Himalayan Salt Lamp Splendor

 salt lamp

I love light. I can’t get enough of it, especially at home.  Some lights are not meant to light up a room or an entire corner: they are fashioned to glow and focus your energy on a spot, infusing that specific place with more prominence and power.  Imagine your glowing light emitted a mild wave of negative ions that helped to clear your air and…and much more! I am thrilled today to talk about Himalayan salt lamps and introduce the gorgeously curated design shopping space Dot & Bo who is giving one of you this awesome lamp!!! 

Himalayan salt- the pink crystals mined in hunks- is a key component of this fascinating lamp.   On a basic feng shui level, it adds nature and earth to a space, along with glowing fire.  On a more radiant level, it may help detoxify your environment.  

pink salt

While I have not run scientific tests myself (!) nor does the manufacturer make any claims, I find it fascinating what the Mercola site has to say about Himalayan salt lamps:

 From a more scientific standpoint, three natural action principles are at work with crystal salt lamps:

1. Ionization — The emission of ions is primarily caused by the alternating actions of the heated salt’s ability to first attract and absorb water, and then evaporate it. The salt goes into a solution as it mixes with the water molecules. Sodium, as positively charged ions, and chloride, as negatively charged ions, become neutral and are released into your environment — which helps reduce pollutants such as allergens and irritants from your air.

2. Electromagnetic oscillation — Every form of life on the planet depends on the electromagnetic field of vibration (known as the Schumann resonance frequency). Due to electronics and industrialization, your body receives artificial electromagnetic wavelengths with many diverse frequency values.

Because of the neutral atomic structure of crystal salt, a heated salt lamp helps you harmonize and balance these artificial frequencies, and neutralize “electro-smog”.

3. Transparent-crystalline structure developing the light waves — It’s well known that you need the light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) for your health and preservation of your body. Your cells are supplied by light with new energy in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths.

The wavelengths of salt crystal colors fall within the upper nanometer zone (600-700 nanometers) — producing positive and soothing effects.

Pretty cool right? I love them in bedrooms, offices, libraries…but they work just about anywhere safe to plug them in (though I would not try a nursery without doctor approval!).  Even if none of the science holds water, I still love them and feel their elemental impact greatly.  Having sat in many a Himalayan pink salt sauna, I will say that I am a believer in the vibe-changing nature of these salt stones, no matter the reason!

Dot and Bo is the second exciting part of today’s lamp discussion, because they are giving away one of you very lucky (I am jealous!) readers your own Himalayan salt lamp!  Founded in January 2013 and based in the design district of San Francisco, Dot & Bo is an online design shop that sells undiscovered products from around the world with a hint of Asia. They are taking world-made home goods away from the traditional and creating a formidable and influential design category. And I am very impressed!

Check out Dot & Bo HERE & you will get lost in a land of addictive home design!  But… before you go…drop a note below to be entered to win their stellar lamp!  xoxo Dana

deanna March 13, 2013 at 11:19 pm

very beautiful and such a cool concept for a lamp. would love to win one!

Teri Smith March 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I would love to win the salt lamp! So cool!


Diane Lowry March 13, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I love himalayan crystal salt lamps! I especially enjoy them in rooms dominated by electronics…really helps to balance the energy.

Liz March 13, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Hi Dana! How to win this lamp? I will try my luck before buying one. : )

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

you are now entered Liz!

Robin March 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I’d love to win that for my massage room!

arwa March 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

This looks amazing!! It would truly add light (literally and figuratively) to my home and life.

danaclaudat March 23, 2013 at 3:50 am

Arwa! Dot & Bo selected you as the winner! Congrats!!! Please email me a dana@fengshuidana.com !!! xoxo Dana

Natalie March 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

Wow, I’ve never heard of salt lamps. Very interesting concept, especially the part about the salt reducing pollutants. I think this would create an amazing atmosphere in my bedroom!

Ginny Cardenas March 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

Loving the orange! What a great piece to place on my desk at work – help to keep me focused, energized and creative. Cheers!

Sam Flow March 14, 2013 at 12:06 am

The lamp sounds like it would help with my severe allergies! On the other hand, my room has so many dark colors. I would love to brighten my life and my room with it!!

Richard Chalmers March 14, 2013 at 12:18 am

Love the lamp AND your website, which has a really beautiful vibe to it.

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

thank you soooo much!!! xoxo

Austin March 14, 2013 at 1:01 am

Love these lamps, would love to win it!!

Deb March 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

I would love this salt lamp. It’s beautiful! Dot & Bo have some fun products. I look forward to looking around their website more. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Andrew March 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

Never heard of this before, would like to win one and try it out!

