Pink Himalayan salt has lots of health benefits when used in the kitchen, including reducing your blood pressure and stimulating digestion. However, Himalayan salts can equally be used in the rest of your homes.
Hand-mined from the Himalayan Mountains, this mineral can be obtained everywhere, and in various forms. The edible form contains less sodium than regular table salt, but this article is not going to focus on the dietary use of Himalayan salt, but on other uses instead.
Turn The Lights On
You’ve probably wondered what makes you feel re-energized and rejuvenated when you are near natural phenomena like sitting next to a huge waterfall, or being in front of rushing waves at the waterfront. The answer is simple – negative ions.
Although negative ions are created in nature, still there are ways to imitate them inside your home. One thing Himalayan salt lamps do is transform a room, chemically and physically, and not only in color and glow, but also in its healthy benefits and effects.
It’s a scientific fact that we are continually surrounded by positive and negative ions; these are charged molecules that drift in the air without being noticed. Positive ions are also known as ‘electronic smog’ and they are really harmful for our mental health and wellbeing. It is our big screen TVs, smart phones, telephones, microwaves, computers, and all the other electronic waves in the air that give these ions a charge.
According to the World Health Organization electronic smog is “one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences” which seriously affects our health. Positive ions are produced by almost everything in our modern lives and they need to be neutralized. Research reveals that our brains are bombarded by 20 times more frequencies than recommended. These frequencies account for insomnia, nerve disorders, mental health issues, allergies etc.
Even though positive ions aren’t in fact a positive thing, there is an easy way to obtain negative or neutralized ion effect in any room in your house.
The Positivity of Negative Ions
It is when a molecule gains a negatively charged electron that negative ions are produced. Natural pollutants including dust, mold, and other allergens and irritants are attracted by negative ions. Then the ions bind with these pollutants and give them a negative charge, thus neutralizing them so they lose their harmful properties.
Natural settings like the forest, beach, and (most profusely) waterfalls is where negative ions are mostly created. It is said that these ions improve oxygen flow to the brain, providing us with increased mental alertness and energy.
You get positive ions all the time; but how do you create negative ions that will fight the positive ones?
Himalayan Salt Lamps, Of Course
A block of pure Himalayan salt deriving from ancient oceans, Himalayan salt lamps are also known as “Vitamins of the Air.” These lamps contain a small bulb on the inside, and the light they produce is much more than just light – it’s actually a negative-ion atmosphere which provides many health benefits.
These lamps work in a way that the bulb inside heats the crystal, emitting negative ions. As salt is hygroscopic, it attracts water from its surroundings. That’s why in damper areas the lamp will even appear moist or wet. Negative ions are produced from the water that evaporates as a result of the heat of the lamp. Then the negative ions set out on a quest.
Search and Destroy
When negative ions are created they go on to attach to positive ions. Once bound with positive ions, they bring about lots of health benefits. The negative ions created by a Himalayan salt lamp attach to excessive positive ions like bacteria, mold, and allergens, thus neutralizing the electronic smog in your home.
The effect an ionized room provides is that you will feel better, re-energized, and rejuvenated. In theory, there are fewer micro-waves in your home, which allows your mind and body to relax. Plus, the warm glow of the lamp has a calming effect that will help you relax.
What Do Himalayan Salt Lamps Do
– Ionize the room
– Stabilize and reduce the effect of artificial frequencies and non-natural electromagnetic waves from electronics.
– Produce rainbow-spectrum light waves to heal and calm your body.
It is said that the health benefits of Himalayan salt lamps come into effect soon after turning the light on. Your Himalayan salt lamp can help you with:
- Headaches and migraines
- Blood system disorders
- Mental and stress-related disorders (including insomnia)
- Respiratory problems (including colds)
- These lamps are also beneficial with allergies and skin conditions because they clear the air of toxins.
The first thing you need to do to improve the air quality in your house, feel more relaxed, improve the aforementioned health conditions and maintain your good health is to get a Himalayan salt lamp and put it in the room where you and your family spend most time.
For one thing, these lamps have limited range and won’t work if you place them under your bed or in your basement. That’s why it’s recommended to put them in the most lived-in room in your house or in the room with lots of electronic devices that fill the air with positive ions. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the décor at your house as Himalayan salt lamps have an interesting look, and fit lots of different styles.
In addition, these lamps are like plants, the more you have, the better for your health. Ideally, you should have one in every room, or have one in your most-visited room and your bedroom.
Before The Light Goes Out
Note: You need to take caution when buying your Himalayan salt lamp as there are a lot of fakes on the market. Always check the origin as the real lamps are made from pure, food grade Himalayan salt. Substitutes made from rock salt will not have the same properties or give the same health benefits.