Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Himalayan Salt Lamps and other products you will find on this site. We have also included the most frequent questions we get emailed about.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

What are Your Shipping and Returns Policies?

As we represent various sellers we have found the easiest and most reliable way to fulfill orders is through Amazon. Therefore all the Amazon terms and conditions regarding shipping and returns apply to the products on our site. For you, this means you are well-protected in the event that something goes wrong with your order.

What Size Himalayan Salt Lamp Should I Buy?

You have two considerations – how much you are willing to spend, and where exactly you intend to place your lamp.

A bigger lamp will have more of an effect on the air than a smaller one, but if the room you intend to place your lamp in is only small, this may not be a concern.

So the rule of thumb is the bigger your room, the bigger the lamp you will need in order to experience the positive effects of having it there.

Of course, you can have multiple small lamps in a large room, or conversely, a large lamp in a small room. It’s really all good. 🙂

If you would like your Himalayan Salt Lamp to be a source of light, remember that these lights are not very bright, which is why they make great night lights. Also bear in mind that the larger lamps give off more light, particularly if they are fitted with a higher wattage bulb (i.e. 25 as opposed to 15 W), so larger lamps are definitely better in this case.

How long do Himalayan Salt Lamps Last?

As long as you keep the light’s fixtures and fittings in good order, these lamps should effectively last forever.

What is Himalayan Salt?

Himalayan Salt is a variety of rock salt mined in the Punjabi foothills of the Himalayas. It is full of a wide spectrum of salts and minerals (over eighty different elements), but the bulk of it is good old Sodium Chloride (salt).

Why are Himalayan Salt Lamps different Colours?

Every Himalayan Salt Lamp is unique. The salt deposits are not uniform, they are filled with striations of various concentrations of minerals, giving each lamp a unique colouring and pattern.

Do the Candle Holders Have the Same Positive Effect as the Lamps?

Yes and No. The candle holders will have a weaker effect than the lamps as they will heat up a lot less. This doesn’t mean they don’t still produce positive effects, however! The candle holders are more for their aesthetic beauty and the pleasure of having candles in them. (Who doesn’t love candles?)

Can I Leave my Himalayan Salt Lamp On all the Time?

Yes, definitely. They are designed for continuous use. If you want to use it as a night-light, you may consider buying an orange bulb to reduce the level of illumination from your lamp.

Does my Himalayan Salt Lamp Need Cleaning?

Simply wipe your salt lamp with a damp cloth every few weeks to keep it in tip-top form. Do not immerse in water or put under running water – your lamp will dissolve.

My Himalayan Salt Lamp is Warm. Is this Normal?

Yes absolutely. They are designed to warm gently with the heat of the bulb and this increases the ionising/hygroscopic effect of the salt.

My Himalayan Salt Lamp is Damp or Producing Water. Is this Normal?

Yes. In humid or damp conditions the salt lamp will attract more moisture from the air and may become damp or even drip a little. The fittings on most lamps are designed to that this should not affect the performance of the light in any way, but you may want to place the light on a table mat or similar to save varnished surfaces. If your lamp is wet, check regularly to make sure your cables are not getting wet at all. If you cannot make sure of this then do not operate your lamp, but instead, buy a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in your house because there is too much for your lamp.

Are Your Lamps Genuine Himalayan Salt Lamps?

There are, unfortunately, a few fake lamps out there. All our Himalayan lamps are sourced from the Punjab region of Pakistan. It’s very easy to contact our individual sellers directly by adding your product to the cart and clicking through to our Amazon fulfillment area. From here you would be able to contact the seller for more information. (Of course, you are under no obligation to buy by doing this).

I’m Not in the UK, Can I Still Buy a Lamp from You?

In order to purchase a lamp you just need an Amazon.co.uk account. If you are based in the USA/Canada – hold tight! We’ll be adding some lamps just for you very soon!

Do You Offer Bulk Discounts?

I’m afraid we do not right now. But we are considering offering this in the future when we branch out and connect with more sellers.

Can I Sell my Lamps Through Your Store?

We are currently not accepting any more sellers as we have more than enough products right now. But drop us a line and we can keep your details for the future!

Where I Can Read More Information on Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Easy! Click here.

How Can I Contact You if I Have More Questions?

Simply email us at hello@himalayansaltlampboutique.co.uk