Christmas is around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re racking your brain trying to think of Christmas gift ideas. Well maybe Himalayan Salt Lamps are the answer. Not only do they look amazing, they are believed to have many health benefits.
Have you noticed when you walk along a beach breathing in the sea air, you feel so much more energised, relaxed and have a general feeling of wellbeing. One of the reasons is we are breathing in this healthy sea air which is charged with negative ions. Negative ions are understood to increase our absorption of oxygen as well as balance our serotonin levels.
Although many of us are in fact fortunate to live near a beach, we obviously aren’t at the beach 24/7. There may however be a way to access those negative ions 24/7 through Himalayan Salt Lamps. Apart from looking very attractive, Himalayan Salt Lamps are thought to have many health benefits. These salt lamps are made from salt crystals which are considered to be millions of years old from regions near the Himalayan Mountains. Their many benefits may include –
Deodorising and cleansing the air by attracting and absorbing foreign particles such as dust, smoke, pollens and other allergens. One customer reported the smell of stale smoke which had permeated her home was gone after setting up her salt lamp.
Allergy and Asthma symptoms may also reduced because the salt lamps eradicate the particles of dust, mould, mildew and even pet dander from the air. How often do you stand in a room with the sun streaming in and notice dust particles in the rays of sunshine? I have many customers comment they no longer see these dust particles when their salt lamps are operating. The Himalayan Salt Lamps can work in a similar way to an ionizer. As the salt lamp heats up it attracts moisture. The process of evaporation of the water through the salt is believed to then releases negative ions into the atmosphere, thereby restoring and neutralising the surrounding air quality. Sodium which is a positively charged ion and chloride which is a negatively charged ion become neutral and when emitted into the atmosphere help to reduce pollutants such as allergens and toxins. Balancing these positive and negative ions can also assist in reducing airborne infections.
Electromagnetic Radiation may be neutralised by using salt lamps. These days our homes and workplaces are often filled with many types of electrical appliances such as televisions, computers, microwaves, heaters, fluorescent lights just to name a few. These appliances are now being blamed for creating so called “electric smog”, depleting our energy levels, sometimes making us tired and depressed and generally negatively affecting our health because of the positive ions they are discharging. The use of a Himalayan Salt Lamp may help negate the effects of this ‘electric smog” by setting them up near your computer, TV or other electrical devices in your house or workplace.
Sleep can also be affected when we are exposed to too many positive ions in the air. Over exposure can reduce blood and oxygen supply to our brain which sets up bad sleep patterns. Salt lamps are also a perfect night light for young children.
Increased Concentration and Enhanced Mood may be achieved by the increase in blood and oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, plus boosting serotonin due to the effects of negative ions on the body.
We are often asked what size lamp I should use. A small lamp would suffice for the average bedroom or office whereas I would look at a larger lamp for a living room. Some people dot several small lamps in a room which gives off a lovely ambient light. We have now expanded our range to include new shapes which have become very popular. These include pyramid, tear drop, cylindrical and sphere shapes.
I suggest you call into our store at 5 North Street, Batemans Bay or phone on 44729737 where we can advise you on the best lamp for your needs. Don’t forget to tune into Bev on 2EC every Wednesday at 12.30pm on go Get Healthy.