The pure, mineral-rich rock salt derived from the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range is a wonder of nature, providing those who use it for a variety of purposes with lasting health, emotional and spiritual benefits.
Before we explain exactly how these lamps benefit users, however, it is useful to understand the overall benefits of Himalayan salt, which is mined from the majestic, ancient Himalayan mountain range.
For centuries, the salt from this area has been prized for its range of health, beauty and spiritual benefits. This century is no exception—except now we have scientific fact to back up the claims of our ancestors who said these salts were precious.
The salt mined from the Himalayas is particularly unique—it has formed over the course of millions of years, which means that over the centuries it has been infused with a large number of naturally-occurring minerals and other unique chemical properties.
For instance, one of the reasons for the amber hue is due to healthy concentrations of iron oxide. Other colors of these rock salts reflect subtle differences in iron, sulfur and other mineral content. In essence, these salts, which form into large crystallized rocks, have gathered some of the earth’s most precious minerals into their structure as they formed—literally sealing in these rare and healthy elements.
When these lamps are heated slightly due to the bulbs or candles (depending on which type of lamp you have) the high concentrations of diverse minerals react with the salt itself and produce a chemical reaction that helps to neutralize harmful particles and impurities in the air, both those that result from physical sources and those that come from microwaves and other forms of electronic pollution that emanates from devices like televisions, computers and cellular phones.
While we explain more about the proven science behind the ionic interactions in more depth in another article, this process creates a healthier environment by neutralizing harmful elements in your air, making these a great choice for those who suffer from respiratory conditions of all types (asthma in particular).
Other studies have pointed to the increase sense of relaxation in rooms lit by the neutralizing glow and users have reported better concentration, faster healing from a wide range of conditions and of course—a sense of awe when looking upon these health-inspiring works of natural art.