1.5-2kg Authentic Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Lamps are solid blocks of Himalayan Salt that have been hand-carved into lamps. Deep underground mines in Khewra, Pakistan, located on the western edge of the Himalayan Mountains, are the only source of true Himalayan pink salt. The colour of Himalayan salt ranges from a light pink to a pinkish orange with the hue a result of the mineral concentration.
Salt is hygroscopic, which means it attracts water molecules to itself. Being the big hunk of salt that it is, a Himalayan Salt Lamp is believed to work by attracting the water molecules. This water vapour can also carry indoor air pollutants like mould, bacteria and allergens. Once the water vapour comes in contact with the salt, the pollutants are believed to remain trapped in the salt. Since the salt is heated, it dries out and is able to continue the cycle of attracting water vapour and pollutants, releasing the water vapour back into the air but holding on to the health-hazardous pollutants.
According to the Lung Institute, salt (in general) has the following health properties:
- Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
- Removes pathogens (ie., airborne pollen)
- Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
Himalayan Salt Lamps are said to emit negative ions in small amounts and cancel out positive ones. By neutralising electromagnetic radiation, they may help reduce the negative health effects of harmful electrosmog. Balancing positive and negative ions also may help reduce airborne infections. Why are negative ions so great? You can’t taste, smell or see them, but they’re some impressive molecules. Once negative ions reach the bloodstream, they’re believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping alleviate depression, relieve stress and boost daytime energy.
Another possible health benefit of the Himalayan salt products is a reduction in anxiety symptoms. According to colour therapy as well as general human enjoyment, the warm pinkish to orange glow of the salt candle holder or lamp is a calming and happy presence in a room. Additionally, as a real piece of nature, Himalayan salt gives off negative ions like a waterfall (but in much smaller amounts). Since Himalayan Salt Lamps release negative ions into the air, they can help reduce anxiety and also encourage a relaxing atmosphere for sleep. Many people like to keep them in their bedrooms for their calming effect.
Being a natural product each Himalayan Salt Lamp will vary slightly in shape and colour from one lamp to the next, making each one unique and beautiful in it's own right.
If you have a preference of a lighter lamp over a deeper orange one, or vice versa, please state so in notes when placing your order and I will do my best to fufil your wishes.