Himalayan salt lamps release negative ions into the air, which reduce anxiety, and promote a relaxing, peaceful environment for sleep. Because Himalayan salt occurs naturally in the Earth, it automatically emits negative ions, just as you can find in waterfalls, oceans, and other natural features on our planet.
Himalayan salt lamps are simply a large chunk of pure Himalayan salt carved out into a lamp with a small bulb on the inside. They come in a variety of sizes, and you can place them all around your house in whatever rooms you desire. However, make sure to at least put them in the bedrooms, as they will help create a relaxing environment for sleep.
Himalayan rock salt itself can reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, and contains 84 trace minerals essential to your health. Also, Himalayan salt regulates the water content in your body, promotes a healthy pH, regulates sleep, helps to keep your bones strong, and much more. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Himalayan salt lamps also have numerous health benefits.
But let’s be serious here for a minute…
I myself received a Himalayan salt lamp for Christmas myself and if I’m 100% honest, it made no apparent difference to my levels of anxiety. Yes, the light that emmits from the lamp is very nice and it certainly has an effect on the ambience of the room. But to say that the negative ions were helping relax me is another story.
I read somewhere a while back that, although the science behind the salt lamp is in fact true. And they do release negative ions, which in truth do help reduce anxiety somehow. The levels of negative ions released by these lamps are far to low to have any real valid effect.
My advice on this one: If you want a nice looking lamp to put in your office or dining room, then yes. I definitely recommend getting yourself a salt lamp. But if you’re still looking for external items to help overcome anxiety, then you’re barking up the wrong tree.