Also, do salt lamps help?

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I remember a friend telling me years ago at the beach to breathe deep and enjoy - the negative ions here are good for you! I asked what he meant, and he just answered with a question: Think about it, have you ever seen anyone pitch a fit or have a meltdown at the beach? I gave it some thought, and had to say no, I don't recall seeing any such thing, and I have spent many years hanging around by the sea. Perhaps that's why beach parties are so much fun. :)

So if this is true, how does it work? And what of salt lamps? Are there other ways to negatively charge ions?

I am interested in any information and experiences you may have to share about this. Thank you.


asked 31 Mar '13, 11:47

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edited 31 Mar '13, 17:42

@Grace just wondering what motivated you to ask this question today?

(31 Mar '13, 14:00) ru bis

@ru bis - The subject came up in a discussion about using crystals for healing and other things on another forum.

(31 Mar '13, 17:39) Grace

so the subject was "in the air" so to speak :)

(01 Apr '13, 02:03) ru bis

@Grace "another forum" ö_Ö .... ;)

(02 Apr '13, 16:54) ursixx

@ursixx that's exactly what I was thinkin', our @Grace is cheatin' on us. This is a good question. I have several Himalayan Salt Lamps. The ones I had in my office I ended up placing on both sides of my mom's hospital bed. I'm positive it helped & I know it was beneficial for me also. Not much to science to back it up; but it seems to work for me; besides they are pretty & they clean the air.

(02 Apr '13, 18:31) ele
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Negative ions work by creating biochemical reactions in your bloodstream which cause an increase in your serotonin levels- the chemical that makes you feel good. When you are at the sea shore, you are exposed to thousands more negative ions than at home- which is part of the charm. But those negative ions can work also as a natural antidepressant, according to WebMD. This can only be good.

That's it in a very small nutshell. I am sure someone else will cover salt lamps, which I know nothing about (which is strange, to say the least).

Blessings this Easter 2013,


EDIT April 2 2013:I have an air filter that makes negative like a charm (paid a fortune for it because I wanted to have a permanent filter, and not one of those that you keep having to buy disposable filters for). (Pardon my grammar LOL) I just turn the filter on, and within minutes, i feel like I am at Niagara Falls. The brand is Honeywell Model HFD-010, in case you are wondering. Thanks, @Grace and @all!

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answered 31 Mar '13, 12:56

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edited 02 Apr '13, 11:03

thanks for the info, interesting

(31 Mar '13, 13:35) ru bis

@ru- NP! Blessings, Jai

(31 Mar '13, 14:02) Jaianniah

Thank you, @Jaianniah. It does seem strange that we didn't know about salt lamps already, doesn't it? I'm all for feeling better, however it comes, and this seems so simple and fun - why not? :)

(02 Apr '13, 09:48) Grace

@Jai - Boy I saw what you meant about the permanent filter as soon as I started investigating the air purifiers! Yikes! Thanks for the warning, those disposable filters are waaay too expensive. Not sure if all air purifiers create negative ions, would you happen to know? When I tried to research that, I came up zilch. There are a lot of models/prices to choose from. I think I could start with a $15 lamp, and save for the other.... :)

(02 Apr '13, 13:28) Grace
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I am not a "science" person at all, so I don't know how they work. But I do have two salt lamps in my bedroom. Beautiful, they give off a pink-orange glow and make the air feel wonderful. I had bought them for relaxing, thinking the negative ions would help me sleep, just like during thunderstorms, but instead, they make me feel positive and energetic. I would imagine since we are all different, they affect each of us uniquely. So instead of turning them on before bed, I turn them on in the morning, sometimes returning to bed with a book and a cup of coffee while the dogs play outside. This is a great start to the day...helps my mood, helps me wake up, helps me get motivated for the day! I love my salt lamps, they really enhance the "well-being" feeling.


answered 31 Mar '13, 13:46

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@LeeAnn 1 thanks for sharing, makes me want to try one of these salt lamps

(31 Mar '13, 14:03) ru bis

@LeeAnn1 - I'm glad to hear that you enjoy these so much, you're making me want to try them too. I found lots of different kinds on Amazon, and they are mostly very inexpensive, too, which would be a deal-breaker. They're in my cart now... Thanks! :)

(02 Apr '13, 09:41) Grace

I have the type that are a large salt bowl, and filled with the big chunks of salt. Inside is a light that heats the whole thing. Neither of my lamps were more than 25-dollars, I am sure. I hope you find one you like! (and mine came from Amazon as well!)

