If you have found your way here, then chances are you’re considering buying a Himalayan Salt Lamp and you want to know what they are and how they work. I became aware of salt lamps around a year ago when I kept seeing one pop up on a friends Instagram account and I wondered what it was. It looked really unique and like something that would be found in a relaxed and calming space such as a spa.
What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?
Salt lamps are carved from large pieces of pink Himalayan salt, they are then hollowed out so a lightbulb can be placed inside, the warmth from the bulb helps heat the salt which releases negative ions that can provide health benefits. It’s believed that the lamps have many health benefits which have seen them grow massively in popularity over the last couple of years. Many people claim that salt lamps can help reduce allergies, improve mood, aid sleep and more besides.
They look great
Salt lamps have a very distinctive and unique look which is part of the appeal for many people. When illuminated they emit a warm glow which looks beautiful and helps create a relaxing atmosphere. There is a lot of stunning salt lamps available, the most common design is the taller hand chiselled look (pictured above) but they do come in other styles such as the bowl (also pictured) and they’re even available from https://www.embasaltlamps.com.au in a very cool spherical design.
This is arguably the most talked about benefit of having a salt lamp. It’s said that they can purify the air, removing dust, pollen, cigarette smoke and allergens. The lamps do this by attracting the water molecules in the air that are carrying the dust/allergen and trapping them in the salt creating a cleaner air.
Increases energy and improves mood
Many people who use salt lamps attest to their ability to help increase their energy and lift their mood. Salt lamps generate negative ions which have been shown to have positive effects on the human body. Whereas positive ions can drain you of energy, negative ions produced by the lamp can help counteract this resulting in a better mood.
A good night’s sleep
There are times when we all struggle with getting enough sleep and lack of sleep can have a huge negative impact on our lives which is why getting a good night’s sleep is a top priority for a lot of us. Many salt lamp users have reported that since using a salt lamp in their bedroom they have noticed a marked improvement in their sleep. Like with the increased energy and better mood, a good night’s sleep when using a Himalayan Salt Lamp is attributed to the fact they release negative ions. Whereas positive ions have a negative effect on our bodies, the negative ions can help boost mood, improve sleep and much more.
Fewer headaches and migraines
If you suffer from regular headaches/migraines you will know it can be hard to deal with them constantly, over time the effects of dealing with them can reduce your mood, concentration and overall quality of life. Salt lamps can help relieve stress, lift your mood and increase sleep all of which will help keep stress at bay and help eliminate migraines and headaches brought on by stress.
I would love to know if you use a salt lamp and if you have noticed any benefits?