A while back there was a outdoor/heath expo in town. It was free to enter so the price was right. The wife and I wanted to kill the afternoon so we went there to look around.
It was the usual crap hot tubs, gardening equipment, bubble bath stuff, not much you haven’t seen before. Then we came upon a booth that had Himalayan salt lamps. I have heard of this before, they’re called salt lamps or crystals.
So here’s the claim:
Three hundred million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the area that would become the Himalayan mountain range. The salt of that unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations that now yield the purest salt on earth. Crystal Rock Salt Lamps are made from crystal salt rock mined at the foot of the Himalayas.
These crystal salt rock layers are high in minerals and trace elements, providing the highest quality of natural salt. When the rock salt crystal heats up, it emits negative ions. These ions cleanse the air by removing dust, pollen, dander and cigarette smoke. Also, the negative ions offset the harmful radiation produced by computer monitors, TVs and other electrical devices.
Hey, nature provides a lot of good things for our health, could this be one of them.
Add in the fact that I was suffering with sinus inflammation for months now, and I was desperate for any help I could find.
An older couple passed by and commented on the benefits of these salt rocks from their experience. I asked a few questions and they confirmed the validity of this product. In hind site I wonder if they were a plant (someone who hypes a product) or were they just passing through.
Anyhow, I bought the lamp for $35.00 and looked forward to the relief this Himalayan salt lamp would give me in the days to come.
At the last minute I changed my mind and instead of buying the lamp (a solid block of salt) I bought the salt chips which had a total weight of about 3 lbs. It came in a nice little decor chest like container and I thought it would look nice as well as provide the benefits the sales person stated.
In a moment you will find out that you can buy an 8 to 10 lb salt lamp for about the price I paid for 3 lbs, what a dummy I was.
Setting Up The Salt Container
I put the container next to my bed, as close as I could without sticking it up my nose so as to get the fastest and fullest benefit I could.
The claim made by the sales person made sense – the air is full of dust, dander, pollen, dirt, these types of particles that you inhale. The Himalayan salt has an opposite energy charge that attracts these particles, this charge from the salt attaches itself to the dust particles and drags the contaminated particles to the floor where you will vacuum it up.
Then vacuuming would finish them off and I could breath again, the perfect solution.
Well, as you might suspect I now have a nice night-lite, but it did nothing for my sinuses.
Later I found out that you needed to buy a lot of these lamps and place them all over the house for any benefit at all. It seems they cover a small area and the particles that they affect need to be passing near the lamps.
This is such a dumb life when people use your weaknesses to profit from. Maybe the person selling these Himalayan salt lamps needed the money and I was the conduit that life used to get it to her. I don’t know, but I sure felt dumb afterwords.
Then I found out that Amazon sells the same stuff, twice the size from the one I bought, for the same price I paid. Dumbo again I am.
I didn’t get any health benefits from this Himalayan salt stuff, but they are very pretty decor items. They come in different shapes and sizes. You can get them in chip sized shapes that fit in decorative containers and the salt itself comes in unique colors and shades depending on the age of the salt – all provided by nature.
If it’s any consultation they are attractive sculptures and make for good conversation, but it’s just another lesson in this dumb life we live in.
It may still interest you to take a look at some reasonably priced lamps, even after all the bad things I said about them. No really, some people find a soothing, comforting effect from these Himalayan salt lamps and the soft colored glow at night is not a bad feature either.
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