Lamps are helping to clear the air at home
CRYSTAL SALT lamps are becoming a very popular way to improve the quality of air in your home or office.
The lamps are made from rock salt with a 15 watt bulb inside.
The bulb stays on, heating the lamp, causing a fine film of saline to evaporate into the air
This releases negatively charged ions into the atmosphere, which are said to create positive mood and high energy, and help us feel calmer, alert and energized.
In the tropics, keep the light on most of the time, as constant heat is required during periods of high humidity to release the salt which omits the ions. The 15 watt bulb consumes very little power, and they make an attractive light.
Goodness Gracious Health Food Shop owner Helen Pike said salt lamps were a natural way of improving the air indoors, and they helped decrease airborne bacteria, mould and many other substances that trigger allergies or other ailments.
“It slowly emits salt into the air, and salt is a natural purifier,” she said, “and they are a non-obtrusive night light.” Ms Pike has a variety of lamps at her Whitsunday Shopping Centre store. She plans on opening a crystal room in the near future.