I am sure you have seen a huge up rise in the current hot trend of buying and using Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps to bring positive energy and increase the overall health of your home.
However is it all hype or does it actually work?
I tested it out for myself and bought a Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp to put next to my bed because I have I am a huge insomniac and also suffer from bad allergies and was pleasantly surprised at the results I felt within a few days of adding this lamp into my bedroom.
Before I get into the amazing benefits of a Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp, let’s talk about what they are exactly!
What is a Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp?
Salt Lamps are blocks of pure Himalayan salt that come from the same region of the world and are also known as “Vitamins of the Air” because they made from the salt of the ocean and serve as a perfect air ionizer.
Salt is hygroscopic which means that it attracts water molecules from the air therefor trapping dirt, pollen, smoke, and other air pollutants that can make you feel like crap.
Once these airborne contaminants have been locked in the salt, clean water is re released into the air helping to purify it.
It has been proven scientifically that salt does absorb water from the air but it quickly reaches a state of over saturation meaning it can’t take up a lot of water at once, drying so a burning and warming lamp helps to do so and can mitigate both of these effects.
Also the more heat generated from the bulb inside of the lamp the more negative ions that are released into the air and there are benefits from inhaling salt as well.
Ever notice how a walk on the beach and the smell of the fresh salty air makes you just feel revitalized and rejuvenated? Now you know why!
Let’s get down to talking about the Top 5 Health Benefits of Owning a Himalayan Salt Lamp!
1) They Help to Purify the Air Around You
This benefit alone is worth its weight in gold.
According to this site “Pink Himalayan salt lamp emit negative ions. The bulb inside of the lamp heats the crystal and supports the ionizing effect. Salt itself is hygroscopic and attracts the water from the surroundings.
You can often see that the salt lamp is damp or even wet, especially in more humid environments. Due to the gentle heat of the lamp, the water quickly evaporates and during the evaporation process the beneficial negative ions get created.
They go on to bind with excessive positive ions (bacteria, molds and allergens all carry a positive charge) and neutralize the electronic smog in your home.”
2) They Help to Create a Calming Atmosphere Inside Your Home
Due to their calming colors that are different shades of orange and pink, Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps have also been used in color therapy to help treat neurotic disorders and insomnia.
You won’t experience the full benefits of the salt lamp if you put it in a corner of your house where nobody ever goes because these lamps have a limited range.
It is suggested that you have multiple salt lamps in your home to achieve the best possible benefits. I am definitely getting another one for my office and my living room.
We are all so rushed and frenzied these days that calming down and staying calm can seem like an impossible task.
As you know the air around us is filled with positive and negative ions and in order to maintain a healthy atmosphere these ions have to remain balanced.
However this can be difficult with technology today, heating and cooling systems, the huge amount of electronics and other items that create so may positive ions it can throw our whole air system out of whack and off balance.
This can cause immense stress, panic attacks, sleep disorders and even migraines just to name a few!
When you really sit down and think about it, your television runs on a frequency of about 100-160 Hz but our brainwaves only vibrate at around 8 Hz so that means that our television vibrates at a rate of more than twenty times faster than our brainwaves!
Is it any wonder why we so many people can’t seem to calm the eff down nowadays?
You don’t really even get the chance to because all of this technology we are surrounding ourselves with causes issues like ADHD, insomnia and immense anxiety!
According to this site “it also causes the body to produce free radicals that can cause cancer, among other things. Placing a salt lamp besides the television and other electronics will help increase the amount of negative ions (which are the good ones)”
3) They Help to Increase Your Energy Levels!
Positive ions can completely zap your body of energy and make you feel sluggish and lethargic.
A Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp can make you feel more energetic because the negative ions emitted help you to feel more awake and refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Negative ions, which are the feel good ions are found abundantly in nature and we often have a huge lack of them in our homes so adding a salt lamp into your life can help you to feel more invigorated even if you don’t have time to go for a walk in nature.
Bring nature to you!
4) Help to Improve Your Mood and Assist in SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Negative ions can seriously improve your mood and in order to understand how why just think of nature’s sources of negative ions.
These can be anything from the moving air around you, the feeling of pure bliss when climbing a mountain or the air produced after a thunderstorm, crashing waves at a beach, or the speckles of air after standing under a waterfall.
All moving bodies of water contain negative ions and helps to boost your mood!
All of the scenarios I described help to create a feeling of deep relaxation and peacefulness and a study conducted by Columbia University researchers suggest that 30 minutes a day of exposure to a concentrated source of negative ions led to a dramatic reduction in the severity SAD symptoms!
5) They Help to Slow the Development of Cancer Cells!
We know that all matter is made of molecules and each molecule has a positively charged nucleus, circled by negatively charged electrons like moons orbiting a planet.
Positive ions are known as free radicals. There are clear and documented links between free radicals and health problems such as cancer
The theory is that negative ions will bond with the positive ions in the atmosphere, neutralizing them before they can affect the molecules in your body.
Negative ions have been shown to inhibit bacterial growth and slow the development of cancer cells, although so far this effect has only been demonstrated in a test tube.
However if this is even a remote possibility it is highly worth looking into. If purchasing a Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp can help you to reap even half of these benefits then it is beyond worth it!
I know just from buying one and placing it next to my bed I feel calmer, am able to fall asleep more easily and my allergies have improved exponentially.
If you want to know more I have included a video down below talking about even more amazing benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps!
Alright that’s all for now folks!
Let me know if you have had any amazing experiences with Himalayan Salt Lamps!