Day by day salt lamps are gaining popularity in the market but at the same time the debate over them rages in the circles of health conscious people. How can a lamp made from the salt meant for sprinkling over dinner can affect your well being and make the environment around you healthy for you? This argument that do salt lamps work or not goes round and round but it is more factually supported than it is refutable. Do salt lamps only make an eye-catching element in your house or are there any benefits supported by science?
- What are Salt Lamps Made Of
The real salt lamps are made from Himalayan pink salt excavated from deep underground mines in Khewra, Pakistan. The solid blocks of Himalayan salt are hand -carved into lamps . They have a bulb inside which gives off a dim light and very low heat. The color of Himalayan salt lamps varies from light pink to a pinkish orange .
- The Chemistry of Salt Lamps
The science of salt lamps is very simple and clear cut. Salts are hygroscopic and can soak up water from the atmosphere. The salt lamps actually work on the same principle of “hygroscopy“. The bulb inside of the lamp heats the salt crystals. The mild heat of the lamp, evaporate the water and during the evaporation process the advantageous negative ions are formed to combat the positive ions by binding to them. Bacteria, molds and allergens all carry a positive charge and the positive ions are also constantly added to our surroundings by electronic devices like laptops, LCDs, microwaves, and other household gadgets. Positive ions are considered to cause problems like hypersensitivity, stress and insomnia. Negative ions neutralize excessive positive ions by binding to them and neutralize the electronic smog in your home. Once these airborne contaminants have been locked in the salt, clean water is re-released and thus it has a purifying effect on the air. The production of negative ions is constant phenomenon where nature keeps on producing negative ions to struggle the pollution in the air. You feel refreshed and energized after a thunderstorm, because high concentration of negative ions are produced as a result of lightening and air around you is purified.
- Do they Really Work
Yes . They do work. Let’s see it from the aspect of Feng Shui– a centuries old Chinese philosophy that harmonize a person with the surroundings. Salt because of its excellent quality for clearing negative energy is used to enhance the Feng Shui.
Also, to support the argument, a number of case studies are present where use of salt lamps for a reasonable period of time has worked miracles for people suffering from
- Skin conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Blood system disorders.
Seeing is Believing ….so put a salt lamp on your desk today and observe the changes around you
- Multi-colored glow from the lamp will soothe and relax you
- The air around you will be deodorized and feels light
- Your overall health will start improving in a few weeks
- Beauty of salt lamps will satisfy your aesthetic self