Since my decision to bring more stillness to my life, I have tried to add things to our home that will help me with that. Some of those things are Himalayan Salt Lamps.
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Not only do these lamps look cool, but they give me such a great feeling. That may sound strange, but the soft glow that is emitted by these lamps is extremely soothing for me. I have always LOVED curling up next to the Christmas tree at night with the lights on. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy every time.
These lamps give me that same feeling. I walk into the room in the evening with one on, and it calms me.
The light coming from Himalayan Salt Lamps isn’t overpowering. It’s soft and low. Unless you were sitting right beside it, it’s not something you could read by. I love them in my kids’ rooms because it’s the PERFECT night light.
I have a 3 year old who has been coming into my bed for the last year, every.single.night. Since placing one of these salt lamps in her room, she hasn’t come in ONCE. It’s only been a couple of weeks, but that feels like a lifetime to us!
One of the benefits of salt lamps is to encourage more restful sleep. Whether it’s a coincidence or not that she hasn’t been waking me, I don’t know. I think it’s really helped her to not be scared, and to sleep better as well.
The first night I left it on in our master bedroom and I didn’t sleep very well. Since then I have turned it on during the day and then switch it off when we go to bed. That has helped a lot. I have a hard time sleeping with any lights on!
Now let’s discuss why you need these lamps and why I was SO EXCITED to finally get some in my home.
Salt has been used for centuries in Europe and Asia for it’s cleansing, healing, and purifying properties. Why is it that the Western world is so slow to pick up on these things? Salt is recently being rediscovered and used to treat a wide range of ailments across the globe.
Himalayan salt lamps are mined from ancient salt beds. The quality and sourcing of the salt is important, just like anything else. I got my lamps from a company I looked into, trusted, and feel has a great quality product.
The Himalayan Salt Shop has a ton of products using this pure Himalayan pink salt. These would make EXCELLENT Christmas gifts for the hippie/crunchy person in your life . . . hint, hint . . .
The biggest benefit to having a salt lamp in your home is the air purifying properties of these lamps. Salt crystals such as these emit negative ions. You know that energizing, amazing feeling you get by the ocean, during a thunderstorm, or standing by a waterfall? Those are negative ions being emitted into the air!
Those negative ions from the salt being warmed will neutralize all of the positive ions in our homes from SCREENS. Computers, televisions, phones, and ipads are sending a bunch of positive ions into the air that can disrupt sleep, cause anxiety, and mix up a slew of other emotions.
The negative ions also cleanse the air. They latch onto dust, smoke, pollen, dander, and bacteria, and get rid of it! COOL, right? Those with allergies, asthma, ADD, and other ailments have seen great results from having salt lamps nearby.
I have waited quite a while to get my hands on some of these, and am thrilled to have them in my home. I purchased a pack with 3 bedroom sized lamps (5-7 lbs each), and one family room sized lamp (12-15 lbs).
I loved unpacking the lamps and seeing how unique they were. Each one is different and beautiful in its own way.
Let me know in the comments what you think about these Himalayan Salt Lamps! Where would you place one in your home?