Lynne March 14, 2013 at 1:00 am

What a calming glow. I would love to win this light!

Meegan March 14, 2013 at 1:02 am

Awesome blog & really good information, thanks for that! Please consider me in the drawing, thank you!

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

thank you!!!

Christina March 14, 2013 at 1:11 am

Enjoyed your blog on salt lamps! Very informative!
How do I enter?

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

you just did! xoxo

katie March 14, 2013 at 1:49 am

I had a feng shui master come to my home once and she rocked my world. I would love to get one of these lamps…totally fits the look of my apartment, too!

Serena March 14, 2013 at 1:51 am

Whoa, cool 😮

Amber March 14, 2013 at 1:56 am

Definitely would love to win this!

Amber Smith March 14, 2013 at 4:47 am

So lovely and beneficial too – love it!!

Kelly B March 14, 2013 at 4:57 am

This is really awesome. We give the horses Himalayan salt blocks to eat when they are feeling mineral deprived, and they actually tend to like them better than processed mineral blocks. The salt combined with the warmth reminds me of the beach and I bet it smells really unique too. Do want!!

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

How incredible! I wonder if I should give to my dogs in the summer!? xoxo

Cora March 14, 2013 at 5:02 am

thanks for this lovely bit of awesome! you’re blog inspires me so much! i’m almost in college, and i’m taking everything I’ve learned from you with me 😉

Rachel Wolfe March 14, 2013 at 5:31 am

The work you share on your blog gives people practical and creative advice, making the seemingly esoteric accessible. That’s something I can definitely say HOWLYA! to 😉

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Rachel, you are such a light! xoxo

Teresa Johnston March 14, 2013 at 6:57 am

Love this lamp. Such a warm, soft, golden glow.

Cloe March 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

Hi gorgeous Dana! Thanks for this great giveaway and above all for your blog, al your videos and your amazing energy. You are inspiring me so much, waouh!
Lots lots of love & gratitude.

danaclaudat March 14, 2013 at 4:48 pm

thank YOU! xoxoxo

Stephanie March 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

Love this! I would be so excited to win one.

Diane March 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Love it, looks so peaceful

Devon March 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I have been looking for the right salt lamp since I moved away from my home state of Hawaii. At home the air is so positively charged and full of sea salt, I felt I didn’t need one. But here in Portland…that’s another story! 🙂

MelyzzaSeg March 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

This is pretty intensive!!! Love the informative blog;) Thankx Dana

Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Would love one of these!

nancy el March 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

my daughter and i love the salt room at Aria in Vegas. i just finished turning an empty bedroom into a workout space. would love to add this. if it is as good as it looks i’ll want to get some for my crossfit trainer. love your site

danaclaudat March 15, 2013 at 5:28 am

thank you so much!

Josee March 15, 2013 at 2:57 am

Such an amazing lamp! I think i read all your website during the last few weeks and i m definitely addict at your way of seeing feng shui. I just move to a new place and i have so much fun adding more feng shui in my house and in my life. Many thanks Dana!

danaclaudat March 15, 2013 at 5:27 am

i’m so glad you are having fun!!! thank you so much Josee!!

Jessica March 15, 2013 at 3:56 am

I am fascinated with salt lamps and love your info! Thank you!

Wendy March 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I really love your site, Dana!!! I think this lamp would help me as I suffer from horrible year-round allergies…..

danaclaudat March 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm

thank you wendy!!! & i hope your allergies arent that bad right now!!! xxxooo

Megan March 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

That’s on my wishlist! Would love to own it! thanks for the chance!

Michele Wilson March 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

They are very beautiful! I would love to win one! 🙂

Becky March 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I’ve always wanted a salt lamp!

Kaye Newman March 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I would love to win a salt lamp. Never heard of it before but it sounds awesome!

Robyn R March 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

This would make a wonderful and beautiful addition to my apartment. It is so beautiful!! I would love to win this.

Sheena March 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm

would love to give this a try !

Allison March 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I love these lamps and the energy they provide! Would love to win one.

Emily Asaro March 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I would love to win a salt lamp. I could really use some feng shui in my home and a salt lamp would do it for me.

April Jones March 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm

This lamp is stunningly beautiful!I already have the most perfect spot for it in my house and heart!

kathy kukla March 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I really would love to win this lamp.

Amy Custard March 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Oooohhhh! I would love to win this; I could so use an aura boost. Not only is the Himalayan Salt Lamp energizing, I absolutely love the color!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

danaclaudat March 16, 2013 at 7:23 am

many thanks to Dot & Bo! I’m so glad you dig it! 😉

Cindy March 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Please enter me! I would love to have one!

