What's The Big Deal About Himalayan Salt Lamps?

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We're not talking about your regular table salt here that can damage our bodies, but Himalayan salt.

Himalayan salt is natural and not processed like our table salt is. While we all need some salt in our life to be able to be healthy, other minerals do our body good and one you need to introduce to you and your client's life is Himalayan salt.

Himalayan salt lamps have become a bit trendy as of late, but I don't want you to let that stop you from getting on board with introducing them to your clients. If you’d like some decorating inspiration, check out my Pinterest board here.

Salt Basics

Salt is hygroscopic which means it absorbs moisture from the air. That's why you always find those annoying little silica packets inside your new shoes or bag.

Back in the 1800s, doctors noticed how healthy the salt miners were compared to other people. These miners were inhaling and absorbing fine salt dust particles on their skin as they mined. 

So Halotherapy was introduced so that people who weren't miners could get the benefits, too. People will go sit for 45 minutes in a salt room where pure dry sodium chloride is dispersed into the room as microparticles. 

As the salt is inhaled, it acts like a bunch of mini sponges absorbing excess mucus and other yucky stuff as well as opening up restricted airways. Who knew? Now you do.

Better Air Quality

Water molecules are always circling around us in the air. These water molecules carry dust, pollen, and other allergens. 

The salt attracts the water molecules from the surrounding air. Then the heat from the bulb inside of the Himalayan salt lamp will then evaporate the absorbed water back into the atmosphere leaving the airborne pollutants on the Himalayan salt lamp and generating negative ions. 

Negative ions have many positive health benefits like increasing serotonin, alleviating depression symptoms, relieving stress and boosting our energy. 

The Himalayan salt lamps only release a smidgen of negative ions back into the room. Although the theory is that the longer you leave the Himalayan salt lamp on, the more negative ions it will produce. 

To get more negative ions in the home, you'd also want to introduce a negative ion generator

Size Matters

The bigger the Himalayan salt lamp will increase its ability to clean the air. 

  • 8 x 8 Room requires an 8" tall or 5 lb Himalayan salt lamp

  • 10 x 10 Room requires a 10" tall or 7 lb Himalayan salt lamp

  • 12 x 12 Room requires a 12" tall or 10 lb Himalayan salt lamp

  • 15 x 15 Room requires a 15" tall or 15 lb Himalayan salt lamp

  • 20 x 20 Room requires a 20" tall or 30 lb Himalayan salt lamp

  • 40 x 40 Room requires a 40" tall or 50 lb Himalayan salt lamp

If you can't find a large enough lamp, you can always add more than one lamp to the room to make up the difference.

Himalayan salt lamps benefits:

  • Reducing allergens

  • Less cold and flues due to the reduction of airborne viruses

  • Fewer headaches

  • Better concentration

  • Increased relaxation

  • May reduce help reduce EMFs

Where To Place In The Home

The best placement of Himalayan salt lamps is closest to where people will be most often so they can breathe in the fresher air that is generated. 

So maybe next to the sofa in the family room or in the bedroom. Leaving the Himalayan salt lamp turned on all day in the bedroom and turning it off at night can really work wonders. 

Is It An Authentic Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Since you can find these lamps everywhere now, you need to be able to figure out if you're buying a real Himalayan salt lamp or a fake otherwise you or your client won't be able to reap the benefits. 

  • If it chips or breaks it's real. It's a natural substance that while it is hard, it is rather brittle.

  • It's dim and the light coming from it is uneven. The light given off by a Himalayan salt lamp is not meant to be like a lamp. Some parts of the lamp will glow brighter than other parts.

  • It's from the Himalayas located in Pakistan.

  • It tastes like salt.

Himalayan salt lamps come in all sorts of colors depending on how much iron is present when it is mined from a certain location. The lamps can be white, pink, red, almost black. The color doesn't affect its effectiveness.

Once you hop on board with me on the Himalayan salt lamp train, you're going to find yourself becoming a fan. Maybe even a hoarder if you've got a Home Goods store near you to scoop up some at a great price!