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These days people talk a lot about alternative remedies and especially the natural Himalayan salt lamp. They like it because of the soft, natural light it emit. Due to the natural orange-golden glow it creates an elegant accent and relaxing atmosphere in every room. It also resembles the sunlight at sunrise and sunset. Therefore it directly affects the emotional and spiritual state, bringing a feeling of warmth and coziness.
The Himalayan lamp is not only beautiful and rich in colors for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It also has a number of health benefits. Did you know that a Himalayan salt lamp in your home or office naturally improves room air quality by creating healthy negative ions?
What are the Himalayan salt lamp health benefits?
The natural crystal Himalayan salt lamp emit negative ions, sometimes called “air vitamins”. Therefore the these lamps are the best know natural air ionizer. There are numerous other health benefits Himalayan salt lamp can provide. This includes immunity boost, sleep improvement and migraine relief. If you place a lamp next to a TV or monitor (do not place the lamp on it), its effect through the electromagnetic field is approximately in the 100-160Hz zone. However, our brain waves produce only 8 Hz, depending on Schumann’s resonance frequency. As a result we expose our bodies to up to 20 times higher frequency patterns. And the effects of this exposure are nervousness, insomnia and lack of concentration. In addition, more free radicals accumulate in the body. A Himalayan salt lamp can connect the negative ions with excess positive ions. How this happens?
When the lamp is warming up, it absorbs moisture. Therefore, the salt crystal becomes wet on the surface. This creates an ion field. Using the lamp, the positively charged atmosphere of the room can be neutralized. In addition, the colors of Himalayan salt crystals have a healing effect.
In general, the Himalayan salt lamp benefits include:
- Neutralize harmful positive ions
- Purify the air
- Reduce the electromagnetic field
- Destroy bacteria and viruses in the air
- Reduce snoring
- Stop or reduce asthma attacks
- Reduce allergic reactions
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Reduce morning sickness
- Reduces stress and tension
- Increase serotonin levels in the brain
- Increase the flow of energy
- Trigger positive thinking
- Strengthen the concentration and the ability to memorize,
- Activates the immune system
- Regenerates skin cells
- Increase chi energy
Sources of harmful positive ions and electro smog
At the beginning of the 21st century, we can hardly imagine life without most electrical devices that we use every day. However, we do not realize that they are also a source of very harmful positive ions, or so called “electrosmog“. The harmful effect of the electrosmog worsens the state of the air. In conclusion this negatively affects our physical and emotional state.
Here is a list of the most common sources of harmful positive ions:
- mobile phones
- vacuum cleaners
- cigarette smoke
- electric heaters
The cheapest and simplest method to combat electrical smog is to regularly ventilate the room. You can also use air ionizers or Himalayan salt rock lamp as a natural air ionizer. This will effectively increases the number of negative ions in the room. The effect of ionization in the lamp is enhanced by heating the crystal salt. Hence it improves the quality of the environment and thus our well-being.
How does the Himalayan salt lamp work?
Himalayan salt lamps work in a similar manner to an air purifier or an ionizer. It kill bacteria and remove dust, allergens, smoke, odors, germs and mold spores.
The lamp does not generate negative ions itself. When you plug the lamp in and flick the switch to turn it on it will warm up. Then the salt crystal will attract the moisture in the air and it will get moist. We call this “hygroscopicity“. This causes a field of ions to build around the crystal. And because the crystal is already warm it start to emit negative ions which counter positive ions in the air. Or in other words, the negative ions neutralize the positive ones.
The Himalayan salt lamp has a number of beneficial effects on our health. Place such a lamp in your room and it will clean your sinus while you sleep. This is because our body’s protective powers are at rest and are most susceptible to the beneficial influence of Himalayan salt. The natural Himalayan salt lamps reduce the amount of electromagnetic pollution that is invariably contained in the air in your work rooms, the dust content and the airborne viruses and bacteria. Place such a lamp next to you when you need a higher concentration.
Salt light sources ionize the air, which is beneficial for a number of diseases:
- reduce symptoms of asthma
- breathing problems
- reduce headaches and migraines
- feeling of fatigue
Enjoy the beautiful radiance of the natural Himalayan salt lamps for a relaxed and cozy atmosphere in your home. Except for extra comfort and enjoyable surroundings, place it near TVs and computers, around smokers, in air-conditioned offices, wherever you want to restore or maintain the quality of natural fresh air. They create a soothing atmosphere that helps relaxation, reduces stress, struggles with concentration deficits, etc., helps balance the physical, spiritual, emotional and mental energy.
Bio energy therapists and homeopaths recommend these lamps to aid in the treatment of allergies, respiratory and circulatory diseases, and rheumatism. Because of their color they are also used in chromotherapy. The soothing light helps people suffering from neurosis and insomnia.
Note: the results of the negative ion generation may take about a week to be noticed.
