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Why You Need Himalayan Salt Lamps in Your Home

Why You Need Himalayan Salt Lamps in Your Home

Posted by Ryan Eloise on 30th Mar 2018

Himalayan salt lamps have become popular home decor, but did you know that they are more than just decorations?

Mined in Khewra, Punjab a province in Pakastan, Himalayan sea salt is said to have been mined since 326BC, with its first uses said to be used for salt licks for horses.

Fast forward to current time, and Himalayan salt has become a staple in kitchens all over the globe. Being used instead of regular table salt, this salt can be carved into serving plates, griddles, and even baking stones. But why should we use this salt lamp for more than decoration and seasoning our food?

Here are 5 reasons why you need a salt lamp or two in your home.

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1. Improves Sleep

Having trouble sleeping? No worries. Just the relaxing glow alone from a Himalayan salt lamp can help with relaxation. Helping your penal gland produce a higher dose of melatonin to help you have a sound sleep.

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2. Reduces Stress

Himalayan salt lamps have a tendency to put people and even pets at ease. Himalayan salt lamps release negative ions into the air, which reduce anxiety, and promote a relaxation. Because Himalayan salt occurs naturally in the Earth, it emits negative ions, giving you the same calming effect that you find in waterfalls, oceans, and other natural features on our planet.

3. Increases Energy Levels

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Positive ions deplete the body of energy, and it is believed that Himalayan salt lamps can actually do the opposite. The negative ions increase energy levels, and yield a refreshing effect. Similar to the feeling of being outdoors in nature.

4. Enhances Your Breathing

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Himalayan pink salt perform what is called hygroscopy. Which means it attracts and absorbs contaminated water molecules from the immediate environment and locks them into the salt crystal. The process is said have the amazing ability to remove cigarette smoke, dust and other contaminants from the air. This benefit is particularly popular, as salty air acts as an overall health booster and can help clear the air passages. Also filtering foreign particles to help the lungs stay cleaner.

5. Balances Electromagnetic Radiation

Shades of Afrika Blog Post - Why you need salt lamps in your homeThe negative ions that the Himalayan salt lamp produces helps combat the positive ions from our electronic devices. This constant exposure to EM radiation is known primarily to cause fatigue, increase stress and weaken the immune system. Once the positive and negative ions hit each other they are neutralized, reducing artificial frequencies and even prevent static buildup.

Shop Shades of Afrika to purchase your very own Himalayan salt lamps

Or stop by our store location to see our selection at:

Shades of Afrika

1001 E. 4th St.

Long Beach, CA 90802

What's your experience with Himalayan Salt Lamps? Have questions or comments? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.