Himalayan salt lamps are more than just a beautiful warm glow occupying a single corner of your room.
While the aesthetic and presence of a Himalayan salt lamp are incredibly pleasing, they are harbor some incredible benefits for your home, office space, dorm room, or wherever you spend most of your time.
There is debate over whether or not Himalayan salts have the benefits many claim they do, but that doesn’t stop people from incorporating them into their homes with the belief that they enhance their space both visually and spiritually.
To details the incredible benefits of these pink-orange glowing rocks, we’re taking you through the benefits of Himalayan salts lamps and how to incorporate them into your home.
What Are Himalayan Salt Lamps?
Himalayan salt lamps are known for their association with pink Himalayan salt. The middle is usually carved out to make space for a light, thus giving it that alluring pink and orange glow it is known for.
According to Healthline,
True Himalayan salt lamps are made from salt harvested from Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan.
Salt sourced from this area is believed to be millions of years old, and although it’s very similar to table salt, the small amounts of minerals it contains give it a pink color.
Himalayan salt lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some fancier than others. They are mostly found as imperfect large chunks, but can also come shaped as orbs or but stone bowls with smaller stones overflowing from them.
The 4 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps
While many believe salt lamps don’t work, others find them to be of great benefit to their home. Here are some of the common benefits of having salt lamps in the home.
1. Positive & Negative Charges Become Balanced
According to most professionals and spiritual gurus, salt lamps are highly regarded as one of Earth’s natural ionizers. This just means they have the capability to change the energy and electronic charge in the air. They also can clean the air.
In the modern world, we are surrounded by electronics; phones, computers, tvs, cell towers, all of which produce a negative charge.
Since we are so frequently surrounded by these negative charges, spiritual scientists infer that this causes an increase in anxiety, stress, and overall negativity.
By incorporating salt lamps in our home, placing them next to our biggest negative energy sources, we can balance the positive with the negative, thus creating a more pleasing home environment.
Life is about balance, so when there is an equal balance between protons and electrons, we naturally feel more at ease.
2. Reduces Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
It’s highly suggested to put salt lamps in every room in your house, but depending on the size of the room, you may need one or two.
Putting Himalayan salt lamps in places where you experience a high level of anxiety, like your home office, or a space where you do homework, can relieve stress and anxiety.
If you have a stressful environment, a stressful job, or are experiencing high levels of depression, try the following:
- Place a salt lamp night light in your bathroom.
- Place a salt lamp next to a designated space to either bring extra peace or stimulate more relaxation in a stressful area.
- Situate a salt lamp near any large electronic devices like TVs or desktop computers.
Many who have incorporated Himalayan salt lamps into their homes, especially when they frequent stressful environments, have said salt lamps significantly improve their space.
3. They Improve Your Mood, Concentration, & Relaxation
In an article from WebMD,
Studies with mice and rats suggest that high amounts of negative air ions alter levels of serotonin, a chemical that contributes to feelings of well-being.
Some studies also suggest salt lamps increase the levels of serotonin in the brain, which is how it can positively impact feelings of depression.
Although the effectiveness of Himalayan salt lamps has still not been scientifically proven when it comes to improving mood and concentration, salt lamp owners believe it to have these positive benefits.
4. Positive Impact Sleep, Allergies, & Asthma
Since Himalayan salt lamps produce positive ions to counteract negative ions, many believe salt lamps also have positive effects on our sleep.
If you are not sensitive to light, you can keep the light on while you sleep, or place a smaller, night light sized lamp somewhere near your sleeping air to help promote restful sleep. Salt lamps are also beneficial to those with insomnia and irregular sleep patterns.
When it comes to asthma, allergies, and just breathing in general, salt lamps are also beneficial.
Because salt lamps act as natural ionizers, they release negative ions that are said to remove airborne germs and other contaminants from the home or office space. An naturally, if the air is clean due to Mother Nature’s air filter it can reduce,
- Sore throats
- Common cold
- Asthma, bronchitis
- Respiratory issues
This has been such a successful method of cleansing the air for some that some manufacturers have figured out how to create breathing aids and inhalers which incorporate the healing power of Himalayan salt lamps.
Do Different Color Lamps Have Different Benefits?
You’ll most commonly find the pink or orange types of salt lamps in common stores or online. But on occasion, you may find them in red, white, and grey.
Some of these salt lamps also come with the ability to change colors, which has been known to be used in color therapy or chromotherapy, which is a method of diagnosing and treating illnesses according to the Jerusalem Post.
Different colored salt lamps don’t have more benefits than the other. Although they are different, they are still used for the same benefits.
This image below can detail more of the different types of salt lamps.
Which Himalayan Salt Lamps Should I Buy?
You can find Himalayan salt lamps virtual anywhere you’d like, although we encourage you to buy them from small businesses if you can.
Salt lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes including:
- Natural Himalayan salt
No matter what you choose, they will all have the same effect and be just as beautiful no matter where you put them in your home!
Where Should I Put Salt Lamps in My Home?
Putting salt lamps in places where you feel a lot of stress, or want to improve the atmosphere are great places to put your salt lamps.
But really, you can place your salt lamps anywhere in your house!
- Living room
- Theater room
Get Out of Your House and Try a Salt Cave!
If you live in the state of Colorado, there are a few places in Denver, Lousiville, and Boulder that provide a Salt Cave experience.
To maximize relaxation visit one of three locations in the Denver area.
For a whole salt cave experience, 5 Star Salt Caves is the way to go. The other rooms just have elements of salt caves while 5 Star has whole rooms filled with them.
To see a complete list of Salt Caves around the world, go here.
Shop Online for Salt Lamps at Massage Haven
Buying your salt lamps online is an excellent choice, but why not support a small business instead?
Massage Haven’s crystal shop, White Tree Healing has beautiful salt lamps for sale. They can be purchased and shipped right to your door.
If you live in the Pueblo, Colorado area, you can order online and conveniently pick up in-store!