For people who experience allergies, staying indoors can seem like a much better option than venturing outdoors, especially during the spring and summer when allergen levels are at their highest.
However, your indoor air quality can also trigger your allergies all year round. Fortunately, Himalayan salt lamps can help to improve your health and ease your allergy symptoms by improving your indoor air quality.
Himalayan Salt Lamps & Indoor air allergens
Poor ventilation and air circulation can lead to a buildup of allergens in the air indoors. Some common allergens found inside your home might include:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
- Mold spores from poorly cared for sinks and air conditioning units
- Toxic chemicals from cleaners and air fresheners
- Soot from faulty chimneys
- Increased monoxide levels from poorly adjusted pilot lights
How do Himalayan salt lamps improve air quality?
The air inside your home contains minuscule water droplets, but these droplets do not just contain water.
The moisture also attracts and traps the allergens found in the air transporting them around your home and helping them stick to indoor surfaces and become trapped in your airways when you breathe.
The salt minerals found in Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic, which means that they can absorb moisture from their surroundings easily. As the water droplets are drawn to the Himalayan salt lamp, they bring the allergens with them.
The water droplets then land on the lamp and are either evaporated due to the heat emitted by the light globe inside the lamp, or bond with the salt minerals, leaving the allergens on the surface.
To effectively remove the allergens from the outside of the lamp, simply wipe down the lamp with a damp cloth.
Himalayan salt lamps help to increase the levels of negative ions inside the room.
It is suggested that negative ions in the air help to boost your immune system, enrich the oxygen content of the room and purify the air.
Depending on the size of your space and the weight of your lamp, you may need multiple Himalayan salt lamps in a single room for them to be effective.
Final thoughts on Allergies & Salt Lamps
Natural Himalayan salt lamps are the most effective type to improve your indoor air quality and ease your allergy symptoms.
To find out which sized Himalayan salt lamp would suit your space, talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Ambient Salt Lamps on 1-877-423-3707.