A few years ago, as a birthday gift, I received a Himalayan salt crystal tea light candle holder. I loved the natural shape and the swirls of pink and orange hues running throughout the sparkly rough edges. It looked like a mini crystal ball that had been carved out of a magical pink mountain. The tea light holder was even more beautiful with a candle glowing inside. There was something so calming and appealing about the rich orange and pinkish glimmering. To say the least, I enjoyed the gift.
At the time, aside from it’s beauty, I wasn’t aware of the beneficial qualities my new candle holder had to offer. After carefully studying the box that my gift had been packaged in and doing a bit of research on my own, I discovered that Himalayan salt crystals can provide relief for a number of issues that effect us daily.
Since we are now living in an age of technology, most of us are surrounded by gadgets and devices in our everyday lives. Whether it be a television, cell phone, or computer, it is not uncommon for people to spend most of their time exposed to one or more electronic devices.
What is the big deal?
While most electronic devices are in active use, they emit invisible waves known as electromagnetic frequencies. These electromagnetic frequency waves bombard your body by polluting your air with excessive amounts of positively charged ions. Like all things, balance is key to stability and proper functioning. The electronics and other factors in our home can cause a build up of positively charged ions in the environment, throwing the balance off course.
It has been scientifically proven that an excessive amount of positively charged ions in the environment can cause you to suffer from…
- Nervousness and anxiety
- Physical and mental stress
- Disturbances in sleep patterns
- Difficulty with concentration
- Increased accumulation of free radicals in the body
To learn more about electromagnetic frequencies and how they effect human health, please read, http://aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.html
What does electronic air pollution have to do with Himalayan salt crystals?
According to an article at http://www.natural-salt-lamps.com/howdosaltlampswork.html and the information included with my candle holder, using a beautiful salt crystal lamp or candle holder can help to offset the excessive frequency waves and positive ions in the environment during and after your use or exposure to electronic equipment. The basic principle behind the salt lamp is to aid in the cleansing of your indoor air and to bring an attractive and soothing light into your space.
Salt lamps work by releasing negative ions into the air when heated. The lamp attracts humidity causing the surface of the salt crystal to become moist. The salt has the ability to attract, absorb, and evaporate water. The ions become neutral and are released into the air, helping to restore a balance and reduce pollutants such as allergens and irritants.
Unfortunately, there is a small downside to these gorgeous lamps and candle holders…their range. Their beauty can be enjoyed from afar but their benefits to the air are of limited range. One lamp place in the corner will not suffice.
To get the maximum benefit from salt crystals, you can follow these tips…
- Use multiple lamps in places where you spend the most time.
- Acquire a few salt crystal candle holders for portable use. They can be placed in the center of a room without the need for an outlet.
- Place lamps strategically. Help to neutralize the output of positive ions and electromagnetic frequencies from your large electronic devices like televisions and computers by placing your lamps in specific areas where they are located.
Last, don’t forget to appreciate the serene calming effect the glow from these lamps and candle holders produce. Place a few in selective rooms simply for their beauty. The glow and soft colors have a direct impact over the mood and atmosphere of the room and can cause you to feel relaxed and peaceful. You will see them in many spas for this very reason; they enhance the mood.
Overall, my experience with Himalayan salt crystal lamps and candle holders has been wonderful. I fell in love with the first candle holder that was gifted to me a few years ago and since then, I’ve purchased several more for myself and as gifts for others. I can attest that they have an attractive and soothing appearance and add a positive vibe to the home. As for balancing the air and enhancing the quality, I have felt a noticeable difference in the atmosphere since I began using multiple crystal lamps in my home. I would recommend them to anyone.