Benefits of The Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan Salt Lamp(s), Benefits In  Your Home.

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What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Himalayan salt is rock salt (halite) mined from the Punjab region of modern Pakistan. The salt often has a pinkish tint due to mineral impurities. It is primarily used as a food additive as table salt but is also used as a material for cooking and food presentation, decorative lamps, and spa treatments.
Benefits of the Himalayan salt lamp

Please let it be known that :

There are no salt mines in the Himalayas. Pink rock salt is usually mined from Pakistan or Poland. “Himalayan” is just a descriptor because a “Punjabi Foothills salt lamp” doesn’t sound quite so exotic.

Pink Himalayan salt is a type of crystal rock salt harvested at the foot of the Himalayas in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Some people believe that pink Himalayan salt is one of the healthiest salts available because it contains more than 80 different trace minerals. Some people claim that pink salt is good for you and it’s healthier than table salt and sea salt. But that is a separate topic that I hope to discuss at a later time.

Their mission is to bring forth one of our planet’s most potent minerals… a mineral formed many thousands of years ago when light and energy from the sun dried up the primal ocean.

Reasons Why They Are Healthy:

Salt lamps are said to provide health benefits because they are “natural ionizers,” meaning they change the electrical charge of the circulating air. Ions are compounds that carry a charge because they have an unbalanced number of protons or electrons.

They are produced naturally in the air when alterations occur in the atmosphere. For example, waterfalls, waves, storms, natural radioactivity, and heat all produce air ions. They can also be created artificially by commercially produced air ionizers.

It’s suggested that Himalayan salt lamps may produce ions by attracting water particles that evaporate off as a salt solution when heated by the lamp, forming mostly negative ions.

How Does a Himalayan Salt Lamp Work?

We know the body needs salt for things like hydration, electrolyte balance, proper blood pressure regulation, and the nervous system.

Salt is naturally hygroscopic, which means it attracts water molecules to itself. The theory goes that salt lamps attract water molecules in the air.

Since water in the air can also hold allergens, pollutants, and even bacteria, these substances get attracted to the lamp too. The heated salt lamp supposedly dries out the water vapor, leaving the particles attached to the salt. For this reason, many sources recommend wiping down the salt lamp with a cloth a few times a week to clean it. Sometimes known as a negative ion generator.

Natural living proponents and other fans of Himalayan pink salt lamps, (HPS lamps) claim that the negative salt ions get released by heating the lamp through the use of a candle or a lamp that already has the light bulb inserted inside it. By inducing heat inside the lamp it causes a negative ion flow to the atmosphere. These negative ions attract dust so it’s not being breathed in plus several other nasty elements we may be breathing. Thus providing a clean oxygen source. In doing so it has been claimed to boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm down allergy or asthma symptoms.

These negative ions are said to also neutralize electromagnetic radiation from household electronics, and even prevent the build-up of static electricity.

Neutralizing electromagnetic radiation:

We are embedded in a vast sea of electromagnetic (EM) radiation emitted by our electronics (smartphones, computers, televisions, tablets, appliances, etc.). Nobody knows for sure what the long-term effects of EM exposure will be. What is known is that constant EM radiation exposure can cause chronic fatigue, increase stress levels, and decrease the body’s immune response, to name a few.

Negative ions will certainly cancel out positive ions; however, to counteract electromagnetic radiation entirely, you would need to wrap yourself in lead sheeting, not just light a lamp next to the TV.

Scientifically speaking, the Himalayan salt lamp achieves the following things:

It ionizes the room, by balancing artificial frequencies and unnatural electromagnetic wavelengths that originate from electronic appliances. I have a salt lamp burning next to my computer whenever I am working on it. Since using it, I do not have the headaches I once used to have on a regular basis. One in the living room and one in my bedroom.

Himalayan salt lamps produce the light waves of the rainbow spectrum which protect your body.

Significance of colors of the rainbow in modern philosophy:

Rainbow Colors

Visible Spectrum

Today, a great deal of research has been done on colors. Colors play an important role in our lives. Different colors symbolize different personalities and also affect our moods differently. The seven colors of the rainbow are also linked to seven chakra colors, seven days of the week, the colors of the Auras, and so on. People use crystals, gems, and other items in the seven colors of the rainbow to attain spirituality, good health, and wisdom.

We now have seven days of the week, seven liberal arts subjects, seven deadly sins, and seven wonders of the world. I find that to be significant as related to the same colors produced by the Himalayan Salt Lamps.

Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps:

People using salt lamps report improvement in their physical and mental well-being soon after starting to light them.

