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How to Choose the Right Himalayan Salt Lamp!

by Janice Ferguson on Jan 04, 2022

How to Choose the Right Himalayan Salt Lamp! Inspire Me Naturally

Thinking about buying a Himalayan salt lamp? Crafted from genuine Himalayan salt, these ancient lamps come in a variety of sizes and designs, so it can be hard to know exactly which salt lamp is right for you.

Don’t worry - we’re here to help! Keep reading as we explain everything you need to know about Himalayan salt lamps, and our tips on choosing the right salt lamp for your home.

Why buy a Himalayan salt lamp?

First things first - why should you consider introducing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home?

Well, there are a few ways that Himalayan salt lamps may improve your overall health and wellbeing. These beautiful ancient lamps are renowned for their ability to generate negative ions. Unlike the positive ions generated through our electronic devices (that often deplete our energy and leave us feeling tired and stressed!), negative ions have the opposite effect, leaving us feeling refreshed and energised.

Along with their mood-boosting effects, Himalayan salt lamps are also thought to naturally trap dust and purify the air due to their hygroscopic properties - making them ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers.

With their soft amber glow, Himalayan salt lamps can even assist with better sleep by acting as a calming night light, especially for young children.

Choosing the right size Himalayan salt lamp

Himalayan salt lamps come in a variety of different sizes, ranging from 2kg right up to 25kg! When it comes to choosing the right Himalayan salt lamp, size does matter. The size of your salt lamp has a direct correlation on the effectiveness of the lamps. The larger the lamp, the larger the radiant area of the negative ions being generated.

So, how do you choose the right size for your needs? Well, think about the areas of your home where you spend the most time, as these are usually the areas that will benefit most from a Himalayan salt lamp. 

A good rule of thumb is to allow 1.0kg for every 10 square metres. For example, a 2kg salt lamp would be perfect for a small workspace or home office, while a 6kg salt lamp (or 2 smaller lamps) would be better suited to a living room or large bedroom.

Different Himalayan salt lamp styles

Himalayan salt lamps are also available in a range of different styles and designs. 

Natural salt lamps are the most popular style. These lamps are untouched chunks of Himalayan salt, with no two ever being exactly the same due to natural variations in the salt slabs.

Crafted salt lamps are chunks of Himalayan salt that have been formed into different shapes like spheres, pyramids, hearts or bowls. You can also find more decorative options like mosaic lamps, or even salt lamp diffusers.

The benefits of each salt lamp are exactly the same, so simply choose one that best fits your style!

Choosing an authentic Himalayan salt lamp

Finally, don’t forget to check the authenticity of your Himalayan salt lamp, too. With several fake salt lamps now circulating the internet, it’s important to do your research to find a reputable supplier. Our range of Himalayan salt lamps here at Inspire Me Naturally are 100% genuine. Learn more about spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp here!

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