[…] Many natural living advocates claim that the negative salt ions that are released by heating the salt can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms. It has also been said that the negative ions are known to neutralize electromagnetic radiation from household electronics, as well as prevent the build up of static electricity. (source) […]
Deep underground mines in Khewra, Pakistan, are the only source of true Himalayan pink salt. If you’re questioning whether you have a real Himalayan salt lamp, look for mention of Pakistan as the salt crystal’s country of origin. You can also ask the lamp’s maker about the salt’s origin, keeping in mind that it may list the country of origin as the location of the lamp’s assembly.
Another awesome ability negative ions have is they can bond together with positive ions and by doing so, they neutralize them. This is beneficial to us because positive ions do not have a positive effect on the human body. Positive ions are created and emitted by electronic devices, such as TVs and microwaves. They are harmful and unhealthy for us and while many people are minimally affected by them, others experience allergies, headaches, stress, and sleep issues from them. http://cdncz.healthfreedoms.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/salt-lamp-7.jpg
Very simply, an ion is an atom or molecule that has gained or lost an electron. Both positive and negative ions exist in the air: positive air ions are generally molecules of carbon dioxide that have lost an electron, whereas a negative air ion is generally a molecule of oxygen that has gained an electron. Negative ions in the air attract particles of pollution and give them a negative charge, making them seek an electrical “ground,” and causing them to fall harmlessly to the floor. It stands to reason that we want to be surrounded by negative ions as a way of protecting our health. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/49/58/ac/4958acc4a22a4962d6c3064cbfb0d6ca--himalayan-salt-lamp-crystal-lamps.jpg
“I love your Himalayan salt lamps, I bought one for my six year old daughter Izabella who suffers from severe allergies. She had inner nose nodules and within three days of sleeping with her lamp they have shrunk in size. She has had her lamp for months, she has also had less allergy fevers. I love this product!!!! I also bought one for my mother Donna age 78, who has had asthma since she was a child. She also suffers from emphysema, so breathing and coughing is a normal in her everyday life. Since having the salt lamp in the family room where she spends most of her time, she has drastically stopped coughing so much. She is also down on how much she uses her inhaler a day, seriously down from 8 times to 2, that is amazing!!!!“ Gabriel Mollina
Well written article on Himalayan Salt lamps. I have these lamps in my house. These lamps are just more than awesome. They are not only beautiful but also have healthy and healing benefits for human mind and body as you have mentioned above. They eliminate all the dust particles and smoke from the air and make it pure and fresh. They help me in relieving stress and depression and improve the sleep cycle. I bought my lamps from ittefaqco at a very reasonable price and they are of great quality. You can visit their website if you want to.
Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep. http://www.himasaltlamps.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/himalayan-lamp-shapes-1024x214.jpg
A large block of salt, like a pink Himalayan salt rock crystal, works by attracting the water molecules in your room. In so doing, it also pulls in all the pollutants and contaminants attached to these molecules. The salt rock lamp helps to detoxify your room by capturing and holding these particles so they aren’t left floating around for you to breathe in. Then, as the bulb heats the lamp, the water vapor is released back into the air, but the rock salt lamp retains the contaminants. https://www.fabglassandmirror.com/skin/frontend/fabglass/default/images/salt_lamps/landing_page/top-main-categories/1x/mini-air-purifier-usb-salt-lamps.png
Last, but not least: Himalayan pink salt lamps are environmentally friendly. While only an estimate, the reserves from which HPS is mined measure somewhere between 80 and 600 million tons and is projected to last for at least another 350 years at the current extraction rate. The base of an HPS lamp is generally carved from a sustainable wood such as neem. Some lamps use a low-wattage bulb which consumes very little energy while others are powered by a lit candle. https://cdn.thewhoot.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Himalayan-Salt-Lamp-Diffusing-with-Essential-Oils-550x366.jpg
I bought this salt lamp to help my allergies. The lamp was heavier and bigger than I expected, which I liked. The shape is really pretty and different than the typical ones I see in the stores. The only con was the bulb was missing, but I emailed the company at the address in the brochure and they shipped a new bulb to me right away. Great customer service. https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/b2e306eb-a325-4207-97b1-0662447368d3/svn/wbm-himalayan-novelty-lamps-1003-64_1000.jpg
EDIT: After a bit more research it seems the manufacturer may have changed the dimmer to a safer version recently. Here is a picture of mine for reference. If your dimmer has these markings it is the version that is faulty and will burn up. The little thing next to the cover is the transistor that burned up. It used to have three terminals but the other one disintegrated.
Comes with 15-watt bulb, Dimmer switch and 6-feet electric cord. ETL-listed (complete lamp). Purify the air and beautify the home. Relax in the warm glow of this Himalayan natural salt crystal lamp. It is wholesome and good for a creative mind. Bring divine harmony to any room with this beautiful salt crystal lamp. Its therapeutic glow of orange hues infuses a natural calm bringing the mind and body to a gradual sense of tranquility and wellbeing. Experience it for yourself. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/weird-salt-lamps.jpg