If you’ve been considering buying your very own Himalayan salt lamp, you might feel overwhelmed by the number of options now available online. Himalayan salt lamps come in a variety of colours, styles and sizes, so it can be hard to know exactly which option is the best fit for you.

Luckily we have plenty of knowledge when it comes to this topic, so we thought we’d make it easy for you with a complete overview on the different Himalayan salt lamps available, and some important points to consider before making a purchase. Read on for our top tips to keep in mind to choose the best Himalayan salt lamp for your own unique requirements!

Why buy a Himalayan salt lamp?

First things first – what exactly are the benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp? Sure, they’re beautiful to look at, but did you know about the health benefits associated with salt lamps too?

Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for their natural ability to generate negative ions. The right balance of positive and negative ions is essential to our overall health and wellbeing. If we’re exposed to an overload of positive ions (generated through electronics like phones, computers and televisions) this can deplete our energy and leave us feeling drained, tired and stressed. Negative ions have the opposite effect, helping to clear the air and keep us refreshed and energised.

Salt lamps have also been known to assist with allergies and respiratory issues, along with promoting better sleep by working as a calming night light. They have even been reported to improve bed-wetting symptoms and mental clarity.  

So now you’ve decided to explore the many benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp – what next?

Choosing the right size Himalayan salt lamp

Himalayan salt lamps come in a variety of different sizes, ranging from 2.0kg right up to 25kg! These sizes have a direct correlation on the effectiveness on the lamps. The larger the lamp, the larger the radiant area of the negative ions being generated.

Think about the areas in which you spend the most of your time, as these are usually the areas that benefit most from the introduction of a salt lamp. A 2.0kg salt lamp would be perfect for a small workspace or home office, while a 6.0kg salt lamp would be better suited to a living room or larger bedroom.

If you get stuck, try to allow 1.0kg for every 10 square metres – you can refer to our Himalayan Salt size guide for a full breakdown!

Different Himalayan salt lamp styles

Himalayan salt lamps are available in a range of different styles;

Natural salt lamps are the most popular style, which are simply untouched chunks of natural Himalayan salt, with no two ever being exactly the same. This is because they are hand-crafted directly from the Himalayas, leaving variations in the salt slabs.

Crafted salt lamps are chunks of Himalayan salt that have been formed into different shapes like spheres, pyramids, and even hearts and footballs! These salt lamps can be quite eye-catching and can add a quirky touch to your home decor. Kids also love the funky designs, and they make great gifts.

Glass jar salt lamps come in beautiful mosaic-style casings, and are the perfect way to add some style into your space. The mosaic patterns look incredible with the soft glow of the Himalayan salt shining through!

The benefits of each salt lamp are exactly the same, so simply choose the style that is the most attractive to your own eyes!

And 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 are 100% natural – you can shop our natural lamps and crafted lamps online today, with ZipPay and AfterPay available too.

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