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What Are the Benefits of Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps?

author image Ripa Ajmera
Ripa Ajmera has been writing for six years. She has written for ABCNews.com, General Nutrition Center (GNC), TCW Finance, Alliance for a New Humanity, Washington Square News and more. She was a Catherine B. Reynolds Scholar from 2006-2008 and graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with an Honors degree in Marketing.
What Are the Benefits of Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps?
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According to Clemence Lefevre’s book “Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps,” salt crystals have formed over centuries more than 500 feet under the ground. A Himalayan salt crystal lamp is a candle holder or lamp that is made out of a block of salt crystal with a hole in the bottom to allow light to pass through. These lamps use candles and regular nightlight or chandelier bulbs. Himalayan salt crystal lamps have many benefits.

At Home

Himalayan salt crystal lamps can be used in living room hallways, bedrooms and anywhere else you would like to create a relaxing, cozy and serene atmosphere.

For Computer Users and the Office

Lefevre reports that Himalayan salt crystal lamps can help reduce EMP (electro-magnetic pollution) and fatigue created by certain office equipment, especially computers. These lamps can also help improve your concentration.

Cleaning the Surrounding Environment

According to Lefevre, large Himalayan salt crystal lamps are particularly effective in eliminating the smell of chemicals, smoke, mold, mildew and allergens like dust, pollen and airborne bacteria. They are used often in school dorm rooms, art studios, hair styling work stations, home offices and work offices, at computer workstations where someone smokes and in doctor or dental examination rooms. Lefevre reports that people with allergies also benefit from being near these lamps.

Creating a Romantic Mood

Café, bar and restaurant owners have used small Himalayan salt crystal lamps to help set a romantic mood and clean the air. Lefevre reports that these lamps are usually placed strategically in a private booth, on the dinner table or on the bar to enhance the ambiance with the soft light these lamps provide.

Feng Shui

In the practice of feng shui, Himalayan salt crystal lamps are sometimes used in strategic places to help the energy flow more harmoniously through your home.

Meditation and Massage Enhancement

Himalayan salt crystal lamps are often used to enhance the meditative and massage experiences, helping you feel a greater sense of peace, balance and tranquility. Psychiatrists and natural health practitioners also often use these lamps to assist the healing process.

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