Benefits of Himalayan Salt Products
Himalayan salt lamps are beautiful additions to homes and offices, providing lovely ambient lighting with a warm glow. They also seem to act as air purifiers. The salt attracts and absorbs moisture, acting almost like a sponge, allowing dirt, pollen and other toxins to become trapped. The heat from the light bulb dries the moisture and leaves the salt refreshed.
Scientists have admitted that there is plausible cause to support the theory that Himalayan salt has health benefits as well as the potential to improve mood and sleep patterns. There is also a persuasive argument that placing a Himalayan Salt lamp near your computer may reduce electromagnetic smog. Here at Tushita Heaven, we have heard many personal stories from folks who have shared their positive experiences with us. The benefits of these salts lamps goes beyond science.
Distributors and retail sellers of Himalayan Salt Lamps claim that these lamps, when warm, emit negative ions, which negate positive ions in the air. These claims are scientifically unsubstantiated and lab tests indicate such a low reading of negative ions that scientists are not able or willing to support the claims. Further, the small level of negative ions emitted can't be read more than a few inches away from the warm lamp.
Owner's note: Tushita Heaven endeavors to accurately represent products that we sell. It is not our intention to challenge public hearsay, but to inform and educate the consumer to the best of our ability. My husband attained his under graduate degree studying Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the first to question me when I claimed that negative ions were emitted from Himalayan Salt Lamps. Further research proved his educated suspicion to be correct. So the bottom line; Himalayan Salt Lamps are beautiful, they DO have health benefits, they also may have healing potential for some, especially those with upper respiratory issues, and they add charm and warmth to a room. Our customers say they sleep better at night when their Lamp is working in the bedroom, and other positive results are reported. So buy your lamp because it may improve your personal space and possibly improve aspects of your health, but be informed in the process.
Caring for your Himalayan Salt Lamp:
It is rare, but possible for your salt lamp to “weep”. Depending upon how humid your environment is, the salt can reach a saturation level and release the extra water. In order to protect your furniture, place the lamp on a waterproof surface (I have mine on a decorative plate). Salt is corrosive, and if your lamp weeps, it could mar your furniture. It is rare for this to happen, but take precaution until you feel confident. Having said that, if you leave the lamp on 24 hours a day, weeping shouldn’t occur.
Because the salt is absorbing toxins we recommend cleaning the surface of the lamp occasionally with a damp cloth. This will remove dirt and dust particles that collect over time. Your lamp is made of salt, so avoid using too much water as this will erode the lamp as the salt dissolves.
The health benefits of your Himalayan Salt Lamp are dependent upon the lamp being warm, so be sure to use a light bulb with enough wattage to keep the lamp warm to the touch, but not hot. If the lamp is in the bedroom and the light is too bright for your taste, you may purchase dark colored light bulbs. You will still gain the advantage of the healing benefits of the warm lamp without the disturbance of the bright light.
It is important to have a “right” size lamp for the job. A small room may tune up well with a small lamp, but if the room is larger, you may need one or more larger lamps to feel the effects.