Gift Healthy – Himalayan Salt

One of the neatest things you can gift someone with is a present that will help enhance or maintain their health. There is a huge difference between electronic and organic products and perhaps we should look at the difference between items that contain the two vastly different life properties. Because what you give to someone you love, may indeed affect them more than you may know. So why not gift healthy – a Himalayan Salt lamp?

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Manhattan Comfort Salt Basket Sku# AMC95030A

It has been long debated that cell phones and many other electronic gadgets, including microwaves emit EMF’s, (electro-magnetic frequencies) may to be harmful to the human body, especially when such products are in-use over prolonged periods of time. In 2008 ‘Scientific American’ ran an article called “Mind Control by Cell Phone” which explained the danger that Wi-Fi has on the human brain. Cell phones and many computer based products, in order to operate, emit radio frequency energy; a form of non-ionizing radiation. Humans, in close proximity to these items can absorb this energy. Positive ions are created by electronic devices like computers, TVs, microwaves, and can exacerbate allergies or add to stress levels. Negative ions neutralize positive ions. Negative ions occur in nature and are created by lightening storms, waterfalls, and most other sources of moving water. Salt lamps also generate small amounts of negative ions when used consistently over time.

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Pyramid Salt Lamp , Nepal Collection Sku # AMC95004

Himalayan salt lamps became popular initially among the holistic-green minded communities because of their greater acceptance of all things organic. In the last few decades there have been various studies on the effects of positive and negative ions on environmental things, including humans. Similar to a sense of clarity just after a rainstorm, or a heightened crispness felt after taking a shower, moving water is not the only thing that alters the environment by arousing negative ions – which are positive for our bodies by the way.  Salt lamps are essentially large pieces of pure Himalayan Salt with a small bulb inserted inside. Products offered these days can be solid pieces of salt added to decorative baskets or singular large pieces that can offer a nice warm glow when lit. Other pieces are carved out to hold tea lights.

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Nepal Collection, Set of 2 Sku # AMC2-95000

Himalayan salt lamps are made from pure, food grade salt crystals and the salt itself is often ground into powdered form, so as to be used in food recipes. Aside from the fact that salt lamps emit a soothing glow about them, they also attract water vapor in the air (including things such as dirt and debris contained in the vapor). This is another benefit of salt lamps, and the reason why some people have them in most rooms of their homes – to help clear the air of debris.

Salt, by its nature attracts water to its surface which evaporates quickly due to the small amount of heat from the light source. You may notice that after using one for a long while that it tends to sweat or appear wet in humid climates. Some lamps over time, can even begin to dissolve slightly due to the repetitive water and heat attraction. Salt is a living property and therefore, actively reacts with its environment.

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Nepal Collection Shot Glasses Sku # AMC4-95029

One may not believe all the hype about the healing effects of Himalayan salt lamps and science may never fully define exactly what they do for us in terms of health benefits. Regardless, they certainly are an enjoyable feature to have when entertaining a room full of house guests…especially around the holiday season!

 

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