ery day the miners make their long, slow journey… down 1500 meters (4921 feet) deep underground, beneath the Himalayan foothills.
Their mission is to bring forth one of our planet’s most potent minerals… a mineral formed over many thousands of years ago when light and energy from the sun dried up the primal ocean.
The amazing thing… despite spending years deep within the Himalayan earth doing back-breaking work every day, the miners are incredibly happy.
How could this be?
In fact, word has it that the people working these mineral mines couldn’t be happier.
When I first heard this, I found it quite hard to believe. Everyone has heard about the hazards of mining… particularly, the risks coal miners face every day they go underground.
So, what’s different about these mines? Could there be something in the air?
How This Pure Potent Mineral Provides
Since the beginning of recorded history, the beneficial properties of salt have been well known and documented. Early civilizations greatly valued salt, and used it as a trading currency as well as a preservative for food.
And generations ago, people regularly turned to salt water and salt mines for many reasons.
For years, many European countries have used salt mines and hot salt springs to promote a sense of rejuvenation.
People rest and rejuvenate in salt mines and caves (in spa-like ambiance in many cases), for periods of time to help aid their mood and overall sense of calm.
This type of rejuvenation in salt mines and caves is common.
People travel from all over the world to visit salt mines like the ones found in the Himalayas, Austria, and Germany. In Germany, the hot salt springs are so revered, companies often send overworked employees there to rejuvenate.
Why are the salt mines so beneficial?
Quite simply… the very dry, negative ion environment of a salt mine is key.
Well… even if you’re not able to travel to Asia or Europe to take advantage of salt mines, you can still take advantage of these negative ions to help improve the air you breathe.
The solution involves pure Himalayan crystal salt… the same type of salt I offer on my site… the same type of salt Himalayan miners go deep into the earth to uncover.
Before we discover more about this unique and very decorative solution, let’s mine deeper into…
How Negative Ions Impact the Air You Breathe
Ever breathe and experience the air around a thunderous waterfall… on a serene mountain top… at a pulsating seashore… or after a wild thunderstorm? I’m sure you have.
Remember how fresh the air felt and how easy it was for you to breathe?
Well, what you experienced was likely the result of negative ions.
See, the forces of nature through phenomena like rainstorms, waterfalls, lightning, sunlight, ocean waves, and wind, create negative ions.
Prior to a thunderstorm, you can feel the build up of tension in the air — the positive ions in the air are reaching their peak.
Once the storm hits, the air produces electrical charges in the atmosphere and rain falls. The resulting oxygen-rich air bursts with negative ions. And once the storm passes, you can feel the sensation of calm and clarity in the air.
The rush of negative ions helps neutralize and balance the positive ions. Many published articles and scientific studies report how negative ions in the air can have positive effects. One demonstration of that is how they potentially increase the growth rate of certain plants.
In most of these studies, sophisticated negative ion generators were used in controlled group environments — not something you can readily recreate in your own home.
But the studies certainly give you a sense of the power of negative ions and their potential for cleansing the air you breathe.
As I suggested above, there is something you can do on a smaller scale using Himalayan crystal salt to release negative ions into your own indoor air.
So, what can you do in your home or workplace today to start enhancing the quality of air you breathe? Here are…
Eleven Common Sense Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air
It’s obviously very important for your health to breathe clean fresh air — free from pollution, pollen, and dust.
And some of your highest exposure to polluted air is within an area directly under your control… your home.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on average we spend 69.54% of our time indoors at home. When you add indoor workplace time into the mix, you could spend over 90% of your time indoors… with some estimates even as high as 96.89%.
So, with all this time spent indoors, common sense dictates that you’ll want to safeguard the air you breathe.
Here’s a simple 11-point checklist that goes a long ways toward helping you improve the air you breathe in your own home or workplace…
- Bring in some nature — First step for you is to bring in some plants. Plants help contribute to your improved air quality by removing certain chemicals in the air.
- Don’t allow smoking inside — Seems pretty obvious, but second-hand smoke can create serious health issues for everyone in your home.
- Circulate refreshing air — This is not always easily done in extreme hot or cold climates. But simply opening up windows on opposite walls for cross ventilation for a few minutes a day can provide you with a dramatic reduction in indoor air pollution
- Take off your shoes — Bringing in dirt, dust, and other pollutants from outside could impact the quality of your indoor air. It’s best to remove your shoes completely and not wear around indoors.
- Regularly clean and replace furnace and air filters — This is an area that typically gets neglected. However, it’s a critical item to address, because it can have a profound impact on your air quality.
- Use and clean ventilating fans often — Plus, make sure these fans vent to the outside and run them appropriately (don’t leave on all the time as they will siphon warm air out of your house).
- Avoid using toxic cleaning products — Scrutinize cleaning product labels.If you search long enough, you’ll find non-toxic alternatives to common cleansers.
- Vacuum and dust regularly — Don’t skimp on your vacuum. You might want to try a bag-less filter model that doesn’t blow fine dirt and dust back into your air.
- Store toxic solutions and chemicals outside — Check the back of your storage areas and underneath your sink. You may be shocked what you’ll find that should not be kept indoors.
- Manage your pets — Things like shedding hair and cat litter can add to your indoor air pollution. Anything you can do outdoors will only help improve your air quality.
- Consider using an air purifier — A quality air purifier can help remove indoor pollutants from the air you breathe. You can check my site for recommendations on home and office air purifiers.
