Many of us suffer from irritating allergy symptoms in our everyday lives. From hayfever to sneezing and congestion, allergy symptoms are not much fun to deal with, particularly when it becomes an ongoing issue.

You may have already heard about the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps for improving sleeping patterns and boosting our mood. But did you know Himalayan salt lamps are also renowned for reducing allergy symptoms too?

How do Himalayan salt lamps work for allergies?

Different allergy symptoms can be caused by different irritants, but are usually related to particles found in the air like dust mites and other contaminants.

Himalayan salt lamps are a natural hygroscopic – meaning they have the ability to trap and hold water molecules from their surrounding environments. This means that a Himalayan salt lamp essentially acts as a natural air purifier – by trapping dust and other particles within its interior, and recycling fresh, clean air instead.

Himalayan salt lamps are most effective when placed in the areas in which we spend the most time, or any areas where allergy symptoms seem to be aggravated.

Which Himalayan salt lamps work best for allergies?

If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps for your own allergy symptoms, you’ll be pleased to know that all genuine Himalayan salt lamps have hygroscopic properties – including natural lamps, crafted lamps and glass jar lamps.

However, you will need to remember that the effectiveness of the lamp will depend on its size in comparison to the size of the room. For example, larger rooms will require a larger lamp or even multiple lamps – you can check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide here to find the perfect fit for your requirements.

What about other Himalayan salt pipes?

As well as salt lamps, Himalayan salt pipes and inhalers can also be used to alleviate allergy symptoms.

We’ve previously spoken on the blog about the benefits of inhalation therapy through using Himalayan salt pipes. Salt pipes contain pure Himalayan salt crystals which are absorbed through the natural moisture in the air when inhaled.

Salt therapy helps to protect and coat our mucus membranes, which balances our histamine response in the lungs and sinus and helps to reduce allergy symptoms. You can read more about the benefits of Himalayan salt inhalers on the blog here!

Ongoing allergies can be irritating to say the least, but these Himalayan salt remedies may help to reduce your symptoms, the natural way.

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