The Healing Powers of Himalayan Salt Lamps

by Emily Green

Himalayan Salt lamps are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Not only are they beautiful, natural creations that are lovely and relaxing to look at; they’re also known to carry an abundance of healing powers and health benefits, ranging from purifying the air to boosting our energy levels.

Health Benefits

By nature, salt is hygroscopic, which means the salt lamps attract water molecules from the air.  This then traps dirt, pollen, and smoke particles, which are carried in water vapor in the air around us, thus having a purifying effect on the air.

This purifying effect also helps in reducing allergy symptoms that are related to dust and dander, since the cause of the allergy is being eliminated. The salt lamp, helping to dramatically subside the symptoms, draws them in and removes them from the air in the room they are in.

By releasing negatively charged particles into the air, the salt lamps can help to reduce electromagnetic radiation from household electronics such as computers and cell phones. This means that having a salt lamp on your desk or near where you use your electronics frequently is a good idea.

Sleep Benefits

Speaking of electronics, research has shown that the blue light given off by phones and other electronic deceives can mess with our sleep hormones and disrupt our sleeping patterns.  Alternatively, salt lamps give off a warm orange glow similar to that of fire or candlelight, giving our eyes a rest from the harsh glow of our computers and cell phones.

Pro Tip: It’s important to make sure we are utilizing the ‘Night shift’ option on our cell phones which can be found under the display and brightness section in the settings tab. This will automatically switch our phone from blue to orange light, according to the rising and setting of the sun.

For this reason, salt lamps are great light sources in the evening to help us relax while trying to fall asleep and can be used as a nightlight without negatively affecting our sleep.

Mood Benefits

These soothing lamps may also help boost mood and energy levels; the soft orange hues are one of the soothing colors often used for calming and to increase focus.

Using salt lamps for color therapy can help to increase energy levels and induce a clearer mental state. We don’t need to mention we could all do with more beauty in our lives. There is no denying the beauty and calming effect that these lamps have on us.

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