How to care for your Himalayan Salt Lamp

caring for himalayan salt lamps

Himalayan Salt Lamps have long been appreciated for their beautiful pink glow and healing benefits, such as air ionization and rejuvenation. We sell a ton of Himalayan salt lamp bulbs and decided to put together a guide on caring for your Himalayan Salt Lamp, and — most importantly — how to use the correct lighting to get the best results.

Caring for your Himalayan salt lamp involves a few simple practices to maintain its beauty and effectiveness. Due to the nature of salt lamps attracting moisture, it’s important to handle them properly, especially in humid environments. Here are some tips to care for your Himalayan salt lamp:

  • Salt lamps attract and absorb moisture. Keep them in dry areas and avoid placing them near humidifiers or in damp rooms like bathrooms.
  • If your lamp gets moist or wet, gently wipe it with a dry, clean cloth. Turning the lamp on for a while can also help evaporate the moisture because the warmth from the bulb dries out the salt.
  • Keeping your salt lamp on will help prevent moisture accumulation due to the heat it emits. If you're concerned about energy use, you are using the wrong product.
  • If you're not comfortable leaving it on all the time, consider using a timer to turn the lamp on and off at specific times to keep moisture at bay.
  • Use a dry, soft brush or a slightly damp cloth to dust your lamp regularly. Avoid using very wet cloths or submerging it in water.
  • If necessary, you can lightly dampen a cloth with water and gently wipe the surface of the lamp to remove dirt or dust. Immediately dry it with a separate cloth.
  • Place your lamp on a stable, level surface to prevent it from falling and chipping or breaking.
  • Use a coaster, placemat, or protective surface under your lamp to safeguard your furniture from potential salt damage due to moisture absorption.
  • Ensure you use the correct wattage bulb for your lamp size to maintain appropriate heat levels for moisture evaporation and to avoid overheating.
  • When changing the bulb, make sure the lamp is unplugged and cool to the touch. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing the bulb to ensure safety and proper functioning.
  • If you need to store the lamp for an extended period, wrap it in a plastic bag to protect it from moisture and keep it in a dry place.
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By following these care instructions, you can enjoy the warm glow and potential air-purifying benefits of your Himalayan salt lamp for many years. Proper maintenance not only extends the life of your lamp but also ensures it remains a beautiful and healthful addition to your home or office.

When you purchase GoodBulb incandescent to light up your Salt Lamp, remember that you are helping provide light to families who live without electricity. 


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