Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps
Himalayan pink salt lamps are said to be a mineral miracle. They release negative ions into the air, helping to cancel positive ions emitted from hardware – great for allergy sufferers as well as creating soothing and calming light.
It is also claimed that the negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain and calm allergy or asthma symptoms.
How do they actually work?
Salt is hygroscopic, so the lamps attract water molecules from the air. This means the lamps trap dirt, pollen and smoke particles which are carried in water vapour. Once these airborne contaminants have been locked in the salt, clean water is re-released and thus it has a purifying effect on the air.
They also look very attractive, with their pinkish-orange colour and natural crystal shape, making them a special feature in any room.