Ever since my close friend (I call her twin) got into the wellness world, her passion overflows. Her passion about making sure we take good care of our health especially our loved ones’ wellbeing is too contagious! When she posted about the Himalayan Salt Lamp, I started getting curious myself. And when I got into the Honest Harvest bazaar at the Podium yesterday, I saw the himalayan salt lamps being displayed. I could not pass the chance not to get one for my home. So now, I’m an owner of a Himalayan Salt Lamp!
Since I just bought the Himalayan Salt Lamp, I cannot prove its advertised benefits. However, I do believe if when we use it consistently at home, we will eventually get those health benefits. So for this post, I’m focusing on the promise of the Himalayan Salt Lamp. I got the small size since we only have a small place. I put it beside my workstation where most of my gadgets are. In fact, it’s the only lamp open now while I write this post. It’s a lot more inspiring writing about it, if the item is just beside you 😀
Himalayan Salt Lamp Purifies the Air
The Himalayan Salt Lamp is basically a big chunk of pink himalayan salt rested on a wood with a little light bulb inside. However, the magic of the lamp is with the Himalayan salt. Why? Because the Himalayan Salt is naturally hygroscopic.
(of a substance) tending to absorb moisture from the air.
relating to humidity or its measurement.
What this means is that it absorbs water molecules with dirt, cigarette smoke & other contaminants inside. As the lamp heats up due to the bulb inside, it evaporates the same water back in the air. The key thing here is that the contaminants (dust, cigarette smoke, etc) gets trapped in the salt. Thus, purifying the air.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Neutralizes Electromagnetic Radiation from Electronic Devices
There is a reason why I put the Himalayan Salt Lamp in my work desk. All my electronic gadgets are there (i.e., iMac, iPad, iPhone, Google Wifi, Router, NAS, charging dock). The electromagnetic radiation emitted by our electronics are harmful to us. Constant exposure to them can lead to increased stress levels, decreased immune response and chronic fatigue. Himalayan Salt Lamp can help reduce the harmful side effects of our electronic gadgets by emitting negative ions which neutralizes the radiation.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Helps Promote Better Sleep
Himalayan Salt Lamp offers a warm orange glow (reminiscent of a sunset) which is said to be a great light source for the evening. In contrast to blue light which energizes and elevates our mood. I remember that iOS has a night shift feature and if turned on, reduces the blue light from the Phone or iPad massively. The lamp has the same effect so that it doesn’t negatively affect our sleep.
There are several more claims about the benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps but the three above seemed to be more convincing for me. And that is also mainly the reason why I purchased it.
I’m tempted to get another one for my kitchen as the Himalayan Salt Lamp looked so good! haha! We’ll see! I’ll try this for at least one month first before getting a second Himalayan Salt Lamp.
P.S. I got the Himalayan Salt Lamp at PHP 1,200 from the Xiqxaijan Shop.