For a very long time, we have used salt as a medium to neutralize the effects of what we call’ Evil Eye’. Indians are very familiar with this and there is no Indian mother who will not place a black kajal dot on her baby before taking them out of the house. There is also a ritual of using palmful of salt to remove any negative energy and every state has their own way of doing this.
The salt lamp relies on similar concepts, only that when the salt lamp is on it works continuously in removing negative energy from your home. Wouldn’t you want that ? Someone tirelessly working on your behalf to clear up your space.
Real Himalayan salt lamps are actually solid blocks of Himalayan salt that have been hand-carved. The color of Himalayan salt lamps ranges from a light pink to a pinkish orange with the hue a result of the mineral concentration. Within the hollowed-out center of this block of salt is a light bulb that emits both light and heat. A salt lamp is not a lamp at all if it doesn’t have the light and heat source within it. Without that, it’s just a block of salt.
Just looking at the glow of a Himalayan salt lamp can be calming, which is therapeutic in and of itself, but that is not all that it does. As a real piece of nature, Himalayan salt gives off negative ions like a waterfall (but in much smaller amounts). Since Himalayan salt lamps release negative ions into the air, they can help reduce anxiety and also encourage a relaxing atmosphere for sleep.
Negative energy can come inside our homes in many forms. A bitter fight, sickness, a negative person with bad intentions can easily leave pockets of negative energy in the room. If you have a salt lamp, it constantly works to clear of this negative energy, helping you to recover.
Where do I buy a salt lamp?
You can buy them on amazon. Here is a link to few examples.
You don’t have to buy this shape itself. Buy what pleases you and appeals to your intuition.The come in cylindrical, jagged and spherical shapes. I prefer the round shape personally.
How to take care of a salt lamp ?
You need to keep this lamp switched on almost all through the day. Th bulb inside is a small wattage bulb and it heats up. Continuous use without a break will result in a fused bulb. In cities where humidity is high, when the lamp is not switched on, it will catch moisture. Make sure you clean this before switching it on again.
I replaced my internal bulb with an Halogen bulb as I find it last longer. You can find links for it below
Mirchi Bulbs. from Amazon. You will also need an holder. You can use this
Also note a salt lamp should be kept only in the living room and not in the bedroom.