Himalayan Salt Lamp
A Himalayan Salt Lamp is a beautiful, natural lighting feature that emits a warm soft glow and adds peaceful beauty to any decor theme. Adding these to your home is also another way to gain the reputed benefits of Himalayan salt, an element which has been used for centuries to clear bronchial tubes of congestion for relief of common respiratory problems.
The peoples of ancient cultures noticed relief of chronic respiratory symptoms while visiting salt caves and thus used them frequently as a remedy for common respiratory ailments. To this day, sufferers of asthma, allergies pneumonia, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis and cystic fibrosis visit modern Salt Caves around the world for this treatment, as it is known to help alleviate their symptoms.
Salt caves are constructed from several tons of Himalayan Salt blocks, the exact amount depending on the size of the cave, which are usually heated by lighting placed within the walls. The heating of the salt causes the air in the cave to be infused with a dry aerosol of tiny pharmaceutical grade salt particles. Salt Cave treatment is widely used in Eastern Europe and Russia and has been a well known natural therapy for nearly 200 years. In these parts of the world, people with chronic breathing disorders often spend two to three hours per day in salt cave grottos. In 1995, even the Russian government approved salt caves for medical use. Irelands’ first salt cave opened near Dublin in 2009. Himalayan Salt Caves are also springing up all over the US, from The Salt Cave MPLS in Minnisota to Boulder, Co.
Fortunately, for those who are unable to visit a salt cave, these same Himalayan Salt crystals have been fashioned into lamps and candle holders for use by individuals in their homes, allowing you to experience similar effects of visiting a salt therapy cave right in the comfort of your own home!
The Benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamp
The benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp are reputedly gained by the presence of two effects known to salt. Clinical studies have now shown that breathing salt air can help to stimulate the respiratory system’s natural ability to reduce inflammation, clear blockages, fight infection and reduce discomfort. This effect is due to the natural anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial nature of salt.
Studies have also shown that an atmosphere high in negative ions promotes good health, as negative ions help to cleanse the air of pollutants and toxins which cause asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues. As salt is an element known to emit high levels of negative ions, a Himalayan Salt Lamp is essentially a way of helping to naturally cleanse the air in your home for healthier breathing conditions. Some of the conditions that have been shown to respond to salt therapy include:
- Asthma & Allergies
- Circulatory issues
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Post-operative recovery
- Skin conditions such as Psoriasis & Eczema
- Smokers Cough
- Weakened immune system
- Various Sleep Disorders
How a Himalayan Salt Lamp Works
Heated by either a bulb or a candle, a Himalayan Salt Lamp or candle holder is used for its ability to help ionize the air in the surrounding area, creating effects much like those experienced in a salt cave. These authentic salt crystals, collected from the deepest & highest mines on earth, located under the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range, have remained untouched by environmental pollutants for over 250 million years. The most pollutant free form of salt crystals in the world, Himalayan Salts are hand picked from salt deposits & crafted into the Salt Therapy caves mentioned above, as well as our quality Himalayan Salt Lamps and Candle Holders.
Place Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps in bedrooms for a more peaceful sleep, aided by fresher, cleaner air & a warm, tranquil glow. Salt Lamps may also increase productivity in the workplace, home office or study area by reducing the amount of electromagnetic pollution emitted by electronic home & office equipment, so you may experience increased concentration & reduced fatigue. Allergy & Asthma sufferers report quick relief of symptoms & easier breathing with the use of salt lamps.
Himalayan Salt Detox Dome
How it Works
This specially shaped Himalayan Salt Lamp is heated with a 25 watt bulb, and comes with a UL listed dimmer cord which allows you to easily adjust the amount of heat that is produced.
When feet or hands are rested on the detox dome it absorbs and extracts toxins from your body, supports blood circulation, reduces swelling, and just feels great! It is also a soothing way to warm your feet and hands on cold days.
Cleaning & Care
Since salt is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, cleaning it between uses is easy, simply allow the dome to cool, wipe with a damp towel and allow to dry.
When you’re not using the dome for detox, it doubles as a beautiful Himalayan Salt Lamp with an emotionally uplifting, earthy glow!
Placing a Himalayan Salt Lamp, or multiple lamps, in your home is a great way to update your indoor atmosphere with a natural, relaxing lighting scheme, while enjoying the benefits the salt has to offer.
Himalayan Salt Lamp