Health and MedicineNatural medicineHow to make a homemade salt lamp

How to make a homemade salt lamp

Salt lamps are lamps made from Himalayan salt blocks, ideal for relaxation and well-being. Find out how to make your own salt lamp at home.

It is beneficial for health to place a salt lamp in places such as offices, where we find computers and televisions, in smoking rooms, in rooms or spaces where there is a lot of tension and it can be work or family, and in any space where it is intended to improve the quality of the environment

At the same time, there is no doubt, whether unconsciously or consciously, it will make the people who are normally in that space stop to enjoy its cheerful color and relaxing light.

Some scientific studies reveal that in order to live in a beneficial environment, a quantity of ions that can abound between 1,000 and 1,500 per cubic centimeter is necessary. The reality is not always like this.

The truth is that in normally closed spaces such as offices or other work spaces where we find people who use devices and computers, concentrations that barely reach 200 tons per cubic centimeter are usually found.

In case you do not have time to make your own homemade lamp, as we have said before, we can easily find it in herbalists or decoration stores. Although it is true that in addition to the lack of time you also surely think that this lamp could be manufactured from far away.

The truth is that a salt lamp consists of a lamp that is made by hand by drilling a stone or block of salt. Himalayan salt is generally used (due to its characteristic pink color). In this block an incandescent lamp is inserted so that due to the optical peculiarity of the mineral, it is able to illuminate itself in its entirety.

However, this lamp is completely handmade, since we only need the necessary materials and a lot of desire to carry it out.

How to make your own salt lamp:

It is much simpler than we think; giving a positive and decorative lighting to your home can be at your fingertips. Let’s remember the main materials we need:

  • A block of Himalayan salt (2-5 kilos).
  • Wooden base with thickness and of suitable size so that it is a good base for the block of salt.
  • Electricity elements: wiring, lamp holder and bulb.

It’s time to start with the steps to make it. First, use a hammer and a steel bar with a sharp end since we will have to smooth one face of the block. We will also need sandpaper.  In that particular part in the middle of the block we will make an opening to be able to place the light bulb.

Secondly, for the bulb to let the light pass better it is necessary to wash it at the end of the block.

We will make a cut in the shape of a circle at the base of the wood so that the lamp holder finds its place, you can use glue to make it secure. This base may have a thickness of one, two, three centimeters, whatever each person deems appropriate.

Finally we will make a hole for the cable so that the base does not wobble. We will wait for it to dry to place the bulb and place the block of salt on it.

You will probably have excess salt, you can use it to cook or even take a bath with it.

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