If you know me personally or have been to my home, you know that I am pretty much obsessed with pink himalayan salt lamps, candles, and even the edible stuff. At my wedding, we had a candle on every table, and in my home, I have lamps in (almost) every room.
To be honest, I love them mostly because they add warmth and bring a gorgeous glow to the room – but, there are also benefits to these lamps (or so, it it claimed). I can’t say for certain that all of these are true, but I do know that they definitely have a calming effect – and that is enough for me. When I was going through a rough/stressful period in my life, I used to get up extra early, turn on my lamp, and just relax. It was and still is my favorite routine to start my day on the right note. When we are lounging at night (or even while I bulk cook on the weekends), I leave that thing running hot. There’s just something very comforting about it!
Anyways, I wanted to share some of the claims that I found interesting… maybe you’ll feel inspired to purchase one (Amazon has a ton and HomeGoods is also loaded). If nothing else, they look natural, unique, and absolutely beautiful.
1 // cleanse the air
Salt lamps purify through hygroscopy (explained more, here). Through this process, they are able to remove dust, pollen, smoke, and other aid contaminants.
2 // calming effect
This is my own personal reason – but really. The glow of the salt lamp is subtle and warm, and illuminates the room beautifully. It provokes a sense of calm in me, and I think you’ll find the same. They exude negative ions, which can help promote positive energy, making you feel more relaxed at home. This can also result in…
3 // a better night’s sleep
As a natural negative ion generator, salt lamps improve the air quality, leading to a better night’s sleep for you. Plus, again, the glow isn’t too disruptive. If it is, you can usually dim as necessary.
4 // environmentally-friendly
The light bulb used in these lamps are smaller and less powerful than any other bulbs in your home – it’s as simple as that.
5 // improvement in breathing
As the salt lamp cleanses the air from contaminants, you may notice an improvement in your breathing – especially if you suffer from asthma or allergies.
This website does a great job at breaking down all the benefits, and I encourage you to check it out.
Stay calm, friends. xx bianca