Salt Lamps: What’s the big deal?

There are many benefits to owning a natural Himalayan Salt Lamp. These soft glowing crystals compliment any space in your home or office. They make a delightful décor piece in the living room or kitchen and help chase away bad dreams as a night light in a childs bedroom. Salt Lamps are also a popular Christmas or Birthday gift.

How do Himalayan Salt Lamps Work?

benefits_of_himalayan02Water vapour molecules circulating in the atmosphere carry numerous allergens such as dust, pet dander, bacteria, viruses and pollen. Because salt is hygroscopic, a piece of rock salt, like a Himalayan crystal Salt Lamp, attracts water vapour and its pollutants, removing them from the air we breathe. These contaminants remain trapped on the surface of the Himalayan Salt Lamp. The heat from the inside of the lamp dries the trapped contaminants, continuing the hygroscopic effect as long as the light remains on. The heat rereleases water vapour into the air, while the dried contaminants remain on the Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp surface.

The surface of a Salt Lamp should  be wiped with a clean, damp cloth once every few weeks, while it is turned off and has cooled down. The Salt lamp can remain on for the remainder of the time.

What about Negative Ions?


A commonly asked question is if Himalayan Salt Lamps produce negative ions. The answer is yes, they do generate a small amount of negative ions. But what are negative Ions?


(An atom  that has an extra electron added is called a negative ion.)

Negative ions are invisible, odourless, and tasteless molecules that we inhale (15%) and absorb through our skin (85%). Upon reaching our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of  serotonin (mood enhancing chemical) , helping to alleviate stress, depression, and increase our energy.

The larger the Salt Lamp Crystal, the more negative ions produced. It is important to note that the effects are cumulative, meaning the Himalayan Salt Lamp should remain on at all times to slowly generate more negative ions and improve the overall air quality.

In a nutshell, the larger the room, the larger the Salt Lamp should be. (Or the more Salt Lamps there should be.) Smaller Salt Lamps are perfect for small offices, and work or computer spaces.

Top reasons to purchase a Himalayan Salt Lamp

Additional benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps:

Some of the reported health and wellness benefits of Salt Lamps include:

  • Helps purify the air (Cleaner air)
  • Reduction in asthma and allergy symptoms
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased feeling of relaxation when around the Salt Lamp
  • Helps relieve stress and anxiety
  • Elevated mood, especially with White Crystal lamps. (Blue bulbs in White Crystal Lamps have been said to help reduce S.A.D.S symptoms.)
  • Increases energy and overall vigour
  • Reduce static in the air
  • Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
 benefits_of_himalayan05Himalayan Salt is a truly pure substance, containing millions of years of natural energy vibrations waiting to be released. As air pollution is our immediate environment increases, it becomes even more  important to ensure you and your family have clean air to breathe.
benefits_of_himalayan06We have a variety of Himalayan Salt Lamps on display at Salt Wellness Centre. Our Salt Therapy consultants can help you find the Salt Lamp size and colour that suits your needs.

benefits_of_himalayan07If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: 778-294- SALT (7258)

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The Salt Wellness Team