A Himalayan salt lamp comprises of a solid mound of rock salt, obtained from the base of the Himalayan mountain range in parts of Khewra, Pakistan. This mound of rock salt is pure and free from man-made impurities, since the Himalayan mountain range is still untouched by large scale human civilization, and remains shielded from the harmful effects of pollutants and chemicals that are commonly found in an urban area.
With wireless technology emitting positive ions into the environment, these ions can make our system imbalanced and make us anxious. Himalayan salt lamps release negative ions into the air which helps us with our stress and anxiety. As the salt is a naturally occuring product from Earth, this makes for the perfect home accessory to help us with the stresses of our daily lives.
All of the 4 lamps which we have shown below utilize 100% genuine Himalayan rock salt, mined from the underground mines in Khewra, Pakistan – the only place where true Himalayan pink rock salt can be found. All of these will give off a medium pink-dark orange sort of hue, and feature a soothing glow that is both soft as well as warm. Take your pick based on the size of the lamp, its price, and the material used in the base.
Levoit Elora Hand Carved Himalayan Salt Lamp
Simply put, this is one of the most beautiful Himalayan salt lamps that money can buy. It can be purchased as a single lamp or you can opt for the two-pack for extra value. It features a stainless steel base with a patented design offering drainage control to extend the product’s lifespan.
The lamp measures approximately 11.4” x 7.3” x 7.2” in size, and contains several large chunks of pure Himalayan pink rock salt, mined from the depths of the Himalayan mountains. These provide a soft orange glow, with a hint of red and yellow in the center. Not only does this lamp act as an air purifier, but it also boosts the aesthetic appeal of any room it is kept in. These lamps are incredibly effective natural ionizers as well, and will remove all of the excess positive ions floating around in your home.
Not just that, they will even fight EM radiation from all of the electronic devices and will negate positive static charge on any objects in the nearby surroundings. The hygroscopic properties of the salt lamp will absorb all of the impurities from the air in the form of contaminated water vapor, and will release pure water droplets back into the air for circulation throughout your home.
STAR BUDGET PICK
Smagreho Mini Hand Carved Natural Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamp
This super cheap Himalayan salt lamp features a cylindrical shaped chunk of pink rock salt, which is mounted onto a plastic base with a dual-pin plug on the pack. These are flat rectangular pins, designed for American style wall sockets. The interior of the pink Himalayan rock salt top is hollow, and contains a HSP light bulb inside, that provides both illumination as well as a heating effect to the salt layer on top of it.
This heating effect causes the absorbed water vapors to evaporate, releasing only pure water back into the atmosphere of your house. This evaporated water vapor will be free from algae, mold, dust, pollen, microscopic hair particles, etc. This is the kind of air that you get from an expensive active electronic air purifier, except this time it is being provided by an inexpensive rock salt lamp that barely consumes any electricity.
People will love the soothing and rejuvenating effect of this pure air, especially those who are suffering from asthma or dust allergies. This Himalayan rock salt lamp is UL certified and can plug right into the wall without the need for any cords. You can even change the color of the bulb, a feature that is lacking even on larger and more expensive rock salt lamps.
WBM Himalayan Hand Carved Crystal Salt Lamp
When a company mentions “hand carved” on any of their products, you instantly know that it is a premium offering that will carry a higher price tag and have limited production numbers. The WBM Himalayan Glow salt lamp is one such product, and WBM takes great pride in developing this amazing piece of artwork. It has been made from genuine Himalayan pink rock salt, mined from select underground salt reserves near the base of the Himalayan mountain range in Pakistan.
The rocks salt mound houses a 25 watt bulb inside, and this bulb generates a gentle light that passes through the crystalline walls of the salt cover to emerge as a soft orange glow, with a slight golden tint. The base of this particular salt lamp is definitely one of the finest that we have ever seen on any rock salt lamp.
It is made from hand-carved Neem wood, a wood that is famous for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-termite properties. Indians and Pakistanis even believe that Neem wood has a unique property in its smell that keeps snakes away from your home. This rock salt lamp releases a soothing amber glow, and acts as both an ionizer as well as an air filter.
