What are Himalayan salt lamps? They simply consist of a big chunk of salt hollowed out with a light bulb inside. The lamps are not only an eco-friendly source of light but they also come with many benefits.
Many people buy Himalayan salt lamps due to their ability to remove dust, pollen and other air pollutants. The lamps do this by attracting water molecules in the surrounding air together with any foreign particles it may be carrying, into the salt crystal.
Source of energy
It is natural to feel exhausted especially after having a busy day. Placing a Himalayan pink salt lamp beside your bed can help you wake up feeling energetic. The lamp purifies the air in your bedroom giving you a good night's sleep.
Neutralization of electromagnetic radiation
Being in the technological era, our homes are full of electronics of all types. Did you know that long-term exposure to such radiation makes you susceptible to stress and fatigue? The radiation also affects your body's immune system. However, placing several salt lamps in your living room or where the electronics are helps in neutralizing the radiation.
Improving mood and concentration
By expelling negative protons, the Himalayan salt lamp helps in the release of serotonin. This is a neurotransmitter which is responsible for your moods. The presence of cleansed air gives you a good oxygen supply which improves your concentration.
The salt lamp helps in preventing or easing respiratory diseases. Such include asthma, coughing and allergies. All these are caused by inhaling of foreign particles. The lamps absorb such particles making you breathe in fresh air. If you are already asthmatic, place a pink salt lamp in rooms where you spend most of the time, such as in your bedroom. Additionally, Himalayan pink salt lamp inhalers may help those who suffer from asthma and other conditions related to the nose, ears, and lungs.
They come in fun shapes and sizes, even color-changing like this.
Keep it turned on.
These benefits are only effective when it is turned on so that the bulb inside heats up the stone. To fully benefit from the lamps, keep them turned on whenever possible. The lamps consume very little energy.
Although one small lamp is not likely to make significant changes in your household, having one or more near you where you spend most of your time can be beneficial.
The lamps tend to melt with exposure to high humidity. Avoid placing them near electronics like laundry machines.
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