It’s hard to believe that I have been in the Salt Lamp buisness for over 6 years.
Awareness continues to grow at a slow and steady pace as word of mouth spreads news about them.
But,the companies that sell them are making wilder and wilder claims about their “cure all” properties which I believe is responsible for the fact that only about 5% of the US population knows what a Salt Lamp is. Start talking about a lamp that will cure asthma and most people walk away. And in so doing they miss the opportunit to see how beautiful a Salt Lamp is as a decorative item for their home.
You would think that the FDA or the other “in-your-face, in-your-business” government agencies that regulate unsubstantiated health claims of products has not even spanked the hands of Salt Lamp companies.
When you look at the sites you see that they purport that a Salt Lamp can reduce Pollen and Allergens from the air, cure asthma, remove Smoke from a Smoker’s room, act as a counter balance to the radiation produced by your computer monitor, purify the air that you breathe, produce negative ions to fix your “chi”, reduce stress and anxiety and every other claim you can imagine.
Want to buy some “snake oil”?
It will cure everything… or so our great grandparents were told by flim flam artists trying to make a quick buck.
Let’s not try to make the Salt Lamp wear too many hats and be responsible for too many cures…
With all the curative powers being associated with Salt Lamps, you would think hundreds of thousands of prescriptions would have been written for this medical miracle by physicians, therapists and psychiatrists.
But, it just isn’t happening.
The evidence can’ be produced that shows any long term physical benefits.
But that’s OK.
There are enough people who will believe all/anything that they read.
I must admit that I get letters from customers of Salt Lamp Creations www.SaltLampCreations.com all the time telling me of “results” they have experienced since buying their Salt Lamp from me. Don’t get me wrong: I appreciate that they have received a benefit, and don’t doubt their sincerity.
I just come from an educational background that likes to have a little empirical scientific proof of things that are classified as medical devices (or as miracles).
When my customer’s ask me about the curative powers of the Salt Lamp I tell them that I am not a Doctor and therefore don’t like to make medical claims about products. I add that since all Natural Salt Lamps are from the same region of the World, if a claim of one company is proven the same results will be received from all Salt Lamps and to let me know what they experience when they receive theirs in the mail.
If the Salt Lamp has any positive health effect beyond being a placebo it would be best effective not in a room that is 10 by 12′ as stipulated on dozens of Salt Lamp sites, but in the area within about 3 feet of the lamp. Other than that, the best results I have seen or heard of come from people who are calmed by the warm glow of their Salt Lamp.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own a Salt Lamp. Salt Lamp Creations (www.SaltLampCreations.com) sells beautifully crafted Salt Lamps mounted on beveled Rosewood hand stained, lacquered and polished bases that will be a beautiful addition to your home.
We just sell the Lamps on their own true merits: they are beautiful, they are each unique: like humans and snowflakes no two can ever be alike, they have a warm and soothing glow and they are an expression of Mother Nature’s handiwork.
They are best appreciated when you learn how the Salt was formed over 250 million years ago and how today the Salt is mined at the Foothills of the mighty Himalayans and carved by artisans into Natural and Geometric shapes that were designed to be admired and appreciated for their true nature.