They are said to help with:

Respiratory problems (including colds) Allergies                                                                              

Skin condition’s

Mental and stress-related disorders (including insomnia)

Headaches and migraines


Blood system disorders.

Due to their calming colors (different shades of orange and pink), rock lamps have also been used in color therapy to help treat neurotic disorders and sleeplessness.

Improve the quality of air in their immediate environment.

Achieve a feeling of relaxation and meditation. This could be because it increases 5-HT metabolism.

Improve various health disorders and maintain good health.

The fact that special Himalayan pink salt inhalers exist and that they seem to have tremendous beneficial effects on asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments rules in favor of the exotic salt.

HPS lamps are said to filter microscopic mold, mildew, dust, and pet dander particles from indoor air. People swear that adding one or two lamps to their room helped alleviate allergy symptoms tremendously. Even asthma sufferers claim to benefit from, HPS lamps.

Here’s how negative ions improve mood:

Studies demonstrate that negative ions can definitely benefit people suffering from seasonal depression (SAD), and may help other forms of depression too. It needs to be pointed out that during the clinical trial ‘high-density negative ion exposure’ was applied. Interestingly, the ‘low density’ group also experienced a 17% improvement.

Claims that the lamps boost serotonin production are plausible but unproven; the only way to measure serotonin activity in the brain of a living human is by a painful and dangerous spinal tap, so scientific studies rarely look at that neurotransmitter directly.

Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps in your Home:

YouOKLight Himalayan Salt Lamp by Majestic Pure (6-8 inch) Natural Salt Rock Lamp, Hand Carved, Wood Base, Brightness Dimmer, 4 Bulbs, UL-Listed Cord and Gift Box, Pack of 2

Where to Place Them:

Don’t expect massive improvements if you tuck away a single rock lamp in the far corner of your house where no one ever goes. These lamps have a limited range. You will achieve the best results if you place them somewhere where you and your family spend a lot of time, or where there are a lot of electronic appliances.

It is suggested to have more than just one pink Himalayan rock salt lamp. You can start with one of course and then add it to your collection as you go along. The more the better. You should aim to have at least one in every room you frequently use, such as bedrooms and living rooms

Benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamp


I personally use three midsize HSLs in my home. There is so much evidence that negative ions give us a better breathing environment. For instance, whenever I go outdoors and if I am lucky, to find a stream or lake, I feel relaxed. When leaving this area I begin to tense up, and my anxiety builds up.

For the price of a salt lamp, it sure is worth checking out. Just have one, have it as close to you as safely as possible when you go to sleep, and when you know you are going to be on your computer for long periods of time, have one on your desk.

Some Information about Himalayan Salt and Salt Lamps:

Thank you for reading,


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7 thoughts on “Benefits of The Himalayan Salt Lamps”

  1. Though I have never heard about the Himalayan salt lamps before buy definitely I am glad to have read about them here. I like that the historical part has enriched my knowledge on it already and also, their health benefits seems very massive and better than most other salt lamps. My neighbour wants to buy a salt lamp and I will definitely suggest this to her. Great post

    • Hi Ramos,

      Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

      The Himalayan salt lamps are gaining popularity, due to the fact that we are constantly surrounded by electronic equipment. It could be a cell phone and most definitely your computer. 

      I have three in my home, and have recognized some mood changes in me. I would encourage your neighbor to purchase one and try it.

      Best wishes,


  2. This a very informative article.  I’ve been trying to understand the what all the hype around Himalayan salt lamps is about.   I’ve been trying to figure out if they are just a current fad or if they will stick around for a few years.   

    I must admit, your comment about Punjabi Foothills salt lamp not sounding exotic made me laugh.  Not only does it not sound as exotic, I don’t think must people could pronounce ti.   

    I did not realize these lamps could have so many potential health benefits.  I need to check out the different styles and see if I can find one that would work with my home decor.   


    • Hi Sondra, 

      Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

      I personally have three Himalayan salt lamps in my home. Before I had them I felt restless and my sleep was not the greatest. There are so many electronic devices we use today, I think they are essential. Amazon has a great variety of salt lamps ranging from 15.00 to over a thousand dollars. 

      Best wishes,


  3. Nice review laced with terms that remind me of HIGH school science class. I like natural salts and crystals for their many health benefits and also very useful for the spiritual community. Nature can be so amazing with so much useful items we can have at a low cost and we get so blessed. I definitely will need to have the Himalayan salt lamp because l spend several hours with my computer and this often result in dizziness, fatige and headaches. Thanks

    • Hi grea8J,

      Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

      If you spend a lot of time around electronics, I think you will gain a great benefit from having a Himalayan salt lamp(s) especially near your computer. Say goodbye to dizziness, fatigue and headaches.

      Best wishes,



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