The Benefits of Salt Lamps For Your Home

How Do Himalayan Salt Lamps Work?

Salt lamps are blocks of pure Himalayan salt, native to the Punjab region of Pakistan.  Himalayan salt is considered the cleanest and most beneficial salt in the world.

Himalayan salt lamps are a natural form of negative ion generators.  The human body naturally holds a negative charge, whereas irritants and allergens such as dander, dust and microbes tend to hold a positive charge.  Positive ions are known to disrupt serotonin function and create a sense of irritability and tension.  These negative ions created by the salt lamp bind with excessive positive ions to clean and purify the air.

The most dangerous levels of harmful positive ions occur in heavily populated cities.  Dust and soot, electromagnetic pollution and overall air pollution combine to create a mixture of harmful positive ions, which reduces the healthful negative ions in our surroundings, causing a decline in our wellbeing.  

Those using salt lamps in their home often experience improvement with:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Mental and stress related disorders, including insomnia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Rheumatism
  • Hormone imbalance

In addition, the pink Himalayan salt lamp is a very pure source of light and many find its multi-coloured glow very soothing and relaxing.

Place Himalayan salt lamps in areas where you spend the most time, areas where you have a lot of electronic devices and in areas where you would like to enjoy the lamps relaxing effects – bedrooms and living rooms are ideal areas.  Be sure to check the origin of the lamp you are purchasing – a real lamp is made from pure, food grade Himalayan salt.  Substitutes will not provide you with the same benefits.