It seems like every home you go into these days has a salt lamp. This is because they have an abundance of great benefits for your health. Even if you aren’t interested in holistic approaches to health or wellbeing, the undoubtable power of salt lamps is very interesting.
Salt is a natural mineral that can generate small amounts of negative ions (oxygen atoms that are charged with an extra electron). Studies have shown that in high concentrations these negative ions can have positive impacts on the mind and body. Salt rock can also help cleanse the air by attracting the water molecules from the atmosphere around it, including any particles. As the salt lamp heats up, the water is released back into the air, but the particles are trapped. Effectively, cleaning the air of dust, pollen, smoke particles, animal dander and other allergens. Everyone will appreciate cleaner air, but none more so than hay fever sufferers.
Here are 5 other benefits for owning a salt lamp:
Purify the air
Probably the most well-known benefit and why the majority of people use them, is due to their ability to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air. How I hear you saying… Salt lamps purify the air by attracting water molecules and absorbing them, along with any other contaminants the water molecules may be carrying, into the salt crystal. As the lamp heats up when it’s on, the same water is thought to evaporate back into the surrounding environment without all the contaminants. How cool is that!
Increased energy levels
Taking a drive through the countryside with the windows down, spending time at the beach or camping in the mountains, or simply taking a shower first thing in the morning are all things that many people find invigorating. Why you ask… it’s because your body has been exposed to more negative ions, the same negative ions a salt lamp emits. By flicking the switch on a salt lamp in your living room or bedroom, you should start to feel less tired, stressed and lethargic.
Defuse the digital haze
We are all glued to our devises such as phones, televisions, laptops and tablets these days. But did you know they produce electromagnetic radiation (EM), which can have long term negative effects on our health. Constant exposure to EM radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response. Salt lamps can neutralize some of this radiation if you position it close to your digital devices. So best to get one for your home and office!
Boost your sleep
With the fast paced lives we now lead, we all need to make sure we are having a good night’s sleep. The negative ions produced by salt lamps are thought to increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, and the soft light they emanate are conducive to relaxation and regulating your natural body clock. For parents they are a great addition to a baby’s room and the perfect night light.
Asthma and allergy symptoms relief
As all our Salts of the Earth clients know, salt is amazing for the respiratory system. In conjunction with regular salt therapy, salt lamps may also help clear mucus, reduce dryness and inflammation of the airways and sinuses. Because Himalayan salt lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mould, mildew and the like from the surrounding air, placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can help reduce allergy symptoms. Even people who suffer from asthma may notice a big difference after a week or two.
At Salts of the Earth we have a wide range of sizes and shapes available. Come in to any of our centres and find your perfect lamp so you can start breathing clean air at home.