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  • What Should I Do When My Himalayan Salt Lamp Leaks Water?

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    I recently noticed that my Himalayan salt lamp was leaking water and it got me wondering, is this normal? And should I do anything about it? Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more!

    Is it normal for my salt lamp to leak water?

    Yes, it is perfectly normal for your salt lamp to leak water. It occurs due to the natural properties of salt lamps. Salt is hygroscopic, meaning it draws in moisture from the air. For this reason if you leave a salt lamp anywhere, especially out in the open or in humid environments, water from the air will collect some condensation on its exterior, and then slowly evaporate into your air. When it begins to condense, water will drip to the base hence the terms crying, melting, shedding and leaking.

    Did You Know: A leaking salt lamp is a sign of authenticity!

    If you’re concerned about your salt lamp sweating, remember that is actually a sign of authenticity. The real concern is if it never sweats!

    Learn More on the signs your salt lamp is fake here:

    What Should I do if my Salt Lamp Leaks Water

    1) Wipe the moisture off your salt lamp

    First off, simply wipe up any pools of water that have accumulated under your lamp with a dry cloth.

    We recommend reading our blog "How to care for your Himalayan salt lamp" for detailed information on salt lamp cleaning and maintenance.

    2) Examine the source of the leak

    Avoid places where there is clearly going to be more moisture than normal, because that’s where your lamp will draw in the most moisture. Here’s some places you probably should not place your lamp if you want to avoid excessive leaking:

    - bathrooms (steam from the showers)
    - laundry rooms
    - next to an open window
    - next to a humidifier
    - in direct sunlight (you can put it outside on a covered porch, but don’t leave it there for long periods of time)
     - anywhere else where there is plenty of moisture nearby.

    If you place your lamp in these places, it may be especially prone to leaking water. However, if you place your lamp somewhere like an office or your bedroom that gets very little moisture, it shouldn’t cause any leakage.

    3) Keep your lamp turned on 24/7

    Salt is Hygroscopic which means it absorbs moisture. Salt Lamps absorb humidity moisture from the air, and when they are turned off they can shed, melt, leak or “cry” especially if the weather is quite humid or if you live close to the beach or a lake.

    To prevent your salt lamp from leaking water, you must keep it on and you must keep it warm. Keep your lamp on for as much of the day as possible. 24/7 is ideal. If you need to have it turned off for a long period of time, please wrap in a plastic bag or cling wrap to prevent weeping. Or leave on a plate.

    Just remember that a crying salt lamp is not only normal but also a sign your salt lamp is authentic and can be avoided easily with some minimal care and maintenance.

    How Do You Know our Salt Is Authentic?

    For 23 years, we have been the go-to company for Himalayan crystal salt worldwide. We are a USA based family owned company that does everything from mining, to manufacturing, importation and distribution. We take fanatical care of our salt, all the way from harvest in the Himalayas, to packaging at our Virginia processing center. From Pakistan to United States, you can feel good about your salt.

    Our salt arrives to your door in its pristine raw and natural form, exactly as it was 250 million years ago. Containing over 84 natural elements essential to your health, whether you use it for cooking, for a relaxing bath soak, or to enhance your home, your body will recognize this salt as a healthy and beneficial force for health and well-being!

    Our salt lamp products, when illuminated produce an awesomely soothing warm glow and a healthy dose of negative ions.

    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.


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