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Himalayan Salt Lamp Light Bulb Replacement Guide

How to choose the correct light bulb size for your Himalayan salt lamp

It is important that your salt lamp remains warm to the touch for it to work effectively. The heat from the light bulb combined with the salt creates the reaction which produces healthy negative ions. For this reason, we do suggest leaving your salt lamp on 24/7 or as much as possible! Your salt lamp is a natural dehumidifier therefore it may drip if you are using a light bulb that is the incorrect size.

Your Himalayan salt lamp requires an incandescent light bulb with a candelabra base (C7).

Salt lamps 4-10 lbs require a 15 watt light bulb

Salt lamps 11-20 lbs require a 25 watt light bulb

Salt lamps 21-200 lbs require 40-60 watt light bulbs

Where to purchase light bulbs

If you purchase a salt lamp from The Salt Lady, we will send the appropriate size along with your order. The bulbs that we use are “petite” clear torpedo shape bulbs with a candelabra base. You most likely will not be able to find these EXACT bulbs, but there are other options available which can be found at most hardware stores.

If you prefer using our light bulbs, you can purchase a 4 pack here.

If you would like extra bulbs ($2 each) shipped with an order, we are happy to consolidate so that you don’t have to pay separate shipping for your bulbs if you give us a call first.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

4 Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp You Need To Know

The mesmerizing glow of a Himalayan salt lamp is probably the most common reason for their rise in popularity. However, many people purchase a Himalayan salt lamp because they simply make them feel better!

So What Exactly is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Salt lamps are large chunks of pink Himalayan salt. They are hollowed out in the center for placement of a small light bulb. When illuminated, they emit a soft warm glow creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere. The color of each Himalayan salt lamp varies due to its mineral content and can range from white to deep hues of red. Real salt lamps come from the Khewra salt mine in the Pakistan foothills, the second largest salt mine in the world.

Salt Lamps Work as a Natural Air Purifier

Similar to house plants, adding Himalayan salt lamps throughout your whole home creates a better breathing environment. When a salt lamp is heated by a light bulb, negative ions are produced attaching to tiny dust particles and allergens. This results in those pesky air pollutants nearby to simply drop to the ground removing them from the air you breathe.

The air quality in your home is an important health factor and to feel the most benefit from your salt lamps, you should place them in areas you spend the most time.

 

Enhance Your mood, energy levels, and focus

You know that refreshed feeling you get when you go to the beach or after a thunderstorm? This is no coincidence, as negative ions are also produced in these environments just like your Himalayan salt lamp, though on a much smaller scale.

When negative ions reach our bloodstream, they are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy. Many people also use salt lamps during yoga and meditation.

 

Relieve allergies and asthma Naturally

Salt lamps are common among people looking for respiratory relief. It is suggested to keep a dark Himalayan salt lamp next  to your bedside in combination with a Himalayan salt inhaler. When inhaling tiny salt particles from a salt inhaler into the respiratory tract, the salt kills bacteria and reduces inflammation.

Salt therapy has been practiced for centuries in European countries and is now becoming popular in the United States. It was discovered around the 1800s that salt miners had less respiratory issues in comparison to others, leading to the use of salt therapy caves. According to the Lung Institute, “Some people have found salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms of lung disease, resulting in easier breathing.”
Salt therapy really is one of the best natural treatments for asthma, allergies, COPD, chest tightness, bronchitis, and more. Plus, it is fast and effective!

 

Get a Better Nights Sleep

Thousands of people are sleeping better due to their Himalayan salt lamps. Many people have reported discontinued snoring (my husband included) and better sleep due to improved air quality and relaxing ambiance. We always suggest starting off with a salt lamp in the bedroom for the most noticeable effect. Children and babies especially love having salt lamps in their rooms as a night light.

Himalayan Pink Salt VS White Table Salt + 10 Uses Of Himalayan Salt

People switching to natural products for their health and beauty routines are becoming more common after discovering the addition of unnecessary chemicals and over-processing of many standard household items. For this reason, thousands of people have made the switch from white table salt to Himalayan salt.

So, what’s the difference between Himalayan salt and traditional table salt?

