Other than making the home look beautiful with a warm, peaceful glow... what are the actual health benefits of Himalayan Rock Salt lamps and candles?
In Ayurveda, Himalayan rock salt is used medicinally for both internal and external treatment. This special salt is actually nutrient for the body providing the ability to treat wounds, oedema, lymphatic blockage, skin conditions and pain.
BENEFITS OF SALT LAMPS & CANDLES
Salt is hygroscopic, meaning that salt attracts water molecules from the surrounding environment. Floating alongside the airborne water molecules in your home are dust, pollen, mould and other allergens. The Himalayan salt light works by attracting the water molecules and with the warmth created by the bulb or candle, clean water vapours are released into the air with the nasties absorbed within the salt. Cool hey?
In addition, Himalayan rock salt when heated release negative ions into the surrounding environment. Negative ions are simply oxygen atoms with an extra electron. These negative ions occur in nature via the effects of water, air, and sunlight. You know when you do a hike through the mountains or near a waterfall only to feel fresh, restored and nourished? Negative ions contribute to this feeling and healing effect. Creators of the Himalayan salt lamps and candles argue these pink salt rocks can mimic, to an extent, the feeling you get from being outside. And who doesn’t want that for the home?
With love and warm, glowing salt lamp light,