Designer with a penchant for arts & crafts. A floral geek some might say!

Product: Himalayan salt lamp

Tuesday, 1st November '16

Here some science for you, everything is made up of molecules which are made up of atoms which are made up of three types of particles: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge). Remember that from your school days? No, me neither. I had to google to ensure I got them round the right way. Anyway, whats that got to do with lamps made of salt? I hear you ask!

Well electrons like to visit new places and occasionally fly off, as it goes it leaves behind a positively-charged ion. This ion is a lonely, needy bugger and spends all it’s time sucking the air around it trying to find a new electron to replace the one who left. Electronic items like your computer and TV are really good at spitting out these positive ions. Having a healthy balance of ions, ideally more negative ones, will benefit you in many different ways.

Electromagnetic Radiation is the proper name for all of these particles zooming around in our air, constant exposure to EM radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things.

Himalayan salt lamp are hygroscopic, which means they suck up the water in the air around them, like a silent and pretty hover. As they do this they change the charge of airborne particles in the air, sucking up all the positive ions and spitting them out again as negative ones.

So you should expect to find that you sleep better, your mood and concentration are improved and it could help to treat seasonal affective disorder.

And unlike a plant, it doesn’t need watering… actually it might occasionally need emptying from the water it has collected.

And if nothing else, this little lamp is a pretty light that sets you up comfy hygge night in.

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