Review of the Ionbox:
A Tech Alternative To The Himalayan Salt Lamp
by Amanda Linette Meder
Himalayan Salt Lamps are known to emit negative ions.
Negative ions are associated with health, well-being, and an increase in one's own energy levels. Airborne negative ions are also associated with a decrease in the amount of allergens, molds, and particulate matter airborne in the space. They're considered air-purifiers. They also improve mood. And they create positive vibes, according to WebMd.
The feeling you get standing in front of a waterfall, or in a forest just after a rain, or on top of a mountain in a pristine natural environment. That's the feeling of negative ions.
According to The Art of Wellbeing:
Negative ions are the invisible forces of awesomeness that we inhale ocean-side, in the mountains and at waterfalls. When they hit your bloodstream, they are like sweet nectar, producing biochemical reactions that help your mood, stress levels and positively impact your sleep.
In essence, negative ions charge your space and make you feel good.
However, while Himalayan Salt Lamps are known to emit negative ions, they don't necessarily do so in large amounts, so this led me to looking into some alternatives for an even more super-charged space. Which led me to:
the ionbox - a techy Salt Lamp Alternative
As I've mentioned before on this blog, I'm all about the blending of science and spirituality, so you might imagine how jazzed I was to find this little thing.
The Ionbox is a negative ion generating machine that electrically charges and energizes a space, by running an electric current through its little generator, releasing (or creating, rather) around 20,000,000 negative ions per second. It does not create ozone. It creates negative ions. Ozone is an O3 molecule. Totally different thing.
It fits in the palm of your hand and it comes in corded or battery operated models. Perfect for travel, work, or just plain 'ol being discreet.
The way it works: by running a current through a specific metal in the machine's generator, this results in ionization (electrically charging) of the surrounding air molecules and then the surrounded space is ionized.
Ionized = Energy Charged.
So, the Ionbox is essentially the digital alternative to the Himalayan Salt Lamp or any crystal charging method.
It can charge the space, improve mood, reduce pain, help with allergies, and promote healthful sleep. It can do all of what the salt lamp can do, but at a higher level. That's what it says anyway.
So does it work?
My review of it:
Using it, I did find it easier to stay energized throughout the day, easier to focus on what I was doing and stay interested in doing it, and yes, it was easier to channel.
It kept my energy up in a and more high vibration state so that it was easier for me to contact the Divine, create meditations, and write stuff.
All and all, it made my feel jazzed. So yes, it does work.
And for this reason, I think it would be pretty good tool to have in any office space, create space, or educational room - someplace where you want to be both alert, and positive.
Now here's the thing, there's a small caveat. It does make noise. Just something to consider.
The type of noise you might expect a mini-electrical current generator to sound like, but still, a little bit of noise. Like what white noise sounds likes, nothing crazy, but wanted to mention that as salt lamps are generally, well, silent.
So, if you don't mind that, or actually like that particular feature of it (for example: you live in a city and wouldn't mind a little humming to block out the street noise), or you work or live somewhere where there is already a little bit of machine noise in the background, like an office building or a copy room, the IonBox works great.
It only takes about 30 minutes to start noticing a difference once it's on.
Because of this, it would be a great tool for pre-charging spaces to get them ready for classes, clients, or sessions. Best of all, it plugs into a USB, meaning it would be easy to take with you just about anywhere.
Over the Himalayan Salt Lamp, I'd say the main advantage to something like this is portability.
Ionbox also just came out with a smaller version with lights that go out, the IonNight, and this makes it even more portable than before.
The IonNight has lights that turn off and it can also act as a night light.
It's hard to take all your crystals with you everywhere you go (trust me, I've tried), and stuffing this little Ionbox in a travel bag is a great option for priming or clearing motel rooms, classrooms and the like, when lugging a 20lb salt block with you may not be. Just my thoughts!
Amanda Linette Meder
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