Top Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt Lamps


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Written by: Steve Fillmore

Himalayan salt lamps are increasing in popularity, thanks to their distinct health properties. These lamps are highly decorative, enhancing both your home and your health.

What Are Himalyan Salt Lamps?

Himalayan Salt Lamps are lamps that are made from Himalayan Salt from the mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan. The salt lamps are made from chunks of food grade salt in which a small light bulb is placed into the center of the lamp. The pink color is from iron oxide in the salt.

Why Do They Work?

Put basically, the heat from the light bulb combines with the salt to create negative ions. Negative ions act as natural neutralizers of odors, mold and bacteria. Some other natural producers of negative ions are lightening, the ocean and waterfalls. When you are exposed to negative ions, you may feel more energetic, happy and alive.

The Benefits Of Negative Ions

WebMD explains some of the benefits of negative ions in the air: “‘Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness and more mental energy,’ says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owner’s Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.”

The may also protect against germs in the air, which help to decrease irritation due to inhaling allergens that make you sneeze, cough or have throat irritation.

Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt Lamps

It’s thought that the negative ions emitted from Himalayan Salt Lamps protect you from airborne germs. These are just a few issues that salt lamps may help with:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Migraines and headaches


How Do I Get The Best Results?

Ideally, you’d want to have a salt lamp in the busiest parts of your home; living room, dining room and bedroom.

Be sure to choose a genuine salt lamp (not a fake one) and let us know how your experience goes in the comments below!  

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Steve Fillmore

Steve Fillmore

Zumba Teacher and 2-time cancer THRIVER at Steve Fillmore
Steve Fillmore is a 2-time cancer THRIVER! His motto in life is: Love, Laugh, Live - Love yourself first; Laugh through all the crazy times; Live for life right now! Through proper diet, exercise and mindfulness, Steve has been able to recreate his body to work with and for him.

For fun, you can find Steve either teaching a Zumba class, or creating websites for clients.
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