Monday, April 25, 2011

Salt Lamp Love

I've been looking at salt lamps for a while now, I first saw them when my Mother in Law, who is always in the know about everything natural, bought one for Lee's brothers birthday! It was one of those Mental Note moments, you know "note to self, buy a salt lamp".
Truth be told I kind of forgot about it, but while poking around on Amazon trying to reach the $25 mark to get some free shipping :) I stumbled upon the Himalayan Salt Lamps.
Here's how it looks turned off:
Televisions, computers and other electronic devices can produce 100-160 hz, our brains can produce only 8hz.. Meaning we are exposed to 20 times the frequency we are generally use to. The consequences of this vary from lack of concentration to insomnia to fatigue AND it's known to create an accumulation of free radicals in your body, known to cause Cancer.
Because computers and televisions emit the most hz salt lamps are most effective when kept within close proximity to them. Ours is on our TV stand, right below the TV.
Here's how it looks turned on:

Now on to how the salt lamp can help. A salt lamp is basically an ionizer, releasing negative ions into the air to bind with the excess positive ions released by electronics. By binding with the excess positive ions they create a more natural air quality. But unlike an ionizer the salt lamps is also used to reduce stress levels, to aid in meditation, and if you are unlucky enough to suffer from allergies it should help you by improving the air around you.

If your looking to get one of your own, or if you already have one, a few things to keep in mind would be:
  • Never sprinkle water on your salt lamp, it will already be a little damp because as it warms up it absorbs moisture in the air , but you still should never water your salt lamp.
  • For the same reason you shouldn't place your salt lamp outside.
  • If crystallization occurs wipe it down with a dry cloth not a wet one, I think I've made my point, they don't like water :)
  • It's recommended that you light your salt lamp every day and leave it on for as long as possible. 
  • and if you are planning on not using it for a while (ie. vacation) you should cover it with a bag to save it from humidity.
So those are all the reasons why we bought a salt lamp, well that and I had to beef up my amazon purchase to take advantage of their free shipping option. We both really like the lamp, in fact it's the first lamp Lee's ever "LOVED" he picked it up from the post office and asked me why I bought a rock, but as soon as I plugged it in he was enthralled, as was I. We spent the rest of the night in the living room staring blankly at the lamp and it's warm orange glow.
If your looking for a natural way to clean your air, or are looking to create a relaxing glow, or are suffering from any symptoms of EMP (electromagnetic pollution) consider a salt lamp! It's natural, it's pretty and it's super relaxing :)

19 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this...I've been under a rock? :) Hope you'll check out my post today! Janell

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  2. I have been debating about getting one for awhile now. Wondered if they ACTUALLY worked, as some are a bit pricey. Our local Whole Foods carries them (and votive holders), but just recently I saw some at Home Goods. Hmmm...might have to get one now.

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  3. We have a lamp like yours(by the computer) and three purplish-blue salt lamps for our bedrooms at night. I think I may move some of them around to other computer and t.v. areas. Thanks for the idea. What do you think of having one in the kitchen by the dishwasher? Wonder if it would be too humid?...

    Lisa

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  4. Ooooh, I have never heard of salt lamps before. I foresee these in my home, for sure.

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  5. Gorgeous. I never heard of them. So unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

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  6. We keep our salt lamp on our dresser, which has a tv above it. I love the glow! We keep it on while we watch tv at night.

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  7. Thanks for this post, Ashli. I hadn't heard of salt lamps before, but I happen to LOVE crystal clusters and interesting rocks and minerals. I even got two crystal clusters, one amethyst and one citrine for Christmas gifts. They look lovely mixed in with my other decorating home items.

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  8. I bought a salt lamp about two years ago and I love mine. Some people believe that not only do they take the negative ions out of the air, but also the negative energy in a household. I don't know if there's any weight to that, but I like to think so:) I got mine for $20 at a new-age type store in White Rock but vendors also sell them at the Women's Fair in Abbottsford and I think I've seen them at the home show for relatively cheap.

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  9. What an interesting post! I've never heard of salt lamps. Great info you gave us and it's a pretty lamp!

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  10. Thanks for the info on where to find one Michelle :) It took me forever to find one :)

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  11. Lisa,
    Glad to hear you've been using salt lamps too :) I would think the dishwasher area would be too humid for it, as they hate any humidity, but maybe if your counters were deep enough and you made sure it was on when the dishwasher was on it might be okay :)
    Let me know if you try it :)

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  12. I've seen these around however, never knew the background behind them. thanks for enLIGHTening us!

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  17. Where are you able to buy milk in bottles and produce bags. I love both ideas!

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    1. Our regular grocer carries both, but I've always seen them at health food stores.
      Hope that helps you a bit!
      Lots of love
      Ashli

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