Himalayan Salt Lamp

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Himalayan Salt Lamps

Our range of natural Himalayan salt lamps give off a warm natural glow thanks to the minerals present in the Himalayan salt crystals. The Himalayan pink salt crystal is perfect for low-level evening lighting as the amber light is proven not to interrupt natural circadian rhythms, which promotes sleep and is great for your health and well-being. The natural shape and solid hand carved wooden base make them attractive decorative accessories when not in use.

All our natural Himalayan salt lamps come with an energy efficient LED light bulb. LED bulbs last longer and use less energy, making them a good option for night lights.

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Natural Himalayan Salt Lamps

These stunning pink Himalayan salt table lamps are perfect for improving the ambience in any room of the house or where you work. Use for ambient lighting in your living room, a nightlight in the kids bedroom or to set the mood for yoga practise or home therapies. 

Our pink Himalayan crystal lamps come in a variety of sizes, hand carved from Himalayan rock salt, that you choose by weight. Our salt lamps are available to buy in a range of sizes from a small 1.5-2 kg to a very large 12-16 kg. Alternatively we love the unique obelisk, sphere or salt bowl. The obelisk makes a really striking feature on a side table, while the sphere glows like the moon and would make a lovely night light in a child's bedroom.

Many people claim that using a crystal Himalayan salt lamp cleans the air by releasing negative ions. This counteracts the effect of positive ions released by electronic devices and purifies the air.

Negative ions are also said to help with regulating sleep, seasonal affective disorder, increasing mental clarity and concentration, respiratory illness and allergies. When inhaled the ions in the air helps produce serotonin, this, in turn, alters the mood of a person. This has yet to be proven, but in the end, Himalayan salt lamps are beautiful and create a warm mood and add aesthetic value to any room in the house or in your office.

Although it's unclear how well these lamps work as an air ionizer pink Himalayan salt also improves air quality in another way. Naturally hygroscopic, salt attracts water. Contaminants and allergens are trapped and purified water is then released when the lamp heats up.  The pink salt candle holders are also good for this and you get the added benefit of a flickering flame from the tea light.

The lamps we sell come with a low energy LED light bulb, perfect for using as a night light. Salt lamps require heat to release negative ions and improve air quality, thus you would need to replace the LED with a regular light bulb.

What Exactly Are Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Chunks of natural salt, mined from an area surrounding the Himalayas in Pakistan, are hand carved to form decorative salt crystal lamps. The special pink hue comes from naturally occurring minerals, and creates a lovely ambient light when illuminated from within.

Our lamps not only come from the Himalayan region, but they are sustainable, fair trade and highly ethical. You can trust us to ensure that on every step of their journey, the highest ethical codes have been met to bring you these lamps.

Being carved from natural salt Himalayan salt lamps are fragile. Lamps may get chipped, but that's fine, and yes, if you lick your hands after touching the lamps, they will taste of salt!

What Are the Health Benefits of Salt Lamps?

A natural Himalayan salt lamp has many reputed health benefits. They may...

  • reduce stress
  • improve air quality
  • improve breathing
  • improve sleep
  • help those with asthma
  • increase levels of serotonin
  • and generally promote calm and relaxation.

Although none of the health benefits has been proven to actually be provided by crystal salt lamps, there are many and many of our customers have found excellent benefits from them. As mentioned above a Himalayan salt lamp may improve your mood and be beneficial to those suffering from depression by altering serotonin levels.

A Study by Columbia University, shows that negative ions help people with depression as much as prescribed antidepressants do. Better yet, there are no side effects from negative ions. However, it is still not proved that negative ions have any significant effect on the human body or mentality. The studies are interesting nonetheless and many of our customers have definitely reported that it has helped them.

They can clean your air. Cleaner air can help those with respiratory or breathing issues.  With cleared airways and a sound mind, sleeping would be much easier as well. Because they clean the air around, they would also benefit those dealing with allergies and help with asthma-related symptoms. Again, none of this has been proven. What we do know is that their aesthetic value and beautiful pink ambient light are highly popular among many types of people.

One of the biggest things our customers have found is that they aid sleep, both for them and for children who have trouble sleeping. Put the lamp on a few hours before bedtime and it may help your little one sleep all night.

Do they really work?

One thing for sure is that they look beautiful and compliment any room. As for their health benefits and ability to clean the surrounding air, we are not claiming that they can do so, but we have many hundreds of happy customers who have found they make a huge difference.

Most people will get them because of their soothing ambient light and their gorgeous aesthetic appeal rather than for the health purposes. However, there are some people that use them for their ability to release negative ions, and clean the air, aiding sleep and clearing away damp.

What are Negative Ions?

Negative ions are airborne molecules typically present in certain areas such as by waterfalls and beaches (created by the moving air and water), where they would be in the tens of thousands. Consider that when comparing to an office or home setting where they would be in the hundreds. Once inhaled they are said to assist in the production of serotonin, giving a person a euphoric like feeling or just makes them feel much better. It's one of the reasons you might find you feel much happier after a day at the beach or a mountain walk. Negative ions are also believed to speed up blood flow.

The Bottom Line

To put it simply, people use Himalayan salt lamps because they look nice in any room. They have a gorgeous aesthetic appeal and provide a soothing ambient light. They are just perfect for a living room or any room made for relaxation, even a yoga room.

At night, use them on your nightstand for a soothing atmosphere in your room. They can be placed almost anywhere and come in many sizes. One of the best places for a Himalayan salt lamp is the bedroom, clearing the air, help with migraines and helping to sleep better are some of the benefits many have found with genuine salt lamps.

Although they may release negative ions, it is not fully proved out that they do, or even that the number of ions released has any benefit. One thing for sure is that these lamps make a stunning addition to any office or room. They work well in many settings which is why they are so popular. 

Most people buy them purely for their aesthetic value so if they do help cleanse the air, that's a big plus.

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