How does a glowing Himalayan pink salt lamp support our health and wellbeing? The answer—negative ions.
People are usually attracted to Himalayan salt lamps for its aesthetics. Yet, this is something that is ‘more than meets the eye’. Come discover what are the positive health benefits of having a Himalayan salt lamp in your home.
Turning Positive to Negative
John Paul Young sang Love is in the Air. Besides love, the next best thing to have in the air you breathe every day is negative ions.
We know what you are asking: what is negative ions?
Negative ions are created when a molecule gains a negatively charged electron. Due to this nature, they are statically attracted to airborne particles like dust, mould, and other pollutants and potential allergens.
When negative ions attach to these pollutants and allergens, the new structure has a negative charge so that they become grounded and fall to the floor, rather than continue drifting in the air. Even bacteria and viruses circling in a room can be cleared by negatively charged ions attaching to them, and removing them from the air.
Negative ions also attach themselves to positive ions. Positive ions are usually carbon dioxide molecules that have been stripped of an electron. An excess of positively charged ions in the environment is believed to contribute to tiredness and lack of energy, tension, anxiety, and irritability. Positive ions in the air have even been investigated as a contributing factor for asthma and depression.
Various electrical appliances such as the television, computer, and microwave produce positive ions. Since many of us use electrical appliances regularly in our home, it is important to increase the use of Himalayan salt lamps or other purifiers in order to have the continued benefit of negative ions throughout our home.
In short, negative ions create positive vibes. Ever wondered why you feel so great in places such as forests, mountains, waterfalls and beaches? In nature, there is an abundance of negative ions, which are odourless, tasteless invisible molecules. Thus having a salt lamp—or several salt lamps—in your home can also help generate these same positive feelings you feel in those locations.
‘Positive’ Side of Negative Ions
Other than being a unique interior piece, Himalayan salt lamps are known to be natural air purifiers. When in use, the bulb warms the salt lamp and negative ions are emitted into our surroundings, therefore purifying the air.
Himalayan salt lamps also help with:-
- boosting energy
- decreasing stress
- increasing mood
- increasing alertness
- supporting the respiratory system
- decreasing allergy symptoms
- supporting the immune system
- alleviating symptoms of depression
- harness its organic ability to combat radiation and EMF pollution
increasing levels of serotonin, which will also aid in healthy sleep patterns