Even though Himalayan Salt Lamps date back to the ‘80s, they’re becoming more and more popular in recent times. Many people adopt the exotic option not only because it looks different and new, but also because these type of lamps are known to provide many benefits for your home, emotional health, and physical health.
Real Himalayan Salt Lamps are actually solid blocks of Himalayan salt that have been hand-carved to form the shape. The color of the salt ranges from a light pink to a pinkish orange, resulting from the amount of mineral concentrated on it. In a hollowed-out center of the salt block, a light bulb is placed, emitting light and heat.
The lamp can also be found made with smaller chunks of Himalayan salt surrounding a light bulb, inside a basket. It also works just as the original one, and it is much easier to come across.
These incredible salt lamps provide many benefits when placed in a workspace or around the house. Check out some of the amazing reasons why you should have one.
Salt is hygroscopic, which means it attracts water molecules to itself. Since the lamp is made with a big chunk of salt, it attracts water vapor that also carry indoor air pollutants like mold, bacteria and allergens. Once the vapor comes in contact with the salt lamp, the pollutants are believed to remain trapped in the salt, while the clean water vapor is released back into the air when the lamp is heated. This way, it cleanses and purifies the air around it, making it the perfect addition for the house, especially the bedroom.
Many sources claim that salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, improving the air quality by neutralizing harmful positive ions. Day-to-day electronic devices such as computers, TVs, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, etc., create these positive ions which can often exacerbate problems like allergies, stress, and trouble sleeping.
Bio-energotherapists and homeopaths in Western Europe have recommended crystal salt lamps for a long time to support treatment of allergies as well as respiratory system and blood system diseases. They are also often used in the treatment of rheumatism. By trapping dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and the like from the surrounding air and helping neutralize positive ions, people who suffer from asthma should notice a big difference after a week or two.
Mood Booster and Sleep Promoter
The warm pinkish to orange glow that the lamp produces has a calming effect that can even reduce anxiety symptoms. Since it creates negative ions that relieve stress, these powerful lamps can help alleviate depression, boost daytime energy, and encourage a relaxing atmosphere for sleep.
So if you constantly feel tired and don’t know why, try keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in the room where you spend the most time, like your workspace or bedroom. After a week, you should notice a surprising difference.
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Make Your Own
Want to have one of these fantastic lamps? There are many options to buy from, ranging from the original design to a more modern one, made with a basket. But if you’re feeling crafty and you want to make your own, it’s incredibly easy! You’ll only need:
To assemble it together, first layer the bottom of the basket with a few rocks (just so the bulb won’t be directly against a surface), position your bulb in the center and stack rocks all around and on top of it, carefully. That’s it! Didn’t I say it was going to be easy?
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