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salt detox dome lamp

Is salt dome lamp or salt detox blocks good for foot sore?

Pink salt, also known as Himalayan salt, is well known today for its amazing benefits. Not only it is used in diet, but also used in a lot of therapies. Himalayan salt can be shaped into a lot of beautiful items. Salt walls, lamps, domes, candle stands are made of it. These decorative items not only increase aesthetic beauty of our homes, offices and spas, but also prove healthy for body, mind and soul.

Salt dome lamps and salt detox blocks are an easy way to rejuvenate our body, as they help to keep our minds, bodies, and souls fresh. Apart from providing a renewed pedicure experience, they have a number of health benefits. Pink Himalayan salt domes are regularly used now to cure both physical and psychological ailments. They neutralize positive electromagnetic ions by emitting good quality negative ions which lift our mood, remove toxins, increase circulation and revitalize tired and achy feet. Therefore, pink Himalayan salt therapy is regarded as the most effective treatment to cure the ailing feet.

Salt dome Lamps

salt dome lamp

Himalayan salt dome lamp is created by carving salt rocks. They are made hollow from inside to place a light source in them. This light source causes them to emit a pinkish or yellowish hue that make them soothing to the eyes. These lamps absorb impurities and toxins from the environment and release negative ions which have many health benefits.

Benefits of salt dome lamps

  • Calming and soothing to eyes
  • Remove impurities from air thus aid in breathing
  • Remove allergens and help in respiratory problems
  • Help in balancing mood
  • Aid in sleep
  • Relieve anxiety, depression, fatigue
  • Foot detoxification and curing foot sores

Hazards of salt dome lamp

Some of the potential dangers are:

  • Electrical hazards due to faulty wiring
  • Fall or breakage, when placed on an unstable surface and can hurt small children
  • Corrosion due to heat and moisture
  • Can cause salt toxicity in pets, if they frequently lick them


Foot dome lamps are available in a variety of sizes namely; 8, 9 and 11 inches with a beautiful marble or rosewood base and a 25-watt light source. When switched on, they produce a warm amber glow that looks appeasing to eyes. Some lamps consist of a temperature adjusting knob.

Himalayan salt dome lamps for feet therapy

If you want to relax and calm your nerves after a long and tiring day, Himalayan foot dome lamps is the perfect way to do it. You just have to rub your feet on these slightly warm lamps and all your tension and worries are gone.

salt dome lamp

Effects of salt dome lamps on feet

  • For excellent foot pedicure
  • Reduce joint pains
  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce edema
  • Deodorize feet
  • Can be used to cure certain foot ailments like allergies, eczema, fungal infections
  • Massage feet and relieve aches and pains
  • Absorb excess oil and reduce inflammation due to natural antiseptic qualities

Long term effects include:

  • Relieve headache and improve sleep
  • Cure anxiety and depression
  • Remove toxins from body
  • Remove electromagnetic impurities from environment
  • Balance pH
  • Improve cognitive behavior and memory
  • Purify air from allergens

Cleaning of the salt dome lamp

You just need to rub it with a simple damp cloth to clean the outer surface. Himalayan salt is antiseptic and anti-microbial; hence its cleaning is very easy.

How to use salt dome lamp for foot detox?

Salt dome lamp made of Himalayan salt is an excellent way to detox feet. Here are some steps to use foot detox lamp:

  • salt dome lamp
    Switch on the lamp and allow it to warm. It will take 15-30 minutes to get to optimum temperature. Warming of lamps depend on the size and newness of lamps. Good quality lamps take less time to get warm.
  • Relax on a comfortable couch and remove shoes and socks from feet. Place both bare feet on the slightly heated dome. Sit back and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. Read your favorite magazine and let the Himalayan salt detox block do its magic.
  • You can use both hands on the salt detox block as well.
  • Use the salt dome for half an hour to an hour or more if you feel comfortable with it.

How does the salt dome lamp detox works?

The mode of action of salt foot domes is reflexology which is based on the concept that there are certain points on feet, hands and ears. When these pressure points are massaged properly, they lead to stimulation and healing of organs. The energy generated by salt dome lamp is absorbed by our feet and heals our body. This then cause a soothing and calming feeling in our body. There is another theory about the working of foot detox domes. When lighted, these lamps warm slightly and when you place feet on them, they produce sweating. Mostly the sweat released contains sodium chloride but small amounts of nitrogenous wastes namely; urea and uric acid are also excreted. Moreover, traces of lactic acid, fatty acids and ascorbic acid are also released during this Himalayan salt feet therapy.

How to take extra care of foot domes?

  • Use equal quantities of vinegar and water to make a solution. Add few drops of tea tree oil or thyme oil for extra effect. Spray this mixture on dome lamp and wipe it with a clean cloth afterwards.
  • When it is switched on, the salt dome lamp does not attract moisture and crystallize. However, when exposed to humidity, it absorbs water and starts crystallizing which can destroy it.
  • Place it in a dry place or cover it with a plastic wrap, when not in use.
  • Water should not be used in or around these lamps.

All these steps will make your salt domes and salt detox blocks everlasting.

Who should not use salt lamps?

  • Pregnant ladies and lactating mothers should ask their doctor before using them because they can affect the baby.
  • People with diabetes should not use it if they have decreased sensation in their hands and feet.
  • People suffering from neuropathy should refrain from using it for feet therapy.
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