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Himalayan Salt Lamp

 
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Who in here has the pleasure of using one?? If you don't have one, may I suggest that you purchase one right away!
 
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whats the benefits? do you really think they make much difference? the reason I ask is, I have two of them but can't say I notice much difference, but I do love the colour of light they give off especially in the evenings.

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http://www.springmountainnaturals.com/himalayan-salt-benefits.htm

The above link discusses the many benefits of using salt lamps.
 
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I had one and I loved it - a beautiful, soft light, and the crystal is gorgeous to look at.

The problem turned out to be that having a great big lump of salt that attracted moisture (it's very, very wet here for a few weeks a year) meant that eventually the electrics started to spark rather frighteningly, and I've retired it. The crystal doesn't look as pretty now it's started to 'melt' away, either.
 
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I have one with a nightlight in it. I do enjoy the soft, warm light it gives off. Enough to see to move around and even find things in the night, but such a gentle light that it's not bothersome for sleeping. I'm not sure that I've noticed any positive effects from any beneficial ions or such, so I can't comment on that.

Being in the damp and drizzly Northwest US, I did have a bit of moisture that must have built up and caused a bit of salt to drip or run off because I found some dried little pathways of salt across and down around the base, but it's still got it's 10-13" size and shape and I've had it at least 6-7 years, if not more.

One minor thing that annoyed me though, is some fibers that stuck to the salt leaving these frizzy bits of lint-like junk sticking up in places. If you dust it, be sure to use a solid cloth on it, not those stupid disposable dusters (which I am embarrassed to admit I bought for my son because he wanted them for his dusting chore).
 
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Despite the many articles written about their positive effects, I am beginning to become a little skeptical, and feel the placebo effect has a lot to do with the use of the lamps. I sure do enjoy the soft warm glow of my lamp though!
 
                              
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I would put those lamps in the same catagory as the salt theropy room. The lamps are nice to look at, but I don't think there is the theraputic effect that people think.
 
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What if I use Slovak/Polish salt instead of Himalayan?
 
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Andrew,

I'm sure Slovak/Polish salt would be a great alternative! Haha
 
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They ARE very pretty and I love the idea of having one. However I know that if I brought one home I would never use it because I can't bring myself to turn on an electric item just for 'ambiance'. Now I certainly would spend the same amount of money on some himalayan salt to scrub or soak in the bath with, or even season food with. I don't use soap on my skin so salt and oil have a permanent place in the bathroom.
 
                              
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Don't worry about where it comes from. Using the term "himalayan" is just a marketing ploy.
 
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