What are the benefits of Himalayan salt candle holders?
What is a Himalayan salt candle holder?
Himalayan salt candle holders are a wonderful way to derive all the good things that are associated with this most beautiful crystal.
When gentle heat is applied to Himalayan salt, it will emit negative ions into the atmosphere. These are odourless, tasteless molecules that we find in abundance in natural environments, such as the mountains and beaches, which are said to be greatly beneficial to health.
The Himalayan salt candle holder is an excellent alternative to the Himalayan lamp. It’s smaller and more portable but just as effective when it comes to aiding wellbeing.
Why are they used?
Like the Himalayan lamp, the Himalayan salt candle holder has the ability to purify indoor air, reduce allergies and improve your overall health.
Salt is naturally hygroscopic, which means that it attracts water to its surface. The light from the Himalayan salt surrounding your candle causes the water absorbed by it to evaporate quickly and this is how it purifies the air around you. It therefore makes sense that when the atmosphere is purer it will affect your mood and physical being.
Himalayan salt candles also work to eliminate the positive ions that surround us. You may have heard of the “blue light” which radiates from our smart TVs, phones and other devices. This has been proven to over stimulate our senses, making it difficult for us to wind down, Himalayan salt will counter this, soothing us into a deep and relaxing sleep.
The negative ions which the Himalayan salt produces are also said to boost the chemical, serotonin and alleviate symptoms of depression.
Where can they be placed in the home?
Most rooms will be enhanced by the glow of a Himalayan salt candle. You could place one or several in a hallway, or on a dining table, in the living room or in a garden room or conservatory. They would also be the perfect addition to anywhere you might take time out to meditate or practice relaxation
However, you might not wish to place them anywhere there’s a great deal of moisture in the air - including the kitchen and bathroom. Because your Himalayan salt candle holder is carved out from a lump of salt, and salt soaks up moisture from the air, over time the candle holder will over time start oozing a briny liquid and get chalky.
Benefits of having Himalayan salt candle holders in your home/space
They will help to improve the air quality in your home
Himalayan salt attracts away all the nasties in the atmosphere. As a result they are said to be good for people with allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases.
They are mood boosting
There is something about the soft glow of candlelight that puts us into a state of relaxation and wellbeing. You’ll often find candles flickering in a treatment room while you have a massage, or being used to create a romantic atmosphere at the dinner table. Place your candle in a Himalayan candle holder and not only will it enhance the mood in the room but it could actually improve levels of serotonin - the feel good chemical.
There have been studies to show that people with depressive symptoms exposed to very high levels of negative ions reported improvements in their mood.
Helps improve sleep
The glimmer of your candle as it nestles in its holder is not only lovely to look at, it can promote relaxation. Bright light can delay the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, so, a dimmer, softer light may have the opposite effect, promoting sleepiness.
Your Himalayan candle holder produces negative ions to counter the positive ions which interrupt our sleep and make us edgy, so lighting one before you go to bed could make you fall asleep quicker - although we would not wish to recommend that your candle is left to burn throughout the night. If this is something you are looking for, then your best option is to invest in one of our beautiful Himalayan salt lamps.
Our Himalayan candle holders, along with all other products in our Himalayan salt range, have been hand carved from the purest crystal that has been sourced, then transported from the foothills of the Himalaya's in Pakistan.
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