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How to Choose a High-Quality Himalayan Salt Lamp For Your Home!

How to choose a Himalayan salt lamp

If you’re thinking about introducing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home, it’s so important to consider the quality of the lamp before making a purchase. Himalayan salt lamps are now readily available to purchase online, which can be tricky when it comes to checking out the lamp quality.

But, choosing a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp is essential if you really want to reap their benefits. So how can you choose a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp online (and avoid purchasing any fakes?).

Keep reading for our top tips on choosing a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp online, including some practical advice on what to look out for.

What is a Himalayan salt lamp?

Simply put, Himalayan salt lamps are natural chunks of ancient Himalayan salt, believed to have dated back to the Earth’s very origin. Himalayan salt lamps are chiselled in the centre to fit a small bulb, and when lit, emit a warm amber glow.

Why buy a Himalayan salt lamp?

We’ve spoken many times about the incredible benefits of Himalayan salt lamps for health and wellness. Their main benefits include:

  • Being naturally hygroscopic, which means they attract pollutants and allergens from the surrounding environment and therefore cleanse and purify the air
  • Assisting with allergies and respiratory problems
  • Emitting negative ions and boosting mental clarity while helping to relieve stress and anxiety. Learn more about why negative ions are so important to our health.
  • Promoting better sleeping patterns and helping to relieve insomnia

Just to name a few! You can learn more about the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps on the blog.

How to choose a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp

So with this all being said, what should you be looking out for when shopping for your Himalayan salt lamp to ensure the quality is high?

Check the website of your supplier

If you’ve found a Himalayan salt supplier online, you should do a thorough check through their website before making a purchase. You’ll want to check things like:

  • Do they state the origin of the Himalayan salt lamps as the Himalayas (including Pakistan?). If you can’t find this information, make sure you reach out to confirm.
  • Do they offer bulbs and accessories for the salt lamps along with the lamps themselves? A reputable Himalayan salt lamp supplier should also stock Australian-compliant bulbs and leads to fit their lamps, for when a replacement is needed.
  • Does the Himalayan salt lamp include a sturdy base? A high-quality lamp should be firmly attached to a base.
  • Can you find testimonials and reviews online that testify to the quality of the products?

Ensure it’s not a fake

Unfortunately, there are many fake salt lamps now on the market due to their increased popularity. To ensure the quality of your salt lamp, it’s important to determine whether it’s the real deal or an imitation.

There are certain signs to look out for when shopping for a Himalayan salt lamp to ensure it’s not a fake, including moisture retention, pricing and brightness. You can check out our tips for spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog to learn more about finding a genuine lamp.

Consider the appropriate size

Purchasing an appropriately sized salt lamp will also be key to the quality of the salt lamp and how it works in your home. Remember that the size of the salt crystal lamp and the conditions of the surrounding area will ultimately determine the radiant effect of a negative ion discharge.  It’s important to choose a salt lamp that is large enough for its surrounding environment – you can find our Himalayan salt lamp size guide right here for assistance.

Ready to start shopping for a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp? Our range of natural and crafted Himalayan salt lamps, along with Australian-compliant bulbs and leads, are available to purchase online at Inspire Me Naturally with AfterPay and ZipPay available. Start shopping here to experience the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps in your home.

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7 Amazing Ways to use Rosemary Oil for Health and Wellness!

7 ways to use rosemary oil

Rosemary is probably a staple herb in your kitchen, but did you know about the various health benefits of rosemary essential oil, too?

Known for its distinctive scent, rosemary oil is extracted from rosemary leaves and has been used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes for centuries. Not only a flavourful addition to home cooking, rosemary oil also has mental and physical benefits for our hair, skin, bodies and mindset.

With this being said, today we wanted to share some of the best ways to use rosemary oil for our own health and wellness. Keep reading for 7 of our favourite rosemary oil uses and some tips for making the most out of this versatile oil!

Rosemary oil for hair growth

One of the most popular uses for rosemary oil is actually as a natural remedy for hair loss. Not only can rosemary oil help to stimulate hair growth and fight DHTs (a common cause of hair loss), but it can also help to nourish your scalp, prevent dandruff and promote stronger, healthier hair too.

Consider adding a few drops of rosemary oil to your shampoo or massage gently into the scalp with a carrier oil like coconut oil, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse off!

Rosemary oil for digestion

Rosemary oil is one of the best essential oils for digestive health, from relieving an upset stomach to alleviating gas, bloating and other stomach pains. Simply add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage gently into the stomach, or inhale via your wrists or an essential oil diffuser as needed.

