I’ve wanted a Himalayan salt lamp for quite a while now. They are really popular and after seeing them pop up on my Instagram feed a fair bit; I did a bit of research on them. Not only are they really pretty but they offer some really cool health benefits too. One immediately went on my wish list so I was so thrilled to receive one from my sister this past Christmas.
Himalayan salt lamps are hand chiseled solid blocks of ancient crystal salts with a hollowed out center for a light bulb.
The salt lamps are largely known for neutralizing Electromagnet Radiation, which we are surrounded by thanks to all of our electronics. Constant exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation can lead to increased stress levels, chronic fatigue, and it can decrease the body’s immune system. Himalayan salt lamps neutralize this so we aren’t as effected by the damage Electromagnetic Radiation can do.
Himalayan salt lamps have a lot of other benefits too such as:
- remove dust, pollen, smoke, and other contaminants from the air
- alleviate allergy symptoms (I’m really excited about this come springtime)
- increase energy levels
- improve mood and concentration
- improve quality of sleep
- treat seasonal affective disorder
I have mine sitting on my desk beside my computer as that’s where I spent a majority of my time when I’m at home. I love the look of it and while I haven’t had it that long I have definitely noticed an improvement in the quality of the air in my bedroom (it feels a lot fresher) as well as in the quality of my sleep.
Do you have a Himalayan salt lamp?