Himalayan salt is a type of rock salt mined in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. These natural deposits range in color from light orange to dark pink with some crystals having a soft white or translucent color. A salt lamp is simply a piece of this ancient rock that has been hollowed out to allow room for a light bulb or candle. The light glows through the medium of the salt crystal casting a soft subtle glow. Our lamps range from those that retain their organic rock-shape to others that have been masterfully carved into attractive shapes and designs. These lamps make attractive accent lamps for mood lighting and work great as night-lights. They are also appreciated because, when heated, they release negative ions, which many believe to have health-enhancing properties.
People have long known of the positive effects of negative ions as evidenced by the popularity of sea and mountain air, both of which contain large amounts of these particles. Indoor air, on the other hand, is very low in negative ions. Although the benefits of negative ions are only partially understood, many who work in low-ion environments have reported improved mood and a decrease in fatigue when exposed to negative ions.
Negative ions work by binding with airborne pollutants; this makes them heavier so that they fall to the floor, thus removing them from a room’s atmosphere. Many electric air purifiers sometimes called “ionic air cleaners” use this method to clean indoor air for allergy sufferers white himalayan salt lamp benefits. A Himalayan salt lamp is an attractive and natural alternative to the mechanical look of an electric air purifier.
The amount of ions produced by lamps is limited by its size as well as the heat provided by its light source. A larger crystal releases more ions because of its larger exposed surface area. An average salt lamp that produces a candle-like glow can emit enough negative ions to affect a space the size of an office cubicle.
Himalayan salt lamps add a wonderful accent to any home decor. They work great in living rooms as well as kitchens and dens, anywhere that family gatherings or entertaining takes place. The relaxing light emitted by these natural wonders makes them ideal for spiritual healing centers such as massage practices and yoga studios.