Benefits of Salt Rock Lamps and Oil Diffusers


By Victoria Mims

Life is full of many different stressors for everyone, whether you’re a college student, athlete, or parent, everyone has their different ways of de-stressing. Some ways to help many with the de-stressing process is by adding either a salt rock lamp or diffuser, maybe even both to any room.

Adding both of these things to a room are not only good ways of relieving stress, but they also provide health benefits according to, as well as environmental benefits according to Claudia Smith, writer for Here is a summary of the benefits of each of them:

Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp

  1. Enhances Relaxation and Reduces Stress

Due to the different soft lights of salt rock lamps, such as orange, yellow, and red, they help with relaxation, stress, and even attention deficit disorder. The different types of soft lights provide a form of balance throughout the body leaving people feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

  1. Improves Sleep

Since there are negative ions within the salt lamps, they take back positive ions. Positive ions are known to decrease oxygen and blood supply within the brain, which can sometimes mess with sleeping properly. Also, going back to the soft light in the previous point, it can potentially help people who have insomnia. 

  1. Increased Concentration and Performance 

This point is key for college students or for those who may have a desk job because most of the time it can be really difficult to solely stay focused on one task. The negative ions in the lamp help to enhance concentration and lower stress levels.
Although there are many similarities between a salt rock lamp and diffuser, there are some things diffusers have to offer that the lamps do not. Having a diffuser is great, but it has no real effect if there are no essential oils to go within it. Essential oils are what really creates the benefits of having a diffuser.

Essential Oil Diffuser

  1. Helps Relieve Pain 

Many of us have had a time where we were in so much pain we did not know what to do. Not only do certain essential oils such as ginger help reduce pain when applied on the body, but putting the essential oil in a diffuser can help even more. Due to the oil being inhaled, it can reduce pain in different parts of the body, such as muscle pain. 

  1. Energy Increased 

There are different essential oils that can be used to increase energy, lemon, orange, and peppermint being some of them. These essential oils help with lowering fatigue and can boost the energy level, therefore giving people the opportunity to push themselves to go on that long run. 

  1. Insect Repellent 

Don’t you get tired of insects bothering you and getting all in your face, especially during the summertime? Well, the aroma from essential oils can kill many bugs and keep them from getting in your face. So, before going out, try mixing clove and lemongrass and spray it on you before leaving the house to keep away all the insects!
These are just a few benefits of adding a salt rock lamp or diffuser to any room. Not only will there be light, but many health benefits, too!

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