Probably the most well-known benefit of Himalayan salt lamps, and why the majority of people use them, is due to their incredible power to remove dust, pollen, odors and other contaminants from the air.
"But how do they do this," you ask? "It's just a big chunk of salt with a light bulb inside, right?" Well yes, but no. There's much more to it than that.
Himalayan salt lamps purify air through their natural hygroscopic power, meaning that they attract water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorb those molecules-as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying-into the salt crystal. As the salt warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles remain locked in the salt. Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night's sleep.
Each hand carved lamp comes with a UL-listed cord, bulb and wooden base.