It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I was introduced to salt lamps. Truthfully, I didn’t really even understand what the big deal was. I mean, what the heck was everyone getting so excited about? A lamp made out of salt? I really didn’t get it! Until….
I was given one as a Christmas gift from my mom. It plugged into the side of my laptop computer. She told me it would help absorb the harmful radiation that was emitting from it. It was small, but really pretty. It had a light inside that constantly changed colors, gradually going from red, to orange, to blue, to purple. I thought it was pretty neat. What I wasn’t expecting was how much better I felt just having it around.
Since I was affected in a positive way by that little salt lamp I decided to some more research on them. Come to find out they are VERY healthy items to have around your home and office. The negative salt ions that are released by the heat coming from the light inside, can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms.
What? WOW! Who would have thought that? How do these things work? And, is there any science behind this phenomenon? So, here’s where I have to get a little scientific with you, so I can explain what’s going on.
One of the benefits of a salt lamp is they cleanse and deodorize the air by a method called hygroscopy. Yeah, it’s a word, and it means that the salt that the lamp is made of pulls water molecules out of the air. In those molecules are the dust and odors that are in the air. The water molecule lands on the lamp, then gets evaporated by the heat of the light inside, but the contaminants stay with the lamp. Tada!! Like magic the air is clean!!
Now, because of this, if you have allergies or asthma this can be a huge benefit. By removing the microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and the like from the surrounding air you can seriously improve your allergy symptoms. Some asthma sufferers have noticed big changes in their health within the first week or two. In addition to the salt lamps there is also something called a salt inhaler. My mom suffers from chronic Bronchitis and uses the inhaler when she has flareups.
Here’s a little chemistry lesson you might remember from school. Our environment is full of positively charged ions, these guys are NOT positive to our health and mostly come from, you got it, electronics. Why are positively charged ions negative to our health? Because they irritate the cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea (aka: windpipe) making them become sluggish and not work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. When a water molecule lands on the salt lamp it absorbs the water and particles from the air, along with the positive ions. Then, the heated salt releases clean water vapor back into the air, expelling negative ions. If you would like to learn more about negative ion and their health benefits click here.
It’s not a coincidence that you feel more energetic when you are out in nature, especially around moving water. Nature is full of negative ions, even though the salt lamp isn’t moving water, it is a natural product and it will give you the same results as being out in nature. If you’re one of those people who never seem to have enough energy and don’t know why, it may be a positive ion thing. Put a Solay Salt Light in all the rooms you spend the most time in, then stand back and notice how your energy levels will spike! Well, maybe not that fast, but after about a week, you should notice a difference.
Okay, so, remember when I told you about my mom giving me my first salt lamp because she said it would help with the radiation coming from my computer? We are metaphorically swimming in an ocean of electromagnetic (EM) radiation which flows from our electronics (ie: television, computer, cell phone, tablet, appliances, stereo, etc). This energy can have serious affects on our health. If you, like a lot of people, live on the computer, along with all the other wireless electronic around you, you may be noticing that you have chronic fatigue, high stress levels and a decrease in your immune system (easily get sick). As the salt lamps emit negative ions they neutralize the electromagnetic radiation. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep one at your office if you work on a computer all day.
One thing I hear people complain about a lot is not being able to sleep well. I really think it’s becoming an epidemic. When you are aware of and start to learn about positive ions, it make so much more sense. Positive ions reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain making it hard to sleep. When your salt lamp releases negative ions it creates an increase of blood and oxygen flow to the brain. This can have a profound effect on sleep patterns resulting in a better nights sleep!! Can you even imagine waking up with a higher state of alertness and having more energy!! Just from having a salt lamp in your bedroom?!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I think that the benefits of having a Solay Salt Light around more than outweigh not having one. If I have given you some solid, scientific reasons why it’s important to have one of these lights hangin’ around your house, then click on the image below and get one or two or three of them in your house and office now!! Heck, why not give the gift of health to your friends and family too. Don’t hog it all to yourself!!
Thanks for stopping by. If you already have one or two of these babies creating a healthy home or office environment for ya, then let us know your story, No, really, we really want to know how it’s working for you.
Hope your having an awesome, negative ion kinda day!!