Himalayan pink salt lamps are interesting items. There have been a lot of claims over the years as to what the benefits are to having one in the home. Whether you’re an all in believer or not, they are cool items.
They generate negative ions, and ionizing devices are known to have some health benefits. Negative ions neutralize electromagnetic radiation and static electricity, both of which are present from household electronics.
I’ve had a few over the years and I’m sold, I love them. I can feel the energy they bring to the home, the wellness properties, and I love the warm glow they give off.
Here are some Himalayan salt lamp benefits and why you should have one of these lamps in your home.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits
They Deodorize and Clean the Air
This is the main reason people buy Himalayan pink salt lamps. Simply put, they reduce the amount of dust, smoke particles, pollen, and such in the air around your home.
The salt in the lamp is hygroscopic, meaning that it attracts these particles into the salt and clean water is produced, creating a cycle of cleansing and purifying the air.
The bulb inside not only provides heat, it warms up the salt and releases negative ions which increase blood flow, promote feelings of wellness, boost mood, and can relieve allergies to mention a few effects.
They Promote Better Sleep
Positive ions in the air can disrupt your sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to a number of health issues, so if something as simple as a salt lamp can help, it’s worth considering.
You may have even noticed you don’t sleep as well if you’re surrounded by electronic devices all day. It’s a very real problem nowadays and is causing a lot of disruption we can’t see with the naked eye.
If you like to sleep in darkness you can switch the lamp off at night. As long as it’s been running all day it will improve the quality of the air in your room.
They Reduce Allergies
This was something that piqued my interest as I suffer from sinusitis. I use essential oils overnight which have helped a lot, and my salt lamp made a noticeable difference too.
Salt lamps reduce the amount of microscopic particles in the air that aggravate a wide range of allergies. If you have pets having one is going to make a huge difference.
After a few days you will notice you can breathe better, if you usually have clogged sinuses this will be reduced, and this all leads to better sleep as mentioned above.
They Reduce Coughing
If you’re plagued with coughs and annoying tickles in your throat you know how annoying it is. It disrupts sleep, can be painful, not to mention annoying other people trying to sleep.
By cleansing the air a salt lamp will reduce those tickles in your throat and help reduce coughing, which of course is exactly what you want without having to use medicines.
You can see how all these benefits tie together to help you breathe better, rest better, and feel better. There is no substitute for cleaner air.
They Help You Think More Clearly
If you like to unwind and clear your thoughts, meditate, or just take a minute or two breathe then you understand the benefits of controlled breathing.
A Himalayan pink salt lamp will enhance your breathing sessions with the cleaner air and help to improve the supply of blood and oxygen to your brain.
Even if you don’t practice controlled breathing, having a lamp in your home will have a passive effect as you’re breathing in the improved air quality. You will notice feeling more energized, as well as being able to concentrate and think clearer.
They Can Reduce Stress
This is always quite a bold claim, but after seeing and feeling a huge difference from diffusing essential oils as I sleep and unwind I had to try a Himalayan pink salt lamp.
Combined with some of other effects mentioned above, such as thinking more clearly, breathing better, and sleeping better, I definitely felt less stressed.
It doesn’t do any harm to use a salt lamp as a complement to other treatments and methods you’re using to manage stress.
They Reduce Static Electricity
Do you get static shocks when you touch a door handle or even someone else? While static shocks don’t hurt, they are always an unwelcome ‘shock’.
Having a lot of static in your home also causes other problems you may not notice. Such as causing dirt to stick to certain places, and adding to aggravating allergies and such.
Salt lamps reduce the amount of static in the air. There are other devices that do this too, but the salt lamp is my choice due to the added extras of dim lit ambiance
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How Effective Are Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps?
This is the million dollar question. It’s really hard, if at all possible to measure how much difference lamps are making to how you’re feeling.
I have one, so I know firsthand that I feel the positive wellness effects. Himalayan lamps are also popular in some cultures, and there are numerous studies showing the positive benefits to how they purify the air.
As with a lot of alternative forms of medicine I always think it’s worth trying it for yourself. The lamps aren’t expensive, and you’re getting a cool looking lamp that always makes for a talking point when people visit.
If you’ve using a Himalayan pink salt lamp I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment below if you have anything to share.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.