Salt Lamp Benefits: Why We Love Them
Himalayan salt lamps hold a special place in our hearts at ISHKA HQ.
A long-time favourite, our followers love them just as much as we do!
So what’s all the fuss about?
Here’s our top reasons why no home should be without a salt lamp!
Salt lamps can naturally improve air quality
In these high-tech times, the air we breathe is bombarded daily with unhealthy positive ions produced by electrical devices. Salt lamps are said to counteract this by releasing negative ions that strike a balance in the atmosphere, bringing the air back to a more purified state.
Believed to clear the air of dust, pollen and all kinds of airborne debris, salt lamps work by drawing in airborne water molecules containing trapped contaminants. When a salt lamp is switched on and begins to warm, the purification process kicks off by evaporating the collected moisture and releasing cleansing negative ions into the air.
Salt lamps are well-known for their health benefits
Himalayan pink salt is regarded as the purest salt on Earth, and is naturally rich in iodine and essential minerals. As salt lamps are known for purifying the air and having a calming effect on the mind and body, it’s not hard to see why many users report an improvement in their physical and mental well-being, including:
- improved concentration
- higher energy levels
- better quality of sleep
- reduced stress and anxiety
- minimised allergy and asthma symptoms
Salt lamps can transform any room into a sanctuary
If you’re looking to bring a zen-like aura to your space, a salt lamp is a must. Most popular for use in bedrooms and lounge areas, salt lamps can be placed anywhere in your home or office where you wish to freshen the air and create a sense of tranquility.
Seen as a symbol of a natural lifestyle, salt lamps allow us to capture the beauty of nature indoors. The distinctive organic form of a salt lamp brings a natural charm to any space, while its warm pinkish-orange glow instantly creates a relaxed and soothing atmosphere. The very reason why massage rooms, spas and yoga studios love them too.
Quick tips on keeping your salt lamp happy
Does your salt lamp mysteriously leak water? If so, don’t worry – it’s totally normal! When switched off for long periods of time, salt lamps are prone to ‘cry’ as there is no heat source available to evaporate the collected moisture.
No one wants a sad salt lamp, so here’s a couple of tips to keep your lamp happy:
- Keep your salt lamp switched on whenever you’re home
- When heading out, place a plastic bag over the lamp to prevent it from attracting moisture
- When leaving your salt lamp off for long periods, unplug the cord and separate it from the lamp, then wrap the lamp in plastic
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