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How to Choose a High-Quality Himalayan Salt Lamp For Your Home!

How to choose a Himalayan salt lamp

If you’re thinking about introducing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home, it’s so important to consider the quality of the lamp before making a purchase. Himalayan salt lamps are now readily available to purchase online, which can be tricky when it comes to checking out the lamp quality.

But, choosing a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp is essential if you really want to reap their benefits. So how can you choose a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp online (and avoid purchasing any fakes?).

Keep reading for our top tips on choosing a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp online, including some practical advice on what to look out for.

What is a Himalayan salt lamp?

Simply put, Himalayan salt lamps are natural chunks of ancient Himalayan salt, believed to have dated back to the Earth’s very origin. Himalayan salt lamps are chiselled in the centre to fit a small bulb, and when lit, emit a warm amber glow.

Why buy a Himalayan salt lamp?

We’ve spoken many times about the incredible benefits of Himalayan salt lamps for health and wellness. Their main benefits include:

  • Being naturally hygroscopic, which means they attract pollutants and allergens from the surrounding environment and therefore cleanse and purify the air
  • Assisting with allergies and respiratory problems
  • Emitting negative ions and boosting mental clarity while helping to relieve stress and anxiety. Learn more about why negative ions are so important to our health.
  • Promoting better sleeping patterns and helping to relieve insomnia

Just to name a few! You can learn more about the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps on the blog.

How to choose a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp

So with this all being said, what should you be looking out for when shopping for your Himalayan salt lamp to ensure the quality is high?

Check the website of your supplier

If you’ve found a Himalayan salt supplier online, you should do a thorough check through their website before making a purchase. You’ll want to check things like:

  • Do they state the origin of the Himalayan salt lamps as the Himalayas (including Pakistan?). If you can’t find this information, make sure you reach out to confirm.
  • Do they offer bulbs and accessories for the salt lamps along with the lamps themselves? A reputable Himalayan salt lamp supplier should also stock Australian-compliant bulbs and leads to fit their lamps, for when a replacement is needed.
  • Does the Himalayan salt lamp include a sturdy base? A high-quality lamp should be firmly attached to a base.
  • Can you find testimonials and reviews online that testify to the quality of the products?

Ensure it’s not a fake

Unfortunately, there are many fake salt lamps now on the market due to their increased popularity. To ensure the quality of your salt lamp, it’s important to determine whether it’s the real deal or an imitation.

There are certain signs to look out for when shopping for a Himalayan salt lamp to ensure it’s not a fake, including moisture retention, pricing and brightness. You can check out our tips for spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog to learn more about finding a genuine lamp.

Consider the appropriate size

Purchasing an appropriately sized salt lamp will also be key to the quality of the salt lamp and how it works in your home. Remember that the size of the salt crystal lamp and the conditions of the surrounding area will ultimately determine the radiant effect of a negative ion discharge.  It’s important to choose a salt lamp that is large enough for its surrounding environment – you can find our Himalayan salt lamp size guide right here for assistance.

Ready to start shopping for a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp? Our range of natural and crafted Himalayan salt lamps, along with Australian-compliant bulbs and leads, are available to purchase online at Inspire Me Naturally with AfterPay and ZipPay available. Start shopping here to experience the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps in your home.

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Himalayan Salt Lamp!

5 things to know about Himalayan salt lamps

Thinking about purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp, but not quite sure where to begin?

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, it’s no secret that we are huge advocates for Himalayan salt lamps and their benefits for health and wellness. However, there are a few things you should know before introducing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home.

If you’ve never purchased a Himalayan salt lamp before, here are 5 things to keep in mind about these incredible ancient crystals.

Be wary of fake Himalayan salt lamps

Unfortunately, due to the recent popularity of Himalayan salt lamps, there are now several fake Himalayan salt lamps on the market. It’s so important to do your research to ensure the Himalayan salt lamp you purchase is authentic – otherwise, you’ll be wasting your money.

There are a few different ways to tell if your Himalayan salt lamp is a fake, from moisture retention to brightness and durability. You can read more about spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog here.

Himalayan salt lamp size is important

Himalayan salt lamps are available in a variety of different sizes, ranging from 1kg all the way 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, you’ll want to consider the size of the room it’s going to be placed in. Smaller lamps are suitable for smaller rooms like bedrooms and home offices, while larger lamps are better for living spaces, dining rooms or studios. You can check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide here to identify which size salt lamp is going to be the perfect fit.

Your Himalayan salt lamp might sweat

Remember, Himalayan salt lamps absorb moisture from the surrounding air, so your salt lamp might “sweat” from time to time, particularly if you are turning your salt lamp off for extended periods.

You can simply use a lint-free cloth to pat down your lamp and power cord to ensure everything is dry before switching back on. Remember, leaving your salt lamp on for as long as possible 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 – you don’t need to worry about switching your salt lamp off!

Himalayan salt lamps are actually known for promoting better sleep, so they make great night lights when left on throughout the evening. Their warm, amber glow make them ideal for kids rooms, too.

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. You should also ensure your salt lamp is placed somewhere safe and secure – avoid any uneven surfaces or anywhere that can be reached by young kids.

Ready to get started? You can check out our range of natural, crafted and glass jar Himalayan salt lamps online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases!

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5 Natural Ways to Help Prevent the Cold and Flu this Winter

Natural ways to beat cold and flu

It’s that time of the year again – and cold and flu season is well underway!

Nobody likes being sick during winter. Cold and flu season can be especially frustrating when it leads to taking time off work, school and social commitments, often affecting the whole family.

So – what steps can you take to prevent your chances of getting a cold this winter, naturally?

Keep reading for 5 tips and natural remedies to help protect your body and boost your immune system during this cold and flu season!

Wash your hands frequently

It’s important to remember that both colds and the flu are caused by viruses, and not bacteria. You can only become ill after coming into contact with people or things contaminated with the virus.

With this in mind, washing your hands frequently during the cold and flu season will help to prevent you from contracting the virus both at home, in the workspace or out in public.

Keep an antiviral hand wash in your bag on the go, and make sure you have a good hand wash in your bathrooms at home. We love the doTERRA On Guard range as a gentle alternative to harsher soaps for sensitive skin.

Diffuse anti-viral essential oils

Certain essential oils are best known for immune boosting and helping to prevent the common cold.

Some of the best anti-viral essential oils include:

Create your own cold-preventing essential oil blend or diffuse individual oils daily throughout the home, particularly in the areas in which you spend the most time like bedrooms and living spaces.

You can also create your own roller blend to take with you during the day, or apply undiluted to the soles of your feet for daily use.

Reduce your alcohol and sugar intake

It might not sound like much fun, but alcohol and sugar consumption can actually suppress our immune system, making it much harder for our bodies to fight off infections. Try to cut down on your alcohol and sugar intake during the winter months, to give your body the best chance of fighting off the cold and flu.

Get enough sleep

Clocking in an appropriate amount of sleep each night is another way to boost your body’s natural immune system. Try heading to bed a little earlier during the winter months to ensure your body is well rested.

If you struggle with insomnia or sleeping problems, consider adding a drop of lavender oil to your pillowcase or exploring the benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp to help promote a positive sleeping pattern.

Exercise more

Regular exercise not increases your circulation, but also reduces stress – 2 things that can improve your body’s immune system. It might be a little colder during the winter months, but try to get your body moving for at least 30 minutes a day if possible!

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