I purchased my first salt lamp many years ago before I knew of the benefits and healing properties, I just thought it was pretty.
Himalayan salt lamps are well known for their air purifying properties. How in the world can a lamp purify the air? Salt lamps attract moisture from the air to the lamp surface, where, due to the warmth, the water evaporates quickly. The evaporation produces negative ions into the air. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens are suspended in the air due to their positively charged ions. The negative ions from the salt lamp neutralize the unhealthy positive ions so they can no longer be airborne floating around your home.
The possible benefits of using a Salt Lamp includes:
"Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy. They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.” says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research.
If you feel immediately refreshed when you walk out side or open a window, you are feeling the effects of negative ions in the air!
For best results, leave your lamp on 24/7. The lamp itself lasts indefinitely, but the bulb will need to be occasionally replaced. Moisture can collect around the lamp, gently wipe it off with a dry cloth.
Lamp Weights approximately 2-3 pounds