How to choose and where to place your salt rock lamp
When it comes to choosing salt rock lamp, the area it should be placed of action is determined by the size of the crystal. Smaller lamps are suitable for an average bedroom, and larger lamps are more suitable for rooms such as the living room or the office. Sometimes people can not find the right size of a lamp for their room. But always remember remember that you can use several smaller lamps with the same effect. For small rooms or if you want to have a variety in your collection, consider adding some Himalayan salt candle lamps.
Recommended places to put the lamp?
You can place the Himalayan lamps in many different places throughout the home. Here are just a few of the most common and recommended locations:
Placing a lamp inside your bedroom will help to purify the air of dust and many other impurities. Fresh air is important to have inside your bedroom because it is after all the place you spend most of your day (or night). Apart from the air purification, it also helps to counteract harmful positive ions that may be released in your bedroom if you have things like computer monitors or televisions running. If you study in your room, the negative ions help to increase concentration, boost work productivity and reduce fatigue.
Placing a lamp inside of your family room helps to purify the air and counteract the harmful positive ions released from your television. The beautiful, orange glow the lamp emits also helps to provide everyone with a more relaxing atmosphere.
Near an Allergy Sufferer
Placing a lamp beside someone with allergies helps to reduce their symptoms. The negative ions released from the lamp neutralize allergy causing particles (most commonly positive ions). This include dust, pollen, animal dander, cigarette smoke, air-borne pollutants, etc.
For a baby or young child, a nice, orange glowing salt lamp is very healthy to have by their bedside while they sleep.
Places to avoid placing your lamp
Remember that the salt crystals will begin to melt if you expose them to high humidity. So, avoid placing your lamp in any place with an excessive amount of moisture, including your bathroom or outside. Also, do not place your lamp on top of any electrical appliances including your television.
Himalayan salt lamp shape, color and size.
The Himalayan salt lamps can be different in shape, color and. There are several most common shapes that you will see on the market:
The rock they are created of is pink in color. However they can emit white, yellow, orange and red color. According to color therapists, these colors have a particular impact on the different systems in the human body:
- Red warms and stimulates the body as a whole.
- Orange activates the reproductive and excretory system
- Yellow normalizes the digestive system.
- White is a neutral color that has a harmonizing effect on the whole human body.
In sized the lamps can vary from 2-3kg to 25-30kg. Depending on their size they have different perimeter of action.
Different lamp sizes will have different optimal perimeter of action. Before you buy your lamp make a quick calculation what size of a lamp you need depending on the place you have to put it. Of course this doesn’t mean that it will not work for your whole room. It will because the negative ions will spread. The chart below shows the optimal perimeter of action of the lamp when it is switched on and when switched off. Alternatively, if you do not want to buy big lamp, you can combine several small salt lamps or salt candle holders in a room.
Should you keep my lamp on all of the time?
For optimal results, it is recommended to keep your lamp running at all times so that it can continue to ionize the air throughout the day and night. However, it is very dangerous to leave electricity running while being unattended. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not keep your lamp turned on if you leave the house or have to leave your lamp unattended for a long amount of time.
Is it expensive to keep my Himalayan lamps turned on most of the time?
The Himalayan salt lamps use a very low wattage bulb (approx. 7-15 watts, or 40 watts for XL lamps). The new energy-efficient light bulbs actually operate at approximately 15 watts, which is very insignificant compared to the regular bulbs most people still use in their homes today. Since this is a very insignificant amount of energy being used, you should not notice any increase in your electrical bill if your lamps are kept running throughout most of the day.
When I have my lamp running most of the day, I sometimes taste salt when I lick my lips. Does this commonly occur and is it safe?
There have been a few people who have told us this. All of these people have a water fountain or humidifier near their salt lamp and therefore have a greater circulation of water particles throughout the air. This is not unhealthy and should not cause any problems, unless of course you do not like tasting salt on your lips!
Is it safe for me to leave the lamp running beside my bed throughout the entire night?
We recommend leaving the lamp running as long as possible, however just like any electrical device, it is not advisable to leave running while unattended.
Placing a lamp beside your bed while you sleep is one of the most recommended ways to effectively take advantage of the benefits these lamps provide. Leaving the lamp running in your bedroom while you sleep is an excellent and natural way to purify the air with a similar scent to that of a thunderstorm. Apart from the natural purification benefits Himalayan salt lamps provide, the negative ions that are released also help to energize our bodies and at the same time provide a calm and relaxing mood due to the beautiful, warm orange glow the lamp emits.
How do you clean a salt lamp?
Wipe the lamp with a damp (not soaking wet) towel or sponge in order to remove dust. Once cleaned, dry the lamp with a paper towel or turn on the lamp for a while.
Place a natural gift from Mother Nature over 200,000 years ago! The Himalayan salt lamp health benefits will help you if you need. Put it in the office next to the computer, during massage or meditation, in smoky places, in the nursery. Or wherever you want a fresh air, a soothing atmosphere where you want to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan crystals.