having Himalayan pink salt lamps in your environment. The soothing pink glow and negative ions will lift your mood, thus alleviating negative feelings. The lamps are also highly recommended for anyone suffering anxiety or depression.