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Himalayan salt lamps are made up of pink salt crystals mined from the Himalayan mountain range that encase a lightbulb. These geode-like lamps radiate a relaxing light pink or orangish hue depending on the minerals they contain. In addition to light, the bulb gently heats the salt. Many people use salt lamps to promote mindfulness in a home or office space. Anecdotal evidence and some small studies also suggest Himalayan salt lamps have health benefits.

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1. Reduce the Symptoms of Asthma and Allergies

Some people purchase Himalayan salt lamps to help remove microscopic particles in the air, such as mildew, pet dander, dust, and mold. These compounds can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. In some cases, individuals find they can breathe more easily after a week or two. Some people even get inhalers that utilize Himalayan pink salt because of its many benefits.

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