Thank you

Lori March 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Love the lamp!!! Glowing!!!

Leigh Manning March 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

My husband William and shiba inu Mei Mei both have allergies and hubby also asthma. This would be extraordinary to try.

danaclaudat March 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Of course, no health claims made, but I do love these:)

Jennifer March 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Hi Dana, great info about the lamp. I too love anything that lights up. Lighting can change the whole ambience of a room. It is so cool, I would love to win one! Thanks.

Josh Reed March 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

These look wonderful and I would love one for myself! Thanks for the site, Dana. I massively enjoy it!

danaclaudat March 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

oh awesome Josh, thank you!!!

Erin March 18, 2013 at 4:17 am

I’ve been wanting a salt lamp for so long! It would be so cool to feel those effects. I love that there is a website like Dot & Bo discovering these amazing products for us!

Adrienne March 18, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Love this design, it’s more sculpted than most salt lamps I’ve seen. Would love up have this for my studio!

Hannah March 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Oh I’ve wanted one of these forever!

Manuela March 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I have been looking at salt lamps for a while now. It would be awesome to wine one!!

Sue March 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm

This Himalayan Salt Lamp is just the best possible addition to my home! Hoping to win one.

adorpheus March 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I want one of these so bad!

Andrew March 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I would love to win a Himalayan Salt Lamp. I have always been drawn to them without knowing anything about it, and now I know why. Dot&Bo seems like an amazing place to shop online for interesting products as well. Thank-you!

mart March 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm

It’s fascinating that these lamps and crystals give off negative ions. Now I won’t have to go all the way to the ocean it.

Molly March 18, 2013 at 11:56 pm

What a great opportunity! I fully believe in the healing powers of salt lamps, and would love to win one!! Thank you so much for spreading the word!

Kel March 19, 2013 at 3:44 am

I would love to have one of those. It brings me joy just looking at it.

Leda March 19, 2013 at 4:26 am

I bought one of these for my mom and the kids won’t stop trying to lick it.

Ashley March 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

I am so in love with these pink-orange glowing lovely things! Just touching things made from this salt makes me feel grounded and warm!

Aurora March 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Love it! So interesting that negative ions can be positive

Erin Khalsa March 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Beautiful lamp, keeping my fingers crossed!

pamela hayne March 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

I love this! So relaxing and pretty.

erica March 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

I have this on my decorating wish list!

Jill Montoni March 21, 2013 at 12:21 am

I love this lamp. Thank you for the chance to win!

Michelle March 21, 2013 at 12:32 am

Love your philosophy, so practical and down to earth. I think the same way on a lot of the Feng Shui ideas you write about. Would LOVE one of these lamps for its detox properties, that and its perfect warm glow!

Nina Anthony March 21, 2013 at 12:53 am

Would love to win this awesome light. I am so interested in things like this.

Monica March 21, 2013 at 1:16 am

Love this lamp! Very paceful… 🙂

angela March 21, 2013 at 2:29 am

I want to ionize my life with this beautiful lamp! Keep up the great work gorgeous
Dana! As a reminder to all, it is UN International Day of Happiness!! 🙂

Krista March 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This lamp would be perfect for adding a relaxing element to the living room. My apartment is in the basement and can get very gloomy.

Justin March 22, 2013 at 6:30 am

I don’t know how I would get it, but maybe I could have it sent to a friend if I were so lucky as to win. If not, well, I’m here showing support as always. 🙂

just me,
The Poet Dreamer….

danaclaudat March 22, 2013 at 7:10 am


Carolyn Johnson March 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

I would LOVE to win one of these…I have seen them…and I need all the positive vibes in my life – recovery, PTSD – healing…I can get!

Monique Perez March 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

How do I go about entering?

danaclaudat March 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

You just did! Dot & Bo is picking the winner in a bit!

Mani March 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I want it! 🙂

Cathy B*****y March 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

I would sooooooo love to review this!!! I had no idea that these salt lamps reduce allergens and irritants in the air.. that is a big prob for me as a sinus sufferer… What a blessing this would be to get to review it!
Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope atyahoodotcom

Mari March 23, 2013 at 2:10 am

That’s a coincidence! I was just reading about salt therapy earlier today. It sounds really interesting 🙂

arwa March 24, 2013 at 2:36 am

OMG!! Thank you!! I am sooo excited- hopefully this will bring all sorts of good energy and focus my way!!
Thank you for an outstanding blog!!

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