Himalayan Salt Lamps - The Benificial Properties
Not only are the benefits of Himalayan Salt lamps amazing for our emotional well-being, they have physical healing properties as well. They are commonly appraised for their air purifying qualities, but they also effect our mood, concentration and even our sleep! How do they do this? First we need to understand a little bit of chemistry.
Everything is made up of molecules, these are made out of atoms, and atoms are made up of three types of particles: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge). Electrons orbit their molecules, but occasionally an electron flies off and leaves behind a positively-charged ion whose sole purpose is to replace its lost electron.
Below is a list of the amazing benefits from the Himalayan Salt lamp:
Keeping that chemistry lesson in mind, Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy, meaning they attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. Due to the warmth of the bulb inside the lamp, the surrounding water evaporates back into the air. Foreign objects in the water molecules such as pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens in the air give off a positive charge, allowing them to be suspended in the air. When the water is evaporated it produces negative ions, resulting in neutralizing the positive ions, making them no longer airborne.
Reduces Coughing & Eases Asthma and Allergy Symptoms
A negative side affect from breathing in these positive ions is that the cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea become sluggish and don’t work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. As the Himalayan salt lamp absorb water, and takes the positive ions with it, the salt lamp expels negative ions into the air, which have an opposite effect on our airways, increasing cilial activity to keep your lungs clear.
Reduces Stress & Increases Energy Levels
Because our homes are so full of positive ions (dust, pollen, dirt etc.) it has been said that positive ions can drain your body of energy while negative ions help rejuvenate the body and mind. Once negative ions reach the bloodstream, they are said to produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin, a chemical that helps to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost daytime energy.
Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
We are constantly on our phones, watching TV, and working on our laptops, but did you know they leave behind harmful waves of electromagnetic radiation? Although our devices simplify our modern world, the constant exposure has been proven to lead to fatigue, stress and even weaken your immune system. Researchers have found that constant exposure to even low-level forms of this radiation can lead to a wide variety of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. But the beautiful and amazing thing is even Himalayan Salt Lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation as they emit their negative ion charge.
Positive ions drain energy levels and they can also stop you from replenishing them because of lost sleep. Positively charged particles reduce the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain, which can lead to irregular sleep patterns. Because Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, they help reverse this problem.
Improved Mood & Concentration
Once again, these positive ions in our air tend to drag us down. Because the salt lamp is amazing at doing its job the negative ions it provides, through hygroscopy, improve blood and oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, as well as providing a boost of serotonin, the happy neurotransmitter.
These gorgeous, glowing lamps have always brought me back home. Even as I've traveled on the road I somehow managed to fit my 3 lb rock of salt into a suitcase. Call me crazy, but there's just something about this ancient piece of earth that tends to ground my energy and remind me of my inner starlight self. In every yoga and meditation session I've had, I've surrounded my self with their glowing light of love, peace, and tranquility. I feel a sense of wisdom when I look upon these magical crystals, knowing that over 200 million years ago this salt rock was around to see life before we, as humans, walked the earth.
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