Using salt candle holders and lamps in your home provides a natural, beautiful way to cleanse the air.. (No, we're not kidding!)
Why does spending time at the beach make people feel relaxed and renewed? Why is a walk by a mountain stream so refreshing? After a summer storm, why does the air smell so fresh and clean?
The answer has to do with negative ions being a positive thing. Near ocean waves, mountain streams and inside caverns, there are as many as 5,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. After an electrical storm, millions of negative ions are created.
In contrast, inside a closed home or office, the number of negative ions number 0 to 100 per cubic centimeter. At this level, germs flourish. Positive ion environments are associated with fatigue, headaches, depression, restless sleep and illness.
This is where salt — including natural salt lamps and candle holders — enters the picture and becomes beneficial. When the salt of a salt lamp or candle holder is heated by a light bulb or candle flame, the ionic bond holding the salt molecule together is broken, causing ions of sodium and chlorine to be created.
When the chlorine atom breaks away from the sodium atom, it takes with it the electron from the sodium's outer shell. Since the chlorine atom has an extra electron, it is negatively charged and becomes an ion. These negative ions take off in flight, cleaning the air by removing harmful, positively charged particles.
How can salt lamps help you? Try placing a salt lamp near the computer in an office area to neutralize positive ion generation. The gentle glow of a salt lamp next to a child's bed is a soothing night light with the added benefit of cleaner air. A special place for reading, listening to music or spending quiet time is enhanced by a salt lamp or candle holder.
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