health benefits of himalayan salt lampsI received one of those gorgeous orange-colored Himalayan salt lamps a few years ago. At first, I thought it was just a pretty and interesting fixture to keep in my home. But I read more about the lamps and  learned more about them. It turns out that these pretty lamps are also good for our bodies!

Salt is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water molecules from the air.  The lamps absorb contaminants from the air such as: dust, pollen and smoke vapor. In turn, the salt releases water molecules back into the air.

Also, the heat from the bulbs in the salt lamps cause the salt to release negative ions. Our bodies react positively when they’re exposed to negative ions. Negative ions are generated by forces of nature such as ocean waves, lightning, wind, rainstorms, and waterfalls. You know that tension you can feel in the air just prior to a rainstorm? That’s because positive ions are building up. Notice how the atmosphere feels calmer and cleaner after a rainstorm? That’s because of the negative ions. Using a Himalayan salt lamp can create a similar effect right in your home! These negative ions help clear the air that you breathe.

Read on for more details about the benefits of  Himalayan salt lamps:

  1. Reducing electromagnetic radiation produced by electronics such as computers, televisions, tablets and smart phones.
  2. Improving allergy and asthma symptoms: the lamps attract tiny particles known to cause allergy and asthma flare-ups. Keep several lamps in your home, along with air purifiers, to cleanse the air throughout your home.
  3. Stress reduction: the negative ions emitted by Himalayan salt lamps may reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
  4. Improved sleep: when the body is exposed to too many positive ions, a reduction of oxygen and blood flow to the brain can result in a disruption in your sleep patterns. Introducing negative ions into your environment can help to counteract the positive ions and lead to better sleep.

Get one (or more) of these beautiful lamps for your home here!

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