This seems to be a recurring question with many of our customers so we wanted to dedicate this blog to answering it. The simple answer is Yes, 100%, no problemo, of course! Not only can you, but to really feel the calming effects of your salt lamp, it is best to leave it on overnight.
There are many reasons for purchasing a salt lamp. You might just simply love the distinctive natural look of hand-mined salt or the beautiful amber glow it emits, or you're looking to absorb some of its many benefits. Whatever the case may be, leave your worries behind and keep that salt lamp glowing all day and overnight (as long as you're home of course!)
Now, to really understand why we recommend leaving it on overnight, we must answer 3 important questions: What are Himalayan salt lamps? What are the benefits of salt lamps? and, How do salt lamps work?
What is a Himalayan salt lamp?
Himalayan Salt Lamps, Salt Lamps or Crystal Salt Lamps as they are commonly referred to, is a hand-carved solid salt crystal that is hollowed out to fit a small low powered light bulb. They have a distinctive look and emit an ambient, pink glow when lit.
True Himalayan salt lamps are made from salt harvested from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. Salt sourced from this area is believed to be millions of years old, and although it’s very similar to table salt, the small amounts of minerals it contains give it a pink color.
Demand for Himalayan salt lamps has increased year after year! We’ve all grown to understand and love their benefits and worthy news spreads fast. That’s why Himalayan salt products have quickly become a favorite natural health gadget of all time!
With that being said, 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.
It sounds illogical that a rock of salt with a light bulb inside it could purify the air in your home. However, it actually can.
When lit, the lamp radiates a soft warm amber glow, like a campfire. The heated Salt Crystal emits negative ions. This helps promote respiratory health and vitality.
You might be skeptically thinking 'negative ions...good for me?' Don't let the name fool you! Negative ions are what our body wants and need. They create a soothing and calming effect which helps you naturally:
Sleep better at night
Feel less fatigued
Higher levels of relaxation
& an increased sense of well being
How do Himalayan salt lamps work?
By gently heating the salt crystal with the low powered light bulb, the heated salt releases cleansed water vapor back into the air.
It also releases negative ions that combat the positive ions in our environment that are caused by pollution, dust, electronic devices, animal fur, pollen, etc. thereby improving our air quality.
Is it safe to leave a Himalayan salt lamp on all day/overnight?
With their soft light & low wattage bulbs, Himalayan Salt Lamps are designed to be left on continuously.
Not only does it ensure maximum benefit from their healing and energizing properties but leaving your Himalayan Salt Lamp on will also prevent any residual moisture build-up (sweating, melting, shedding or leaking) especially in humid environments.
*As with any electrical components, make sure you turn it off when leaving the house.