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.
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.
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.
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.
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.