Himalayan Salt Lamps

Have you heard of or seen Himalayan salt lamps? I am seeing them everywhere these days! I love Himalayan salt lamps, not only for the beautiful light and energy they emit, but for the amazing mental and physical health benefits they offer. Keep reading to learn more about these awesome chunks of salt and what they can do for you and your home!

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What is Himalayan Salt?

Himalayan salt is a type of rock salt that comes from underground mines in Pakistan. This salt is known for its rich mineral content; it contains magnesium, potassium, and calcium. These minerals are what gives Himalayan salt its pretty pink/orange color! The salt is used for countless things, including cooking, detoxifying the body, skin care, and air purification.

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What are the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps?

Himalayan salt lamps are carved from the salt mines in Pakistan and are used to promote physical and mental health. They also help keep your home environment clean and healthy! Here are some of the benefits of salt lamps:

  • Improve air quality– salt lamps attract water vapor, which traps pathogens and bacteria, removing them from your air
  • Emit negative ions– negative ions are healthy ions that are found in nature; they can help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Boost mood– the beautiful pink/orange color of the lamps create a lovely, calming ambience in your space
  • Ease asthma and allergies– the air purifying properties of Himalayan salt lamps can help alleviate these conditions

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Where do you place salt lamps?

Himalayan salt lamps make a great addition to any space in your home, but here are some of the best places to put salt lamps so you receive the most benefits!

  • Bedroom– a lot of people use salt lamps in their bedrooms to create a calming, healthy, and negative-ion rich atmosphere while they sleep
  • Meditation space– the negative ions the lamps emit, paired with the soft orange glow create the perfect ambiance for meditating 
  • Living room (or wherever you spend a lot of time!)- place a salt lamp wherever you hang out the most so you reap all the benefits these babies offer

Read 3 Steps To Decorating Your Meditation Space for more great ideas!

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Where do you buy Himalayan salt lamps?

You can buy Himalayan salt lamps almost anywhere, but it’s very important to make sure they are real, pure Himalayan salt! Like I said earlier, this salt is mined from Pakistan. So when buying a lamp, check to make sure it’s from Pakistan! Here – is a great, pure Himalayan salt lamp you can get on Amazon for less than $20. A larger version of the salt lamp can be found here. You can also pick up a beautiful Himalayan salt bowl like this one here. There are tons of options for salt lamps, so pick whichever one fits your space and speaks to you!

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I hope you all enjoyed learning a little bit about Himalayan salt lamps! They are such great additions to the home and make your space truly vibrant. They look beautiful and offer amazing health benefits; I mean, what more could you want in your home decor?! 

– Paige

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