Guide to Buy Himalayan Salt Lamps

Many of you must be familiar with the several health benefits that are associated with having a Himalayan rock salt lamp. Holistic healers swear by it. Although not scientifically proven, these rock salts have benefited people immensely over the centuries. Thus, in a modern day, we use rock salt lamps to reap its benefits.

Himalayan salt crystal lamps are exceptionally beautiful accents to any home. When the company at the Himalayan Salt Shop decided to market these items, we initially did so simply because we found these products to be visually stunning.

The Himalayan salt rock lamp is made of pinkish salt crystals with a bulb in it. These crystal salts came from the Himalayan mountains and salt caves. They look beautiful and they can have air cleansing and mood-boosting qualities, too.

Choose the Right Clarity
It is best that you ask about the clarity of the crystal, if you are purchasing online, or check thoroughly if you are purchasing from a store near you. The clarity of the crystal depends on how the salt was formed. If it was formed under hot conditions, it will be clearer. Salt formed under cooler conditions can make it hard for light to penetrate through them.

Size of Salt Lamps
Rock salt lamps have a very limited output in a small space. Of course, you can't expect a small piece of rock salt to do wonders for you if you are in a massive room. Thus, the size of the rock salt that you have to buy will be based on the size of the room where you will use it. If you are looking to buy this to help with your physical conditions, then we highly recommend you pick up more than one of the lamps for more benefits.

Right Shape
Which shape you choose and like is a pretty subjective matter. However, it won’t be wrong to say that salt lamps look the best in their natural shapes (i.e. rough and irregular shapes). But, if you want a more polished look, you can pick any shape you want. From cones to teardrops and heart shapes to complete round balls, they are available in all the shapes you can imagine.

Pick the Right Location
Any room can benefit from the purifying effects of a salt lamp, but they can be especially helpful in rooms where there is a lot going on, or where you like to relax in a living room, office/study, or bedroom. Beyond the benefits of the actual salt, there’s definitely something soothing about that pink-orange glow, especially in the colder months, which makes it a great addition to a reading nook or bedroom.


Choose the Right Himalayan Salt Color
It's the iron oxide present in the salt that lends its reddish-pink hue. Not all Himalayan salt crystals are orange. In fact, pure white crystals are also extracted and made into lamps. While white salt lamps look exceptionally attractive, the downside to white Himalayan salt is that it is comparatively more brittle and vulnerable to shattering. Secondly, as compared to pink salt lamps, white ones are less popular because people find them to be too bright and mundane. Dark reddish salt lamps contain the most amount of iron oxide and are exceptionally rare. Being really dark, red salt lamps do not emit much light, and are thus, not preferred much by customers. Orange and dark pink are, by far, the most sought-after shades among Himalayan lamps.

It should be expected that you will feel happier and more relaxed once you get your own Himalayan rock salt lamp. Buying more than one will just increase the number of negative ions in the air, which in today’s day and age is something we all desperately need.