The use of salt predates recorded history. Its value in ancient times was equal to that of gold, and it was often traded ounce-for-ounce. In addition to its monetary value, salt was treasured for its medicinal purposes. Ancient cultures used salt for chronic congestion problems, skin aliments and infections, as a diuretic, and as a remedy for digestive aliments. Basic human and animal physiological functions all depend on the proper balance between fluids and salt in the body. When the balance is upset, disease can occur.
People who suffer with respiratory illnesses such as allergies and asthma will benefit greatly from the therapeutic attributes of salt lamps. Adding a salt lamp to a room enhances air quality naturally. Scientific studies have proven that salt lamps reduce stress, anxiety and headaches, and, increase concentration, improve sleep quality and energy levels.
Salt lamps are made from slabs of salt mined deep within the earth. These hand crafted chunks are then drilled with a well that houses a candle or electric bulb. As the lamps interior heats it releases negative ions. Once set free, negative ions attach themselves to harmful positive ions and neutralize them. Negative ions help clean the air of dust, smoke, allergens, bacteria and more. Pollutants such as cigarette smoke, electric devices, dust, pollen and animal hair all create positive ions that lead to bad air quality.
When selecting a salt lamp for improved air quality from your favorite metaphysical store or online New Age shop it is important to consider the size of the room; larger rooms will require bigger lamps or multiple lamps. It is also recommended to leave the lamp on for as long as possible. This will release more negative ions into the air, thus reducing the negative effects of positive ions. Salt lamps are extremely energy efficient; most use the same amount of energy as a nightlight.
The negative ions found in salt lamps will last forever as long as the lamp receives the proper care. Listed below are tips for caring for your salt lamp.
- *Always unplug the salt lamp before changing the bulb and cleaning.
- *Never clean a salt lamp with chemical cleaners or water.
- *To remove dust and dirt from your salt lamp, use a damp lint-free cloth, then plug the lamp back in to dry.
- *A soft bristle brush can also be used to remove dust in hard to reach areas and to clear away dried crystals.
- *Salt lamps are for indoor use only and should never be used in humid rooms such as bathrooms, pool rooms and saunas.
If you are having trouble deciding on what color your salt lamp should be, consider the following.
Orange lamps are thought to be one of the most therapeutic and beneficial of all salt lamps. This is due to the colors wavelength frequency which has been shown to resonant at almost the same frequency as healthy cell tissue.
White salt lamps are the rarest of all and emit the most light. They allow the user the option of using different colored bulbs to produce various glows which can be seen through the lamps white crystals. White salt lamps are an excellent choice for those working with color therapy.
Bring the natural beauty and elegance of salt lamp to your home or office today.