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  • Guide to Purchasing a Himalayan Salt Lamp

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    What Is Himalayan Pink Salt?

    With its ancient history, exceptional purity and amazing combination of minerals and trace elements, Himalayan Pink Salt is incredibly beneficial for supporting and maintaining health and well being. Himalayan Salt is so versatile; its therapeutic qualities can be obtained through Himalayan Salt Lamps, cooking, salt inhalers and bath salts.

    For centuries Himalayan Pink Salt has been recognized for its health properties. The presence of magnesium supports many of our body’s processes including brain and nerve function, immune response and energy production. Potassium plays an important part in cardiovascular health and helps to lower blood pressure. Iodine regulates the production of hormones that affect metabolism, brain function and the development of bones and tissue, while calcium also supports healthy teeth and bones. These and the other minerals contained in Himalayan Salt have also been recognized for their ability to relieve respiratory disorders, detoxify the body and blood stream, ease cramps and indigestion and help the body to absorb nutrients more effectively.

    Benefits of Salt Lamps

    • Reduces Allergy Symptoms: It has been scientifically approved that the contents in this lamp filter microscopic mold, mildew, dust, and pet dander particles from indoor air reducing the risk of allergy.
    • Tremendous health effects against asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments: Since these lamps contain negatively charged Ions, they help increase cilia activity keeping your lungs cleaner from all foreign particles filtering the air in your room.
    • Electromagnetic Radiation kept at bay: Placing this lamp near the TV or desktop counters the positively charged Ions by a direct overshoot of negatively charged Ions which helps to reduce the adverse effect maintaining a much safer environment.
    • Acts as an Air Purifier: Salt lamps are noted to be hygroscopic in nature, meaning, they suck vapor from the air. Salt in the air has always been seen as a health-booster clearing contaminated environments.
    • Helps you Achieve a Better Sleep: Since it charges the air with negative ions having a direct effect on your respiration, it increases the chances of smooth functioning of the respiratory system giving the individual a better quality of sleep
    • Keeps a check on Anxiety and Stress: Studies have shown plausible evidence that individuals with depression have accounted for a better sense in their moods overexposure to this air ionization.

    So, now that you know about salt lamps, you might be wondering 'well, which salt lamp should I purchase?' Don't fret, Himalayan Trading Co. has put together a simple yet insightful guide on purchasing your first salt lamp.

    1) Make Sure your Salt Lamp is 100% Authentic

    There are many imitation salt lamps out there. Make sure you’re getting the actual benefits by purchasing one guaranteed to be made from pure Himalayan salt. Follow this link to read our Blog on the 7 clear signs a salt lamp is fake:

    2) Choose the Right Size

    The amount of negative ions produced by your Himalayan salt lamp relates to its weight. The larger the area you need to ionize, the heavier your salt lamp should be. The more salt lamps you have throughout your home, the better results you’ll receive. It’s similar to adding house plants to your home for improved air quality.

    The bigger the lamp the greater the ionization area, check out the table below:

    Lamp Size

    Weight [lbs]

    Room Type Coverage



    • Small Bedroom.
    • Home office



    • Medium Bedroom
    • Bathroom.



    • Large Bedroom
    • Kitchen.

    3) Pick the Right Location

    Any room can benefit from the purifying effects of a salt lamp, but they can be especially helpful in rooms where there is a lot going on, or where you like to relax, like a living room, office/study or bedroom. Beyond the benefits of the actual salt, there’s definitely something soothing about that pink-orange glow, especially in the colder months which makes it a great addition to a reading nook or bedroom. Make sure you are placing it in a room you actually spend a lot of time so you reap the benefits.

    Other popular areas to place salt lamps than just your home:

    • Hotel rooms
    • Pet rooms
    • Smokers rooms
    • Offices
    • Salons
    • Yoga studios
    • Doctors waiting rooms
    • Children's’ rooms/ Nurseries

    4) Consider Your Pets

    Salt lamps are pet friendly, just remember everything in moderation if your pet enjoys licking your salt lamp. EXCESS amounts of salt for pets is not healthy. Many times pets are attracted to a salt lamps ambiance, and it is perfectly fine for them to lay beside them. Many people use salt lamps to combat pet dander and odors.

    5) Decide on the Shape you want

    When it comes to salt lamps, the designs and shapes are endless. Make sure you do your research on the shapes available and then it's all about your personal preference. You can buy a lamp that features an organic, natural shape, or sleek geometric shapes (like obelisks or pyramids) or animal shapes like this #1 selling cat salt lamp or unique styles like this firebowl or basket salt lamp.


    And, that is basically all you have to think about: Authenticity, shape, size, placement and pets! Now that you're ready to purchase, head on over to our website.

    Himalayan Trading Co. stands 100% behind every product that we sell. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, give us a call, or e-mail us and we’ll make it right with a replacement, or a refund.

    UPDATE: we have just opened up applications for wholesale!

    We have a very large selection of Himalayan Salt products wholesale, low minimums and we offset shipping costs with complementary products that you can sell or use as employee incentives.

    If you own a specialty retail store, restaurant, boutique shop, doctors/dentist’s office, yoga studio, gift shop, wellness center, or spa your customers are the perfect match for authentic, gorgeous Himalayan Salt products.

    Follow the link below to learn more about our wholesale program and fill out your application to receive your salt lamps for the upcoming gift giving holiday season!



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