Salt crystal candle holders are made of salt crystals mined in the Himalayan Mountains. Salt candle holders are usually a large solid crystal, which has been drilled to hold a candle or is crushed to lay in a bowl with a candle set in the smaller rocks. They are light orange or yellow in color and glow softly when the candle is burning. The salt candle holders can be shaped or left in a natural rock formation.
Salt crystal candle holders are said to release negative ions, which freshen the air you breathe and calm frazzled nerves. They are most helpful in any room where stress may run high. Stress relief is the salt crystal candle holder’s primary use. Salt crystal lamps are good for massage rooms, doctor's offices and counseling centers. Salt crystal lamps and candle holders are not medical devices and their benefits are derived from the feeling they invoke in people. In mind-over-matter situations, salt crystal lamps tend to brighten the mood of most people from their soft glow. The improvement in mood allows people to think positively, recover quickly and feel better about themselves in stressful environments and situations.
Working in an office during the day, especially one away from the sunlight, may induce fatigue. Salt crystal candle holders can help relieve fatigue by reducing the electromagnetic pollution put out by office equipment and help improve your concentration. Because the negative ions released by the salt crystal calm the air around you, it can also help you sleep better at night. This will leave you refreshed in the morning instead of overtired from the reliving the stress of the day in your dreams.
Cleansing the Air
Manufacturers of salt crystal candle holders and lamps believe releasing negative ions into the air gives it the fresh feeling you find before a rainstorm and in low oxygen areas. Some asthma sufferers have reported that it is easier to breath with a salt crystal around, and some season affective disorder (SAD) sufferers feel that salt crystals brighten the atmosphere and relieve some of their SAD symptoms.