wellness wednesday: salt lamps

Welcome back to the second Wellness Wednesday. I already know that I’m going to have a lot of fun with this because I already am brainstorming future ideas (always a good sign, right?). Some housekeeping first:

#1: Do you want to participate in Wellness Wednesday by doing a link up? (aka you post on your blog and link back here?) Please let me know and I’ll create a button for it! Would actually love to see what others’ are up to when it comes to their wellness!

#2: I’ve created a drop down under the ‘Natural Living’ for the Wellness Wednesday posts. So to access them, just click there!

That’s all the housekeeping I have just because this is a new concept and really, it’s probably the first & last time it’ll happen haha!

Today I wanted to talk about salt lamps. When I first heard about them, I immediately wanted one. Luckily I expressed this to my grandma while we were at Whole Foods and she bought me one for Christmas!

Here’s where I try to convince you how awesome salt lamps are in general, but also how they’re beneficial for your health & wellness!

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WHAT IS A SALT LAMP?

A salt lamp is made from crystallized salt collected from dried ocean beds then hollowed out to accommodate a low-power light fixture (15-watt bulbs). 

But wait, I promise it gets better...

WHAT DO THEY DO?

They emit negative ions, which work like natural ionizers that purify and clean the air (because there are an abundance of positive charges hanging around our enviro they help cling to them!) that neutralize allergens, dust, pollen, mold, fungus, and odors. So as you can imagine, it’s very beneficial for respiratory health!

So those positive ions I mentioned, they’re coming from things like electromagnetic fields and your electronic devices, which we pretty have all around us. As a result, you want to have your lamp on as much as possible. 

On top of that, they also have biophysical characteristics, which demonstrate a positive effect on well-being. If you have one, then you know what I’m talking about, by just having one on in a dark room and feeling the healing power they have! For this reason, I turn mine one as soon as I wake up in the morning (aka when it’s still as dark as night!) and leave it on until I go to bed.

I would love to leave it on 24/7, but it’s on my night stand and I would literally be facing it all night! So I do the next best thing and have it on for my waking hours!

I think they are such a great and small investment you can take! Plus, they aren’t priced too badly. Mine was $30 at Whole Foods, but I recently saw that you can go on Thrive Market and it’s only $20.

I don’t think I can recommend them enough! Now tell me your thoughts...

Have you heard of a salt lamp before?

Do you own one? If yes, what do you think?