If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you probably already know a thing or two about Himalayan salt lamps. Previously we’ve spoken about the various health benefits provided by Himalayan salt lamps along with our top tips for choosing the right salt lamp for your home.

But today, we wanted to share some interesting facts you might not yet know about these incredible ancient crystals!

From the history of salt therapy to their ability to remove odours, keep reading for 5 little-known facts about Himalayan salt lamps.

  1. Himalayan salt crystals date back 200 million years

Himalayan salt has a rich history, with its origins dating back over 200 million years!

During the Jurassic era, the Himalayan mountains were created due to the uncontrollable pressure of the Indo-Australian tectonic plates. After the surrounding ocean dried up, massive salt deposits were left behind – created Himalayan salt beds that were well protected by the mountains.

Over the years, people from all over the globe have been using salt therapy (or halotherapy) for health and wellness. Himalayan salt is believed to be the most pure and mineral-rich of all salts, and is frequently recommended to assist with respiratory health and detoxifying the body.

  1. Himalayan salt lamps are harvested from Pakistan

Genuine Himalayan salt lamps are primarily harvested by hand from Pakistan, on the western side of the Himalayan Mountains. This salt mine is the second largest in the world, and is known for producing some of the purest salt available!

  1. Himalayan salt lamps can help to remove odours

The main benefits of Himalayan salt lamps include their ability to naturally purify the air, along with generating negative ions to help with mood-boosting, bed-wetting, and even insomnia. But Himalayan salt lamps can also be used to reduce odours from around the home, too!

The purifying nature of Himalayan salt lamps can help to tackle odours that linger in the air such as mildew and pet litter, so consider placing a salt lamp in the rooms that seem to accumulate the most smells.

  1. Himalayan salt lamps are available in different sizes

Himalayan salt lamps are available in a range of different sizes, from 1.0kg all the way up to 100kg.

Bigger salt lamps will have a greater effect on the surrounding air, while smaller salt lamps are best for smaller rooms like bedrooms or workspaces. You can check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide for our tips on choosing the right salt lamp for your home!

  1. There are many fake Himalayan salt lamps on the market

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of Himalayan salt in recent years, there are now many fake salt lamps available on the market. These fake lamps contain zero health benefits, but can be easy to spot. You can learn more about identifying a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog!

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, we have a huge range of genuine Himalayan salt lamps, including Natural lamps, Crafted lamps and Glass Jar lamps. You can check out our full selection online, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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