This week, as per the poll request on my Instagram this blog post is going to be all about Himalayan salt lamps. Whether you already have one or if you are curious and are thinking about getting one, I am here today to tell you what they are and how they can help you in more than one way.
Himalayan salt lamps are crystals carved from amber-coloured rock salt from the Himalayas mountain range, with the bottom hollowed out to fit a lightbulb inside. When you light them, they give out a warm, reddish-pink glow.
The salt lamp radiates its light through a beautiful warm glow and is lovely to have on both in the day and at night. It is a gentle light and one that I love to wind down to when I am going to bed, rather than that harsh white bright light- is it just me or does it feel like you are looking into the sun when you are sleepy and the main lights are on?! The salt lamps can help aid in you having a better night’s sleep and can even help with some allergies. *
Apart from the aesthetics and its lovely warm glowing light it also has some healing properties. A salt lamp is said to provide health benefits because they are “natural ionizers”** – effectively it changes the electrical charge in the air and rebalances the negative ions which make you feel more energetic, increases blood flow and increases in the levels of serotonin (the happy hormone) – compared to the electronic devices giving off positive ions which can make us feel more tired.***
Salt lamps also have been known to help alleviate the symptoms of asthma and even some allergies. They can absorb a multitude of dust particles from the air which can be the main antagonist for numerous allergies.***
So really, what is not to love about the salt lamp? Here are my top tips if you do decide to invest in one and if you have one this also applies.
- Have a room or area where you can place your salt lamp for maximum viewing and light.
- Have a spare bulb – you never know when the fuse may go, and you want the beautiful light shining as often as you can.
- Meditate and breath near the lamp and absorb those ions.
- Smile – you have a great piece of healing kit in your home and it looks great – go you!
I hope you enjoyed this blog and if you do go and get yourself a salt lamp I’d love to know!
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Take care and live your best life.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle