Here’s why you need a Himalayan salt lamp

Salt lamps are gaining popularity as of late, and for good reason. Salt lamps, specifically ones made from Himalayan salt, offer a variety of benefits to those who use them, and some “advocates of salt lamps claim they can clean the air in your home, soothe allergies, boost your mood and help you sleep,” says an article from Healthline.

I thought it would be interesting to delve into the benefits of salt lamps a little further. I own one myself, however, I don’t use it too often, so perhaps this post will enlighten me as much as it may for someone curious about these lamps.

“Himalayan salt lamps are carved from the mineral-rich, pink salt mined from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan,” the article explains. Many people believe they are beneficial due to their natural ionizers classification, “meaning they change the electrical charge of the circulating air … it’s suggested that Himalayan salt lamps may produce ions by attracting water particles that evaporate off as a salt solution when heated by the lamp, forming mostly negative ions.”

Those who believe Himalayan salt lamps serve as more than attractive decor tend to support the claims that they can purify the air and boost its overall quality in a given space. Many believe they further have the ability to enhance overall mood and assist in falling asleep.

Considering these things have the potential to do all these things while simultaneously functioning as a lamp, I don’t see why someone wouldn’t be tempted to give one a try. There is no concrete evidence to support the claims of the health benefits they offer as of yet, but I imagine someone is working hard to make these claims fact.

These lamps give any space a wonderful ambiance, they’re affordable, and there’s a good chance that they can spruce up your home in more ways than one.

I say that’s a logical investment.

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2 thoughts on “Here’s why you need a Himalayan salt lamp

  1. While I don’t know if it’s psychosomatic – because it’s pretty and the one I have cycles colors in a relaxing way – or if it’s magic, or if it has some as-yet-unknown actual medical properties, I will say I tend to feel a little better when my lamp is on. I have a cool USB one that I keep plugged into my keyboard when I don’t need the port for my streaming mic.

    Personally, I lean towards psychosomatic; there’s no reason some singed salt and ions would have any effect on chronic depression, severe asthma, or mild schizophrenia. Regardless, it does seem to help, and I agree that they’re cheap and attractive, so worth giving a try.


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