Himalayan pink sea salt lamps are the essence of beneficial simplicity. These lamps are really just huge chunks of Himalayan pink salt fitted with a lighting fixture. But they're so much more than that. Not only are they edible, able to be broken down and consumed as mineral-dense salt, they also purify indoor air by releasing negative ions when in use.
It's well established that indoor air is some of the most polluted, and it's where we spend 90% of our time.
According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants are two to five times more toxic than outdoor pollutants, and in some cases, the indoor air has been found to be 100 times more polluted.
Himalayan salt lamps also work as mini humidifiers because salt is naturally hygroscopic. It attracts and holds water on its surface which is then heated by the light bulb and evaporated into the air whereby negative ions are freely generated.
When negative ions are created, they automatically circulate throughout the room attaching themselves to positive ions and neutralizing them.
Positive ions can be harmful to our health and are found in airborne viruses, bacteria and allergens, and are also released from electronics when in operation. Positive ions themselves can cause decreased lung efficiency and circulation, brain fog, fatigue and general illness.
Benefits of Negative Ions
- Freshen and deodorize indoor air
- Remove airborne germs and contaminants
- Promote better sleep
- Reduce microscopic allergens like dust, pet dander, mold and mildew
- Increase blood flow and oxygen supply throughout the body
It's ideal to have one salt lamp in every room, but even just one in the room you spend the most time in can dramatically increase indoor air quality and overall well being.
NOTE: Be careful to choose salt lamps made from authentic Himalayan pink sea salt (sometimes called Himalayan salt crystals). There are many imitators out there selling pink-colored rock salt instead of the real deal.