The Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps
Salt lamps are said to release negative ions into air, however there is much debate on this claim. But apart from this, there are many other reasons to have them, main one being the relaxing ambiance it creates in any room it is placed in!
A Soothing Night Light
Research has shown that different colours of light affect the body in different ways. Unfortunately, many modern light sources like mobile phones, tablets, computers and TVs emit a lot of blue light and many of us spend a lot of time staring at these, especially in the evening.
Salt lamps, on the other hand offer a warm orange glow, similar to the hues found in a campfire or by candlelight. For this reason, they are a great light source for the evening and can even be used as a soothing night light to calm the mind.
May Improve Air Quality
Although salt lamps are not a major source of negative ions, every little helps! Due to their hygroscopic properties, they may improve the air in other ways. Placing them near a working area, particularly on a desk or near a computer may help neutralise the effects of electronics.
Colour Therapy Benefits
These soothing lamps, not only give a soft glow, they may also help boost mood and energy levels, especially for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The soft orange hues are one of the soothing colours often used to calm mood and increase focus. In particular the white salt lamps are great to use for a colour therapy effect by simply using different colour light bulbs!
Soothing for Allergies
Some people claim using a Himalayan salt inhaler has helped them with reduce asthmatic symptoms. Others who suffer from such conditions notice a difference from having salt lamps in their homes or offices. However please note, we not promote these as a cure for such symptoms, but do believe any natural products and remedies do help with improving overall health and wellbeing.
A good high quality salt lamp can last for decades, when selecting one the main things to consider are:
Color: Darker coloured lamps are typically considered higher quality and should specify that they are 100% Himalayan salt, as cheap imitations may use lower quality salt.
Size: The bigger the salt lamp, the better the effect. A good general rule is that 1 pound of salt will filter approximately a 4×4 area of a room. Some customers prefer to purchase several smaller lamps and place 1-2 in smaller rooms and 2-3 in larger rooms. Others prefer investing in a bigger lamps, the choice is yours and on what effect you want to create!
Rough Surface: Although craved lamps look beautiful, rougher lamps have a higher surface area than smooth and polished lamps, therefore are more effective at improving air quality.
Bulb: The hygroscopic benefits are due to the salt and heat together so it is important to use a heat-producing bulb. LED bulbs don’t accomplish this.
Overall salt lamps are a less expensive alternative and offer many benefits when used. Some customers enjoy them in winter months by placing them in every room to for an ambient glow of the soft orange colour, others use it for a colour therapy effect. Please note we do not claim or promote these lamps to fix any health problems or drastically improve indoor air quality. However they are an excellent inexpensive products and an eco-friendly light source that produces a healthy spectrum of light which helps calm and relax the mind.