How do I know if a salt lamp is real? (5 tips)

how do i know if a salt lamp is real

In this article, you will find how to identify a real salt lamp, what are the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps, and who should get a salt lamp. 

What is a salt lamp?

Himalayan salt has a lot of health benefits, which is why Himalayan salt lamps are in vogue now, especially among people suffering from respiratory ailments.

Himalayan salt is famous for its rich mineral content – more precisely, it contains 84 minerals, including calcium and magnesium.

It is 99% pure and can be used successfully to purify the air in the house.

This type of salt has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and eliminates the mucus that is found along the airways.

At the same time, Himalayan salt eliminates allergens such as pollen, which means that it is beneficial for people suffering from allergies.

How do I know if a salt lamp is real? (5 tips)

How do I know if a salt lamp is real?

First, the prices for a genuine Himalayan salt lamp start from very low ones, of a few tens of euros and reach up to hundreds of euros, depending on the manufacturer or size. 

But there are also counterfeit Himalayan lamps so you have to be very careful when buying a salt lamp so as not to waste money on a lamp that does not bring any benefits to your health or that of your loved ones.

There are several aspects that make a counterfeit Himalayan salt lamp stand out, which are important to know:

It is very durable – a real Himalayan salt lamp is very sensitive and breaks easily. If the Himalayan lamp you purchased seems indestructible and is not affected by bumps or falls, you have probably purchased a counterfeit.

It is resistant to moisture – a Himalayan salt lamp is extremely sensitive to moisture. When kept in a place exposed to moisture, the real lamp will “sweat”, meaning it will steam.

If the lamp does not steam, it means that it does not absorb water vapour from the air, i.e. it does not bring any benefit.

It emits a strong light – a Himalayan salt lamp emits a faint shade of pink or orange. In some cases, the lamp may emit white light, but these are much more expensive salt lamps.

If the lamp has a different colour or is white and has a low price, it is more than likely a counterfeit lamp.

The Himalayan salt lamp cannot be used to illuminate a room because its light is dimmed.

The country of origin is not Pakistan – the real lamps are made with Himalayan salt that comes from Pakistan.

If the packaging of this lamp is not mentioned as strong origin Pakistan, then more than likely you have in front of you a counterfeit lamp.

You do not have the option to return it – any serious trader who sells Himalayan salt lamps offers you the opportunity to return the product within 30 days.

If you are not offered a return, you may be dealing with a counterfeit Himalayan salt lamp dealer.

Buy salt lamps from a trusted place, not from unknown websites or from street vendors.

How do I know if a salt lamp is real? (5 tips)

The benefits of a Himalayan salt lamp

Have you ever noticed how good you feel, mentally and physically, when you sit near a waterfall?

Or how invigorated do you feel after spending some time at the beach?

The good mood created by these places is due to the abundance of negative ions, produced in certain natural areas.

There is the possibility to copy the effect of these areas in our own home and in places where we spend a lot of time.

Himalayan salt lamps have the ability to chemically and physically transform an entire room and have unique healing effects. 

The danger of positive ions

We are surrounded by positive and negative ions – atoms or molecules that have lost or gained an electron and are electrically charged.

Positive ions are created by electronic equipment and are called ‘electronic smog’ or ‘electronic air pollution’.

As we all know, we are surrounded by more and more types of computers, large TV screens, telephones, microwave ovens and all kinds of appliances that we consider absolutely necessary for survival or fun (although only a decade ago we could have lived very well without them).

Scientific studies show that the brain is bombarded with frequencies 20 times higher than its optimal frequency, which can lead to all sorts of problems, including insomnia, irritation and allergies.

The World Health Organization classifies electronic smog as “one of the most common and widespread environmental influences” and states that the health risks it poses must be taken seriously.

In short, positive ions are harmful and must be neutralized.

The potential of negative ions

Nature produces negative ions to combat air pollution.

They attract harmful particles, which are positively charged, balance and neutralize them, so that they lose their harmful characteristics.

In order to breathe clean and fresh air and to protect our health, we must surround ourselves with negative ions. 

How do I know if a salt lamp is real? (5 tips)

The effects of a salt lamp

From a scientific point of view, the Himalayan salt lamp has the following effects:

  • Ionizes the room.
  • It balances the artificial frequencies and unnatural electromagnetic wavelengths that come from electronic equipment.
  • Produces light waves from the rainbow spectrum that protect your body.

Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

People who used salt lamps noticed physical and mental improvements as soon as they used them. They said they helped with:

  • respiratory problems (including colds)
  • allergies
  • skin conditions
  • mental illness and stress-related (including insomnia)
  • headaches and migraines
  • rheumatism
  • circulatory system disorders.
  • Due to the calming colours (shades of orange and pink), they were also used in colour therapies to treat neurotic disorders and lack of sleep.

The lamps are recommended for anyone who wants to:

  • Have better air quality in the immediate environment.
  • Get a feeling of relaxation and meditation.
  • Improve various ailments and maintain good health.

The most important benefits of Himalayan salt lamps

  • Reduce allergies and respiratory problems – Those suffering from allergies should definitely put a Himalayan salt lamp in the bedroom or living room. This object removes dust, fungi and mould particles. Basically, salt lamps are ideal for clearing the airways.

You can also use them to treat asthma attacks. As soon as they warm up, Himalayan salt lamps absorb bacteria and particles that float in the air. They remove positive ions harmful to health.

  • Energy levels increase – The beach, the natural rivers, the countryside, hiking — all release negative ions. In other words, it provides positive energy and revitalizes the body.

You can enjoy the same benefits with Himalayan salt lamps. Negative ions increase oxygen levels and keep us alert so we can catch threats.

  • Fight insomnia – If we are surrounded by positive ions, blood circulation is compromised and the brain does not receive enough oxygen. As a result, we begin to have difficulty falling asleep.

To fix the problem, you don’t have to keep the Himalayan salt lamp on all night. Keeping it on during the day will reduce the level of positive ions.

  • Improving the ability to concentrate – The release of negative ions allows the body to produce more serotonin. This substance provides a general feeling of well-being and happiness in the brain.

Serotonin helps us think positively, get rid of depression and channel pleasure. All these benefits of Himalayan salt lamps help the body to enter a state of relaxation and improve the ability to concentrate.

  • Accelerate metabolism – The components of Himalayan salt lamps regulate digestion, accelerating both bowel movements and the functioning of the circulatory system. All these effects improve metabolism, allowing cells in the digestive tract to absorb nutrients more easily.

Remember, the nervous system regulates the digestive system. Hormones produced with Himalayan salt lamps that eliminate positive ions maintain the proper functioning of the human body’s systems.

Some tips

  • Do not allow dust to accumulate in your home. Clean the Himalayan salt lamp with a cloth once every three days.
  • Never place the lamp near a tap. Moisture can turn it off.
  • Let the lamp burn for as long as possible. Thus, you will balance the ions in the environment.
  • You can keep multiple lamps in the house. Ideally, put one every four square meters.
  • If you do not plan to use the lamp, cover it with a plastic bag to maintain its temperature and protect it.
How do I know if a salt lamp is real? (5 tips)

Conclusions

In this article, you learned how to identify a real salt lamp, what are the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps, and who should get a salt lamp. 

Himalayan salt is famous for its rich mineral content – more precisely, it contains 84 minerals, including calcium and magnesium.

It is 99% pure and can be used successfully to purify the air in the house.

There are counterfeit Himalayan lamps out there, so you have to be very careful when buying a salt lamp so as not to waste money on a lamp that does not bring any benefits to your health or that of your loved ones.

If you have any questions or tips on how to know if a salt lamp is real, do not hesitate to leave a comment and to share your knowledge.

FAQ on how do I know if a salt lamp is real

How can you tell if a salt lamp is real?

A real Himalayan salt lamp is very sensitive and breaks easily, also a Himalayan salt lamp is extremely sensitive to moisture.

When kept in a place exposed to moisture, the real lamp will “sweat”, meaning it will steam.

Are there fake salt lamps?

Yes, there are fake salt lamps, and you should be careful while buying a salt lamp.

Buy salt lamps from a trusted place, not from unknown websites or from street vendors.

Can you leave a salt lamp on all the time?

Yes, you can leave a salt lamp on all the time, so it can emit negative ions and purify the air in the room.

Can you sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on?

Yes, you can sleep with a Himalayan salt lamp on, as they purify the art in the room, and can even help you sleep better. 

Do salt lamps really help with anxiety?

There are a few studies that prove that salt lamps really help with anxiety, stress or other irritable feelings.

However, some people do believe that salt lamps have improved their mood and sleep. 

Do salt lamps get hot?

Salt lamps can get hot. When it is warm, a salt lamp will attract humidity and will become moist. 

References

Naturallivingideas.com

Saltopiasalts.com

healthline.com

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.