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Anyone have experience with Himalayan Salt lamps?

blue_bird

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I'm thinking about getting one. Has anyone used one before? Are they beneficial?

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Himalayan Salt Lamps: Benefits and Myths
 

jellyfish

the moon jelly
Mine looks exactly like that! I have just this morning purchased new bulbs for it, since the one it had died last night.

Other than the nice warm glow it casts over the room, which will probably help you feel cozy and relaxed, I don't think I believe in the healing power of Himalayan salt. But if it makes you feel relaxed, it can't do any harm. I can't stand ordinary lamps and harsh overhead lights.
 

Gerontius

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There was one in a furnished flat I lived in for awhile. I don't believe in mystical salt woo. But I did use it as a nice non-glaring electric light. They are super cool looking!
 

Neri

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You have to keep them lit all the time or the salt melts. It leaks. It sucks in moisture and you get wet salt coming off it and pooling underneath. That's my experience anyway, but, I do live in a very humid climate.
 

blue_bird

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I do not believe in it having any mystical powers but I did read that it can absorb some of the radiation from our electronics and thus aid sleep. Creating a calm, relaxing environment is a big plus for me.

I basically want to use it as light source during blackouts, but there are cheaper alternatives hence I started the thread.
 

Gerontius

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I do not believe in it having any mystical powers but I did read that it can absorb some of the radiation from our electronics and thus aid sleep. Creating a calm, relaxing environment is a big plus for me.

I basically want to use it as light source during blackouts, but there are cheaper alternatives hence I started the thread.
Candles and lamps are a good blackout alternative. You can also get some automotive light bulbs class 3157 and sockets at your local car parts house and some wire, then install them in little electric lamps which you can connect to a battery with voltage around 12 volts. An old car battery, too weak to start the engine but with enough power to light bulbs up, would be ideal, and can be recharged with a trickle charger.

Be careful with batteries as the lead acid type may spill if knocked over and they release hydrogen when charging. Also don't plug a 3157 into 110vAC home lighting circuits as I did that and blew up the lamp when i turned it on.
 

Mary Terry

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I love my lava lamp but don't believe it has mystical powers. If you have outdoor solar lights, just bring them inside during a blackout if you have no other light source.
 

Yeshuasdaughter

You know, that one lady we met that one time.
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Himalayan sea salt does have extra minerals than conventional sea salt. And a slightly woodsier palate. I usually buy Himalayan salt for cooking. Although if you have the money, Celtic sea salt, or Pink salt (Redmonds, etc) from the USA are the best ones, but they are out of my price range.

My uncle used to work at a large salt mine in the San Francisco Bay area. My grandmother spoke of its health benefits.

I like using different mineral salts in my bath. Anything from sea salt, to baking soda, epsom salt, borax, and beyond. Depending on the type, they do anything from muscle relaxation, to mood elevation, to preventing infections on a wound.

Salt is highly absorbent, so it's probable that the lamp does absorb at least a small amount of toxins from the surrounding environment.

Although I cannot confirm any of the health claims of the manufacturers of salt lamps, I can say that I definitely feel calmer and healthier in a dim room that is illuminated by the lovely saffron glow of a salt lamp.
 

Cryptid

Only Rumored To Exist
They're pretty, and may help freshen the air, but ultimately they are only lamps made of of rock salt, wire, and electrical devices -- no magical, spiritual, or other wooish properties involved.
 

Toirtis

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They have a nice warm glow, but that's it...no special qualities...they are just a chunk of salt around an incandescent bulb.
 

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