Ever noticed those Pinkish salt lamps on the side of your spa or on the tables of a psychic? Himalayan Salt Lamp has been originated and created in Pakistan for centuries, yet a lot of us are unfamiliar with the benefits of this Magical Air Purifiers.
It is quiet fascinating to know that Himalayan salt was formed more than 200 million years ago in the north of Pakistan and that it is anti-bacterial. Buried for millions of years, himalayan salt oxidized in contact with the iron present under the ground, which gives it its characteristic pinkish color. It is extremely rich in minerals, magnesium and iodine, nutrients that have not been exposed to modern air pollutants and that contribute to cellular revitalization.
I bought my first Himalayan Salt Candle Holder back in 2018 when I found out about my allergies. A friend suggested to me and I thought OK let’s give it a try. Since then, Himalayan Salt Lamp or Himalayan Salt Candle Holders have been a part of my home decor.
And today I want to share with you why I love Himalayan Salt or Himalayan Salt Lamps, where you can buy them, how you can find out if it’s original/fake and how to get the most out of this natural stress releaser.
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Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Salt Lamps Purify Air
Himalayan Salt Lamp attracts moisture from the surroundings to it’s surface, upon burning clean water evaporates quickly. this process creates negative ions. All the dirt, pollutants, dust particles and allergy particles carry positive ion, and you know the rest; negative ions have a neutral effect on the positive ones as a result you get a purified air.
These positive Ions can no longer be airborne. We often forget that the air in our homes is very polluted, especially if we forget to air regularly. A salt lamp is therefore the best way to fight against indoor pollution naturally and easily. The ions created by the lamp also prevent problems such as mold, germs and allergens that are often too present in the air.
Himalayan Salt Lamp can reduce Harmful Frequencies from Electronics
The toxic rays coming from all of the electronic screens; cell phones, laptop, TV screens etc. are said to be reduced by producing Negative Ions. These negative ions will then counteract the positive ions, naturally present in the atmosphere due to air pollution. These negative ions can be used to get rid of the harmful radiation from Electronics. The lamp will then have a sanitizing effect, further increased if the lamp remains permanently on.
Himalayan Salt Lamp can save us from our Furniture
We are surrounded by Positive Ions: Our beds, sofas, furniture made of synthetic fabric, synthetic perfumes, cosmetics, they all absorb negative ions that a human body needs and thus reducing the concentration of Negative Ions.
You can, of course, use negative ionizers, or natural sunlight to create negative ions but a Himalayan Salt Lamps are cheaper and are such aesthetics. Am I Right?
Himalayan Salt Lamp give relieves from Cough
When the Himalayan salt lamp heats up and begins its hygroscopic cycle of airborne particles, it also changes the charge of the molecules that are released. Most homes are filled with positively charged ions that are not particularly good for a person’s health. Positive ions are created by a number of things, but the main source for most of us is from our electronic devices.
One of the health disadvantages of breathing in a lot of positive ions in the air is that the cilia (microscopic hairs) that line the trachea become sluggish and don’t work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. As a pink Himalayan salt lamp absorbs water and particles from the air, it also takes positive ions with it. Then, when the heated salt releases water vapor into the air, it also expels negative ions that have the opposite effect on our airways – increasing cilia activity to keep your lungs clear.
What it all means: In addition to removing contaminants from the air, Himalayan pink salt lamps also help your body filter the air more efficiently so that foreign particles don’t enter your lungs.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Increases Energy Levels
Taking a walk through the countryside with the windows down, spending time at the beach or camping in the mountains, or simply taking a shower in the morning are all things that many find stimulating. It is no coincidence that these are all activities that expose us to increased concentrations of negative ions such as those generated by Himalayan salt lamps. The fact is that positive ions sap our energy bodies. Unfortunately, it is all too common for us to try to diagnose the problem as something else entirely.
If you feel constantly tired and don’t know why, try keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in the room or rooms where you spend the most time. After about a week, you should notice a difference.
Himalayan Salt Lamp can Reduce Stress
The most harmful thing positive ions (coming from our surroundings) can do is increase toxins in our body and this affect our nervous system as well. This increases our stress levels, tired and dull. This is why a small stroll on the beach or a park can calm our minds because the air is a lot cleaner and we can also create the same effect using Himalayan Salt Lamps.
There are probably a lot more benefits but I’m only familiar with these. If you know any comment down below, I would love to read.
How to Spot a Fake Himalayan Salt Lamp?
Now, that I’ve convinced that we’re living in a toxic environment (oops), it’s important to know if a Himalayan Salt Lamp is Original or somebody is scamming you. Here are a few things I know that will make sure that you’re putting the money in the right hands:
- Made in Pakistan: If your Himalayan Salt Lamp packaging doesn’t say that its generated from Pakistan, It’s most likely Fake! Because Himalayan Salt is mined from Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan Only, it can be packages or manufactured elsewhere but it still should say originated from Pakistan.
- It doesn’t Sweat: Since the Himalayan Salt Lamp absorbs moisture from the air, the moisture is released upon heating. If the Salt is not heated that is you don’t turn it on, it is going to sweat, meaning it will leave some water on the table.
- You won’t be able to read in the light: The Himalayan Salt Lamp creates a very natural Pink and dim light, you won’t be able to use it a reading lamp. The light would also be uneven, and this is due to the thickness in the salts.
- You can Eat it: haha no I’m not asking you to literally eat the lamp. Since, the lamp is made up of pure Himalayan salt lamp it should made up of edible salt. Just bring the lamp closer to your face and you will smell the salt, and if you are somebody like my brother, try tasting it and you’ll know it.
How to Get the most out of my Himalayan Salt Lamps?
Here are a few tips to get the most out of your Himalayan Salt Lamp:
- For best results, leave your lamp on 24/7.
- Have a Salt Lamp for each person in the house.
- Or Keep one salt lamp in each room you spend time in.
- For an average bedroom, a salt weighing 5 lbs is most beneficial.
- Place a coaster underneath the Lamp or clean every time it sweats.
- Himalayan Salt Candle Holders are a lot cheaper and are aesthetically pleasing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the difference between ordinary salt and Himalayan salt?
Ordinary table salt contains about 98% sodium chloride (NaCl), but lacks trace elements. Whereas Himalayan salt contains mostly NaCl, but also trace elements such as zinc, magnesium and potassium. The combination of all these elements gives this salt color pink. Also ordinary salt is extracted from sea, whereas Himalayan salt is extracted from crystals found in mines.
In which room should we install Himalayan salt lamp?
Being not very bright, the objective of Himalayan salt lamps is not to light a room. The ideal is to place it in a dry and well ventilated place, it is possible that a light condensation forms under the lamp because of the humidity. Its very soft light makes it an ideal lamp for an additional lighting in a bedroom or in the living room. Do not place in the bathroom, as the Himalayan salt lamp does not adapt well to humid atmospheres.
What are the dangers of Himalayan salt lamp
Himalayan salt lamps do not present any particular danger or side effect. However, by absorbing moisture it can damage the furniture on which they are placed. For this reason, it is advised not to place the salt lamps directly on the furniture but to use a support, preferably in wood, which is sometimes included in the purchase of the lamp.
Also make sure that the air in the house does not become too dry. Inside your home, the temperature should remain around 20-25°C with a humidity level of about 40-60%. Excessive humidity can make you feel cold, while air that is too dry can make your airways feel dry.
Do you own a Himalayan Salt Lamp? Or are you going to purchase now that you know how necessary it is now?