Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday: H for Himalayan salt lamps



I credit this post to http://firsttumblewords.blogspot.com/ She posted a similar photo and reminded me that I also have some photos which I took in January when I went to the Crystal mountian.

* Made of natural salt crystal from the himalayan mountains
* Works as an air purifier by emitting negative ions into the air and light therapy to reduce stress and increase energy
* Each lamp is individually handcrafted and unique
* Sits on a beautiful wooden neem base
* Comes with 15-watt bulb, on/off switch and 6-feet electric cord. Ul-listed (complete lamp)

Brighten your room with the WBM Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp. The warm amber light from this lamp complements any space, while also activating the salt crystal to purify the air. The lamp sits on a round neem base and takes a 15-watt bulb (included). Each hand-carved lamp has a slightly different shape and weight.

WBM International Logo
Himalayan Natural
Crystal Salt Lamp
At a Glance:

* Made of natural salt crystal from the Himalayan Mountains
* Gives a warm, soft amber glow to any room
* Purifies by emitting negative ions to clear air of smoke, dander, pollen, and other pollutants
* Each lamp is hand-carved and features a different size and weight
* Sits on a wooden neem base

I am not advertising or endorsing. The description comes from Amazon.

Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp - At a Glance
Natural Salt Lamps for Natural Life Banner
WBM Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp
Emits a warm amber glow and helps clean the air of pollutants.
Hand-Carved Lamp Provides a Soft Glow
The lamp is made from salt crystals from the Himalayan Mountains. Unlit, the crystal's rough-hewn, irregular surface looks pink. When lit with the included 15-watt bulb, it gives a warm amber glow. You can even change the color of the bulb to give a different hue to the lighting area.

Use the lamp as a gentle nightlight, or to create a romantic mood. Whether in a child's room, near the television or computer, or in your office, the lamp, sitting on its round neem base, provides a natural touch.

Salt Crystal is a Natural Air Purifier
The Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp also works as an air purifier. When lit, the lamp emits negative ions that fight against positively charged particles that cause you to feel stuffy and sluggish. The lit salt crystal clears the air naturally of allergens like smoke, pet dander, pollens, and other air pollutants. It dilutes odors so that you can breathe easier. People with asthma often find it helpful in reducing their symptoms. You can keep the lamp lit for as long as you like to maintain this purifying effect.

If you wonder what neem is? It is a tree, a very good tree. This I know is true. But I don't know if using it as a base has any medicinal value.

I become a tree arbor lover. I might have left Singapore, but I have left my legacy. I have planted two neem trees and my friend A goes from New Zealand to Singapore and checks on the trees for me.

I have 2 trees which the Malays ask for their leaves to relieve chicken pox itch. The Indians say it is a wonder tree. My Indian friends say in India, pregnant women brush their swollen tummy to relieve itch. They also use the twigs as tooth brushes and tooth picks.

I gave those trees tender loving care. When they were saplings, after a heavy thunder storm, they would topple, and I would pain stakefully go and support them with timber poles.

I have bought Neem toothpaste.


Neem or Margosa is a botanical cousin of mahogany. It belongs to the family Meliaceae. The latinized name of Neem - Azadirachta indica is derived from the persian

Azad = Free,
dirakht = Tree,
i - Hind = of Indian Origin

which literally means: 'The Free Tree of India'.

Baldness:-applying margosa oil on the bald portion,
preferably at night and washing the head in the
morning stops the falling of other hair and helps
in their growth.
Other hair disorders :washing the hair with water
boiled with margosa leaves stops falling of hair and
helps to grow, be black and lustrous.

This is also useful to kill lice in the hair.
(Precaution to be taken that this water should not
enter the eyes).

Dental disorders
Using fresh margosa twig piece as brush for
cleaning the teeth makes the gums strong, eliminates
foul smell and cures pyorrhoea.

Drinking and gurgling with margosa water (in which
fresh new leaves are boiled) stops dental decay and
pain in the teeth.

Gargling with margosa decoction (made with boiling
of leaves, flowers, fruit, root and branches equal
portion) gives relief to toothache by eliminating
infection in gums.

Cough :-gargles with lukewarm margosa juice mixed
with a few drops of honey cures cough trouble.

Please do not take my word for the above, I have NOT
use the neem. But I am not telling where my trees are.

However, it must be good because there were a few
international court cases regarding this plant. It is
used in a big way in USA for pest repellent.



Carletta said...

The lamps give off a lovely glow!

Roger Owen Green said...

very interesting phenom - love the lamps!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Fascinating and a completely new concept to me. I had never heard of that lamp until this ABC post.

rainfield61 said...

I have similar salt crystals at home, but do not know how effective they are.

Magia da Inês said...

Que lindo!
Um lindo dia!
°º♫ ღ°º

MadSnapper said...

these are really pretty lamps, like diamonds in the rough, never seen or heard of them, thanks for sharing the info and the wonderful photos. I learn something new every day from blog land

Mona said...

this kind of lamp is rare in our place but it looks pretty :)

DawnTreader said...

Interesting lamps. I don't think it would have occurred to me that one could make lamps out of stone... I visited a salt mine in Germany once, I can well imagine these lamps being made of salty rock though.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those lamps looks gorgeous!

Come and see my letter H, have a nice day.

Joy said...

The lamps must look lovely glowing in a room. Can see why you planted neem trees, what a fascinating medicinal plant, but of course all trees are lovely in their own way.

Tumblewords: said...

Part of my H post included the Himalayan salt lamps, too. Aren't they just beautiful? And useful. Nice post!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Gosh, salt crystal lamps, I didn't know such a thing existed! Do you have one? And I didn't know about that wood, either, never heard of it. Lots of interesting information.

lina@women's perspectives said...

I'm very interested with these lamps!

modern outdoor lighting said...

Those lamps were unique and fabulous! It seems to be an ordinary stone but if you light it up it makes a wonderful sensation. Even my husband liked it and he even wants to have it at our place.

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