While many people avoid eating salt because it’s believed to cause bloatedness and elevate high blood pressure levels, others are buying chunks of salt and filling their houses up with them. The reason? To optimize their health, of course.
Actually, the chunks of salt rock are not exactly like ordinary table salt. It comes from salt mines in Russia, central Europe, the Himalayas, and in other places around the world. The salt from Himalaya is said to have been made about two hundred and fifty years ago. It’s the result of the sea, that was located in South Asia, evaporating under the scorching rays of the sun. Himalayan salt is believed to contain more than eighty natural elements. It’s also said to be completely free from contamination.
The salt rock chunks have been hollowed out. Then, either a wax candle or a light bulb is inserted into the opening. Once the light source it illuminated, the light shines through the sides of the salt rock lamp. Depending on the type of salt rock that’s used, the muted light can shine in different colors.
Salt Rock Lamps blend in beautifully with any type of decor you may have in your house. They make attractive pieces to set on a lamp table or coffee table. You can even set them on the night stand beside your bed. Many people do so they can reap the benefits of a Salt Rock Lamp during the night while they sleep. The muted light can also act as a nightlight for children and senior citizens.
Once the salt in this natural type of rock lamp is heated either by a wax candle or a light bulb, it’s believed to release negative ions into the air. These ions clean the air in a room and remove unpleasant odors.
Negative ions are created by nature. They can be found in abundance in the clean, healthy air around the sea and up in the mountains. Have you ever wondered why the air smells so crisp and clean outside after a lightning storm? It’s because the lightning has created negative ions that have refreshed the polluted air.
If you have at least one Negative Ion Air Purifier or a Ionic Air Cleaner in your home, then you already know about the ability negative ions have to clean and refresh the stale air in your living space. Ionization has even been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) as a means to relieve allergies. The results of a U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study found that cleaning the air in a room by ionizing it can remove more than half of the dust particles. It can also remove nearly all of the harmful bacteria found in the polluted air.
Users of the Salt Rock Lamps believe these natural devices actually release negative ions into the air, just like the manufactured Negative Ion Air Purifiers and Ionic Air Cleaners do. The ions remove the pollution from the air by clinging to the particles. The heavy particles then plummet to the floor.
The amount of negative ions that a Salt Rock Lamp produces depends, of course, on its size and its heating source. The bigger rock lamps that are illuminated by a light bulb can clean the air in a full-size room. While the smaller, “night light”-sized models are recommended for the space the size of an office cubicle.
According to health studies, breathing in ionized air can relieve asthma, and help allergy sufferers breathe easier. It can also increase oxygen to a person’s brain so they can think clearer.
But the question remains, does a Salt Rock Lamp actually produce negative ions and release them into the air? If you ask the thousands of users across the world, the answer would be a resounding “Yes!” However, there are no scientific studies to support the claims that using a Salt Rock Lamp can actually clean polluted indoor air and cure breathing problems. The only facts that exist with this type of natural lamp, is that they are kind of pricey to buy, attractive to look at, and they last forever forever as long as they are kept out of the direct sunlight.