Why Salt Lamps?

The mesmerizing glow of a Himalayan salt lamp is probably the most common reason for their rise in popularity. However, many people purchase a Himalayan salt lamp because they simply make them feel better!

So What Exactly is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Salt lamps are large chunks of pink Himalayan salt. They are hollowed out in the center for placement of a small light bulb. When illuminated, they emit a soft warm glow creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere. The color of each Himalayan salt lamp varies due to its mineral content and can range from white to deep hues of red. Real salt lamps come from the Khewra salt mine in the Pakistan foothills, the second largest salt mine in the world.

Salt Lamps Work as a Natural Air Purifier

Similar to house plants, adding Himalayan salt lamps throughout your whole home creates a better breathing environment. When a salt lamp is heated by a light bulb, negative ions are produced attaching to tiny dust particles and allergens. This results in those pesky air pollutants nearby to simply drop to the ground removing them from the air you breathe.

The air quality in your home is an important health factor and to feel the most benefit from your salt lamps, you should place them in areas you spend the most time.


Enhance Your mood, energy levels, and focus

You know that refreshed feeling you get when you go to the beach or after a thunderstorm? This is no coincidence, as negative ions are also produced in these environments just like your Himalayan salt lamp, though on a much smaller scale.

When negative ions reach our bloodstream, they are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy. Many people also use salt lamps during yoga and meditation.


Relieve allergies and asthma Naturally

Salt lamps are common among people looking for respiratory relief. It is suggested to keep a dark Himalayan salt lamp next  to your bedside in combination with a Himalayan salt inhaler. When inhaling tiny salt particles from a salt inhaler into the respiratory tract, the salt kills bacteria and reduces inflammation.

Salt therapy has been practiced for centuries in European countries and is now becoming popular in the United States. It was discovered around the 1800s that salt miners had less respiratory issues in comparison to others, leading to the use of salt therapy caves.  According to the Lung Institute, “Some people have found salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms of lung disease, resulting in easier breathing.”
Salt therapy really is one of the best natural treatments for asthma, allergies, COPD, chest tightness, bronchitis, and more. Plus, it is fast and effective!


Get a Better Nights Sleep

Thousands of people are sleeping better due to their Himalayan salt lamps. Many people have reported discontinued snoring (my husband included) and better sleep due to improved air quality and relaxing ambiance. We always suggest starting off with a salt lamp in the bedroom for the most noticeable effect. Children and babies especially love having salt lamps in their rooms as a night light.