Himalayan Salt Lamps
The soft glow of a Himalayan Salt Lamp creates a calming and ambient environment in any room of your home. They emit negative ions that detoxify the air of allergens and counteract harmful positive ions emitted by electronic devices. Himalayan Salt Lamps are also an effective way to benefit from the healing properties of the minerals and trace elements contained in Himalayan Salt.
How do Himalayan Salt Lamps work?
Himalayan Salt is naturally hygroscopic, meaning it draws moisture in the air towards the Salt Lamp. The globe inside a Himalayan Salt Lamp produces heat repelling this moisture back out, taking with it traces of the Himalayan Salt and its minerals. This perpetual process continues to release the therapeutic and healing minerals from the salt into the air that enters our lungs as we breathe. Himalayan Salt is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, so this process also sterilises the air. Himalayan Salt Lamps emit negative ions that neutralise positively charged dust particles, allergens and electromagnetic smog, cleaning them from the air.
The process in which a Himalayan Salt Lamp cleanses the air and provides its healing properties mimics the way a salt therapy room works. Salt therapy rooms create a carefully-controlled microclimate that allows salt particles to be released into the air, and as they are inhaled, deliver detoxifying and healing properties to the body. Using a Himalayan Salt Lamp can provide the same healing properties of a salt therapy room with the convenience of being able to benefit at home on a continuous basis.
The positive effect of negative ions
As early as the late eighteenth century, the effect of negative ions on our physiology and behaviour has been observed and documented. Researchers have demonstrated that an environment rich in negative ions, like a waterfall, forest or thunderstorm, reinforces the body’s vital processes, alleviating health problems and calming the mind. Negative ions strengthen the immune system, relax the nerves by promoting oxygen levels in the blood, and detox the air of dust, pollen and allergens.
Air pollution and electronic devices like TVs, computers and phones deplete our environment of negative ions, emitting harmful positive ions into the air which contribute to tiredness, headaches, insomnia and irritation. Natural environments like mountain ranges and pine forests have a density of around 1,500 negative ions per cubic centimetre; by comparison, most homes have scarcely 100 negative ions per cubic centimetre. Himalayan Salt Lamps naturally restore negative ions in the air, counteracting the electromagnetic ‘smog’ in our homes and offices and promoting a healing, energising and regenerating effect on our mind and body.
Himalayan Salt Lamp benefits
The detoxifying and healing properties of Himalayan Salt Lamps are recognised for their amazing potential to help treat respiratory and skin conditions through this form of salt therapy at home. As traces of Himalayan Salt and its minerals are emitted into the air and inhaled as we breathe, they enter the respiratory tract, clearing mucus and killing bacteria. This can help alleviate respiratory tract infections like bronchitis, asthma, colds, flu and congestion. Himalayan Salt Lamps are a natural remedy for hayfever and allergies. The negative ions they emit neutralise positively charged dust and pollen particles, cleansing them from the air.
Himalayan Salt Lamps are recognised for their healing effect for skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. The traces of Himalayan Salt released into the air are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and its trace minerals work to soothe and heal the skin, supporting the body’s natural healing process. The negative ions that Himalayan Salt Lamps emit can also help to relieve headaches, anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia by increasing oxygen levels in the blood and promote a calming and ambient atmosphere.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Care
With their soft light, Himalayan Salt Lamps are designed to be left on continuously for maximum benefit from their healing and energising properties.
Leaving your Himalayan Salt Lamp on will avoid any residual moisture build-up, especially in humid environments. If excess moisture does appear, place something underneath your Himalayan Salt Lamp to protect surfaces and turn your Salt Lamp on or leave it out in the sun to dry it out. Himalayan Salt Lamps need extra care in extremely humid environments.
To remove dust, switch your Himalayan Salt Lamp off and wipe with a dry or damp cloth.
For storage, remove the globe and cord and store the Himalayan Salt Lamp in an airtight plastic bag to prevent moisture absorption.
To remove the globe, use your thumb and index finger to squeeze the metal springs on both sides and slide out, then gently release to prevent damaging the globe. You can also purchase replacement globes and switches.
Minerals and trace elements give a Himalayan Salt Lamp its pink and orange hues. The process in which a Himalayan Salt Lamp releases its natural minerals into the air will cause it to gradually go white over time, which is evidence that the minerals are being emitted into the air.