Product Review: Himalayan Salt Lamp


I bought two of these about eight months ago. They’re an excellent value at just over $20 each. They’re bright and show a lot of depth and texture, which makes the lamp much nicer to look at. It’s hard to say how much they’ve helped my health, since I use them in conjunction with about a million other things to treat my fibromyalgia.


From Amazon’s website, here are the reported benefits of using Himalayan Salt Lamps:

Hand-Carved Lamp Provides a Soft Glow
The lamp is made from salt crystals from the Himalayan Mountains. Unlit, the crystal’s rough-hewn, irregular surface looks pink. When lit with the included 15-watt bulb, it gives a warm amber glow. You can even change the color of the bulb to give a different hue to the lighting area.

Use the lamp as a gentle nightlight, or to create a romantic mood. Whether in a child’s room, near the television or computer, or in your office, the lamp, sitting on its round neem base, provides a natural touch.

Salt Crystal is a Natural Air Purifier
The Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp also works as an air purifier. When lit, the lamp emits negative ions that fight against positively charged particles that cause you to feel stuffy and sluggish. The lit salt crystal clears the air naturally of allergens like smoke, pet dander, pollens, and other air pollutants. It dilutes odors so that you can breathe easier. People with asthma often find it helpful in reducing their symptoms. You can keep the lamp lit for as long as you like to maintain this purifying effect.

Care and Sizing Information
This lamp is very easy to clean–just wipe the outside surface with a damp sponge and dry with a paper towel. Because each crystal is natural, dimensions and weight vary.

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These are two of the more “designer” or “architectural” looks for these lamps. Some people don’t like the big block style I have, and there are choices if that’s the case.

Most of the recommendations I’ve seen about using these lamps suggests you have one in each room where you spend a lot of time. My daughter has one (another model because she wanted smaller crystals that looked like burning embers), I have one like this in my bedroom, and the other in the living room.

In my room, this lamp sits right next to my essential oil diffuser. And my million different essential oils. Maybe I’m exaggerating a little. But as I look over there from my Tempurpedic bed, there are a LOT of them. And as you can tell, my bedroom is a conglomeration of products designed to help me manage my fibromyalgia. I’ve been lucky to be able to acquire many things to assist in fatigue/energy and pain level management. I hope the same for you.


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