Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HIMALAYAN SALT - What can it do for me?

     During the formation of the Himalayas the extreme pressure required to create the tallest mountains on earth caused the salt to take on special qualities.  One quality is the beautiful, opaque, orange and reddish colors of the salt.  This helps the artisans to create lovely lamps in many shapes as well as bowls, candle holders, foot therapy stones and massage stones.  Another is the natural negative ion charge inherent in Himalayan salt.  

Round Himalayan Salt Basket Lamp

 What are “negative ions”?
Negative ions are oxygen atoms with an extra electron. Ions are charged particles that are formed by nature when enough energy acts upon a molecule. An electron is ejected leaving a positively charged ion. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule, which then becomes a negatively charged ion. In fresh country air it is common to find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. By contrast, it is common to find that the number of negative ions in major cities at rush hour is less than 100.

Himalayan Salt Two Candle Holder

Himalayan Salt Therapeutic Foot Blocks
Himalayan Salt Bowl Lamp

 What are the effects of negative ions?
They cause harmful microscopic -particles (particulates) in the air to clump together then weigh them down to the floor. Particulates include all forms of air pollution (smoke, chemical odors, carbon monoxide, bacteria, viruses, mold, etc.) Negative ions in the environment create a powerful antidote for many environmentally induced health problems such as allergies, respiratory ailments, headaches, and infections.

Himalayan Salt Round/Flat Massage Stones

What causes negative ion depletion?
Many factors contribute to the depletion of negative ions. Any high concentration of polluted, static, or hot/dry air causes this. Examples of specific culprits include:
  • fluorescent lighting
  • high concentration of electronic equipment
  • static producing fibers
  • air conditioners
  • electric heaters and other heating systems
  • many plastics
  • older TVs and monitors (CRTs)
  • airflow from furnace ducts and HVAC systems.

Himalayan Salt Heart Candle
Himalayan Salt Natural Shape Lamp

RUNKA.com carries all of these Himalayan Salt products - and more - on our website.  We bring these beautiful items to you so that you can shop from the convenience of your living room - and we always make sure that they come to you at a discount! 

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