Have you ever noticed how warm and fuzzy your computer screen seems to feel as you sit in front of it? How about the warmth of your tv as you walk by it? All that warmth is not a good thing for us and certainly not good for the air we breathe.
That warmth is actually an electromagnetic field that is filled with positive ions, which are bad for us.
What a salt lamp actually does is eliminate these positive ions, through the use of negative ions, which cleans the air for us to breathe.
The air in our houses is filled with pollutants and dust particles which are all positively charged ions. Our electronic devices such as phones, computers, laptops, televisions and kitchen appliances all emit these dirty positive ions.
Or as some are calling them, Electro-smog.
This Electro-smog can have a very negative impact on our health and our attitudes in general. Over exposure to this can actually causes nervousness, insomnia, and a lack of concentration. In addition, there will be an accumulation of more free radicals in our body, which are known to cause cancer.
How does the salt lamp work?
What the negative ions in the salt lamps actually do is neutralize the positive ions, which make them get heavier and fall. They no longer are in our normal air circulation, thereby eliminating that air pollution for us.
We can’t breathe what isn’t there right?
This simultaneously reduces the dust collection around your home as well.. which is a great side benefit as well.
Salt Lamp Benefits
Some of the benefits that having a salt lamp in your home are
- Reduces the allergens in your home
- Improved concentration
- Diminish fatigue and stress
- Reduce radiation from electronics, especially computer monitors
- Relieve the effects of artificial lighting
- Gives a calming, comforting effect
And not only for your home, some other great places to use them would be at your work office, a waiting room, convalescent homes, health spas and nail salons, or even in a bar or casino where smokey odors may linger.
How are Salt Lamps made?
Salt lamps are large chunks of ancient Himalayan salt stones carved into different sizes and shapes.
They are hollowed out for a light bulb and a wooden base is attached. Some come in animal shapes, and some come just with a rough natural look. This Himalayan salt comes from the salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.
The salt contains 84 minerals that have been preserved for millions of years. These minerals are full of stored energy that is released when warmed with a common light bulb or a candle.
Does Size Matter?
In this case it does! The bigger the lamp, the more area it will cover.
A good size for a bedroom would be 6-8 lbs, which covers about a 10×10 area. For your office, a 4-5 lb. lamp should suffice.
Some people place multiple lamps in larger rooms, or just keep them where they spend the most time. Smaller lamps for your bedroom and larger ones to compliment and improve the family room.
Salt lamps are great for restoring and maintaining the quality of the air that we breathe in a calming and natural way. Some of the most amazing stories have been from allergy sufferers and people with asthma who have shown a great improvement.
So if you want to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and put a great piece of art in your home, a Himalayan salt lamp may be what you’re looking for.