Did you know that Himalayan salt lamps have a number of health benefits?  They will improve the mental clarity, cleanse the air and improve sleep quality, among other things.Unfortunately, these lamps have become quite a popular target for counterfeiters, because of their increasing popularity and their health benefits.

Here are five things which will tell you if your lamp is a fake.

Himalayan salt as lamp


It is white and very cheap

It is very hard to come across the white Himalayan salt, much harder than the pink variety. This is the reason why real white Himalayan salt lamps cost a lot. You can expect to find a lamp for $50 or more online.

Even though the price is high, these lamps have healing and detoxifying properties.

It is very heavy but emits light perfectly

If a real Himalayan salt lamp weights more than 20 pounds, it does not emit light in a uniform pattern anymore. That is just the nature of real Himalayan salt.

If your lamp is very big that lights up your whole room, this means that it is probably made of something other than genuine Himalayan salt.

It is indestructible

Himalayan salt lamps, especially the white variety, are very fragile. So, in a case you have dropped yours the shipping box has arrived damaged, but the lamp not, it is probably not genuine.

It can handle moisture well

Genuine Himalayan salt manufacturers recommend that the product be placed in a cool, dry area. This is the reason why the salt will absorb any moisture around it and begin to shrink.

You can test your lamp by rubbing it with a damp cloth. There should be significant discoloration on the part of the cloth that you have rubbed. The lamp should look like it is “weeping”.

If these two things do not occur, you have a fake one.

There are no changes

All of your problems are not going to be solved by a Himalayan salt lamp. However, after using it for several weeks, there should be some changes, like:

  • Reduced asthma or allergy symptoms
  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced depression

Miners of Himalayan salt are among the happiest people in the world. If have a fake lamp and there are no significant results a few weeks later, it also could be mixed with toxins, like fluoride. Sadly, that is a common occurrence.


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