If you’ve been keeping up to date with our wellness blog here at Inspire Me Naturally, you probably already know a thing or two about Himalayan salt lamps. Renowned for their various health benefits, Himalayan salt lamps can help with purifying the air, promoting better sleep, and producing negative ions to combat feelings of anxiety and stress.

The popularity of Himalayan salt lamps is definitely a good thing, as it means more people are enjoying their benefits. However, it has unfortunately led to an influx of fake salt lamps being sold on the market – and without knowing the signs to look out for, you may unknowingly buy a dud.

To help you avoid buying a fake Himalayan salt lamp, here are 5 red flags to look out for – and our top tips for finding the real deal instead.

A fake Himalayan salt lamp will NOT be fragile

Because Himalayan salt lamps are ancient crystals, they are extremely delicate and fragile in nature. If your Himalayan salt lamp is super sturdy and doesn’t seem like it could break easily, this could be a warning sign that your lamp is a fake.

Real Himalayan salt lamps need to be handled with extreme care, as they can be easily chipped or broken if handled incorrectly. Fake Himalayan salt lamps, however, will appear to be extremely resistant to damage.

A fake Himalayan salt lamp will be extremely bright

If your salt lamp has the capacity to light up the entire room and appears to be overpoweringly bright, this could be a sign that it’s a fake.

Authentic Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for their soft, soothing amber glow that is emitted as a result of being heated with an interior light bulb. This is why they are highly recommended as great nightlights for kids bedrooms, and are especially conducive to better sleep.

A fake Himalayan salt lamp won’t show signs of moisture

Real Himalayan salt lamps are naturally hygroscopic, which means they absorb moisture from their surroundings and recycle this as pure air. This is why Himalayan salt lamps will sometimes sweat, ‘weep’ or show beads of moisture on their surface due to this process.

A fake Himalayan salt lamp will not have these hygroscopic properties. If you’ve never seen your salt lamp sweating or showing signs of moisture (especially in humid environments), this could be a red flag that your salt lamp is a fake.

A fake white Himalayan salt lamp should not be cheap

White Himalayan salt lamps are an alternative option to the standard pink variety, and the white crystals are much harder to come by. This means that genuine white Himalayan salt lamps will be sold at a much higher price point due to their rare nature.

If you’ve found a white Himalayan salt lamp that is being sold for the same price, or cheaper, than a standard Himalayan salt lamp – you can be positive that it’s not the real deal.

A fake Himalayan salt lamp supplier will be unreputable

It’s so important to thoroughly research your supplier before making a purchase, to check the authenticity of the lamps. If your supplier has an amateur-looking or poorly written website, negative reviews, and lacks details about how and where their lamps are sourced – this should be a warning sign to look out for.

Where can you buy real Himalayan salt lamps?

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, we stock a huge range of authentic Himalayan salt lamps online. From natural lamps to crafted lamps and even glass jar lamps, our range can be shopped using ZipPay, AfterPay and other flexible payment options. You can read our client testimonials over on our Facebook page, or get in touch with our team for any further questions!

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