I’m always excited by the arrival of winter! Don’t get me wrong – I love summer, but sometimes it’s nice waking up to foggy mornings and listening to the rain drizzling down outside while we’re wrapped up nice and warm with the fire going.
Of course, the downside to winter is the runny noses and coughs that accompany it – especially when you have young children.
Here’s a nifty little thing that our family has been enjoying recently!
What are Himalayan Salt Lamps and how can they help you?
The Himalayan Salt Lamps we sell at Little Olive Tree are individually cut from raw rock believed to be millions of years old, mined deep in the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan.
So, what are some of the potential benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps?
They can help to purify and dry out the air in our homes.
Salt is hygroscopic, which means it draws moisture from the air. This can be very beneficial in our damp New Zealand winters. Furthermore, it also means that the dirt, pollen, smoke and bacteria particles carried in the air are also removed and absorbed by the lamp.
There is some evidence showing that asthma and allergy sufferers have experienced symptomatic relief when using a salt lamp regularly. This is significant when you think that 14% of New Zealand children suffer from asthma.
They can help you feel healthier and happier.
Salt is a natural ionizer and the negative ions released from the lamps are believed to improve low mood and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), especially during the darker winter months. They also go some way to counteract the positively charged ions released from the electronic devices in our homes.
They can help you sleep better.
Do you feel calm and relaxed while watching an amber sunset or golden campfire? There is a good reason for that! This warm, ambient light, which salt lamps also emit, can establish a healthy circadian rhythm.
This helps us sleep better, unlike the harsh, artificial blue light of cell phones, computer and TV screens which can wreak havoc on our sleep hormones.
Our Himalayan Salt lamps could be just what the doctor ordered this winter when it’s difficult to air out our homes and we spend so much time indoors. You can enjoy their beautiful, warm glow whilst knowing that they are also helping to make your family healthier and happier.
They are certainly “worth their salt”!
Buy one today!
- Relaxing glow ~ place a Tealight Candle inside and enjoy a soft and relaxing glow
- Works well as a nightlight ~ place in a safe place in your child’s room to help them drift off to sleep (just don’t forget to blow the candle out before you go to bed)
- Freshens the air ~ Himalayan salt lamps produce a high amount of negative ions which freshens the air
- 900g net weight (approximately, each lamp is slightly different)
- Use with: 6-pack or 12-pack of Tealight Candles