I got a salt lamp last summer and I had always wanted one. If you don’t know what I am referring to, it’s a lamp made out of Himalayan salt that has some great benefits. Not only do I think they look nice and add a great glow to any room, but they can help with lots of things around your home. You can buy them in solid form, like the one pictured (that is the kind I have) or you can buy them in pieces and add a bulb to them. Check out these benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp and consider getting one for your home. Here are some reasons every home needs a salt lamp.
Why You Need a Salt Lamp
Salt Lamps Create Negative Ions– This is something that is created a lot more in natural settings and bringing a salt lamp home can help create some in your living space. Negative ions are great for purifying the air, especially since we have so many electronic devices these days.
Last summer, I went to the Oregon coast and I felt so great after a summer rain that happened there. One of the reasons for this is the natural air purification of negative ions. Salt lamps can create this on a small scale.
Salt Lamps can reduce allergens in the air. Salt attracts water and moisture and with the light bulb heating the salt up a bit, it attracts even more. When the lamp gets a hold of pollen and other things in the air, they stick to the lamp rather than floating in the air.
You can relax easier and get more restful sleep with a salt lamp. This is again due to the negative ions put off by the lamp. You will also find that the soft glow of the lamp can help send you into a more relaxed state than harsh light bulbs and overhead lights.
They create a nice atmosphere. Even if you don’t believe in a lot of the reasons to get one, although science does back up the negative ion benefits, salt lamps look pretty awesome and they are a great low cost way to light a room in the evening.