I am the co-owner of Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique - an online store that showcases the finest Rock Salt Lamps available in the UK. They are all sourced from the Punjab region of Pakistan. I am also a mother to 3 children and I love to read, ride horses and take photos. Do check out my store if you are interested in Himalayan salt!
How to Change the Light Bulb in Your Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp. How many Sherpas does it take to change a Himalayan salt light bulb?
Well, only one, providing they have read through these instructions first! Firstly, unplug your lamp and set it on a table on its side. You may want to lay out a mat or a tea-towel to protect your table from the big-ass lump of rock. Depending on the size of your lamp, your lamp is likely to come fitted with a 15 or 20W, small screw fit light bulb. These little beauties are the kind that we use in fridges and ovens, and they are durable and extremely long-lasting.
Himalayan Salt lamps are designed for continuous use, even in bedrooms, since their warm orange glow does not mess with your circadian rhythms like blue light does. The fittings are virtually universal and consist of a small socket with metal springs attached to hold it safely inside the salt lamp. Make sure that the socket itself is not broken. Once the bulb is in, check that it is not wobbling about in the socket. This is pretty straightforward. Voila! What's So Special About Himalayan Salt Anyway? - Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique. Good question.
Himalayan Salt has become a major export of the Punjabi foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan of late, and you will find it gracing menus and tables all around the world even as we speak. The health benefits of this remarkable salt are manifold, but not many people really understand what it is that makes Himalayan Salt so special. Let’s have a closer look at it and see if we can work it out. It’s PINK! Now, this may not be a big thing for you, but there are plenty of people out there who simply love the colour pink, and the pinkness of Himalayan Salt is indeed remarkable.
Even if you don’t like pink per se, you might still like having pink salt. This pinkness, believe it or not, demonstrates the major quality of Himalayan Salt that makes it so special. However, once upon a time, humans discovered this fact and decided that NaCl, Sodium Chloride was essentially all the body needed. But that’s not all we need… Why Is My Salt Lamp Leaking Water? - Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique. Well, the short answer is, it isn’t.
Although Himalayan salt, like most salt does contain some water molecules locked up within its crystalline structure, these will only be liberated by exposing the ground salt to extreme heat for some time. The water you see coming from your lamp is in fact water vapour from the air. Salt is a drying agent – it attracts moisture from the air and absorbs it. If you are using your lamp in a very humid environment, you might find that there is so much water collected by your lamp in this way that the exterior of it feels damp.
In extreme humidity or dampness, this water may collect in such volumes that it runs down the outside of the lamp and gives the impression that the lamp is leaking. The Benefits of Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps. Himalayan salt lamps are not only beautiful, there are a range of health benefits that come with them.
You may have even heard about the seemingly miraculous benefits that people report from having them in their homes. The kind of things that people report feeling definite improvements in, once they have installed a salt lamp or two in their homes, include: Better sleep Relief from allergies and asthma Relief from stress Relief from the symptoms of electromagnetic stress Relief from breathing issues like asthma or bronchitis Overall mood and concentration improvements Improvements to seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Why is My Salt Lamp Turning White? - Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique. Himalayan Salt lamps are quintessentially low-maintenance items.
I mean, they’re just a big lump of salt with a light inside. I mean, honestly, there’s not a lot that can go wrong. The salt is mined from the Punjabi foothills of the Himalayas, and, unlike the refined table salt that many of us are used to calling salt, this stuff is a reddy-ambery-pink colour. Unlike refined table salt, which is just Sodium Chloride, and nothing else except maybe an anti-caking agent, Himalayan rock salt is chock full of a whole host of other minerals. These different mineral salts all naturally have a different crystalline structure and thus refract light of different wavelengths. Instructions for Caring for Your Salt Lamps - Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique.
One of the great things about Himalayan Salt Lamps is that they are an extremely low-maintenance device.
In non-humid conditions, your salt lamp will require very little attention from you at all. Like anything else in your home, you salt lamp will get dusty, just in the normal run of things. It is also worth remembering that the way the salt lamp removes impurities from the air around it is that they are absorbed in tiny droplets of moisture in the air. The water evaporates from the surface of the lamp when it is on and slightly warm.
Is it Safe to Leave a Salt Lamp On All Night? The answer is emphatically, “YES!”.
Not only can you, but you probably should, if you don’t mind it. Himalayan salt lamps have small, low-wattage bulbs in them, so there really is no problem in leaving them on in terms of your electricity bill. Also, because there is a low-wattage bulb, the lamp does not get hot, it only warms up a little. This means there is no risk of the lamp over-heating because of being left on too long. It’s worth remembering too that Himalayan Salt lamps are not de-ionising fans, they are not de-humidifiers – they are not high technology, they are low technology. They are analogue, like vinyl, tapes and valve amplifiers. The bulb inside the lamp warms the salt up slightly, and this encourages the process by which the lamp takes positive ions and free radicals and impurities out of the air, and releases negatively ionised water vapour in return. Elizabeth Gold - Maidstone, United Kingdom. Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique.
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