Wouldnt you love to have a crystal ball that purified the air in your house, purged your sinuses of allergies, and mellowed your mood? Well, theyre not exactly crystal balls, but proponents claim that Himalayan salt lamps are the next best thing.
Himalayan pink salt contains an astonishing 84 minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, selenium, and potassium - all vital to the development of a healthy body. Adding it to your diet can boost your immune system, lower high blood pressure, and improve heart health. Bathing in it can help to detox your system and improve the health of your skin. So perhaps, breathing it is a natural progression in the use of this remarkable life-giving nutrient.
Turning A Negative Into A Positive
A Himalayan salt lamp is just that - a light bulb housed inside a large salt crystal. The salt sweats when heated by the light bulb and the evaporation of the sweat generates molecules known as negative ions. Simple.
Negative ions occur in nature in ocean waves, near waterfalls, on beaches, and in sunrays. [Note: there are negative ions in the city, too, but theyre crowded out by urban congestion, so there are far fewer of them.] These negative ions have a very positive effect on us mere mortals - we actually feel better. Think about it: did you ever feel anything but positive when bathed in sunlight or relaxing near a waterfall? Exactly!
Now while there is no hard scientific proof, there is a widely held belief that negative ions emitted into the air actually transmit positive energy to human beings by increasing the serotonin levels in our brains.
These amazing molecules oxygenate our brains and the resulting biochemical reaction triggers a boost to our mental acuity, our mood, our energy, and our productivity. They can also help us resist the effects of pollen, dust, mold, germs, pollutants, and other airborne irritants to our sinuses.
Hay fever, sinus headaches, depression, lethargy, brain fog and the like evaporate like, well, like the sweat on a Himalayan salt lamp!