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Himalayan Salt Lamps and Why You Should Have One

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Himalayan salt lamps are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to create a more relaxing and healthier home environment. These lamps are made from natural Himalayan salt crystals that are hand-carved into various shapes and sizes.

Salt lamp 2 to 5kg

About Himalayan Salt Lamps

Salt lamps are typically made from pink Himalayan salt, which is a type of rock salt that mined from the foothills of the Salt Range, a hill system in the Punjab province of Pakistan, about 190 miles south of the Himalayas. The salt is believed to be millions of years old and is prized for its unique color, texture, and purported health benefits when used in salt lamps. The salt is mined by hand and then shaped and polished into various shapes and sizes for use in salt lamps.

The majority of salt lamps are electric and have a light bulb inserted inside, but it is also possible to get them as candle holders. When lit, the lamps emit a soft, warm glow, and are said to have a number of health benefits. Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your home:

They Can Help Purify the Air

One of the biggest claims made about Himalayan salt lamps is that they can help purify the air in your home. Salt is naturally hygroscopic, meaning it attracts water molecules from the air. When the lamp is heated by the light bulb or candle inside, it releases negative ions into the air, which can attach to and neutralize harmful particles like pollen, mould, and bacteria. This can help to improve the air quality in your home and may even help alleviate symptoms of allergies or respiratory problems.

Himalayan Salt Tealight Holders

We try to keep a good stock of these popular Himalayan salt tea lights in our shop all year round

They Create a Calming Atmosphere

The warm, soft glow emitted by Himalayan salt lamps can create a calming atmosphere in any room. The lamps emit a gentle, amber-coloured light that is said to help reduce stress and anxiety. Many people find the soft glow to be relaxing and comforting, and the lamps can be a great addition to a meditation space or bedroom.

They Make Beautiful Decor

Himalayan salt lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a versatile decor item. They can add a natural and rustic touch to any room, and their soft glow creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Plus, because they are made from natural materials, each lamp is unique and has its own character.

Himalayan Salt lamps, brazier and sphere
We usually stock braziers (left) and shaped Himalayan salt lamps during the Christmas season

They’re Easy to Use

Himalayan salt lamps are incredibly easy to use. Either plug them in and turn on the light, or light the candle, then sit back and enjoy the gentle glow. They don’t require any special maintenance, although it’s a good idea to wipe them down occasionally with a damp cloth to remove any dust.

In conclusion, Himalayan salt lamps are a unique and beautiful addition to any home. They can help purify the air, create a calming atmosphere, make beautiful décor, and are easy to use. If you’re looking for a way to create a more relaxing and healthier home environment, consider adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your space.

salt column tealight holder, lit against a dark background