(02 Apr '13, 16:27) LeeAnn 1

I have three of them,including a small one I plug into my laptop.Fantastic...

(02 Apr '13, 16:37) Roy

I'm going to have to find me a small plug in one for my laptop or 3. The first one was a gift. I also bought a couple lamps at new age type shops. I also bought from both Amazon & Target & gave the lamps as gifts. They are fairly inexpensive if you buy on line. Someone told me you should always buy a set.

(02 Apr '13, 18:34) ele

The usb lamps are very cool,it is about 5 inches high and the color changes to all the chakra colors.I have been using them for a couple of years.They also help cleanse your other crystals.

(02 Apr '13, 18:55) Roy
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Recently looked into earthing oneself , very interesting topic on many levels Walking on the beach barefoot is beneficial because it grounds us to Mother Earth , re-connects us if you like , wet sand is better, 1/2 hour a day.( if you can't get to beach , walk barefoot in your garden , damp grass is good ) It improves health in many ways and I wont even try to list them all here but this is a little nudge to go look it up for yourself. Wearing shoes effectively isolates one from Earths energy field . I've read of injured animals snuggling down into the earth for 3 weeks and not moving , then walking away with a broken limb repaired ,sick children in native cultures , being placed in hollows in the ground and becoming well again , a chap with psoriasis , just beach fishing for a couple of weeks and eventually connecting the dots that each time his condition would abate for a few months, an elderly man who had to be physically rotated in bed because he couldn't do for himself , using a grounding sheet and three weeks later up out of bed and taking care of himself again Here's a link to Neg Ions and my thanks to the amazing restorative powers of a walk on the beach , Momma Earths Awesome !

Oh , an afterthought here , when you beach walk you are also cultivating Vitamin D , which is actually a hormone , and it gives us energy , but you need to absorb it 1) Without all those nasty chemical blocks on your skin and 2) don't have a shower for an hour after as you literally are washing it off your skin :-) Have a great day nature lovers


answered 02 Apr '13, 19:56

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If you take your shower, and use sea salt to shrub down your skin, it will be even more beneficial for releasing negative energy. I learned this one in Reiki and it works...if you've had a really bad day, soak your feet in Epsom salts...the "bad" chemicals in your bloodstream will leech out of your feet from your body and into the will not believe the color and/or cloudiness of the water when you are done!!! Try it! Thanks, @Starlight.

(02 Apr '13, 20:03) Jaianniah

Most welcome Jai , when using Epsom , one is "taking up " magnesium , said to be good for people who have conditions like Ross River Virus

(02 Apr '13, 20:11) Starlight

thanks @Starlight love it

(03 Apr '13, 01:16) ru bis

@rubis , most welcome dear friend ♥♥♥

(03 Apr '13, 02:16) Starlight

@Starlight, how do you make those hearts appear in your phrase? i don't have such symbols on my keyboard :)

(03 Apr '13, 02:35) ru bis

@Starlight I would love to know how you do the black heart card magic. A couple times I thought I was seeing things & was over tired. I've seen it happen a couple times when I was fully alert. I would love an explanation.

(03 Apr '13, 03:09) ele

@ele "bonjour" :)

(03 Apr '13, 03:16) ru bis

@ru bis "Hey" not as glamorous but makes everyone my age smile around here - it's how all the young kids I hang with greet one another. Jai uses red hearts. My question isn't about the symbols. Have you noticed the magic?

