Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp
Have you heard of the Himalayan Salt Lamp and it's healing effects on health?
It has been trending in the wellness community since a while and the 21st century bohemian loving crowd seems to be obsessed with it.
So what exactly is a salt lamp ?
Salt lamps aka HPS (Himalayan Pink Salt) are medium sized pieces of pure Himalayan Salt with a small bulb inside.
They can be solid pieces of salt or decorative baskets filled with large crystals of salt.
What is it made of ?
Just as the name states , Himalayan salt lamps are made from pure, food grade, Himalayan salt crystals.
What's behind all the hype regarding salt
lamps ? Does it really work or is it just another trend ?
Continue reading to find answers !
BENEFITS OF HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP :
1. Works as an air purifier.
No , you don't need to travel to the hills to feel fresh air , all you need is a salt lamp.
Yes ! This pretty looking chunk of salt can purify and deodorize your room.
Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the process of hygroscopy, meaning that they attract water molecules from the environment then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying (dust , smoke , pollen , etc ) into the salt crystal leaving the air purified and fresh.
2. Reduces symptoms of asthama.
As we read earlier , the Himalayan pink salt lamps trap any foreign particles present in the air such as dust , smoke , pollen , fur , etc. When the lamp is placed in such an environment , the air quality improves which in turn provides fresh and clean air for individuals suffering from respiratory problems. Often, respiratory problems are caused due to poor air quality. However , the Himalayan pink salt lamp saves the day !
3. Makes you feel more energetic.
You might have noticed that we feel more energized and happy while performing activities such as driving through the country side with windows down or maybe camping in the hills , walking through a stream of water or merely walking in nature. These activities leaves us feeling energized , you may wonder why ? The answer is exposure to negative ions.
Positive ions tend to drain our body out of energy , leaving us feeling weak and lazy, where as negative ions do the opposite.
The Himalayan salt lamps emit negative ions into the air which leaves us feeling energetic and enthusiastic.
Feeling tired ? Get a Himalayan salt lamp and bid goodbye to lethargy.
4. Improves sleep.
The other side effect on humans from exposure to positive ions is a bad sleep cycle. This is because the positively charged ions reduce the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain.
Most millennials suffer from sleep disorders and Himalayan salt lamps can help reverse this problem as well.
Can you believe ? A salt lamp that helps you sleep. Amazing! Isn't it ?
5. Improves mood and increases concentration.
Human mind works at its best when in a healthy and fresh environment. Salt lamps help in cleansing the air and attracting positivity.
Low quality air can make us feel irritated , angry and frustrated. For that reason, I recommend keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in your child's study room , your office desk and also your bedroom.
6. Tames allergies.
If you're sensitive to dust , fur and pollen. Does it take you forever to stop sneezing ?
Well then , the salt lamp may be the next thing you want to purchase.
As we know , these lamps trap tiny particles in the air , leaving the air purified and pleasant. Tip : It will make a lovely gift to your friend that's always sneezing !
Few tips to help you identify an authentic Himlayan Salt Lamp :
1. It's from Khewra Salt Mine , Pakistan.
2. It sweats! Especially in a Humid or wet weather.
3. It chips or breaks. An authentic Salt lamp is hard yet brittle.
4. It should be dumb and uneven.
5. It's expensive! The not so high priced Himlayan Salt Lamps available for sale may not be an original one.
6. It comes with an exchange or return option. Make sure you purchase only from a trusted seller.
Himalayan salt lamps are available for sale online on various sites. It is available in various shapes and sizes.
Hope you find an aesthetic and authentic one that will benefit your health!