The white salt lamp is a beautiful, decorative piece for your home. As with all Himalayan salt lamps, it has some magnificent healing properties and health benefits. Only, white is far rarer than the red, pink and orange lamps you can buy.
The Benefits Of White Himalayan Salt and its History
There are varied beliefs on when the Himalayan salt mines were originally formed, some suggest that it dates back to the time of the Earths creation and other beliefs suggest that the mines were formed around 200 million years ago. It is said that an ancient ocean that dried up created the Himalayan salt mines, which the Himalayan mountains are situated in the present day.
Geologists estimate it to be possibly around 800 million years ago and the salt mines were formed from a tectonic plate movement, thus trapping a shallow inland sea which slowly evaporated forming thick mineral enriched sea salt deposits. They are now called the Himalayan salt range.
These mines are situated on the outer western edge of the range, of the Himalayan mountains, in a place called Khewra in Pakistan. There are tunnels that stretch two miles inwards to the mountain and they harvest from six mines all with a vast supply of the salt crystals.
This is the only mine you can retrieve genuine 100% natural and pure Himalayan salt from!
Himalayan salt comes in different variations and strengths of colour. The colours are derived from the amount of Iron and other trace minerals such as Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Potassium and Phosphorus to name a few. 98% of the salt is made up by the Sodium Chloride and the rest is made up with the additional 84 trace minerals which are what give the salt lamps their colour.
The colour of the salt will differ depending on the amount of the trace minerals that have been infused into the salt through the natural process. The stronger the colour, the more of the certain trace elements the salt contains, for example, the higher the iron content, the deeper red the salt will be.
What is it that makes a White Lamp different to the average red, orange or pink?
As mentioned before the percentage of iron and other minerals that are infused into the salt makes the difference. Hence, a lower iron percentage makes the salt result in a white or colourless crystal. This means it is purer and really good for your health.
Salt lamp benefits
The benefits include some of these wonderful healing properties.
- They deodorize and purify the air, as well as cleanse the room that it is kept in.
- Alleviates common cold symptoms and eases coughing.
- Lift your mood.
- Boost your energy levels and decreases lethargy.
- Calms allergies.
- Helps to open the airwaves and can be especially good for asthma suffers.
- Assists in raising your concentration levels.
- Boosts the blood flow.
- Creates a balance where electromagnetic radiation may occur.
- Promotes relaxation.
- Reduces stress levels.
- Aids better quality of sleep.
There are many, many benefits to having or using a salt lamp, but why would we choose a white one over a red pink or orange?
Why choose white?
Due to the white Himalayan salt being harvested from the outer edge of the salt range, thus making them much rarer. The reason for this is because the white Himalayan salt is much purer than any other colour. The purity of this salt may possibly mean you will notice the health benefits much quicker than with the pink lamps.
They don’t have any fewer health benefits because they have less colour (which is what a lot of people think, myself included before I really knew about them) it’s actually the opposite way round and the white salt benefits you by having far more purity to there energy.
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Choosing the right Himalayan salt lamp for you.
When looking into buying a new salt lamp, be sure to check out the authenticity of the item you are buying.
Himalayan salt lamps can be fairly reasonable in price because they are more readily available. However, white ones will cost more because they are much rarer if you find one for $15 I would certainly question the authenticity of this product or retailer.
You can buy some stunning large white salt lamps that make really nice decorative pieces for your living space or workplace, but does the size really matter? The short answer is yes! The bigger the better in this case.
One of the things I’ve come to realize through my training in crystal healing is that, with most crystals and precious gems the size of the crystal piece doesn’t really matter, no matter the size, it has the same healing properties and metaphysical properties. Except, with a larger crystal, in most cases, it will have the ability to charge a smaller piece of the same crystal if placed on top of the larger piece.
However, with salt lamps, this is not the case. A large salt lamp will project larger amounts of pure energy and more of the negative ions than a smaller white salt lamp or even a pink salt lamp. The negative ions that the lamps give off when heated from the bulbs, neutralize the positive ions that are projected from electronic goods that are found around the home or office, such as:
- Vacuum cleaners
- Mobile phones
- And more…
These electronic devices can trigger or worsen conditions or allergies, stress and cause trouble with sleep. So by neutralizing them the positive and negative ions combine and assist in cleansing the air around you.
What other uses are there for Himalayan salt?
White Himalayan salt crystals are the purest form of salt on the Earth, thus making it a perfect alternative mineral for using as part of your daily or weekly health and beauty needs. Some examples of how Himalayan salt crystals can be used are:
- Use as a mouthwash to alleviate sore throats.
- Gargle as a saltwater mouthwash to achieve freshness to your breath.
- Combine with baking soda and use as a polish for your teeth.
- Removing odours – brilliant if you combine with lemon juice to combat strong cooking smells on your hands, that is really difficult to shift for example garlic, onion or chilli, cooking spices and ingredients.
- Stings – when stung by a wasp or bumble bee, wash the area and immediately over the sting with salt. This will reduce the swelling and alleviate the pain.
- Also good with bites such as flea or mosquito bites that can cause itching. Soak the area in salt water then apply a layer of vegetable oil over the bite.
- Relaxation – add a cup of Sea salt or Himalayan salt crystals to your bath and soak in them. Add relaxing scents according to your tastes. Some suitable oils are Lavender, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, or Rose oil.
- Himalayan salt is also edible, it is used in cooking and safe to ingest.
It is believed that when eating Himalayan salt crystals, that the darker the salt colour the richer in minerals it is. Thus making it better quality, however, as we found out earlier, this is not necessarily the case. It simply means that the darker the salts colour the richer in Iron it is. Which it is not good to have excess amounts of Iron within your diet.
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Different colour variations of Himalayan Salt.
Pink Himalayan salt – The pink salt lamps or crystals are the most common and the most easily obtained. It is made up of both red and white deposits which gives it the pink hues.
Red Himalayan salt – The red salt is easy enough to obtain but not quite as readily available as the pink. The red salt has a stronger content or iron giving it its strong colour.
White Himalayan salt – White Himalayan salt is the rarest of the salts and also the purest with less iron content. This gives it a clean and fresh appearance and a beautiful bright glow.
Black Himalayan salt – The Black salt appears more of a greyish tone than black. It contains a strong content of sulfur. Unlike white, the black salt is often used in Indian cooking and has a strong taste to it initially.
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