Thinking about buying a Himalayan salt lamp online, but have no idea where to begin or what to look out for?
Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for their benefits for health and wellness – from naturally purifying the air and improving sleep to boosting your 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 important things to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect Himalayan salt lamp online!
Watch out for fake Himalayan salt lamps
Himalayan salt lamps have become incredibly popular over recent years. Unfortunately, this has also led to an increase of fake Himalayan salt lamps on the market. It’s important to do the right research to ensure you’re purchasing an authentic Himalayan salt lamp. Otherwise, you’ll simply be wasting your money!
With this in mind, how exactly can you tell if your Himalayan salt lamp is a fake? There are a couple of key signs to look out for, 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
Himalayan salt lamps are available in a range of different sizes, from 1kg right up to 100kg! This is an important consideration to help you choose the right salt lamp for your needs. 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, think about the size of the room it’s going to be placed in. Smaller lamps are great for compact spaces like bedrooms and home offices, while larger lamps are better for living areas, yoga studios and dining rooms.
Your Himalayan salt lamp might sweat
Himalayan salt lamps absorb moisture from the surrounding air due to their hygroscopic nature. This is what allows it to attract (and trap) dust and other contaminants to naturally purify the air. With this in mind, it’s completely normal for your Himalayan salt lamp to “sweat” occasionally, particularly if you’re turning your salt lamp off for extended periods. If this happens, don't stress! Simply use a lint-free cloth to carefully pat down your lamp and power cord, ensuring everything is dry before switching it back on. To reduce the amount of moisture on your lamp, try to leave your salt lamp switched on for longer periods of time.
Himalayan salt lamps can be left on during the night
Himalayan salt lamps don’t use up much energy, and are actually completely safe to be switched on at all times. This means you can keep your salt lamp running 24/7 to experience the greatest benefits! Leaving your salt lamp switched on overnight is also encouraged. Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for promoting better sleep, with their warm amber glow making them the perfect night lights, especially for kids.
Himalayan salt lamps are 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 bumpy or uneven surfaces, or any locations that can be easily reached (and knocked over) by pets or young children.
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