IndusClassic Giant Natural Himalayn Crystal Rock Salt Lamp
Okay, this is one huge salt lamp. It is 24 inches tall, and weighs 125 pounds. Good luck lifting it up and setting it on a table of platform, unless you have at least one more person to help you out. The ginormous rock salt lamp is perfect for a TV lounge or big living area. It also makes a perfect gift for a big event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary.
No, it is not cheap. In fact, this is one of the costliest rock salt lamps currently available on the market. But the sheer size of this product is not reflected in its price, which is what surprised us. It produces a beautiful amber glow when lit and is nature’s air purifier and asthma reducer.
Rock salt tends to release negatively charged ions when heated, and the powerful electric bulb inside the lamp which provides it with its light, also serves as a decent enough heat source to heat the rock salt enclosure on top. The lamp measures in at about 24” x 12.5” x 12.5”, weighs 125 pounds, and comes with a 75watt bulb and 5ft electric cord. So yeah, it is definitely not a lamp that you can carry around with you on trips.
Choosing the Best Himalayan Salt Lamp
A salt lamp is made by gathering large chunks or mounds of rock salt, and carving these into hollow enclosures. Then, a HSP light is installed in the interiors, and a base is fitted on the bottom to support the whole structure as well as the light. This base may be made from wood, plastic, or marble. Metal bases are somewhat counterproductive, even though they might seem like a good choice to the people who don’t understand the principle of how a Himalayan salt lamp works. Well finished metal bases made from aluminum or steel might look and feel premium, but they are a source of positively charged ions, or anions.
These anions are already present in an extremely huge number inside the atmosphere of your home, because of all the electronic products and metallic objects around you. Anions are not dangerous at all in standard amounts, but as soon as the concentration increases beyond a certain point (pretty common in a house that is full of electronics), these anions will begin clogging the cilia (microscopic hairs) in your windpipe and trachea.
They will accumulate on the cilia and make these little hairs less reactive to foreign particles that might potentially damage the internal parts of your lungs. This is bad for the body in long term, and will cause you to feel somewhat lethargic. This is partly why you automatically feel rejuvenated and energized as soon as you step into a lush, green, and open space. The presence of anions in certain areas such as plains, beaches, mountains, etc. causes the opposite effect, since it energizes you by causing your cilia to work more efficiently, which results in cleaner lungs and a much more energetic feeling.
So what does all of this have to do with rock salt and Himalayan salt lamps? Well, Himalayan salt lamps have been confirmed to be natural sources of cations, or negatively charged particles. These cations interact with the anions and result in the neutralization of excess amounts of positively charged particles. Himalayan salt lamps also make you feel much more enthusiastic and allow you to breathe freely inside your home, because the cations released from the salt mound interacts with the cilia inside your nasal cavity, resulting in more efficient breathing activity. Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic in nature, meaning that they will absorb the polluted water droplets from your homes atmosphere.
When the HSP lamp within these mounds begins to heat up the surface, the water evaporates away, leaving only impurities behind on the salt mound. The lamp thus acts like a special air filter, removing excess anions and impurities from the air inside your house. If you happen to suffer from certain dust allergies or asthma, we can guarantee that bringing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home will have a soothing and rejuvenating effect on your body.
Not only do Himalayan salt lamps cleanse the air, but they also have a pleasing aesthetic look to them, which will surely add to the attractiveness of any home interior or décor. Dust, pollen, smoke, mold, etc. is absorbed away from the air leaving you with natural air that is rich in negative ions (good for your lungs). These negative ions also counteract electromagnetic radiation (EM) in your surrounding space, which could result in long term health benefits for your mind and body.
Finally, Himalayan salt lamps act as natural light sources, and can even serve as anti-static generators. They release negatively charged particles which spread through the air and neutralize positively charged bodies, or objects that are high on positive static charge. This is especially useful during the winter, when the doorknobs, clothes and carpets seem to become hidden zapping machines all of sudden as your socks or skin rubs against them. Install a Himalayan salt lamp inside your home, and save yourself from having to endure a nasty zap. Below, we have listed some of the most popular Himalayan salt lamps that are currently available on the market.