Top 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan salt lamps are pink salt crystals that come from the Himalayan Mountains — the only place you can find authentic Himalayan salt. People use Himalayan salt crystals for a number of reasons, most notably their ability to promote relaxation through their release of negative salt ions when heated up. Here are just a few of the benefits Himalayan salt lamps provide.

Top 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

Top 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps for Essential Oil Users.

  1. Purifies the air – Salt lamps help remove various contaminants, like dust or pollen, from the air by attracting and absorbing them.
  2. Eases allergy and asthma symptoms – By purifying the air, these salt lamps help provide relief for people with respiratory problems.
  3. Reduces stress – Many people have said that when negative ions released by salt lamps enter the bloodstream, they “produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin” (Winskowski, 2019). This helps reduce stress as a result.
  4. Improves sleep – Did you know positive ions can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain and lead to irregular sleep patterns? Negative ions help improve sleep by counteracting this effect.
  5. Reduces electromagnetic radiation – Electronics, such as smartphones and TVs, leave behind traces of electromagnetic radiation which can lead to fatigue, stress and even a weakened immune system. Salt lamps help counteract this effect by releasing negative ions and neutralizing this form of radiation.

Our Favorite Himalayan Salt Products

Top 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps for Essential Oil Users.

  1. Purifying Bar – Cleanses, exfoliates and adds minerals to your skin in order to make it smoother. Can also be used as a massage stone.
  2. Energy Ball – Great for a gentle massage and can even be used as a salt scrub in the shower.
  3. Deodorant Crystal Egg – Popular in Europe, these deodorant crystal eggs have natural hydroscopic properties that will help keep you dry for hours.
  4. Night Light – Similar to Himalayan salt lamps, these night lights will help boost blood flow, improve sleep and help calm allergy or asthma symptoms when plugged in.
  5. Small Salt Lamps – As these salt lamps heat up, they release negative salt ions and help boost blood flow, improve sleep, calm allergy or asthma symptoms and increase serotonin levels.


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Article Citation:

Winskowski, James. “This Is Exactly Why Everybody Loves Salt Lamps.” Mind Body Green, 2019,