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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Benefits of Salt Crystal Lamps

[Extracted from the web page of www.natural-salt-lamps.com]

Bio-energetic crystal salt was created over millions of years ago, when the ocean waters dried up in various parts of the world. The crystal is hand excavated into various sizes and drilled inside to accommodate a light source. When lit by a small, energy efficient light bulb of 15 watt or less, crystal salt emits an electrical charge, enriching our environments with health promoting negative ions. Negative ions help purify the air of allergens, dust, smoke, bacteria and more. These natural qualities make them an excellent beautiful light source, natural air purifier and can help people with various health conditions including asthma, allergies and other respiratory ailments. They can be used in every room, safely and should be left on as much as possible.

Crystal salt is one of the few minerals whose atomic structure is bound electrically, not molecularly. This characteristic of the mineral structure enables the crystal to change back and forth from crystalline to liquid state.

The gentle heat of the lamp in the salt crystal creates a higher surface temperature than the surrounding air. This attracts the water molecules in the cooler surrounding air. The natural humidity in the air condenses on the crystal's surface. This enables the electrically bound sodium chloride mineral to split into independent (positive) sodium and (negative) chloride ions.

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This natural ionization creates an electric charge. After the water molecules evaporate again, the sodium and chloride ions turn back into their crystalline mineral form. When the sun heats up our largest natural salt solutions, the oceans, it generates the natural energy vibration of which our entire global environment consists. Salt crystal creates exactly the same natural energy field. Scientifically speaking, this natural ionization process takes place millions of times, invisible to the eye, and without any influence to the quality of the crystal. Similar to the concept whereby tree leaves absorb dangerous dioxides and transform them into essential oxygen, without damaging the plant.

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The atomic structure of crystal salt contains more negative, chloride ions than positive, sodium ions which result in the emission of negative ions during the natural ionization process. Negative ions become dust collectors, attaching themselves to positively charged dust particles and cigarette smoke, purifying the circulating indoors air from dust, bacteria and pollutants.


The size of the lamps and approximate ion radius is given next to each lamp size. For small spaces, smaller sized lamps will work fine. For larger spaces, having larger lamps or several smaller and medium lamps will work well. With salt lamps, you can never have too many.  We recommend starting with a few lamps, and placing in rooms that you are occupying most like the bedrooms and work offices.



Our bodies heal the best at night, so making sure your bedroom is tranquil and healthy will help your body get better rest and help your immune system. At work, we are surrounded by EMF (electro magnetic radiation) that has been known to cause various health conditions, including fatigue, and low concentration, which can cause other health issues if the body and mind are not relaxed and working properly. We recommend at least 1 salt lamp near every computer.

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Again, you can never have too many salt lamps, so start with at least one lamp in every room possible and add more as you personally experience the benefits of nature’s most abundant and healthful resource, salt crystal.

Natural Salt lamps are for indoor use. Crystal Salt is hygroscopic; it draws moisture from the air.  In case of increased humidity, the lamp should be turned on. The heated salt lamp will dry itself off.  If the lamp is left off for periods of time, and becomes very damp--- unplug it. Take the electrical unit out.  If the unit is wet, place in a dry, place. Wipe the salt crystal with cotton towel until moisture is removed.  Following the drying process of the electrical unit and salt crystal, and reassembly, turn the lamp ON for couple of hours. Keep the lamp on a waterproof surface and or watch for moisture build up. If you store the salt lamp for long periods unlit, seal it in a plastic bag in a cool dry place. As lamp is heavy, keep out of reach from small children.


[Pictures taken from the webpage of http://www.saltlamp.ca]



Salt Crystal Lamp Computer Users / In The Office:
Place a salt crystal lamp near your computer to help reduce fatigue and EMF (electromagnetic pollution) created by all electric equipment. The salt lamp will also aid in improving your concentration.
Salt Crystal Lamp In The house:
Use these lamps in bedrooms, living rooms hallways or anywhere else where you want to create a tranquil, relaxing and serene atmosphere.
Salt Crystal Lamp Allergy Sufferers:
Having a salt crystal lamp nearby will help your wellness and keep the air around you clean, ionized naturally, and beautiful.
Salt Crystal Lamp Feng Shui:
A few salt crystal lamps placed at strategic spots will enhance chi. A lamp in the relationship corner will be greatly beneficial.
Salt Crystal Lamp Meditation:
Use them for Yoga and meditation: When you repose in peace and quiet, a salt crystal lamp near you is known to enhance your meditative experience.
Salt Crystal Lamp Massage Rooms:
One or two salt lamps in your massage room will create a soothing, relaxing, and refreshing environment.
Salt Crystal Lamp Natural Health Practitioners:
A salt crystal lamp glowing in your consulting or treatment room aids in the healing process and creates a calming environment.
Salt Crystal Lamp Psychiatrist Office:
One or two salt lamps in the waiting room will create a relaxing and calming atmosphere

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