(03 Apr '13, 03:31) ele

@ursixx - thanks, I had the link bookmarked. More apt to use one of those then an emoticon. I could/should of looked it up for ru. That is not my question. Hasn't anyone else noticed anything out of the ordinary with her black heart cards - not just the edit?

(03 Apr '13, 03:54) ele

"hey" @ursixx thanks for the link

(03 Apr '13, 04:02) ru bis

No Black Card magic , I love little hearts so looked up on net how to create , on my keyboard , which I think is american english and inside IQ , I simple key in the ampersand followed with the word hearts and a semi colon ♥ see , no spaces between ;-) It can be different in other text setting

(03 Apr '13, 07:24) Starlight

@ele perhaps if there's magic it's coz of the LOVE that's attached to the wee hearts , lol , I don't write em unless I'm feeling it

(03 Apr '13, 07:38) Starlight

ok got it ♥♥

(03 Apr '13, 08:12) ru bis

Well Done Sir ;-)

(03 Apr '13, 08:30) Starlight

Yes, I agree, love is magic @Starlight. I can't believe I'm the only person who see's this. Unless I have 2 accts & am subscribed; I'm not sure I can recreate what I'm seeing or not or if indeed, it's truly magic. I love magic & I never want to stop believing - so, Bravo Starlight; well done! ru bis has the magic part down pat also - not surprising. Something I noticed this time; in my inbox, your single heart & ru bis's double hearts are red & not black. I don't recall that happening before.

(04 Apr '13, 00:21) ele

Ele , veiwing hearts through your own special Kaleidoscope , nice one ♥♥♥

(04 Apr '13, 00:31) Starlight

@Starlight Evidently! Love it! Thank you for seeing this in that light; very helpful & comforting. I love Kaleidoscopes. This email has 3 LARGE red hearts. The black heart card effects are not there this time. I'm used to seeing things others can't; but in this case, I think people just aren't saying. I can't believe no one else sees what I do..

(04 Apr '13, 00:50) ele

@Ele , I do , explanation simply , others are vibrating differently to you and so tis invisible to their veiw , lol

(04 Apr '13, 01:01) Starlight

@Starlight You make me laugh. I agree with the vibrations. I know you know what I'm talking about & you're having fun messing with me. ru bis did exactly what you always did with the black heart cards except his were large & red like yours are NOW. Still laughing.

(04 Apr '13, 01:09) ele

@Starlight I also cannot prove it cause like magic - poof (Puff) it disappears in my inbox.

(04 Apr '13, 01:11) ele

My dear dear friend Snow is a computer nerd. We've discussed this topic at length; it appears my computer seems to be haunted or totally affected by my vibrations. I also know I need to change my computer system name which is 'ele'; cause you people are talking directly to my computer. Weird thing is, I can have 2 or 3 tabs open to my email acct & I only see what I see when I open the first email. Who knows, maybe I'm seeing your thoughts or energy.

(04 Apr '13, 01:36) ele

hey @ele "people are talking directly to my computer"

(04 Apr '13, 01:45) ru bis

bonjour @ru bis um .. yup! It's one of many possible explanations. I get how you could do this. You easily manipulate my feelings & you always had an affect on my vibrations. lol! I didn't realize @Starlight was as powerful as you. She doesn't affect my emotions; possibly my vibrations in a very good way. She's sending me red hearts now instead of black ones. That's a very good thing. I was kiddin' about the old emails. I'm not concerned. I think its funny.

(04 Apr '13, 01:58) ele

Goodness Gracious , lol, I never for a moment thought of "black hearts" my hearts are ALWAYS love filled , psst, I even drive down the freeway , picturing full hot pink hearts shooting out of the top of my little black chariot , much like a bubble machine and landing with a big kiss on passing cars , I really am a mushy girl ;-)

(04 Apr '13, 02:09) Starlight

maybe you feel manipulated @ele but surely you're allowing yourself to be manipulated, no one can manipulate anyone without their permission

(04 Apr '13, 02:22) ru bis

@Starlight, just to ruffle you a bit today, did you know that the opposite to mushy is "clear, cold, disliking"?

