How to care for your Himalayan Salt Lamp

Due to the hygroscopic properties of salt (absorb moisture from the air), Himalayan Salt Lamps and salt candleholders should not be used in damp rooms, outdoors, in humid conditions, near evaporative cooling, or be allowed to get wet.  If your lamp gets wet, switch off at the power source, remove the cord and globe and then wipe the rock salt with a dry cloth. When dry, replace the globe and cord and switch on the lamp or light the tea-light candle in the candleholder to re-dry the rock salt. Should you suspect water has dripped into the globe connection, replace the cord and globe immediately.

Should your Himalayan Salt Lamp get a bit dusty or dirty, switch off at the power source, remove the cord and globe, then moisten a cloth (wring out completely) and rub the dirt off the lamp. For heavy, ground in dirt, you can use a scourer (this won’t hurt the lamp), then allow the lamp to dry either in sunlight (inside) or by replacing the globe and cord and switching on the lamp.

If you live in exceptionally humid or wet weather conditions, it’s strongly recommended you have your lamp on continuously to keep it as dry as possible.  For best results, keep on 24/7.

Should you need to leave your salt lamp unattended for more than a week or so (temperate conditions) or a day or so (humid/tropical conditions), remove the cord and globe from the lamp and place the Rock Salt Lamp in a plastic bag (a supermarket bag will do) and store. This will prevent your rock salt lamp from “weeping” or “sweating”.

Salt lamp globes keep best if the lamp is in a stationary position and not subject to vibration.   If the globe pops often, check it is screwed in firmly and it is not touching the surface of the lamp.

We recommend you place your salt lamp or tea light candle holder on a placemat or something similar to protect the surface your crystal salt lamp or tea light candle holder is sitting on.

Replacement parts

Globes – clear

  • 7 watt or 15 watt globes $3.00 each,
  • bulk buy – purchase 5 and get one free, (ie 6 for $15)

Globes – coloured

  • red, blue or green $3.50 each
  • bulk buy – purchase 5 and get one free, (ie 6 for $17.50) – colours chosen randomly unless specifically requested and available

Cords -

  • (Black or White) $15.50 each

You can purchase replacement parts here.