But there’s more than just indoor air pollution from chemicals, pet dander, dust, and smoke…
There’s another form of indoor air pollution I’ve not talked about that you should be aware of. And this is where Himalayan crystal salt could really help improve the quality of your air.
Warning: Electronic Devices in Your Home
Could be Robbing You of Better Air Quality
Due to the electronic age, most of us live and work in environments dominated by electronics — giant HD televisions, computer monitors, cell phones, PDAs, etc.
While actively using these electronic devices, invisible electromagnetic frequency waves bombard your body.
Terms used to define this type of air pollution include “electro-smog” and “electronic air pollution.”
Whatever you call it, this is serious invisible pollution of your air.
While watching television or working on your computer, your body could be exposed to frequency vibrations 20 times higher and faster than your own brainwaves. Frequency vibrations your body simply isn’t used to.
Excessive amounts of positively charged ions like this can potentially cause you…
- Increased nervousness…
- Added bodily stress…
- Annoying sleep interruptions…
- Lapses in concentration…
- Increased free radical accumulation in your body
There are many ways to counteract these impacts to your body… like making sure you take plenty of breaks when using electronic equipment… and getting away from the device to grab some fresh air, even if for a brief period of time.
Something else you can do to help offset excessive frequency vibrations while you’re actually using an electronic device is to usebeautiful decorative lamps, called crystal salt lamps.
These lamps can help you counteract the electronic vibrations and excessive positive ions in selective areas of your home.
Hard to believe?
Well, not if you understand the amazing benefits of pure Himalayan crystal salt.
Three Natural Action Principles of Crystal Salt Lamps
The basic premise behind a salt lamp is to help cleanse your indoor air and provide an attractive soothing light in your home.
Using some of the most diverse measuring methodologies available, worldwide scientific tests have shown how crystal salt lamps can increase the number of negative ions released into your indoor air.
So, how do salt lamps actually work?
It’s really quite simple… a heated crystal salt lamp…
- Attracts humidity causing the surface of the salt crystal to become moist
- Creates a buildup of ions and removes moisture from your air
- Binds excessive positive ions with their negative ions
- Helps to neutralize the “electro-smog” in your air and reduces allergens and irritants
- Creates potential soothing effects for you from multi-colored salt crystals
From a more scientific standpoint, three natural action principles are at work with crystal salt lamps:
|Ionization — The emission of ions is primarily caused by the alternating actions of the heated salt’s ability to first attract and absorb water, and then evaporate it. The salt goes into a solution as it mixes with the water molecules.Sodium, as positively charged ions, and chloride, as negatively charged ions, become neutral and are released into your environment — which helps reduce pollutants such as allergens and irritants from your air.|
|Electromagnetic oscillation — Every form of life on the planet depends on the electromagnetic field of vibration (known as the Schuman resonance frequency). Due to electronics and industrialization, your body receives artificial electromagnetic wavelengths with many diverse frequency values.Because of the neutral atomic structure of crystal salt, a heated salt lamp helps you harmonize and balance these artificial frequencies, and neutralize “electro-smog”.|
|Transparent-crystalline structure developing the light waves — It’s well-known that you need the light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) for your health and preservation of your body. Your cells are supplied by light with new energy in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths.The wavelengths of salt crystal colors fall within the upper nanometer zone (600-700 nanometers) — producing positive and soothing effects.|
What’s more — I must admit, in addition to the potential indoor air enhancements and the soothing effects of the salt lamp colors…
Personally I enjoy how the lamps add beauty to my home and office.
Many people obtain salt lamps for their beauty alone… and I can certainly see why from my own personal experience… these lamps are stunningly attractive.
If you’re looking to add an intriguing conversation piece to your home, crystal salt lamps come in many soothing colors and shapes, sure to please every decorating style.
How to Optimize Lamp Placement in Your Home
One of the biggest challenges with crystal salt lamps is their limited range.
You can’t simply place a single crystal salt lamp just anywhere in your home and expect to promote improved air quality throughout your entire house… it doesn’t work that way.
But you can place a few lamps in selected areas where you spend the most time… family room… home office… bedroom, etc.
By doing this you accomplish the following…
- Maximize your benefits from negative ions where you spend the most time
- Help neutralize the impacts of “electro-smog” from your television and computers in specific areas where they’re located
- Enhance the beauty and serenity of selective rooms with the strikingly attractive colorful lamps
In addition to lamps, there’s something else you can do to further enhance these qualities…
Now There’s Another Way to Bring the Benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt
into Your Home or Office
There’s nothing quite like the soft, incandescent flicker of a candle.
Whether you delight in dining by candlelight or savor their soothing, warm glow while you work or read, candles have long graced just about every room in homes.
Now you can enjoy yet another benefit – specifically from a very special type of candle holder.
Just like the lamps I’ve discussed above, Himalayan salt crystal candle holders help to counteract the dangers of “electro-smog” in your living environment. When lit, they impart negative ions, helping to cleanse the air you breathe.
And their beautiful rich hues of pinks and oranges bring feelings of soothing comfort and support, positively enhancing your mood.
Himalayan salt crystal candle holders come in two sizes: single candle or three-candle size.
Simply drop one or three tea light candles (depending on the candle holder) into your Himalayan salt crystal candle holder and the warmth from the candle reacts with the natural crystal salt, releasing negative ions into the air.
The longer the candle burns in the salt crystal holder, the more plentiful the emission of negative ions. It helps clear the air and dilute odors naturally.