(04 Apr '13, 02:27) ru bis

Truely @rubis , well sorry but ya missed da boat. Today's ruffling position has already been taken by a Cushion ;-)

(04 Apr '13, 02:34) Starlight

@ru bis yes, manipulated was certainly a bad choice of words. (directed or affected would have been better) Yes, I am allowing it cause I liked it until I thought I didn't when you said something which didn't make me laugh & thought, maybe I shouldn't be so easy. I am NOT giving my power away. I like the positive effect you have on my vibes a lot - it will only help me; never harm me. @Starlight I didn't mean any offense. I'm going ask Simon to settle this.

(04 Apr '13, 02:45) ele

@ru bis to be perfectly clear - I do NOT feel manipulated. @Starlight every time you've sent hearts in the last few weeks - they have been black heart cards.. ETA to clarify, you have not been sending ME black heart cards. The ONLY reason I've seen them is because I'm subscribed to those threads.

(04 Apr '13, 02:47) ele

whaaa @Starlight the image of a mushy women on a soft cushion, really turns me on ♫ ♫

(04 Apr '13, 02:48) ru bis

To clarify, both of you think I'm crazy.

(04 Apr '13, 03:05) ele

@ele (((hugs)))

(04 Apr '13, 03:06) ru bis

@ru bis With the exception of Rob & Roy I thought you would be the one who would understand this. Perhaps this would be a good question for @Treb . I'd gladly pay for a session. I honestly thought there was a logical explanation considering both of you are doing it. If that was an attempt to make me jealous. It failed. Starlight has too much class to play with your banana & nuts on public forum as nummy as it sounds. In all honesty, I'm using you to up vibrations. I thought it was mutual.

(04 Apr '13, 04:18) ele

@ele , the hearts that I have put in many many threads have always been little black ones , the colour was not a deliberate choice , just how they came up when using the info that I had to "create" a heart . I don't know what the talk of crazy is all about , so I'll stay out of that , cheers

(04 Apr '13, 04:57) Starlight

@ele "mutual up vibrations" what more could i ask for, lol

(04 Apr '13, 05:05) ru bis

@Starlight I understand the difference in the color of the hearts. I assume IQ doesn't allow you to use color hearts in the comments & the reason they are black. I never saw red ones in my email till recently. That's NOT the point at all. I loved the sparkly red heart too. That's not my question - it was the quotes with the black heart cards which I was questioning.

(04 Apr '13, 05:11) ele

@ru bis ah-ha lol! Up vibrations to manifest using the whirlwind.. What more could you ask for? Well, I could ask for whipped creme - really nummmy!

(04 Apr '13, 05:19) ele

@ele , seriously , I have no idea to what you are referring , can you point me to a thread I am supposed to have done this in ???

(04 Apr '13, 05:22) Starlight

@Starlight Are you pulling my leg? Seriously, You really don't know what I'm referring to? I honestly thought you were teasing me. As for threads - nearly everyone I'm subscribed to.

(04 Apr '13, 05:32) ele

@Starlight I was sooo positive, I was going to email Simon and ask him to confirm for me.

(04 Apr '13, 05:33) ele

@ele ok, i'll whip the cream up ♫ ♫ ♫

(04 Apr '13, 05:39) ru bis

@ru bis that's why I love French men - real creme - not fake cool whip!

(04 Apr '13, 05:42) ele

I am deadly serious , I haven't a clue , when you first said "cards" I'm thinking , huh ? Am intrigued now though to know I have been doing something I didnt know that I was doing . So point me to just 1 Pul-ease

(04 Apr '13, 05:48) Starlight

@ruby nice tune , have I unleashed a monster now ;-)

(04 Apr '13, 05:49) Starlight

I can't point you to any - that's the problem. It happens in my email. I assumed you were editing your comment every time. Deleting what you said about black heart cards X 3 & replacing it with the 3 hearts. Same thing happened when ru bis did it. I can't tell you exactly because it disappears in my email & is replaced with the 3 black hearts. It happened dozens of times. I can't figure it out. I thought maybe you're so fast both the original & edit were coming to my inbox at the same time.

