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What’s the Deal with Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with electromagnetic (EM) radiation through our cell phones, laptops, tablets, and countless other electrical devices. Sadly, it has some serious long term effects. The constant attack on our bodies from this radiation increases fatigue, stress, and headaches. It also weakens our immune system and can contribute to increasing our chances of getting many types of cancers, as well as heart disease, and mental health issues like dementia and Alzheimer's.

What does all this have to do with Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Himalayan Pink Salt (HPS) generates a small amount of negative ions. So, when you have several in your home, preferably one in every room, you are increasing the negative ions in the air. The negative ions help to neutralize the radiation caused by your electrical devices I just mentioned.

It is important to note that they are not a “cure all” by any means, however, any and all healthy ways to reduce the dangerous exposure to EM radiation should be considered. Being out in nature and around running water (ie. waterfalls, beaches, rivers, etc.) is also a great way to decrease EM radiation. Places like this where negative ions are naturally produced can have a negative ion concentration of up to 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. Whereas busy cities may have only about 100 ions per cubic centimeter of negative ion levels.

What does this all mean?

Get outside more. Go to the beach. Get some fresh, non city, air. And, consider putting Himalayan salt lamps in every room of your home. It’s all beneficial to our overall wellbeing.

But wait! There’s more! Himalayan salt lamps are also quite beneficial in other ways…

Salt is naturally hygroscopic, meaning that it attracts water to its surface and this water evaporates quickly due to the small amount of heat from the light source in salt lamps. Small amounts of water vapors are present in the air, and they can carry things like mold, viruses, bacteria, and allergens. Salt lamps attract these water vapors, and removes them from the air. This is another great reason to have one in every room in your home.

A few other positive effects of Himalayan salt lamps worth mentioning:

  • Improves air quality

  • Soothes allergies

  • Mood booster

  • Aids in sleep

  • They have a calming effect

In closing, it is important to make sure that you are getting a true Himalayan Pink Salt lamp. The salt should be from Pakistan, it should give off a warm pinkish or orange hue, and the light should not be bright.

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