Himalayan Salt Lamp FAQ

Is your Himalayan Salt Authentic?

Absolutely. Our Himalayan salt is 100% Authentic, mined from the superior Khewra Mines in Pakistan. Some companies mine from the plains, or flat lands, farther away from the Himalayan Mountain Range. Our salt is mined from the foothills (or base) of the actual Himalayan Mountains. This is the optimal spot for salt mining.

What is the difference between a Salt Crystal Lamp and a Salt Crystal Candle Holder?

Both our salt crystal lamps and salt crystal candle holders are made of 100% authentic Himalayan crystal salt. The main difference is that the lamps are illuminated by a 15-watt candelabra-based bulb and the candle holders are illuminated by a tea light. The lamps are better for air ionization, as they have more surface area and are illuminated for longer periods of time due to the fact that they are powered by a bulb.

Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Salt Lamp

Does the salt crystal degrade over time?

As long as you do not submerge the crystal in water or expose it to excessive moisture, the crystal will last virtually forever. At times of extreme humidity, the salt may “sweat”, but if the lamps are on, then the heat of the bulb will prevent this “sweating” even during humid conditions. With the candle holders, we simply recommend placing a non-paper coaster underneath the crystal if the surface upon which it is placed is sensitive. The lamps do not require this as they come with a wooden base attached.

These lamps are really beautiful. Where do they come from?

The lamps come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Each salt crystal lamp is chipped out by hand and a hole is bored in the base for the light.

What are the health benefits of the lamps?

When the salt crystal rock heats up, it emits negative ions. These ions clean the air by removing dust, pollen, dander, cigarette smoke and bacteria. They also offset the effects of the positive ions produced by computer monitors, TV’s and other electrical devices. Negative ions are also produced in nature by thunderstorms, waterfalls and the ocean. That’s why we feel refreshed and energized in these environments. The lamps offer this same benefit.