Salt Lamp Health Benefits

The Himalayan Salt Lamp craze has been going on for awhile now, when they first came out years ago, I fell in love right away. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one– $50?! Wow, a high price for a block of salt from a far away country, but I got one anyway and didn’t regret it one bit. After that first one, I needed more—one in every room of the house, one in every treatment room in the office!  I was on a roll!  Although I didn’t go the distance and decorate each room, I certainly got a handful more.  I remember finding a whole sale company who carried them in bulk, so if I bought 10, I could get the wholesale price of $20 each!  Score!  We sold them in the office, I hope some of you still have them! Now, these little gems are so much easier to come by… Amazon or even Home Goods has the smaller size for $20.

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Just kidding, this isn’t my kitchen– but someone certainly went the distance!

After gifting my boyfriend’s mother, Connie, one for her birthday she said she has not had a panic attack since it’s been in her bedroom, it reminded me how powerful this sacred salt is!  And I definitely wouldn’t call her a ‘believer’ in the New Age and Woo Woo. So why wait, go get yourself one, as Connie would say it can’t hurt! Besides, the stunning glow gives the room already makes it worth it. If that’s not enough reason, here are some of the health benefits you might experience:


10 Salt Lamp Health Benefits — Tao to Wellness

  1. Improve Mood, Concentration, & Help Manage Anxiety
  2. Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms
  3. Eases Coughing
  4. Increase Energy Levels
  5. Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
  6. Better Sleep
  7. Cleanse & Deodorize the Air
  8. Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder
  9. Reduce Static Electricity in the Air
  10. Environmentally-Friendly Light Source

Here’s a site with 10 other reasons/ideas for taking Himalayan Salt internally too; bath, Neti, in water.  I do these as well.

One last helpful site–  how to spot if your lamp is fake!  I love David Wolfe, he’s got his finger on the pulse on everything.

Lastly, if you’d like to surround yourself with Himalayan Salt, look for a Korean Spa near you… among their domes (clay, gold, amethyst, arctic ice rooms, etc, etc) they will always have a Himalayan Salt Room, a little meditation in there can be a wonderful experience!

Happy New Year!

Christina Martin, L.Ac.,

Tao to Wellness

Berkeley, California