Bask in the Energy of a Himalayan Salt Lamp

Bask in the Energy of a Himalayan Salt Lamp

It’s hard not to notice the hype about Himalayan salt crystal lamps. However, these little luminous pink fixtures aren’t just a fad. Those that use these lamps swear by them and the health benefits that they provide. Traditionally, many cultures have used naturally-occurring salt caves, salt springs, and salt mines to feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. Now the healing benefits of Himalayan salt can be experienced in the comfort of your home.

The concept is simple enough; each lamp is essentially a large, raw block of pink Himalayan salt which has been hollowed out to hold a small incandescent lightbulb, then both are mounted onto a base of some kind, usually wood. The salt crystal is heated by the lightbulb, which causes it to not only radiate a beautiful and calming pink glow, but the heat also causes the salt to radiate something else–the same thing that causes that feeling of rejuvenation that people experience in naturally-occurring salt caves.

The reason for the recent spike in attention for the Himalayan salt crystal lamp is not due to a simple craze or fad; it’s a result of new research on the immense health benefits of negative ions on the human body.

The benefits of Himalayan pink salt have to do with air quality. The air around us is often filled with positive ions, which make individuals feel stuffy, lethargic, and anxious. In other words, positively charged air is not good to feeling healthy.


When you plug in your Himalayan salt crystal lamp, the heat from the lightbulb activates the process by which the salt puts negative ions into the air. In this way, the lamp creates a negatively charged environment in your home that increases air quality and provides a feeling of rejuvenation, balance, and calm.

Himalayan salt lamps have been shown to fight depression, ease allergy symptoms, protect against sickness and disease and is natural energy booster when in use.


Though the research is new, many have been finding that adding a Himalayan salt crystal lamp to their home has greatly increased their quality of life. Plus, the beauty of these softly-glowing one-of-a-kind pieces doesn’t hurt either!


Deidre Hartfield