The health benefits of salt has been known for centuries and used often to dry and rid sinuses of bacteria. There are many different types of salt, but Himalayan salt is considered the purest salt on earth. Himalayan salt contains over 84 natural minerals and trace elements and found deep within the Himalayan Mountains where minimal air pollutants are found.
Himalayan salt lamp benefits may include the following:
- Cleanses the air
- Removes moisture from the air
- Improve respiratory ailments
- Releases negative ions into the air
- Neutralize positive ions
Why are negative ions beneficial?
High concentrations of negative ions are found in the air when you are at sea, in high mountain elevations, and near swiftly moving water. When negative ions enter the human body, a sense of calm and well-being may result. This is the reason many people feel better after being near the ocean, waterfalls and after thunderstorms.
Negative ions also reduce allergens, smoke and irritants by making them heavier than the air. Ionic cleaners use this same principle. The amount of negative ions release depends on the size of the lamp and the amount of heat given off by the candle or light bulb inside the crystal.
The negative ions released by the Himalayan salt lamp helps to balance the positive ions in the air. Positively charge ions are put out by our electronic devices like the television, microwave, computer, etc.
If you have large concentrations of positive ions in the air, you may be feeling the following effects in that environment:
- Increase nervousness
- Added bodily stress
- Increase sleeplessness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased feeling of depression
Where should a Himalayan salt lamp be place in the home?
Put into places where you spend the most time, especially in rooms with more than one electronic device. The negative ions dissipate within a few feet of the lamp, so it is best to place it near electronic devices or close to your sitting area. Because they draw moisture to them, the lamp should be kept out of high humidity areas like bathrooms and basements.
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