Why A Himalayan Salt Lamp Is One Of The Greatest Things You Could Own

Do you have Himalayan Salt Lamp at home?

Did you know that Himalayan salt is said to have multiple properties that tend to affect this human body in wonderful ways?

Some of the things that this wonder salt can do for you is help with relaxation, detoxification, and even respiratory support, and these are just some of the many health benefits of this highly mineral rich salt.

For all of us that are interested in this wonderful mineral, then there is now a Himalayan Salt lamp that is becoming more popular and finding itself in many people’s living areas.

What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp you might ask?

Well, it’s a large solid piece of salt crystal, or it could even be chunks of little salt crystals that adorn a beautiful salt bowl.  When this salt is heated by an electrical source, for instance, a light bulb or even a candle, the warmed mineral then starts to emit a bunch of negative ions that purify the air in your home or office.

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A little bit about positive and negative ions:

Ions can be negative or positive because they are an unbalanced molecule.  The reason for this is because the electrons and neutrons are unequal in the ions.

A little more about positive ions:

When it comes to different ions, positive ions alone will not create a positive experience.  The way positive ions are created is when electrical equipment vacuum cleaners, microwaves, and even air conditioners start to stir up the air which starts to irritate our airways thus causing sneezing and coughing.  Positive ions can even contribute to people ailing from respiratory illnesses, trouble sleeping, stress, migraines, and even asthma.  Fortunately for us, the negative ions can then cause an unbalance with positive ions and in turn, purify the air.

Now a little insight into negative ions:

Negative ions, unlike positive ones, can be created by a multitude of beautiful things in nature.  Whether it is the crashing of waves as they lap against the shore or the roar of a beautiful waterfall, the warm sun that shines uninterruptedly by even the smallest cloud, or even the electrical charge in the air during a lightning storm can charge, even exhilarate and refresh our bodies.

Did you know in our world that a busy city tends to create 100 negative ions per cubic centimeter while nature naturally will generate 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter?

Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences, author of The Owner’s Manual for the Brain: Everyday Application from Mind Brain research in Charlotte, N.C. had this to say about ions,

“Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness and more mental energy.”

Well, how the heck does a Himalayan Salt lamp even Work?

Well, just to start off the Himalayan salt lamp doesn’t actually create negative ions, but is helps to support the environment for the many negative ions to thrive.  The salt naturally attracts the humidity straight from the air.  The heat from the bulb heats up the mineral and causes the moisture that is within the salt to start to evaporate which then releases negative ions.

Where do people get the Himalayan Salt to create these lamp?

They come from salt mines in the Himalayan mountains in the foothills of Pakistan.  It was said that Alexander the Great was the first to discover Himalayan salt back in 326 BC.  The world’s second largest salt mines are in Khewra, and produces a whopping 325,000 tons a year and goes down as far as 500 feet underground.

The natural mines were created over millions of years ago from the evaporation of the inland’s different salt water and thus created salt veins in the mountains.  How workers are able to harvest the salt is very similar to the techniques used in coal mining operations.  The collecting of the salt is a slightly different process but the same salt this you and I use for cooking is the same used for the Himalayan salt lamp.

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What is Halotherapy?

Since the ancient times of Greece, different methods of salt therapy has been regularly practiced.  Salt room therapy is used in a room that uses salt enriched air to be inhaled using natural breathing techniques by the individual.  It helps to kill microorganisms and dissolves phlegm and also helps to reduce the inflammation while assisting the immune system in strengthening itself.  In some European countries, these treatment rooms that they have used have been able to see a 90% success rate in children that are under the age of 7 years old.

This salt treatment helps to reduce the need for different medication to relieve symptoms.  Even for adults the success rate is 70%.  During the 19th century, Polish salt caves were used as treatments for different respiratory ailments much like our modern day salt rooms.   Even doing something as simple as gargling salt water can help to soothe people’s mouth sores or even a tender throat.  Taking time to do for a swim in the ocean can help to provide some relief from different skin rashes.

How can we utilize the health benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Try placing your new salt crystal lamp near the commonly used resting points in your home to start to enjoy not only the negative ions but the soothing color therapy of the soft pink colors of the Himalayan salt crystals.  The benefits from the lamp tend to work the best when put near tv’s and computers.  We have one in our home and it has been a wonderful transformation to help introduce a soothing atmosphere where we can thrive.

Himalayan salt lamps can truly be a wonderful addition to your children’s room as a soothing nightlight while they also reap in the benefits of the negative ions and then be calmed by the ambient light and warm colors.  These little lamps are completely silent and make no noise, but immit a wonderful warm glow.

Himalayan salt lamp can be a welcomed addition to your living spaces, especially in the winter months when you are less likely to spend a lot of time in the outdoors.  One in three of us tends to be highly sensitive to the effects that negative ions have on us.  It has even been said to give us the feeling of walking on thin air.  When you open a window and take a deep breath of fresh air, doesn’t it make you feel wonderfully refreshed?  The Himalayan salt lamp can induce that same feeling when you want the room that it is situated in.

Just remember it is a quite inexpensive addition to your home that not only adds a unique look to your home but adds the experience of taking advantage of the healing properties of the Himalayan salt lamp.

Sources: EWAO | Living Traditionally

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