Hey all! So I recently heard about these salt lamps that my friends were talking about. So I decided to do some research on these lamps. Apparently, Himalayan salt lamps are made of large Himalayan salt crystals.
This salt is supposed to be the purest salt available in the whole world since it comes from the high-altitude water bodies of the Himalayas where regular toxic waste from the sea doesn’t reach.
Lighting up these lamps is said to have major health benefits for us, including easy breathing and stress relief. So let’s check out what some of these benefits entail:
Make Breathing Easier for Asthma Patients
The tiniest bit of pollutants in the air can be really bad for asthma patients. So they always carry their inhalers with them and try to stay away from dust and pollution as much as possible.
Himalayan salt lamps attract and lock up all the pollutants present in the air and make it pure and much easier to breathe in. of course, a salt lamp is really not as potent as an air purifier but you get the gist. And it’s not just the asthma patients who get benefit from this! People with allergies and pollen-sensitivity also find it much easier to breathe in a room lit with a salt lamp.
These lamps also help you to cope up with other respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, so it’s really the whole package!
Keep Your Skin Healthy
Environmental pollutants can be really bad for your skin as well. For example, excessive dust triggers symptoms in people with eczema or psoriasis. People with oily skin develop acne more easily and their skin starts looking dull and tired when the air is dirty.
But we have seen how amazingly salt lamps get rid of the pollutants in the air. And, again, even if the effect is not as major as that of an air purifier, it still does wonders for your skin and make it smoother, softer, and healthier!
Improve Your Mood
Say hello to the biggest benefit that a salt lamp generates: Negative Ions. Negative ions can do amazing things for your mental health. Before we jump into its merits, shall I take a moment to explain the principle behind negative ions?
Okay, so keep in mind that there is a large number of negative ions in the surrounding air when you are near running water or when it’s lightning and during other cool natural phenomena. And so, you must have noticed that when you visit a natural place with a waterfall or during and after heavy rain or a storm you are in a significantly better mood than you previously were.
This, my dear friends, is because of all the negative ions in the air that surround you! Scientists were really fascinated by this phenomena and decided to conduct their own experiments where they surrounded people with lots of negative ions and observed their moods. Spoiler alert: They all were pretty happy.
So back to salt lamps, their warm, orange glow is another amazing source of negative ions. This is why, when you light them up in your house, you will notice people becoming nicer and calmer than they previously were.
Relieve Stress, Depression, and Anxiety
It is needless to say that the negative ions the salt lamps generate are also great for getting rid of stress, anxiety, and depression. You will notice that you are able to think straight and will actually feel a lot better about yourself than you did without salt lamps.
Scientists have actually performed a number of experiments to confirm this and so even if you think the effect is minute, it is still there!
Help with Insomnia
If you’ve ever had some level of stress or anxiety, you might have seen how it is impossible to sleep without feeling like a dirtbag at all. You might even keep waking up in the middle of the night for no reason!
So when your mood and your mental state is in a better condition than you naturally sleep a lot better too! To achieve an amazing sleep at night, you may even switch on the lamp when sleeping and also use it as a chic little night light!
Improve Blood Flow
Negative ions not only have a positive effect on your mental state but your body also starts functioning a lot better than, it used to as well.
For example, the blood circulation in your body is optimized by the negative ions. Your brain’s function also significantly improves, which keeps you away from diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Reduce ill-Effects of Electro-Smog
What is electro-smog, you ask? It is a sea of evil positive electrons that surround us all the times, when we are locked up inside our houses. These positive ions are emitted by blue light, unlike the yellow light that generates the negative ions.
The blue light comes from all the screens we glare at all day: the TV, our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. You know that awful feeling we get when we waste an entire day on these gadgets and appliances and don’t go out? You have the positive ions to thank for that.
Now, we know that salt lamps generate negative ions, and by using basic chemistry we can deduce that salt lamps are able to neutralize some of the positive ions that blue light dumps on us. So, even if salt lamp doesn’t protect us entirely from the demonic smog, it does make things much better than before!