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How Do Salt Lamps Work and What Health Benefits Do a So Well Salt Lamp Provide?

Learn About Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits and How our So Well Fair Trade Himalayan Salt Lamps Can Help You in SO many ways!

Since 2004, we have been importing these beautiful salt lamps, and the number one questions we get is how do salt lamps work and what are the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps?

Our salt lamps are natural pieces of salt that have been hand excavated from ancient primordial rock that has crystallized at the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.

Crystal salt comes from many places in the world. Many resources online will have you believe that only Himalayan salt is “real” and “authentic” but this is false information and most of the “sources” don’t actually own salt lamps or sell them. We have imported salt lamps from Poland (the birth place of salt lamps) and even Iran and have tested them with countless devices all proven to work the way salt lamps work.

Lets start with the basics of how salt lamps work…

Crystal salt is naturally hygroscopic, absorbing water molecules from the air. You will notice if your salt lamp remains unlit for long periods of time, it will begin to “cry”  The heat from a small light bulb keeps these beautiful crystals dry and in turn releases a negative ions (the healthy ones found in abundance in places like oceans, waterfalls, even your shower) into the air.

What Is An Ion?

Very simply, an ion is an atom or molecule that has gained or lost an electron. Both positive and negative ions exist in the air: positive air ions are generally molecules of carbon dioxide that have lost an electron, whereas a negative air ion is generally a molecule of oxygen that has gained an electron. Negative ions in the air attract particles of pollution and give them a negative charge, making them seek an electrical “ground,” and causing them to fall harmlessly to the floor. It stands to reason that we want to be surrounded by negative ions as a way of protecting our health.

Ions cannot be produced without an energy source. An “energy source” means heat or flame, radioactivity, frictional rubbing, electricity, evaporation, etc. Ions can also be produced by high-energy events, such as an open flame or a glowing hot object. Evaporating water will produce negative ions in the air and, as a consequence, leave the damaging positive charges behind in the water that hasn’t yet evaporated.

So Well Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic (absorbing moisture molecules) and are heated gently by a 15 watt bulb.

Do Negative Ions Really Work and What Are the Benefits of Salt Lamps & Negative Ions?

Nature is constantly producing negative ions to combat the pollution in the air. This is why the air feels so refreshing after a storm:


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