Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

By Andrea Ash / June 8, 2018

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Himalayan salt lamps are more than just a cool piece of décor. Having one (or more) in your home or office can benefit your health. Whether you choose to have one just for decoration or to experience the advantages, you can’t go wrong with a Himalayan salt lamp.

What it is Salt is hygroscopic, which means it attracts water molecules. These water molecules may have other things attached to them, such as dust, pollen, mold, or even bacteria. The lamps get rid of these contaminants, improving the air quality in the room.

How it works Himalayan Salt Lamps also release negative ions and counteract positive ions. This happens when the heat from the light bulb evaporates the water molecules. Salt lamps do not release a ton of negative ions, but enough that you will be able to feel the positive effects. Putting more than one lamp in a bigger space can increase the benefits.

What it does Negative ions have many benefits. Having more negative ions in the air can help you feel more energized and boost your mood. They can also help you sleep better. People who experience allergies have said that Himalayan salt lamps have decreased their allergy symptoms.

What to look for The soft, warm glow of a salt lamp can make anyone feel more relaxed and in touch with nature. If you are looking to create a more mindful space, try adding a salt lamp. One thing to look out for when choosing a lamp is its authenticity. The salt is mined from the Himalayas, so it is best to check where your lamp is from. If it is not authentic Himalayan salt, you won’t experience all the benefits!


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