Can Himalayan Salt Lamps Improve Your Health?
I found that pure Himalayan Salt Lamps are actually chipped out of the Himalayan Mountains by hand and come in many shapes and sizes.
They are natural negative ionizers and dehumidifiers. What this means is they induce negative ions into the environment as well as draw moisture out of the air.
After discovering the benefits of these salt lamps that are discussed below, I decided to purchase a few to see for myself if they worked how they say they do – I now have three which are all shown at the bottom of this article.
The benefits from Himalayan Salt Lamps come from the negative ions it produces.
The air around us is filled with both positive and negative ions. To understand why Himalayan Salt Lamps improve our health, we have to understand what positive and negative ions are.
The Difference Between Positive and Negative Ions
What are Positive ions?
A positive ion is an “atom or a group of atoms which are molecularly bound and has lost one or more electrons.”
For those of us who don’t speak fluent science that means the atom has more protons than electrons.
When we hear that something is positive, it’s a good thing. It may cause happiness and better moods. But in the case of ions, the opposite is true.
Positive ions are emitted from products such as: televisions, computers, cell phones, and microwaves.
This is why people tend to feel lethargic, more depressed, and develop headaches when around these products for long periods of time.
What are Negative ions?
An atom that is negatively charged has more electrons than protons. If you don’t speak fluent science (it’s okay, I don’t either) you can see an illustration showing the difference between positively and negatively charged atoms here.
On the other hand, when we hear something is negative, it means it’s not good or nothing positive comes from it. But in the case of ions, the opposite is true.
Because negative ions are the opposite of positive ions, they have the opposite effect on your mood, health, and energy.
The air around waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, and beaches, for example is filled with negative ions. This contributes to people feeling more refreshed, relaxed, and joyful when around these places.
I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly more at peace in the mountains than when I’m in an air polluted, crowded city.
Improving Your Health
– treating chronic depression
– enhancing the immune system
– lowering cancer rates
– helping with migraine frequency
– and decreasing anxiety levels
(To name a few)
I really wasn’t sure if the lamps would work but, as a frequent sufferer of migraines and headaches, I’ve noticed a significant decrease in both since beginning the use of Himalayan Salt Lamps.
As I stated above, after discovering the benefits of these salt lamps, I decided to purchase a few. One is a mini salt lamp that actually plugs into my laptop’s USB slot.
It sits next to me to neutralize the positive ions my laptop gives off when I’m writing these awesome posts 😉
It came from the SoWell Company and is pictured below. You can click on this picture to see more about this product and the company:
The other two salt lamps are larger. One of them sits in the living room where the television is and the other is in my bedroom to help me feel relaxed so I can fall asleep faster.
I purchased both of the larger ones from Bed, Bath, and Beyond (before I discovered SoWell). In fact, SoWell has many different shapes, sizes, and even different colors! I highly recommend them.