Himalayan Salt Lamps. Not only are they beautiful and in style, but they are actually beneficial to your health!
Let me explain how this new favorite home decor works.
Journey back to your school days…remember anything about positive and negative ions? No? Neither did I. So, surprise surprise, I ‘googled’ it. Ions are atoms or molecules that have lost or gained an electron which in turn makes them electrically charged. It’s counter-intuitive, but positive ions are harmful to our bodies and our health. These ions are created from a plethora of sources. The most common sources include dust, high winds, pollution, and the ever growing amount of electronics. Yes, you read that correctly, electronics are a large contributor to the creation of positive ions. We know where they come from, but why are they so terrible? Positive ions are believed to be a cause of fatigue, a lack of energy, tension, anxiety and irritability. They have also been investigated as a contributing factor to asthma and depression.
Enough negativity (or should I say positivity). Let’s talk about how to combat these pesky positive ions. Negative ions most often occur in nature and are created by sunlight, moving water, and lightning storms. With the ever growing amount of positive ions in our atmosphere, we need to generate that many more negative ions. These ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain which results in a plethora of benefits. A few of these benefits include more energy, less drowsiness, higher alertness, and attention to detail. They can even help boost your immune system.
One simple way to produce negative ions in your environment is by adding a Himalayan Salt Lamp to your home! The salt and heat combo works as a perfect team. Salt is hygroscopic (which means that it naturally draws moisture to it’s surface) and the small amount of heat that is produced from the lamp evaporates the water which caused negative ions to be created.
Ta-Da! Just like that you are making a decision to live a little bit healthier and it is an incredibly beautiful piece to display in your home!