It seems that everywhere you turn there is the soft gentle glow of a Himalayan salt lamps. These hand chiselled solid blocks of ancient crystal salts have a pink color, often pinkish orange, due to the high concentration of minerals. These lamps are beautiful, but they also give off negative ions, which is said to have many health benefits.
Cleanse the air - One of the most well-known benefits is the power of Himalayan salt lamps to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air. They purify and detoxify the air by attracting water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorb those molecules and any foreign particles they may be carrying into the salt crystal.
Reduce allergy symptoms - Because HPS lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and foreign particles from the surrounding air, placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can seriously cut back on allergy symptoms.
Ease coughing - When the Himalayan pink salt lamp heats up and begins trapping airborne particles and then changes the charge of the molecules released. Most homes are filled with positively charged ions, which when breathed in can line the windpipe making you become sluggish more susceptible to contaminants in the lungs. As a Himalayan pink salt lamp absorbs water and particles from the air, it also takes positive ions with them. Then, when the heated salt releases cleansed water vapor back into the air, it also expels negative ions, which work to keep your lungs clear.
Boost energy - Negative ions such as those generated by Himalayan salt lamps help boost energy levels..
Neutralize electromagnetic radiation - Electromagnetic radiation (from electronics such as televisions, computers, cell phones, appliances, etc). is invisible, but constant exposure can increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response. Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation.
Better sleep - Poor sleep can occur when positively-charged particles reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, so they may help ease this problem.
Improve mood and concentration - Himalayan pink salt lamps are a great way to naturally enhance your mood or to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. At the same time and on the opposite side of the coin, HPS lamps are great for improving concentration. Again, this is due to the effect of the negative ions on your body, improving blood and oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, as well as providing a boost of serotonin – the neurotransmitter which makes you (literally) feel happy.