White Table Salt

  • Mineral content is destroyed by heat up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Bleach and anti- caking agents added
  • Can cause high blood pressure cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and even stomach cancer when consumed excessively
  • Artificially added iodine due to its loss during processing
  • Extracted by use of dynamite

Himalayan Salt

  • Naturally rich in over 80 minerals important for proper cell function
  • Contains natural iodine
  • Hand mined from Pakistan from unpolluted beds of salt
  • One of the purest salts on Earth
  • Relieve migraines from dehydration due to natural magnesium
  • Restore balance of blood pressure
  • Prevent and reduce cramps
  • Has more flavor
  • Regulate water retention
  • Aids in digestion

Popular Uses Of Himalayan Salt

  1. Supplement your body with our popular drinking solution of Solé, a brine made with Himalayan salt and purified water. Is used to re-mineralize, balance the bodies PH, natural electrolytes, reduces inflammation, improve skin conditions, normalizes high blood pressure, aides in balancing blood sugar.  Many also get relief from acid re-flux, headaches, heart palpitations and leg cramps by simply dissolving a few  salt crystals in the mouth one at a time and sipping water in between.
  2. Add Himalayan salt lamps to your home can provide beneficial changes in your air quality  and create a relaxing and tranquil environment.
  3. Use Himalayan salt for acne as a toner. You’ll need :½ cup of filtered water, 2 teaspoons of pink Himalayan salt,  and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Simply dissolve Himalayan salt in warm water, mix in apple cider vinegar, and pour into a small squirt bottle. Spray toner onto a cotton ball or pad after cleansing your face and apply all over avoiding eyes. Moisturize after as needed.
  4. Use as a gargle when you have a sore throat to kill bacteria.
  5. Use a Himalayan salt inhaler for natural and effective relief of asthma, COPD, and other respiratory illness. Learn more about salt inhalation therapy.
  6. Oral care for your gums and clean teeth. Sprinkle fine Himalayan salt on your tooth brush, or you may also use Sole solution and squish in your mouth.
  7. Need to relax? Bathing with Himalayan salt is great for detoxing and relieving achy muscles, soothes itchy skin conditions as well as leaving your skin soft and glowing. Mix one half cup of natural Himalayan fine ground salt and one half cup Epsom salt in warm water for 20 to 30 min.  If you can’t take a bath, an alternative is a foot bath to detoxify leaving your feet feeling soft.
  8. Replenish dull and dry skin with our fine ground Himalayan salt in the shower, treating yourself to a spa day every day. Simply sprinkle some fine Himalayan salt on a damp wash cloth and gently rub in circular motion through out the body. Or you can create your own DIY salt scrub for silky soft skin!
  9. Use our natural Himalayan salt bars to kill the bacteria that causes odors. Simply dampen the salt bar and gently glide underarms, May also be used on the bottom of feet.  The salt bar can also be used for acne by dampening and patting gently on the face..  Dry well after each use to keep it from breaking down quickly.
  10. Cooking with pink Himalayan salt to enhance your food with trace minerals and full flavor your body can process. Enjoy your favorite dishes from breakfast to dinner whether you choose our fine ground for your salt shaker or course ground for a grinder. You may notice you have to use even less salt due to it’s full flavor!

 

Himalayan Salt Lamp Care Tips and Safety + Choosing The Right Size

Himalayan Salt Lamp Care Tips and Choosing The Correct Size of Your Salt Lamp

When first receiving your Himalayan salt lamp, simply screw the light bulb into the cord socket, then insert the bulb into the hole in the base of the lamp. Flip it over and place your salt lamp wherever you please. Place the cord in between one of the three notches on the wooden base so that it does not get crushed or damaged due to the weight of the salt lamp.

To turn on your salt lamp, turn it on its side and insert light bulb into the bottom hole.

Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic (attract moisture) and natural dehumidifiers. If you leave your salt lamp turned off for an extended period of time it may drip or sweat due to a humid environment. If your lamp is  still weeping when turned on, the chances are you need to go up to the next light bulb size. It should remain warm to the touch at all times when possible.  

If for some reason your lamp must be turned off for an extended period of time, we suggest covering it with a plastic bag to protect it from humidity to prevent dripping. You may also place it on some sort of plate or dish.

To clean your Himalayan salt lamp, simply turn it off and wipe with a damp cloth. Just wait for it to dry and switch it right back on.

Choosing the Size of Your Himalayan Salt Lamp

The amount of negative ions produced by your Himalayan salt lamp relates to its weight. The larger the area you need to ionize, the heavier your salt lamp should be. The more salt lamps you have throughout your home, the better results you’ll receive. It’s similar to adding house plants to your home for improved air quality.

For optimal results in large rooms, a couple of lamps should be strategically placed throughout. Plus, you can never have too many!

We also recommend starting in the bedroom and adding one to each room as your budget allows to balance your entire environment and feel the difference.

