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What Is A Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Posted on January 27 2022, By: Harry Craven-Oakes

what is a himalayan salt lamp

There's plenty of different options to choose from when shopping for a new lamp. Salt lamps are more than just a night light. Learn what makes up the product made of Himalayan salt today.

A solid & sturdy lamp

Salt lamps are much heavier than other lamps that you can choose from. The smallest lamp in our range is the 2-3kg salt lamp which is much more solid compared to a normal desk lamp which usually comes in under 1kg. With options ranging all the way to 7-10kg, himalayan salt lamps aren't going anywhere!

Gives off a warm glow

The signature part of any Himalayan salt lamp is the warm orange glow. The bulb lights up the salt which creates a glowing rock in your home. Enjoy the relaxation promoted by the natural glow similar to that of a campfire. Salt lamps can be used for a wider range of uses in comparison to a traditional lamp; which may be too harsh and bright for certain situations.


There's a wide range of health benefits and studies which have been discussed and argued regarding salt lamps. While the debate is still inconclusive, the aesthetics alone could lead to several benefits. The relaxing glow discussed above could help to improve sleep quality. Enjoy a book next to the soothing night light and get a cosy experience in comparison to an awakening white light.

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Uniquely carved

Each product available from SaltLamps UK is uniquely carved from salt at the foothills of the Himalayas. No two are the same, which means you are getting a lamp unique to you. Available in a range of sizes, the carving of the crystals can be rather striking and transform any corner of your home.


The results of a 2010 study claims that, in animals, exposure to a salt lamp for 14 weeks improved tryptophan and serotonin metabolism, leading to an antidepressant effect. The chemicals tryptophan and serotonin help regulate mood in the body. [Source]. While salt lamps don't claim to solve any health conditions, there is definitely many more benefits compared to any other type of lamp.

Himalayan salt

Himalayan Salt Lamps originate from the foothills of the salt caves in the Himalayas. This creates a truly unique product at a very affordable price point; it is even more affordable than several over types of lamps. We have explored the origins of himalayan salt too.

Improves your atmosphere

One user of a salt lamp has said that "the lamp on so nice to touch and put your hands on as well for therapeutic or relaxation purposes". If you are one to rearrange your things or want to try out the lamp in several different areas, salt lamps are a great option. Suitable in the bookshelf or as a conversation starter on the coffee table, they are sure to boost your mood more than other lamps can.

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Salt candle holders

Alternative to the electric option, if you'd like to enjoy rock salt in your home then a salt candle holder may be the one for you. It doesn't take a light bulb but is lit up by a tea-light you can put inside. This then lights up the salt and can be used in areas where a traditional lamp might not be suitable, such as the bathroom.

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