You may have seen Himalayan salt lamps in your friends homes or even businesses at some point and wondered “What is that big glowing orange rock?”. Well, if that is the case for you, don’t worry, you are not alone. While they have been becoming exceedingly popular in recent years, however, many people still do not know the powerful natural properties of Himalayan salt.
Here we have gathered four different benefits that can impact you and your families lives for the better by simply including a Himalayan salt rock in your home.
Allergies and Asthma Symptom Reduction
Himalayan salt lamps naturally remove allergens such as pet dander and dust in a few different ways. The first way is through a process known as hygroscopy. Hygroscopy is a result of the natural property of salt to attract water molecules to the surface of the salt. Since water is a polar molecule, it tends to attach itself to anything and everything floating around in the air. As a result, the impurities in the air that are attached to the water molecules will land on the salt lamp. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind the impurities and disperses into water vapor once again. This process will also naturally leave your air smelling clean and refreshing.
Higher Mental Alertness
It is no secret that increased oxygen flow to your body will result in an increase in performance. Negative ions have been known to help increase blood flow and oxygen supplies. This property make it very effective at improving mental focus and agility Additionally, the reduction in pollutants will leave the surrounding air higher in natural gas density. Meaning, more oxygen in the air!
The combination of the increased levels of negative ions in the air and the effects of color therapy generated by the low ambient amber glow of Himalayan salt create a relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, negative ions are believed to produce serotonin once they enter the bloodstream, leaving you and your family happier and reducing stress.
The low ambient glow of Himalayan salt lamps gives off the perfect nightlight for your children. Exposure to positive ions, radiated from electronic devices, have been known to disrupt sleeping patterns. By generating negative ions, many positive ions will be neutralized. This will result in increased oxygen supplies and increased blood flow to the brain. Combined with the air purification properties, those adjacent to the lamp will experience a steadier sleep cycle due to the increased oxygen supply.
There you have it! There are definitely more benefits than these 4, if you’d like to share any benefits you have noticed from your salt lamp, please share in the comments, we would love to hear. Also, let us know which benefits are most important to you!