We all want to be healthy and live in as healthy an environment as possible.
And when I read an article about people from all over the world visiting salt mines like the ones in the Himalayas, Austria and Germany for health and rejuvenation…my health radar was piqued.
So what magical healing properties does the Himalayan salt lamp have I wondered.
Is it the holy grail of a healthy home?
In reality probably not quite, but it is one simple way we can improve the quality of our home and our health.
If you’ve ever been close to a gigantic, thunderous waterfall, or on a peaceful, silent mountain top, or by a tumultuous ocean you’ll remember how fresh the air was and how easy it was to breathe.
This is probably the result of negative ions.
When we bought our first lamps I could actually ‘feel’ the difference in the air in my nose. So they instantly had something going for them in my life.
Even better: The basic premise behind these lamps is they help purify our indoor air and emit relaxing soothing light.
1. How they work
According to those who know much more than I do about these things, the air is purified through hygroscopy.
Simply put, a heated salt lamp attracts humidity, moistening the salt crystals. Sodium, as positively charged ions, and chloride, as negatively charged ions, become neutral and are released into your environment. All of which helps reduce pollutants such as allergens and irritants from the air you breath.
2. Reduce ‘Electro-smog’
Like it or not, we live in and electronic age and most of our homes and workplaces are dominated by giant televisions, computer monitors, cell phones and whatever else.
So we’re constantly bombarded by invisible pollution which is a threat to our health and wellbeing. And the neutral atomic structure of a heated salt lamp helps you harmonize and balance these artificial frequencies, and neutralize “electro-smog”.
3. Relax and de-stress
It’s well-known that you need the light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) for your health and preservation of your body. Your cells are supplied by light with new energy in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths.
So it’s good to know that the wavelengths of salt crystal colors fall within the upper nanometer zone (600-700 nanometers) hence producing positive and soothing effects.
Sounds good so far, right?
4. Improve concentration and your mood
Two birds with one stone…or one salt lamp.
At the end of the day, sitting in a room with the warm glow from your salt lamp, can help you unwind.
At the other end of the spectrum when you need to concentrate, because of the effect the negative ions have on your body, your blood and oxygen supply to your brain is enhanced.
As an added bonus you get an extra boost of seratonin, which we all know is the neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy.
What’s not to like about that?
(To discover other ways to improve the air quality in your environment, click here)
The results of negative ion generation may take about a week to be noticeable, so don’t give up too soon if you don’t notice any improvement right away.
HSP’s are credited with, breathing more easily, sleeping better, less snoring (I kid you not) and a myriad of other enhancements.
I can’t speak for any of them except the ones I’ve personally enjoyed, which are feeling more energized, improved concentration and loving breathing in air that smells mountain fresh.
When it comes to housing Himalayan pink salt lamps, it’s all about the size of the crystal. Smaller lamps (like this 5.4 lb) are good for the average bedroom, though I personally wouldn’t sleep with one on, since we prefer our bedroom as dark as possible.
But leaving it on the room during the day will clean up dust, dander or other lingering nasties in the air.
On average, calculate that 1 lb of HPS crystal will cleanse the air in approximately a 4′ x 4′ area.
If you can’t find a large enough lamp for any given room, remember that you can use multiple lamps spread out around the space for the same effect.
I like to have one as close to where I sit as possible.
As always dear ones do your own research and satisfy yourself as to the claims of salt lamps. Should they not meet all the claims made for them online, at the very least you’ll have a beautiful, softly lit lamp.
I’ve started a small collection…so that tells you where my loyalties lie.
To your ever greater health.
Encourage one another.