The Himalayan Salt Lamp – The Key to Optimal Health?


Recreating the boundless benefits of natural air-purifying salt crystals!


The world we live in today is constantly bombarded by negative energy and undesired pollutants from artificial man-made sources. We install air-conditioners in our homes and offices in order to purify the polluted air. We create endless assortment of potpourri and other scent oils in the hope of improving our mood and emotional well-being through aromatherapy. The myriad of chemicals produced are generally hazardous and carcinogenic (i.e. cancer-causing) in nature. Henceforth, Himalayan salt lamp, a popular and all-natural negative-ion generator is often regarded as a green or healthy alternative to advanced and sophisticated air purifiers. Properties of these salt lamps are supposed to range from purifying the air to preventing cancer. Typical ionic lamps have their roots in ancient Oriental practices and philosophy. For centuries, the tribal inhabitants of the Himalayas near Pakistan have been exploring and exploiting the miracle healing properties of salt crystals as a magical & mystical cure-all medical remedy. Since salt itself is ‘hygroscopic’ (i.e. water-attracting), the lamps possess a natural affinity for water molecules as well as vapour found in the air. The salty crystals easily trap dirt, pollen and smoke particles which are carted away via water vapour. Once these airborne contaminants have been locked up in the salt’s crystalline structure, clean water is re-released which purifies the air instantly. It works rather similar to moisture-retaining silica packets. Both compounds are easily revitalized or reactivated via the drying process, which is exactly what a burning & warming salt lamp does. Beneficial negative ions are generated via the heating process within the salt lamp units. Modern salt lamps serve as powerful negative-ion generators to boost one’s health and to revitalize one’s well-being.













No more sleepless nights or insomnia

Water vapour tends to induce sleep with over-exposure to positive ions in the air leads to a reduction of blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This occurs because those positively-charged particles actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, so they can help reverse this problem. Keep a couple of them around your bedroom to improve air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep.









Alleviates allergies and asthma attacks

Because Himalayan salt lamps remove largely microscopic particles of dust, mold, mildew, and pet dander from the indoor air environment. Henceforth, placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can significantly reduce allergy symptoms and allergic reactions. Asthmatic patients should notice the biggest difference with the presence of the salt ionizer. Himalayan salt is so good that there are even conventional medical inhalers produced using the pink salt. Pink salt inhalers work best for asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, as well as other respiratory ailments. A saline nasal spray based upon the pink lamp also provides the greatest benefit for those intending to clear their airways using salt as a base.








Neutralizes pollutants, deodorizes the air

One of the timeless benefits of salt lamps are their incredible power to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air that we breathe. Aficionados and proponents of natural living often boast the core benefits of these lamps as a natural air purifier and deodorizer. Its amazing efficacy stems from the principle of hygroscopy – the science of attracting and absorbing water molecules containing impurities or contaminants, from the surrounding environment, and trapping them into the salt crystals. Salt in the air has long been seen as a health booster, and sea air has been proven to help clear the bronchial airways. There is ample scientific evidence to suggest the reputed health benefits of breathing salty air. In addition, there is an abundant of ‘salt spas’ throughout Europe, which people often visit to seek help for their respiratory problems, and these rooms are copiously lined with blocks of sea salt.

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Improves general mood and overall vitality

Recent scientific studies have effectively demonstrated that negative ions can positively benefit patients who suffer from seasonal depression (SAD), as well as other forms of depression and chronic anxiety. Himalayan pink salt lamps are a great and fun way to naturally enhance one’s general mood or help one relax and unwind at the end of the day. They are also excellent for improving mental focus or concentration. As a direct effect or impact of the negative ions on the human body, blood flow and oxygen supply to the brain and other vital organs is increased significantly. The extra boost of serotonin from the brain somehow explains why salt lamp users generally experience joy, happiness and fulfillment in life.










Increases energy output and bodily stamina

Positive ions have been universally known to sap or drain the body of energy. The link between being out in nature whereby negative ions are abundant, and feeling invigorated is an attribute shared by salt lamps as well. The ionic action of salt lamps enriches the surrounding air with negative ion surplus which helps to neutralize the “bad air” (i.e. positive ions). If you constantly feel tired and do not know the reason why, try keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in your bedroom or living room. The Himalayan salt lamp has been shown to reduce stress and to promote productivity. It has also been discovered that periodic exposure to negative air ions does indeed reduces bodily stress and mental anxiety. This leads to improved work performance for any given situation, even in a negative work environment.










Wards off harmful electromagnetic radiation

Modern living in the Information Age has increased our contact with electromagnetic radiation tremendously. This comes as little surprise with the prevalent usage of electrical based devices, electronic equipment and home appliances. They include radios, televisions, computers, cellphones, tablets, etc. Long-term exposure to such radiation or “EM smog” can substantially increase the risk of “radiation poisoning” and contributing to skin melanomas as well as various cancers. Meanwhile, the short-term side-effects may include chronic fatigue syndrome, elevated stress levels and a degrading/deteriorating immune system response. Himalayan salt lamps help combat or neutralize ambient electromagnetic radiation by releasing negative ions into the air to counteract the positively-charged “free radical”. The so-called “sick building syndrome” is often attributed to a build-up of these positive ions from electrical/electronic equipment. But to what extent do Himalayan salt lamps actually work remains to be seen. So for now, these cute and pinkish health lamps are here to stay for a long time to come… – HFM

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Himalayan salt lamp on wooden background