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I was recently approached to try out a Himalayan Salt Lamp from Skyfield for review, and honestly, I had no idea what they were really for, other than I knew they looked nice and made for some lovely home decor. But upon a little researching and trying it out for myself this last week, I actually found there are a TON of both physical and mental health benefits to using one regularly, as well as some benefits for your home and even surprisingly, a pretty amazing beauty benefit too!
Benefits for your home
The way Himalayan salt lamps work is that when heated with LED lights, the salt releases negative ions into the air, which neutralizes a lot of the positive ions found in the home. This means that it neutralizes electromagnetic radiation that can be found in the home caused by using household electronics. The negative ions of the salt lamp also helps to prevent the build-up of static electricity as well. Hello, no more frizzy winter dry hair – so using a Himalayan salt lamp has actually got an amazing beauty benefit too!
Benefits for your Physical Health
The negative ions released by heating a Himalayan salt lamp (when it comes in contact with you) have also been found to boost blood flow, increase energy, improve sleep, and it also helps calm asthma and allergy symptoms, such as coughing and better breathing. The benefits of using a salt lamp also help improve the immune system, so it’s great for helping you ward off colds and flu’s that are rampant this time of year!
Benefits for your Mental Health
The Himalayan salt lamp is great for helping to promote focus, increase performance, and it helps reduce stress by calming and relaxing the mind as well. It can help improve mood by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, so it’s great for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) this time of year, or even depression.
I keep mine by my desk- obviously, to help me be more productive and increase my focus while I write and, of course, because this is where I spend most of my time each day. I also love to move it to the living room where I do yoga and meditation to help promote relaxation and to help me clear my mind and reduce stress too.
The Himalayan pink salt lamp from Skyfield (with it’s packaging that is as beautiful as the product), makes a fantastic gift if you’re still looking for last minute gifts for loved ones! [Read more…]