Himalayan salt lamps look good, they cleanse the air and improve your mental clarity and sleep quality. Unfortunately, as their popularity grows, many counterfeiters find them as perfect targets for their “business”.
Read on to find out if your Himalayan salt lamp is fake.
5 Signs That Your Himalayan Salt Lamp Is Fake
1. White And Very Cheap
White Himalayan salt is harder to find than the pink one. That’s why white Himalayan salt lamps are pretty expensive. Although they cost a lot, they have incredible healing and detoxification properties.
2. Emits Light Perfectly Although Very Heavy
If real Himalayan salt lamps weigh over 20 pounds they can’t emit light in a uniform pattern
That is simply impossible with real Himalayan salt. So, if your very big and heavy lamp lights up the entire room, it’s most likely made of something different than real Himalayan salt.
Real Himalayan salt lamps are fragile, especially the white ones. So, if your lamp is not damaged when accidentally dropped, you probably have a fake Himalayan salt lamp.
4. Handles Moisture Well
Real Himalayan salt lamps absorb moisture and they shrink with time. That’s why you should place them in dry and cool places. To check if your lamp is real, do the following test:
Rub the lamp gently using a wet cloth. If your lamp is real, it will look as if it’s “weeping”, and the cloth will be slightly discolored on the part that you have rubbed. If nothing happens when you rub it, your lamp is fake.
5. No Changes
Although Himalayan salt lamps aren’t going to solve your problems, you should still be able to notice some changes after using them for several weeks. Some of these changes include:
- Reduced depression
- Reduced allergy symptoms or asthma
- Energy boost
- Lowered stress
- Improved sleep
People who work in the Himalayan salt mines are considered to be one of the happiest people on the planet. Therefore, if you don’t notice anything after using the lamp for a certain period of time means that you have a fake one. Moreover, fake Himalayan salt lamps contain a toxin called fluoride.