Did you know that Himalayan Crystal is over 250 million years old and regarded as the purest form of salt for therapeutic and holistic purposes? It is also comprised of 90 minerals that when combined with heat and light, attracts moisture in the air and emits negative ions. These negative ions attach themselves to dust, pollen, mold, mildew, fungus, pet dander and odors, which is why it is believed that Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps can benefit respiratory health issues and other health issues.
So what do positive ions do? Positive ions are actually not at all positive. Positive ions, also referred to as "electronic smog," are emitted from computers, TVs, cell phones and other electronic devices. It is believed that electronic smog (or positive ions) cause health problems and that by introducing negative ions into the environment, we can neutralize the positive ions in our home. Scientists at the University of California grew plants in an atmosphere with drastically reduced ionization and found that growth was stunted and the plants diseased.
I keep my Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp on for 12-15 hours per day and set it near my bed on the nightstand. I find the warm soft glow in my bedroom very relaxing while drifting off to sleep. The ambient light is very calming and relaxing, and the natural color of the lamp is said to reinforce the rejuvenating and healing influence on the body. The reddish-orange glow also promotes sleep. A bluish-green light tells your brain it is daylight, while a reddish-orange light is less likely to send a "wake up" signal to your brain.
Salt crystals hearts are great hand sanitizing crystals that can be carried in your purse for whenever the need arises. It is also believed salt crystal balances the body's electromagnetic field and central nervous system which is why they are heated and placed on the body to gently soothe away stress, tension and pollutants. I place my salt crystal hearts below my collar bone (one on the left and one on the right), close my eyes, and feel stress leave my body!
Before you run out and purchase a salt lamp, be sure to do your homework and purchase a quality salt lamp. Evolution Salt is family owned and they consistently maintain the highest quality and purity throughout the entire supply process. I am so impressed with the quality and benefits of my Himalayan Salt Lamp from Evolution Salt, that I will be including it in my upcoming Health & Home Gift Guide.
If you are interested in learning more or purchasing one of these high quality salt lamps as a gift for yourself or someone special, please visit evolutionsalt.com. You'll be glad you did!