(04 Apr '13, 06:00) ele

Is this happening to anyone else here? Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

(04 Apr '13, 06:01) ele

Like I said before - at first I thought it was an optical illusion caused by being over tired. It's NOT the case.

(04 Apr '13, 06:02) ele

ok , I think I have a handle on what's going on , I believe , lol , different browsers and comp programmes interpret these symbols in ways that are not the same , so it is doing a quick conversion and I am not a hexer ;-) after all. By the way , I adore technology even when it is trippin'

(04 Apr '13, 06:06) Starlight

@Starlight Thank you. It was freaking me out. It would be black heart cards, black heart cards, black heart cards (or something similar) & poof, it would disappear & your 3 black hearts (or red) would magically appear. Then I would close it & open it again & ONLY the hearts would be there. Then I would open the same email in another tab & it would NOT happen. I honestly NEVER meant to offend you - I was the one it was happening to. I've had email open in firefox for the last while.

(04 Apr '13, 06:12) ele

Actually I think it happens in all 4 of my browsers.

(04 Apr '13, 06:13) ele

Also - when ru bis did it. I know it said black heart cards, 3 times - it disappeared & was replaced with 2 large red hearts - they were NOT black hearts or cards. Shouldn't it of said red heart cards 2 times if your theory is correct?

(04 Apr '13, 06:15) ele

@ele , I was never offended , lol, I am sorry if the changing hearts distressed you and as to the red hearts 2 times , I am not a computer programmer and in the big pic it's really irrelevant isn't it :-) never the less I'd almost lay a bet thats what's behind it all and now is time I think to let go , alot of energy has gone into this

(04 Apr '13, 06:41) Starlight

@Starlight (((hugs))) Way too much energy.

I know I don't have to explain; but I'm going to explain for ru bis. (talking to my computer system - hey, it's a theory )
I have lots of computer & email issues when another IQ member & I email one another. In addition to his brilliance & because of his insistence, I've let the gov techy who does my security for my work computers look at it & 2 other tech's plus a computer professor at a nearby college. They can't find any reasons for ..

(04 Apr '13, 07:17) ele

... for any of the issues with this computer - it always comes out clean. It does not happen with my other computers & this computer is only a little over a year old & many of the issues surround this particular email acct. You wouldn't believe it if I told you. I hope we're good. PEACE and LOVE to YOU.

(04 Apr '13, 07:19) ele

For me , alls sweet in Paradise ele ♥

(04 Apr '13, 07:58) Starlight

and all is sweet in my inbox, too. I admit, I was holding my breath, when I clicked on your post. One large red heart is all I saw @Starlight

(04 Apr '13, 19:15) ele

Well that kinda proves the point , you got a RED heart in your email notification , when in here it's black ;-)

(04 Apr '13, 21:33) Starlight

I didn't get the black heart cards either. The issue was never the color.. Thanks for the beautiful heart Star!

(04 Apr '13, 22:13) ele

You missed my point but it's ok , lol

(04 Apr '13, 22:56) Starlight

@Star not surprising... Do you usually send black hearts? I thought we were done with this convo. How about a cyber drink. It's spring here in the northern hemisphere. Do you have Mike's hard lemonade where you're at? I'm tossing you one; enjoy. Cheers..

(04 Apr '13, 23:14) ele

And rapidly approaching Winter in the Southern , no lemonade for this English woman , tea works well all year round , Thanks :-)

(04 Apr '13, 23:18) Starlight

Your welcome. It was only a virtual drink. Not polite to turn one down. We can do tea as long as it is hot.

(04 Apr '13, 23:28) ele
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