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Top 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps In Your Home

Background

Himalayan salt is basically rock salt from the Punjab Region of Pakistan, not the Himalayas.  According to Wikipedia it is generally mined in the Khewra Salt Mine in Khewra, Jhelum District, and Punjab, which is situated in the foothills of the Salt Range hill system in the Punjab province of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Wow that's a mouthful! It's called Himalayan Salt for marketability due to the exotic name. In general there are several uses for Himalayan Salt to include Cooking, as Bath Salts, or as a Salt Lamp.

Himalayan Salt Mine Pakistan

Salt Lamps

Salt Lamps are basically a large Salt Crystal that is lit with an incandescent light bulb, LED, or candle inside. The primary benefit to these Salt Crystals is the emitting of negative ions into the atmosphere (e.g. Room in your house). These negative ions bond with positive ions and neutralize them before they are inhaled into your respiratory system. So countering positive ions with negative ions produced by Himalayan Salt Crystals is a very good thing for the atmosphere within your home.

Benefits 

According to WebMD: " There's something in the air and while it may not be love, some say it's the next best thing -- negative ions." The top 5 benefits of negative ions are:
  1. Purifying and Improving Air Quality. One and three people are sensitive to the effects of negative ions.  If you are a lucky one, they make you feel like walking on air; refreshed the moment you breath in fresh air.
  2. Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms. Negative ions remove microscopic particles in the atmosphere.  These include dust, pet dander, mold, and mildew for an example. These create a positive environment for Asthma sufferers.  
  3. Improving Breathing. The effects of negative ions is so powerful they are used in Inhalers.  As seen on the Dr. Oz Show and named one of the best new products in Alternative Medicine, inhaling Himalayan Pink Salt is miraculous for those who suffer with respiratory ailments. 
  4. Providing Better and More Restful Sleep. An effect on exposure to positive ions in the air is poor or irregular sleep quality. The production by Himalayan Salt lamps of negative ions are the negating of the effects of positive ions and their imparts on your rest. 
  5. Great Night Light and They Look Great. These decorative lamps are a symbol of living naturally!  They enhance every decor in your home with warm amber light and are a great conversation piece with friends and family. In the evening, their warm glow provides a light source without negative effects of blue lighting, normally found in TVs, Mobile phones, household lighting. 

13lbs to 20 lbs Pure Himalayan Salt Crystal

 

What to Know When Buying a Himalayan Salt Lamp

When choosing a salt lamp for you home here are some of the features to think about are Size, Color, Surface, Bulb.  When picking out an appropriate size use this rule of thumb: 1 lb filters 4'x4' sq of a room. For color, the darker the better. These are considered higher quality crystals.  Surface is extremely important. Rougher surfaces have a larger surface area which are more effective at improving air quality. The last item to consider is the Bulb.  Wonderful Scents recommends not using LED bulbs.  We use heat-producing bulbs for maximum effect. 

3 lbs to 4 lbs Pure Himalayan Salt Crystal

 

Wonderful Scents Himalayan Salt Collection

 

For More Information

Read our article on "How to Care for and Set Up your Wonderful Scents Himalayan Salt Lamp"

Key Fact to Know Before You Buy A Salt Lamp!

There has been a recall of thousands of Himalayan Salt Lamps.  Our Wonderful Scents Himalayan Salt Lamps are not part of the recall due to higher quality standards we impose on product sourcing and compliance in only selling UL and CE electrical items. For more information on the recall see this article.

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References:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. WebMD
  3. Dr Oz: Two Alternative Health Secrets

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