Since the beginning of recorded history, the beneficial properties of salt have been well known and documented. Early civilizations greatly valued salt, and used it as a trading currency as well as a preservative for food. And generations ago, people regularly turned to salt water and salt mines for many reasons.
For years, many European countries have used salt mines and hot salt springs to promote a sense of rejuvenation. People rest and rejuvenate in salt mines and caves (in spa-like ambiance in many cases), for periods of time to help aid their mood and overall sense of calm.
BUT WHY ARE SALT CRYSTALS SO GOOD FOR YOU?
Various human activities and electrical appliances produce positive ions which are the reason for the deterioration of our physical and emotional wellbeing; eg discharge of voltage in high-voltage networks, heating and cooling systems, TVs, radios, transmitters, radar systems, computers, exhausts and cigarette fumes.
Scientific tests have revealed that the ratio of negative to positive ions should be between 1.02 to 0.98 and the air's composition of negative ions should range between 1000-1500/cm'. Measurements have shown that the number of negative ions decreases to 200/cm' in a closed room containing several people.
Salt crystal lamps can increase the negative ion count by up to 300%. In nature Negative Ions are created by means of wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls and rainstorms. Generally, a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule made up of oxygen. A positive ion in the air is a molecule that has lost its electrons through process of air pollution.
Ionized air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. Dr. Albert P.Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.
HOW NEGATIVE IONS ARE BENEFICIAL
When you breathe and experience the air around a thunderous waterfall, a mountain top, or the ocean sprays, you notice the freshness and exhilaration that pervades your body. This feeling is caused by the presence of negative ions in the air.
The forces of nature through phenomena like rainstorms, waterfalls, lightning, sunlight, ocean waves, and wind, create negative ions. Prior to a thunderstorm, the air builds up a tension when the positive ions in the air are reaching their peak. Once the storm hits, the air produces electrical charges in the atmosphere and rain falls.
The resulting oxygen-rich air bursts with negative ions. And once the storm passes, you can feel the sensation of calm and clarity in the air. The rush of negative ions helps neutralize and balance the positive ions. Many published articles and scientific studies report how negative ions in the air can have positive effects. One demonstration of that is how they potentially increase the growth rate of certain plants.
CRYSTAL LAMPS PROMOTE WELLNESS AND WELLBEING
The basic premise behind a salt lamp is to help cleanse your indoor air and provide an attractive soothing light in your home. Using some of the most diverse measuring methodologies available, worldwide scientific tests have shown how crystal salt lamps can increase the number of negative ions released into your indoor air.
So, how do salt lamps actually work?
It’s really quite simple... a heated crystal salt lamp...
WHERE CAN I USE THE SALT LAMP?
The salt lamp has a USB extension, and can only be connected to a laptop or computer. It is ideal for the home and office environment.
We will be supplying special plugs that will enable the salt lamps to be plugged into the mains.