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5 Signs Your Himalayan Salt Lamp Is A Fake One!

5 Signs Your Himalayan Salt Lamp Is A Fake One!

1. A fake Himalayan salt lamp won’t show signs of moisture.
Real Himalayan salt lamps are naturally hygroscopic, which means they absorb moisture from their surroundings and recycle this as pure air. This is why Himalayan salt lamps will sometimes sweat, ‘weep’ or show beads of moisture on their exterior.

A fake Himalayan salt lamp will not have these hygroscopic properties, and won’t show these signs of moisture. If you’ve never seen your salt lamp sweating (especially in humid environments), this could be a red flag that your salt lamp is fake.

2. A fake Himalayan salt lamp will NOT be fragile.
Himalayan salt lamps are crafted from ancient crystals, which makes them extremely delicate and fragile. If your Salt lamp is super solid and doesn’t seem like it could break easily, this could be a warning sign that your lamp is a fake.

Real Himalayan salt lamps need to be handled with extreme care, as they can be easily broken if treated incorrectly. A fake Himalayan salt lamp will appear extremely durable and resistant to damage, so look out for this red flag when exploring your options.

3. A fake Himalayan salt lamp will be extremely bright.
If your salt lamp can easily light up an entire room, this could be another sign that it’s a fake.

Authentic Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for their pinkish orange amber glow, which is why they’re often recommended as nightlights. A salt lamp that appears overpoweringly bright (rather than soft and subtle) is a good indication it could be fake.

4. A fake Himalayan salt lamp may be suspiciously light.
Salt is a heavy mineral, which is why Himalayan salt lamps (especially in large sizes) should also feel quite heavy. If your Himalayan salt lamp feels suspiciously light and easy to handle, this could indicate that it’s been crafted from imitation salt, and not the real thing.

5. A fake Himalayan salt lamp supplier will be unreputable.
It’s so important to thoroughly research your supplier before purchasing to help you check their authenticity. If your supplier has an amateur-looking or poorly written website, negative reviews, and lacks details about how and where their lamps are sourced, this should be a clear warning sign about their credibility.

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What are Himalayan Salt Lamps?

What are Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Himalayan Salt Lamps are crystals carved from amber-colored rock salt, hollowed out to fit a lightbulb inside. When you light them, they give out a warm, reddish-pink glow.

Himalayan Salt Lamps decorative pieces say they do more than light up a room. This lamp are not just an ordinary lamp, it can boost mood, improve sleep, ease allergies, help people with respiratory illness and clean the air, among other benefits.


True Himalayan Salt Lamps come from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. This salt this mine produces a shade of reddish, pinkish, or off-white color and even gray.

There are plenty of fake sold online. The real ones are fragile and give off a dim relaxing light. The fake versions are tough to break and glow so bright.

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What is a Himalayan Crystal Salt?

What is a Himalayan Crystal Salt?

Himalayan Salt is a form of halite also commonly known as Rock Salt from Pakistan which is the mineral form of sodium chloride (NaCI). Containing 84 minerals- Himalayan Salt is considered the purest salt because the salt is mined at extremely high altitudes, where there is little traces of pollution or even environmentally compromised materials in the air. Some other names for Himalayan Salt include Rock Salt, Pink Salt, Himalayan Sea Salt, or Himalayan Crystal Salt, Salt of Life and King of Salt.

A Mother Nature’s gift to us, each and every piece of Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp is a unique piece of art formed by nature over 250 million years ago- mined and hand chiseled from the Khewra Salt Mines- Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan. Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp are commonly recommended as a natural air purifier that works with the environment to produce negative ions. The soothing warm glow of a Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp makes it an excellent light source perfect for any dark environment that requires a soothing healthy light.

Himalayan salt is rock salt (halite) mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan. The salt often has a pinkish tint due to mineral impurities. It is primarily used as a food additive as table salt, but is also used as a material for cooking and food presentation, decorative lamps.

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