How To Use Himalayan Salt Lamp?

A Himalayan salt lamp is a popular way to decorate your living space – and it’s easy to see why. This unique style of lamp looks amazing and comes with health benefits.

It creates a harmonious environment that helps you to focus, relax, and even get more done during the day.

If you’ve ever been curious about how to use Himalayan salt lamp but never quite knew where to start, here’s a full guide that will certainly help you. 

How to use Himalayan salt lamp?

In order to know for sure how to use Himalayan salt lamp effectively, we have made a short and clear how-to guide.

1. Buy a high-quality Himalayan salt lamp

This step is inevitable. If you want a salt lamp that really works, it must be made of quality material (salt).

There are various salt lamps on the market, so we recommend that you check all the information about the product before buying, read the reviews and opinions of other people, and decide accordingly.

In most cases, it is best to pay a little more but still get a product that is really high quality and long-lasting.

We recommend The Body Source Himalayan salt lamp.

2. Unpack it and prepare it for use

Himalayan salt lamps are very easy to use. In most cases, the preparation process for use is very clear and short. However, for some people, the instructions are sometimes unclear and they wonder how to use Himalayan salt lamp effectively.

Take it out of the package along with the cable connected to the underside of the lamp.

If your lamp is wrapped in a plastic cover (in most cases it will be), unwrap it completely. Touch it after unwinding to make sure there’s no plastic wrap remaining.

3. Find the right place to plug it in

Once the lamp is ready to use, you need to decide where to keep it. Most people put salt lamps on nightstands, living room shelves, and tables (regardless of the room).

We keep one in the bedroom on the nightstand, and we are extremely pleased with the atmosphere it creates, especially when it starts to get dark.

Once you’ve decided on a location, plug it into an outlet. If the socket is too far away, an extension cord will do the trick.

4. Set the right brightness 

Once you have plugged in the lamp, you only need to adjust the brightness level. If your lamp came with a small adjustable dim light button, start turning it around and you’ll notice the intensity of light changing. 

If you ask us, it is best to put the light level in the middle, but everything, of course, depends on the light needs of the room where the lamp is located.

You can also test yourself and determine which light level you like best.

5. Turn it off when you’re not at home

Security should certainly not be forgotten.

Since salt lamps can sometimes melt, it is best to have them on only when you are present at home and turn them off when you leave your home.

That is why they should be kept at a safe distance from sockets and extension cords.

6. Clean it from time to time

Salt lamps are hygroscopic, which means that they attract water molecules and various impurities from the air of the room. 

Because of this feature, it makes sense that you need to clean it from time to time. This is done by first turning it off and waiting for it to cool (5-15 min), and gently clean it with a damp, lint-free cloth.

This way you remove unwanted dirt from your salt lamp and take care of it.

And that’s it. How to use Himalayan salt lamp is a question you won’t need to ask yourself anymore.

How does a Himalayan salt lamp work?

Himalayan salt lamps work by releasing negative ions, therefore being natural ionizers.

We talk more about how do they work and what their pros and cons are in one of our recent articles.

Where should you put your salt lamp?

Out of all options, the best place to put a salt lamp is your bedroom’s nightstand

There is some magical connection between the Himalayan salt lamp and the bedroom.

The atmosphere it provides is irreplaceable, has a positive effect on sleep, and allows you to completely relax.

Where not to put a salt lamp?

The salt lamp shouldn’t be put near the electrical outlet or extension cord. 

The place where you will keep the salt lamp must be chosen taking into account the proximity of the power source because the lamp often melts.

It is also necessary to take into account the level of humidity in the room. It would be best to place the lamp in rooms that are not damp. That way, they will melt less themselves. If you have no other choice, no problem, except that you will have to clean it more often.

How many salt lamps should I get?

There are different sizes of Himalayan salt lamps. The most common weight of salt lamps on the market varies from 2-10 lbs. 

Here’s a useful chart on how many salt lamps should you get:

Size of the room (square feet)Number of salt lamps
50 square feet1
75 square feet2
100 square feet3
The ideal number of salt lamps based on the size of the room

The formula is: 1 lamp for every 25 square feet your room has (starting from 50).

How to assemble a salt lamp?

In order to assemble a salt lamp manually, you must insert a base of the lamp with a bulb inside the salt lamp, by lifting the butterfly clip and releasing it when it’s inside of the lamp.

Salt lamp on the table

But, in most cases, there’s no need to assemble a salt lamp manually. It already comes fully assembled in a package, after you buy it. 

Can you leave Himalayan salt lamps on all night?

You can leave Himalayan salt lamps on all night, but make sure that they’re positioned away from electrical outlets and extension cords. 

Do you leave your salt lamp on 24 7?

Yes, it’s safe to leave your salt lamp on 24/7 if it’s placed in a safe space, away from any kind of power source.

 However, we recommend that you make it a habit for you and your family to turn it off if no one is home. That also goes for the light in general, and it’s nothing new.


In conclusion, The Himalayan salt lamps are all-natural, eco-friendly, and a perfect solution for your home’s lighting needs. They produce low heat, run on low energy, emit a soft glow, and have a long life.

In addition to their natural benefits, the lamps are aesthetically pleasing. Not only does their light provide a relaxing atmosphere, but it also helps to improve sleep patterns and decrease stress levels. 

We hope this article helped you and know you know how to use Himalayan salt lamp.

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