Monday, April 11, 2016

3 Main Reasons to get a Natural Himalayan Salt lamp in your home now.

3 Main Reasons to get a Natural Himalayan Salt lamp in your home now.

As a person who suffers from seasonal threats, having these softly glowing, natural sources of fresh, clean air in my home, is almost as good as an open window on a fresh Spring day. These salt lamps come in all shapes, sizes, and displays and you can place them on your desk, in your living room, in all bedrooms, anywhere you choose to put it.  One sits in our living area guarded by a ninja turtle.

Cleanses Air, reducing allergens
Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy. The salt lamps attract water molecules from the surrounding area and absorbs those molecules along with any foreign particles they may be carrying, into the salt crystal. As the lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb, that same water particle evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, remain in the salt.

Himalayan salt lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew, etc from the surrounding air. By placing a salt lamp in rooms you use the most, it can help cut back on allergens and allergy symptoms. The Himalayan Salt is said to works so well for allergy and asthma symptoms, you can find them in inhalers.

Adds negativity. In a positive way
Himalayan Salt lamps act as a negative ionizer and can reduce the levels of positive ions depending on the size and placement of the lamp.  In this technological age, we are surrounded by electronics such as TVs, computers, cell phone, tablet, appliances, etc that emit electromagnetic (EM) radiation. While they may be invisible, the long-term effects of EM exposure can be quite serious. Constant exposure to EM radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things. Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation in a short range. Even as limited as its production of negative ions, it is a great addition to the home to help:
Increased relaxation and calmness
Improved ability to concentrate, allowing you to work for longer periods
Help with getting to sleep and more restful sleep
A better overall sense of health and well-being.

Reduces Stress and increase recovery from stress
In this study on people completing a 40-minute task on the computer, exposure to negative air ions reduced stress and anxiety and improved performance. The performance for the task was slightly but significantly improved by the presence of negative air ions. These results suggest that negative air ions are effective for the reduction of and the prompt recovery from stress caused by computer operation. (Source: Effect of negative air ions on computer operation.)
"Studies demonstrate that negative ions can definitely benefit people suffering from seasonal depression (SAD), and may help other forms of depression too."

Bonus Reasons
They are beautiful conversation pieces and are an environmentally friendly light source.The base of an HPS lamp is generally carved from a sustainable wood such as neem. Some lamps use a low-wattage bulb which consumes very little energy while others are powered by a lit candle. Every Himalayan crystal salt lamp is unique and the combination of colors that makes up each one can vary. Generally, the darker shades of pink and orange are considered to be of higher quality. Very light pink, especially with black deposits visible within it, can be a sign that it was mined from a lower quality vein of crystal salt. Generally, the weight of a salt lamp is a good indication of its size and air cleaning ability. The bigger and heavier it is, the more health benefits should be noticed from it.

Use these salt lamp sizes as a rough guide:

Work area/small office/cubicle/desk: a smaller crystal salt lamp around 5 pounds is good if located close to you in smaller spaces.
For small bedrooms, up to 10 square feet: a Himalayan salt lamp around 6 – 8 pounds.
For a larger bedroom, kitchen or small lounge room: a salt lamp between 9 – 11 pounds.
For larger spaces/office environments, where there is more electromagnetic radiation: a large Himalayan salt lamp, at least 12 or more pounds is more effective.

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I was not compensated for this review. I bought the salt lamp, liked it, wrote about it.