Himalayan salt lamps are very popular because of their millennial pink appearance. They are an interesting addition to your room and help create a serene vibe. If you’re looking to spruce up your decor, you need to ask for a Himalayan salt lamp this holiday season! While you may only want a salt lamp because of the aesthetic and atmosphere it creates, there are some benefits to point out to your friends and family for some extra persuasion.
Benefits of Himalayan Salt
Himalayan salt is sourced from Pakistan near the Himalayas mountain range. This salt is one of the purest and healthiest of its kind. Its light pink tint derives from the potassium, magnesium, and calcium in it that is not found in standard, iodized “table salt.” Sodium, which makes up around 98% of salt, has benefits including preventing low blood pressure and dehydration, as well as supporting your muscle movements. While Himalayan salt is typically used in cooking, there are many healthy attributes beyond culinary matters. Himalayan salt lamps, candles, and bath products have become increasingly popular because of their benefits.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Pros
Owning a pink Himalayan salt lamp can have multiple benefits beyond serving as a unique light in your room. These large crystal chunks of Himalayan salt are said to change the electrical charge of the air which improves air quality, boosts your mood, and helps you fall asleep quicker. While these are not all scientifically proven benefits, there is no harm in trying a salt lamp out. At the very least, your room will be illuminated with a golden pink filter. Also, the light bulbs in salt lamps don’t use a lot of electricity, so you can leave your lamp on all the time if you want. This will most likely help you gain the most benefits because your light will constantly be producing energy.
Electronic air ionizers improve air quality which can benefit you if you have allergies or asthma. Since Himalayan salt lamps are natural air ionizers, there are claims that they achieve the same effects as electronic ionizers. If you’re looking to purify the air, salt lamps may be an effective solution for you.
These salt lamps produce negative ions, which are linked to mood fluctuation. Therefore, long exposure to a lot of negative ions can maintain a regulated and improved mood. This is especially true and proven in regards to helping people with depression. Overall, Himalayan salt lamps help increase energy levels and decreases stress.
There is no physical proof that the negative ions emitted from salt lamps help you fall asleep. However, the shaded light may be an indicator. Dim and warm lighting that shines from the lamp creates a relaxed and peaceful environment. Being in the presence of this type of light compared to bright, harsh lights can put you at ease and help you fall asleep faster.
Retailers & Price Points
If you need to convince your family and friends to gift you a Himalayan salt lamp this holiday season, you can share information on where to find them and how much they cost. Since they have become increasingly popular, salt lamps are now being sold in most stores that sell home decor. They can be found in T.J. Maxx, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Urban Outfitters, Amazon and more retailers! There are options out there that hit the high hundreds and low thousands because of the high percentage of pure Himalayan salt. But we are all on a budget and want the biggest bang for our buck, so you should look out for cheaper options. Salt lamps can easily be found between $10 and $40 across different retailers, which is a much more reasonable price point for a gift or part of a gift.
If you really want a Himalayan salt lamp for aesthetic purposes, just ask for one. And hey, if you cant wait any longer, invest in one your self and reap in the benefits of a relaxed state and an Instagram-worthy bedroom.
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