Small lamps cover 8x10 ft area

Medium lamps cover 11x15 ft area

Large lamps cover 16x 20 ft. area

Popular Areas to Place Your Himalayan Salt Lamp

  • Homes
  • Hotel rooms
  • Pet rooms
  • Smokers rooms
  • Offices
  • Salons
  • Yoga studios
  • Doctors waiting rooms
  • Childrens’ rooms/ Nurseries

and anywhere else you feel need freshen the air

Himalayan Salt Lamps and Pets

Salt lamps are pet friendly, just remember everything in moderation if your pet enjoys licking your salt lamp. EXCESS amounts of salt for pets is not healthy. Many times pets are attracted to a salt lamps ambiance, and it is perfectly fine for them to lay beside them. Many people use salt lamps to combat pet dander and odors.

Replacing Your Himalayan Salt Lamp Light Bulb

You can purchase light bulbs for your salt lamp here, or at any hardware store. You can also purchase short C-7s that look like night lights in 15 watt and 25 watt sizes.

  • Small and medium salt lamps (4-10lbs) use any 15 watt candelabra base light bulb.
  • Large lamps (11-20lbs) use a 25 watt light bulb
  • XXL lamps (25-100lbs) use 40-60 watt light bulb

The Quality and Safety of Your Himalayan Salt Lamp Counts- Beware of Fakes On The Market

When purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp, please be sure you purchase from a reliable source due to fakes on the market and make sure the company uses quality electrical components to prevent fire and shock hazard. The saying is true- you get what you pay for. The Salt Lady provides 100% authentic Himalayan salt lamps imported from Pakistan and include high quality UL listed cords and long lasting incandescent light bulbs.

With over 13 years in the business, we have retained a 5-star rating and received hundreds of testimonials and referrals because of our quality and customer service. We don’t just import from the mine and send your salt lamp to you from the original box, like many retailers will do.

Each salt lamp is hand processed to make sure it is free from dirt and dust and has a sturdy, polished wooden base. People often ask why our salt lamps shine in comparison to others that look chalky or dusty that they have purchased.  We guarantee you will be satisfied with your purchase or your money back.

3 EASY DIY HIMALAYAN SALT SCRUB RECIPES

Ready for a spa day but don’t wanna break the bank? You probably already have some of these ingredients in your kitchen!

Salt scrubs are amazing to get rid of those dead skin cells, moisturize, and rejuvenate. And, you don’t have to worry about the added chemicals and preservatives from store-bought scrubs.

Pamper yourself or give an amazing last minute gift using these DIY scrub recipes using Himalayan pink salt!

Coco-Coffee Salt Scrub

Ingredients:

Directions: Combine Himalayan salt and coffee grounds in a bowl until mixed evenly. Then add coconut oil.

The scent of this gritty scrub is to die for! An all time favorite. It’s especially great for heels and elbows. Coffee is known to increase circulation, and to reduce the look of cellulite. The caffeine in coffee is also known to brighten the skin! Coconut oil has SO many uses, but its especially amazing for trapping in the moisture!

Charcoal Salt Detox Scrub

Ingredients:

Directions: Combine Himalayan salt and coconut oil in a bowl until mixed evenly. Add charcoal powder last to the mix.

This simple detox scrub is great for elbows, knees, and feet! Activated charcoal works great to draw chemicals from the skin and kill bacteria.

Citrus Whipped Butter Salt Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fine ground Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (solid works best)
  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil (also could use orange or grapefruit)

Directions: Beat shea butter using a mixer on medium until blended. If shea butter is too hard microwave for a few seconds to soften, but don’t melt. Add in coconut oil gradually and blend fully with each addition. Add Himalayan salt and essential oil and mix on low or using a a spatula.

This recipe is super creamy, extra moisturizing, and fantastic for dry skin! The Himalayan pink salt gives it a little grit to polish away those dry areas. Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E, and F and is known to protect the natural skin barrier and improve skin elasticity. The coconut oil will seal in the moisture, and the lemon essential oil is rich in antioxidants!

Jojoba, olive, sweet almond, grapeseed or  your other favorite carrier oils can be substituted in these recipes.

You can experiment with the amounts of oil and salt based upon your preference. Or even cut the recipes in half if you’d like!

If you plan on shaving, do it AFTER you use the scrub, and you will notice a smoother shave. Do not shave before using the scrub or it may burn.

Use your salt scrub once or twice a week for glowing, healthy, beautiful skin! 

Did you enjoy these recipes? What are some of your favorites? Share your thoughts!