A Himalayan salt lamp in the living room, or in the study or bedroom, is like having an
open window , it is a natural source of fresh and clean air that fills the air with vitamins.
Surely you have seen them in stores, in the houses of some friend or as bedside lamps. In recent years, the salt lamps have been gaining popularity thanks to their properties or to the design capable of bringing an ethnical and original touch to any environment.
The lights of the Himalayas also known as salt lamps , formed by pink salt that have many benefits, have become a great ally to help our lungs, brain and even our state of mind.
This is due to the composition of these objects that give off negative ions, abundant in nature, that detoxify the environment by adhering to the particles with positive charge. For example, many of the allergens and other air pollutants have a positive charge (bacteria, fungi, etc.) and since we spend a lot of time in offices, houses, cars and enclosed spaces, we block the natural entry of negative ions.
Importance of using Himalayan salt lamp for home décor
Clean the air
This is the best known feature of salt lamps. They have incredible power to eliminate dust, pollen, tobacco smoke and other air pollutants.
But how do they do it?
Himalayan salt lamps purify the air through the power of the hygrometry , that is, they attract the water molecules of the environment and absorb them, and with it the strange particles they may have.
As the lamp is heated by the heat produced by the bulb inside, that same water evaporates back into the air and the particles trapped in dust, pollen, smoke … are trapped in the salt.
Reduce allergy and asthma symptoms
As they remove microscopic particles of dust, mold, fungi and the like in the surrounding air, placing a lamp or two in rooms where you spend more time can reduce allergy symptoms.
Even people who suffer from asthma can notice a big difference after a week or two. In fact, the salt from the Himalayas is so good for the respiratory tract that they even sell it in an inhaler format.
They protect our lungs
As we have seen before, when the lamp warms up and begins its hygroscopic cycle of particles in the air, it also changes the charge of the molecules that are released, that is, it absorbs positive ions and expel negative ions (those that we find in the pure nature ).
Most of our homes are full of positive ions , which are not particularly good for our health. The main source of positive ion generation is electronic devices .
Why are positive ions harmful?
By continuously breathing a large number of positive ions into the air, the cilia (microscopic hairs) that line our trachea become slow and have a harder time keeping contaminating particles out of our lungs.
And negative ions precisely have the effect of increasing ciliary activity , helping to keep our lungs clear and protected.
In other words, salt lamps help our body to filter the air more efficiently .
Help counteract electronic vibrations
Nowadays most of us live in a kind of ocean of electromagnetic radiation (EM) that arises from all the electronic devices that surround us (television, computer, mobile phone, tablet, music devices, …)
Although it may seem that they do not affect us, the long-term effects of this type of radiation can be very serious.
There are studies that show that constant exposure to EM radiation increases stress levels , causes chronic fatigue and reduces the body’s immune response , among other things.
The negative ions emitted by the Himalayan salt lamps help counteract EM radiation. That is why it is convenient to have one near the television, the computer and other electrical devices that you use frequently.
Help you sleep better
Another side effect of overexposure to positive ions in the air is that it affects the quality of our sleep . This happens because these positively charged particles can actually reduce the blood and oxygen supply to the brain, resulting in irregular sleep rhythms. The Himalayan salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, so they can help reverse the problem. Put one or two in your room to improve the air quality so that you can have a better night’s sleep.
Remember that even though you are like me and you can not sleep unless the room is totally dark, you can always turn off the lamp at bedtime. Just leave it on for the rest of the day so that it can do her work while you are awake. People living in humid climates need to know that salt lamps tend to sink a bit when the salt gets cold. You will certainly need to protect the surfaces by placing a saucer underneath and be sure to follow the use and maintenance instructions that are included with your lamp!
Improve mood and concentration
We have already seen that the effect of negative ions on the body improves the supply of blood and oxygen in the brain and other organs, and also provides an increase in the release of serotonin , the neurotransmitter that makes us feel (literally) happy.
All this naturally affects our mood; It can help us relax and rest but it also improves our concentration.
That is why a salt lamp is very suitable in any space where work is done that requires concentration (in offices, offices, studios, …).
Reduce static electricity in the air
Salt lamps also neutralize the ionized particles in the air that cause static electricity. Something that is not harmful to health, but certainly very annoying, when you stick the lint to your shirt, or combed becomes an odyssey.
They are a source of light that respects the environment
They are completely natural lamps, use low wattage bulbs that consume little energy, and if we do not want them to be electric we can use the post-boxes that have the same effect on the environment.