Salt is a beautiful thing. Not only does it give our food taste and flavor – but it also can work wonders for your health when used correctly, as we’ve discussed in the past.
Himalayan salt is one of the purest salts you can buy. Not only does it taste arguably, even more, pleasant than traditional salt – it does everything from balancing pH to strengthening bones and lowering blood pressure.
You don’t even need to eat the salt to reap the benefits; simply having it around you can be helpful in treating things like allergies, insomnia and migraines.
That doesn’t mean you have to sprinkle the salt around your home, by the way – there’s a much more elegant solution, in the form of a salt lamp. Enjoy the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps in your home, they look beautiful and are good for your health and well-being. They are often referred to as ‘Vitamins Of The Air‘.
The health benefits salt lamps are numerous, and these magnificent rock formations are now adorning many people’s homes as their reputation for improving the air spreads.
Salt lamps release negatively charged ions. These negative ions neutralize positively charged ions given out by computers, televisions, power grids etc. Negatively charged ions create an environment that is similar to being near the sea or a waterfall and are what give the air in these areas that fresh feeling. The salt lamps should be lit at all times as they give off more negative ions that way.Negative ions have been found to have a powerful impact on our environment and our health. Negative ions speed the healing of burns and bring great relief to asthma patients. They have been proven to balance serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize alpha rhythms and positively impact reactions to sensory stimuli, increase levels of alertness and improve cognitive abilities such as thinking and learning, while improving one’s sense of well-being on many levels.
By using Salt lamps, we can easily improve our environment, not only thorough the ionizing effects of the salt lamp but through the beautiful light they cast in a room! It is highly recommended to use them near a TV or computer, in a designated smoking room and an air-conditioned room.
You can put one of these amazing salt lamps in any room of your house, you want the air to be clean. They are perfect for a child’s bedroom, the study, next to a television and computer.
How does your Himalayan Salt Lamp Actually Emit Negative Ions?
The emission of ions is caused by the alternating actions of the crystal rock salt’s ability to absorb water, and then evaporate into the air. A heated salt lamp will attract water molecules from the air, forming a NaCl and H20 solution. Sodium is a positive ion, and Chloride, a negative ion. Hydrogen has a two-part positive charge and Oxygen is a negatively charged ion. These ions create a reaction of three positive ions and two negative ions. After canceling each other out, one lone negative ion is produced. This negative ion seeks out the first positive ion like a dust, or bacteria particle and zaps it. This is the process of positive ion reduction and is how our Himalayan Salt Lamps work. The best thing about a negative ion however, is the way it attracts dust and pollution. A recent study by the government in the USA has shown that dirt, dust and pollution in your own home or office, especially in large cities, can be worse than outside on the street. Dirt and dust is positively charged and is therefore attracted to the negatively charged salt lamps and ions that it emits. You will notice after a period of time that dark lines of dirt will begin to appear on your salt lamp. They are easily cleaned off with a damp cloth but it is evidence that your salt lamp is working, keeping down the pollutants in its intimate environment. Fewer pollutants are obviously good for anyone who has asthma or allergies.
Caring for your salt ionizer
Salt has hygroscopic properties, which means that it draws water from the surrounding atmosphere. Sometimes, in particularly moist or humid conditions, the salt lamp surface may be slightly damp to touch. Lighting it for a few hours dries it very quickly.
To clean:Wipe the salt lamp with a damp (not soaking wet) towel or sponge in order to remove dust. Once cleaned, dry the salt lamp with a paper towel or turn the salt lamp on for a while.
If you choose to place a Salt Lamp on a wooden surface, please ensure that it has a waterproof base so that you do not damage your furniture.
For centuries people have believed in the ability of Salt Crystal Rocks to improve air quality by enriching the air with negative ions, thereby increasing the health benefits to those around. Himalayan Salt Lamps made from salt crystal rocks are natural air ionizers. The negative ions produced by Salt Lamps can improve the quality of the air around us.
Containing 84 trace minerals and elements found in your body, the benefits of Natural Himalayan Salt lamps may include:
• Regulating the water content throughout your body
• Balancing excess acidity from your cells, particularly the brain cells
• Balancing your blood sugar levels and helping to reduce your aging rate
• Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
• Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract
• Help in clearing mucus plugs and phlegm from your lungs-particularly useful in asthma and cystic fibrosis
• Acts as a strong natural antihistamine and helps clear up congestion in your sinuses
• Prevention of muscle cramps
• Making the structure of your bones firm-osteoporosis can occur when your body needs more salt and takes it from your bones
• Regulating your sleep - it is a natural hypnotic
• Maintaining your libido
• Preventing varicose veins and spider veins on your legs and thighs
• Establishing regular heartbeats - in conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure
Many different cultures throughout history have praised salt for it’s wellness properties. Salt lamps can be used to clear sinus cavities, relieve respiratory issues, and even treat asthma, bronchitis and much more. Spas and saunas around the world are built to serve as restorative and therapeutic sites for those ailing from variety of maladies.