Rosemary oil for skincare

Rosemary oil is packed with nutrients that can help to protect our skin against sun damage, while also being a natural antiseptic to help reduce acne, oily skin and other irritations. Add a couple of drops of rosemary oil to jojoba or coconut oil and massage into the skin as a nourishing and protective face serum.

Rosemary oil for stress and anxiety

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Rosemary oil is ideal for diffusing throughout the home or carrying in a roller bottle during the day, because of its ability to help reduce stress and anxiety. Try mixing rosemary oil with lavender oil in your diffuser for a super calming blend!

Rosemary oil for learning and memory

Rosemary oil might be your secret weapon when it comes to studying, memory and concentration, containing natural antioxidants that serve as neuroprotective agents. Next time you need to get your focus on, consider diffusing or inhale some rosemary oil to improve your memory retention and alertness.

Rosemary oil for headache relief

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, rosemary oil can be a great natural source of pain relief. Mix 2 drops of rosemary oil with 2 drops of peppermint oil and a carrier oil like coconut oil, and massage gently into the neck and temples to help alleviate the pain.

Rosemary oil for immunity

Rosemary oil can also help you boost your immune system due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Keep this oil handy during cold and flu season, and diffuse around the home to help keep your immune system in tip top shape!

You can shop our range of therapeutic-grade essential oils including rosemary oil online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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5 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Home!

5 ways to reduce toxins at home

Our bodies are constantly exposed to different toxins throughout our everyday lives, from our surrounding environment to the food we eat and the air we breathe.

It’s so important to be mindful of preventing these toxins where possible – particularly in our homes, where we spend the majority of our time.

If you’re interested in learning more about reducing the amount of toxins throughout your home, we’re here to help. Keep reading for 5 of the best ways to reduce toxins in your household and detox your home by making just a few simple switches and turning to natural, chemical-free ingredients instead!

Go natural with household cleaners

Many of the popular household cleaners available on supermarket shelves are jam-packed with chemicals, with some of them being hazardous to our health. The last thing you want to do is breathe in nasty chemicals each time you clean around the home.

Instead, go natural by creating your own toxin-free household cleaners! Natural ingredients like baking soda, vinegar and essential oils can all be used for chemical-free cleaning, from benchtops to bathrooms and glass windows. Our range of On Guard cleaning products are also pre-made for natural, toxin-free cleaning. You can check out our favourite household cleaning remedies here, or view our range of On Guard products online.

Drink filtered water

Did you know that unfiltered water can actually contain harmful contaminants like chlorine, pesticides, fluoride compounds and even traces of assorted hormones and prescription drugs?

The best way to reduce toxins in your water consumption is to opt for a water filtration unit to remove any hidden chemicals. A water filtration unit in your home will ensure the water you’re drinking is 100% pure and chemical-free. Plus, you can also save money in the long run without having to buy bottled filtered water on the go – simply refill your reusable drink bottle to enjoy filtered water from home.

Make the switch to natural beauty products

When it comes to everyday beauty and wellness products like moisturiser, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and even toothpaste, it’s important to be mindful of any chemicals we might be rubbing in to our skin, hair and teeth.

Most mainstream wellness and beauty products can actually be replicated using DIY alternatives, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, baking soda, Himalayan salt and essential oils. You can also purchase ready-made natural products like charcoal toothpaste, Himalayan salt soaks and more.

Ditch the pesticides

If you grow your own fruit, veg and herbs at home, step away from the pesticides! Did you know you can create your own pesticides to ward off insects using essential oils, rather than opting for chemical-filled products?

For example, peppermint, orange and cedarwood are known to repel ants, while lavender, lemongrass and rosemary can help with flies. For a good all-purpose spray, mix 10 drops each of rosemary, peppermint, thyme, lavender and clove in a spray bottle filled with water and shake well before use!

Reduce unnecessary plastic use

Some plastic products like water bottles, bags and lunchboxes can unfortunately contain BPA – a chemical used in the lining of certain plastic packaging.

Try to reduce unnecessary plastic use where possible by opting for alternatives like bamboo straws, beeswax wraps and reusable shopping bags that you can use again and again, or opt for BPA-free products like stainless steel lunchboxes.

You can shop our range of healthy kitchen, healthy bathroom and healthy home products online at Inspire Me Naturally with AfterPay available on all purchases – we’re committed to providing natural products for toxin-free living.

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