Are you thinking about purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp online, but have no idea where to begin?

We’re huge advocates for Himalayan salt lamps and their benefits for health and wellness – from naturally purifying the air to boosting your overall mood and energy levels. But before you introduce a Himalayan salt lamp into your home, there are a few things you should know about what they are and how they work.

Keep reading for 5 things to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect Himalayan salt lamp!

Watch out for fake Himalayan salt lamps

Himalayan salt lamps have surged in popularity over recent years. Unfortunately, this means there are now several fake Himalayan salt lamps on the market. With this in mind, it’s important to do your research to ensure you’re purchasing an authentic Himalayan salt lamp online. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting your money.

So how can you tell if your Himalayan salt lamp is a fake? There are a couple of telltale signs, including moisture retention, brightness and durability. You can read our complete guide to spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog here.

Himalayan salt lamp size is important

As you start shopping for a Himalayan salt lamp, you’ll notice they are available in a range of different sizes – from 1kg right 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, consider the size of the room it’s going to be placed in. Smaller lamps are great for smaller rooms like bedrooms and home offices, while larger lamps are better for living spaces and dining rooms. You can check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide here to find the perfect fit for your space!

Your Himalayan salt lamp might sweat

Remember, Himalayan salt lamps absorb moisture from the surrounding air due to their hygroscopic nature. This means your salt lamp might “sweat” from time to time, particularly if you’re turning your salt lamp off for extended periods.

Don’t stress – you can simply use a lint-free cloth to pat down your lamp and power cord, ensuring everything is dry before switching it back on. Leaving your salt lamp on for longer periods of time 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. So you don’t actually need to worry about switching your salt lamp off at all!

Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for promoting better sleep, with their warm amber glow making for perfect night lights.

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. Make sure you place your salt lamp somewhere safe and secure. Avoid any uneven surfaces, or any locations that can be reached by young kids or pets.

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