You don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve never owned a Himalayan salt lamp. It’s like having an open window – a softly glowing natural source of fresh, clean air – on your desk, in your living room, next to the bed, or anywhere you choose to put it.
When it comes to food, salt enriches its taste. However, despite this use, it can also do wonders for our health.
One of the purest forms of salt is Himalayan pink salt, which has a delicious taste, and great health benefits, like blood pressure regulation, and bone strengthening.
Before we dive into the health benefits of using Himalayan salt lamps in your home, it may be helpful to first have a brief chemistry lesson:
All matter (the human body, air, water, etc) is made up of molecules which are made up of atoms which are made up of three types of particles: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge). Electrons orbit their molecules like planets revolve around a star. Occasionally an electron flies off and when it does, it leaves behind a positively-charged ion whose sole purpose in life becomes to fill the void left by its little lost electron. In other words: it wants to steal a replacement electron from another molecule. Due to differences in molecular structure (number of electrons in the outermost orbit, strength and structure of electron bonds, etc) some materials lose electrons much more easily than others.
According to G.S. Rahi, associate professor of Physical Science at Fayetteville State University:
“As all living systems (including human beings) are bio-electric in nature, the electrically charged particles affect the way we feel and act.”
“In a natural setting, a balance of positive and negative ions contributes to one’s sensations and perceptions. Atmospheric ions can affect health, well-being, efficiency, emotions, and mental attitude of human beings.”
He states that such a lamp in the house can have miraculous effects on the harmful positive ions.
These lamps have been confirmed to raise the energy levels and enhance concentration by other experts as well. Consequently, the use of Himalayan salt lamps in the home and office is an incredibly beneficial thing.
Despite all these advantages, these lumps are also an environmentally- friendly source of light. They are lit by candles, unlike other lamps which use low wattage light bulbs. Also, at the present rate of mining, it is estimated that the reserves of Himalayan pink salt will last another 350 years.
Top 10 benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamp:
1.Salt Lamps Cleanse & Deodorize the Air
2.Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms
3.Increase Energy Levels
5.Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
6.Improve Mood & Concentration
7. Better Sleep
8. Environmentally-Friendly Light Source
9.Reduce Static Electricity in the Air 10
10.Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder
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