Have you heard all the rage about salt crystal lamps? Well, I hadn’t. . . I had seen the pink beauties used in home decor but never knew the power of them until I stumbled upon Be Naturally Prepared on Instagram.
Salt crystal lamps are made from salt crystal rocks formed by nature hundreds of millions of years ago and mined over 500 yards underground from the foothills of Himalayas, which is still the most serene and undisturbed part of our world.
The Himalayas are the world’s most tranquil, serene, peaceful and undeveloped region; therefore the salt crystals mined from the foothills of the Himalayas are still pure and untouched by pollution.
Something I found so awesome + interesting is that when mining the salt crystals, explosives are strictly prohibited to preserve the structures of the crystals. These lamps are then carefully crafted by hand to retain the unique, beautiful and natural shape of the rock.
NOW COMES THE MOST INCREDIBLE PART–
As the lit bulb or a tea light warms up the lamp, healthful negative ions lift off from the surface and help to cleanse and improve the quality + freshness of the air you breathe.
THE BENEFITS OF SALT CRYSTAL LAMPS:
Salt crystal lamps are natural ion generators, emitting negative ions into the atmosphere. Why is this a good thing? Negative ions are good for your health! Negative ions neutralize positive ions + restore air quality. Negative ions can be used to treat illness and improve health.
Our homes and offices are filled with electrical appliances, electronics + our smart phones. . .Use of these devices has been said to be lowering our energy levels, making us feel tired + unhappy because of their emissions of positive ions. Keeping a rock salt lamp in areas where positive ions are polluting your air space will help neutralize the air you breathe. Balancing positive and negative ions also help reduce airborne infections.
I believe that we need to do everything we can to create a healthy home environment, but not at the stake of anyone else’s health. All of the Himalayan Crystal Salt from Be Naturally Prepared has been supplied by GAMMA International who are known for their emphasis on the process of picking the salt crystals from which the lamps will be made, to insure that only the best crystals will be used to produce. They also have a strong focus on fair trade and their employees are paid the best salaries & health benefits are offered to all.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SALT LAMP:
Salt has hygroscopic properties, which means that it draws water from the surrounding atmosphere. Salt Crystal Lamps should therefore never be sprinkled with water, kept in a moist room or be placed outdoors. Sometimes, in particularly moist or humid conditions, the lamp surface may be slightly damp to the touch. Lighting it for a few hours dries it very quickly.
If crystallization occurs, just wiping with a damp cloth will get rid of it. For most everyday situations, this is not a concern. It is recommended that you light your lamp every day for the best air purifying results, and you can leave your lamps on for as long as possible. This will not only maintain a constant negative ionizing process, but also repel excess moisture build up around the lamp.
If you plan not to use the lamp for long periods of time, put a plastic bag over the lamp to protect it from humidity.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR SALT LAMP:
Wipe the lamp with a damp towel or sponge in order to remove dust. Once cleaned, dry the lamp with a paper towel or turn on the lamp for a while.
If you choose to place a Salt Crystal Lamp on a wooden surface, please ensure that it has a waterproof base so that you do not damage your furniture.
Hope you found this helpful & let me know if you use salt lamps
+ if you have any other amazing healthy home items!