Can A Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp Unlock The Key to Wellbeing?

by Karen Brooks on March 28, 2011

As most of you are aware, I hold a full time business world job in the world of sales and marketing management.  In my position, I do quite a bit of traveling, including working and attending various trade shows.

Recently, I attended a show and a vendor was displaying Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps. The beauty of these lamps, especially in mass, just took my breath away!  When walking near the booth, I immediately felt very relaxed and peaceful. All of the stress associated with the busyness of the show just melted away. An uplifting feeling overwhelmed me and I began asking why I felt that way. What I found just rocked my world!! I was totally convinced and made my purchase!

Therapeutic Uses

Speleotherapy is a therapy common in Eastern and Central Europe, but virtual unknown elsewhere. It is unique to caves and mines for treating respiratory illnesses. Originating in Poland in the 1950’s, it was noticed that salt miners rarely suffered from tuberculosis, a dreaded disease of that era.

Another well-known hub for this treatment is the Ukranian Allergologic Hospital in Solotvyno. What is highly unusual is that this hospital is located nearly 1,000 feet below the earth’s surface in a former salt mine! Its staff reports a 90% effective rate in reducing asthma symptoms for up to 3 months following treatment.

Salt therapy is well known in Europe, where some have been in     operation since the mid 1800’s. Slowly, this therapy is being introduced into the United States as well as other parts of the world.

Just as our health is affected by the air we breathe, our health is also affected by the quality of the light we are surrounded by.

What are the benefits of an Ionic Himalyan Salt Crystal Lamp?

Some of the more dramatic claims include migraine headache relief, enhanced serotonin levels in the blood, reduced severity of asthma attacks, immune system enhancement, and reduced vulnerability to colds and flu. While there is hard science to many of these claims, we can tell you this:

1. When the lamp is lit and becomes heated, negative ions are released into the air.

2. They purify the air.

3. Their relaxing glow effortlessly reduces stress and depression.

4. They can help relieve symptoms of asthma, sinus and allergies.

My own personal experience happened when I placed the lamp in my office at work! First, the air become much cleaner and I was able to breath more freely. The general atmosphere was totally uplifted, and I became more focused and productive. Whenever an employee came into the office, they felt the same energy and commmented as well. The glow and warmth it had, made the environment much more open to discussion and problem resolution!

Where to use a Salt Crystal Lamp?

Some ideal applications include:


Children’s rooms ( Great as a night light )


Nursing Homes


Hospital rooms

Hotel rooms and lobby

Environments with pets, high pollen counts and smoking

Each lamp is hand crafted and unique. No two shapes and colors are identical.When asking about the various color hues, I found out that colors and hues are very important to your mood and emotional state.

Red – Powers up our vital forces and gives instant emotional boosts

Apricot – Promotes open mindedness and increases energy

White – Transforms chaos to a healing sense of calm and gives total body harmony

These lamps are referred to as “ionic”. So what does that mean?

Whenever there is a refreshing rain, do you sometimes just smell the cleaner air? What you are experiencing is an abundance of negatively charged ions. There can be as many as 4000 ions per cubic centimeter. Compare that to 100 in a major city at rush hour!

The effects of the negative ions cause harmful microscopic particles in the air to clump together, weighing them down, and causing them to fall to the floor. Particulates include all forms of air pollutants (smoke, chemical odors, bacteria, viruses, mold, etc.) Negative ions are a powerful natural antidote for many environmentally induced health problems such as allergies, headaches, infections and respiratory ailments.

What causes negative ion depletion?

Many factors in our modern society contribute to the depletion of negative ions. Examples include:

fluorescent lighting

high concentration of electronic equipment

static producing fibers

air conditioners

electric heaters and other heating systems

many plastics

older TV’s and monitors

airflow from furnace ducts and HVAC systems

In conclusion, mother nature has once again, given us natural salt, a substance so simple and easily attainable to help us with our journey in natural remedies and therapies.  It is all about getting back to health naturally!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kavini March 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Hi. I recently bought a himalayan salt lamp. I really found it absolutely soothing. Today I noticed that the salt was as if disolving or melting…..I don’t know what to say !! I had to wipe off the transparent and odorless liquid that fell on the floor. Could you please tell me what is happening and how to preserve it ? Thanks a lot.


Carla J Gardiner May 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Just wanted you to know how much I love my Himalayan Salt Lamp. Not a day goes by that it isn’t on in the office. It sets the mood and keeps the stress a thing of the past.

I purchased two more today as gifts for my kids. My son visited home one day and without mentioning one word told me he felt the difference in the office. That sold me even more.

Now, combined with my supplements I will reverse the signs of oxidative stress on my body and look and feel years younger. Thanks Karen, let’s share these with the world.
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Heather Martin May 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Are we able to choose a color when we place the order? I am particularly interested in the white. We are always trying new things to help my son who has autism stay centered.


Karen Brooks May 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hi Heather!
The colors on the lamps vary. They are usually a light to medium orange. I do not have any that are all white.
Have you tried one of the Young Living Oils to help your son?
Email me if you would like more information.
Happy Mothers Day!


Beau Henderson April 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I know the perfect person who needs to read this! Thank you!


Sue April 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Karen, this sounds like something I’m going to want to order very soon! Thanks for sharing!!


Victoria Gazeley April 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I have two of these, but they are in boxes. I’m getting them out right now!! ;o)


Karen Brooks April 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Get them out right now and start using them. You are going to be amazed!


Nancy April 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Wow, I’ve never heard of these lamps before! Fascinating. I’m ready to experiment and see what happens.
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Karen Brooks April 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Let me know how you like them!


Suzie Cheel April 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Love the idea of these lamps, I have seen them at shows and until you told me did not realise the benefits going to check them out- are they bright enough to read by?
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Karen Brooks April 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

Suzie, Thanks for the post. In my opinion, the lamp is not bright enough for reading. It is a wonderful night light.


Angela Brooks March 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

We have used this type of salt in our kitchen for years but I did not know about the lamps – super interesting! May have to try one
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Jeannette Webb March 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm


What a fascinating post! I’m a real proponent of natural healing, but this is new to me. I’m anxious to learn more!


Elvie Look March 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This is fascinating. I had no idea about salt therapy and the benefits of this lamp. I have heard of ionic air cleaners, so this would be doing that and naturally. Love a day when I learn something – thanks!


denny hagel March 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

This is fabulous Karen! I am new to the world of natural oils and substances so this is really fascinating for me. Thanks for the amazing info!
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Dr Marilyn Joyce March 29, 2011 at 2:45 am

Thanks so much for this great summary of the lamps and their benefits Karen. I had used them in my LA office for several years. And then when I moved, they were never to be found! Your information has prompted me to get out there and get one for my office and one for my bedroom – for starters! :-)

I’ll be sharing your site and info with my clients, patients, friends and family.

Have a blessed week!


Karen Brooks March 29, 2011 at 7:18 am

Marilyn, I am amazed at the simplicity and therapeutic benefits and glad that you agree!


Renee McLaughlin March 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

Great find Karen! thanks for sharing. I’m going to get one for my office and one for my bedroom. These would make great gifts too.

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Karen Brooks March 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

Renee, my clients are reporting back some amazing feelings from the lamps. Hope you have the same great experiences.


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