Thinking about purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp, but not quite sure where to begin?

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, it’s no secret that we are huge advocates for Himalayan salt lamps and their benefits for health and wellness. However, there are a few things you should know before introducing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home.

If you’ve never purchased a Himalayan salt lamp before, here are 5 things to keep in mind about these incredible ancient crystals.

Be wary of fake Himalayan salt lamps

Unfortunately, due to the recent popularity of Himalayan salt lamps, there are now several fake Himalayan salt lamps on the market. It’s so important to do your research to ensure the Himalayan salt lamp you purchase is authentic – otherwise, you’ll be wasting your money.

There are a few different ways to tell if your Himalayan salt lamp is a fake, from moisture retention to brightness and durability. You can read more about spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog here.

Himalayan salt lamp size is important

Himalayan salt lamps are available in a variety of different sizes, ranging from 1kg all the way up to 100kg. The bigger the salt lamp, the more impact it will have when it comes to purifying the air and releasing negative ions.

Before purchasing your first Himalayan salt lamp, you’ll want to consider the size of the room it’s going to be placed in. Smaller lamps are suitable for smaller rooms like bedrooms and home offices, while larger lamps are better for living spaces, dining rooms or studios. You can check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide here to identify which size salt lamp is going to be the perfect fit.

Your Himalayan salt lamp might sweat

Remember, Himalayan salt lamps absorb moisture from the surrounding air, so your salt lamp might “sweat” from time to time, particularly if you are turning your salt lamp off for extended periods.

You can simply use a lint-free cloth to pat down your lamp and power cord to ensure everything is dry before switching back on. Remember, leaving your salt lamp on for as long as possible will help to reduce the amount of moisture on the lamp.

Himalayan salt lamps can be left on during the night

Himalayan salt lamps don’t use up much energy at all, and are completely safe to be left on 24/7 – you don’t need to worry about switching your salt lamp off!

Himalayan salt lamps are actually known for promoting better sleep, so they make great night lights when left on throughout the evening. Their warm, amber glow make them ideal for kids rooms, too.

Himalayan salt lamps can be fragile

Don’t forget, your Himalayan salt lamp will be fragile! Salt lamps are essentially giant chunks of ancient, pure crystal, so you’ll need to treat it with care. You should also ensure your salt lamp is placed somewhere safe and secure – avoid any uneven surfaces or anywhere that can be reached by young kids.

Ready to get started? You can check out our range of natural, crafted and glass jar Himalayan salt lamps online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases!

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