And you may already have one, because let’s face it, they are sold everywhere now… even Home Depot carries them!
Salt lamps are a reputed “woo-product gone main stream”.
I’m going to share with you why they don’t make any sense… but, if you didn’t already know, here are the reasons people buy salt lamps:
- Air purification is the main goal for most folks.
- Reduction in airborne infections.
- Eases asthma and allergy symptoms. …
- Mood booster and sleep promoter…so having them in your bedroom is certainly a plus!
Reduction in electromagnetic radiation. This is the reason I personally use them in my house – and also the thing that is most confusing when you look at the science…AND why I HATE SALT LAMPS!!
Ok – so the science of salt lamps as it relates to reduction of electromagnetic radiation is similar to the science behind saging your home. When you burn sage in your home, the smoke attaches to positive ions (which equates to negative energy. This is the reason why you must have open doors and windows when you sage… otherwise, negative energy is now just gathered in one space.)
With salt lamps, the idea is that negative ions (positive energy) is emitted in the area where the salt lamp is plugged in.
Salt has a great reputation for ridding a space of negative energy. When you get a new house or apartment, salting and saging is one of the first things you should do before moving in. In fact, I salted and saged Curio, Craft & Conjure when we first got the space.
But let’s go back to the idea of salt lamps reducing electromagnetic radiation.
Electromagnetic radiation is all around us in many forms – like radio waves, microwaves, X-rays and gamma rays. In short, it is not good for us.
Energetically, it makes our aura, the protective (energetic) layer that surrounds each of us, “porous”. This side-effect supports all types of illnesses and emotional conditions.
All electrical appliances give off a degree radiation.
So, that said, why (oh why!!) would you plug in a salt lamp?
This idea is completely counter-productive and why I hate salt lamps.
I LOVE the salt “lamp”, but DO NOT plug mine in.
TIP: Skip plugging in and turning on your salt lamp for increased efficacy.
We offer beautiful, large and small salt lamps at Curio, Craft & Conjure… with or without plugs. <3