I always get excited when the UPS man drops a box off at my door, but today was extra good because the box contained a long-awaited Himalayan Salt Lamp. I have been wanting one for a while, but just never got around to purchasing one.
Thankfully, the nice folks from YourSaltLamps.com offered to donate one of their Himalayan Salt Lamps. So now I have one! Woo Hoo!
What it looks like
The one they sent me is great because not only does it light up, but it also has a little tin at the top of it that you can drop essential oils in to diffuse throughout the room.
Ok, so it is pretty cool looking, but what are the health benefits? Glad you asked!
Health benefits of salt lamps
- Just like beeswax candles they release negative ions into the air. Negative ions, “are known to alleviate symptoms caused by allergies, sleep disorders, migraines headaches and depression. Negative Ions also help alleviate common indoor air pollutants such as dust, mildew, humidity, and EMFs from TVs, computers, and other electronic devices.”
- According to this article, “Europeans have been aware of the health benefits of salt for generations, and people suffering from chronic congestive problems go to clinics located in salt mines for treatment.”
Additionally you can get Himalayan salt to eat as well which also has few great benefits…
- It tastes great! I use Himalayan salt at the dinner table almost any time I can
- It is full of tons of minerals as it has a very high (naturally) mineral content