Himalayan Salt Lamp Buyers Guide

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Read through our Himalayan Salt Lamp buyers guide to learn the three major factors to consider when choosing a Himalayan salt lamp. Know which color, size, shape, and quality lamp to choose. We want everyone to be able to make an informed decision. 


Salt veins are found in the Himalayan mountain foothills with the best being found in the Khewra Salt Mine  in Pakistan. The colors of these veins are typically white, orange, pink, and red. The color of the Himalayan salt crystal depends on the vein it was mined from. Given that they are natural products, it’s impossible to guarantee a particular salt color. Even so, the majority of lamps are generally a pinkish orange hue. 

Keep in mind the following:

It’s rare to find a white salt lamp. People enjoy white lamps because of how rare they are and because they are the brightest. Others feel they are too bright and that they don’t come with the same mild ambience as the darker, more common Himalayan lamps. 

Pink salt lamps generally fall between white and orange veins. The lamps venders sell are generally pink, and it is a favorite color of customers. 

Orange salt lamps are perhaps the most popular kind. The glow they emit is the “warmest”. They offer optimum levels of brightness; not too bright and not too dark. They are also a sign of a high quality crystal. One could say they are the perfect balance. This is the color our lamps generally come in. 

Red salt lamps are attractive, but they sometimes look too dark. They block the brightness of the bulb and it takes some of the overall attractiveness out of the lamp. There are still, however, some people who prefer the darker lamps. 
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As well as the color being important because it decides the shade of the lamp, it also has an effect on mood that needs to be considered:

  • White represents cleansing, detoxification, and healing
  • Pink stimulates emotions, represents love, and the sense of partnership
  • Orange relaxes the nervous system and activates the kidneys and bladder
  • Red promotes blood circulation and activates the heart


What size lamp for what room?

The biggest thing that differentiates lamps is their weight. A heavier lamp is typically bigger and has further reaching ionization properties. You need a bigger lamp for a bigger room. However, keep in mind that the range of ionization is affected by not just the size of the lamp, but the number of lamps. Spreading a lot of smaller lamps in a room will offer the best results because it keeps a balanced, effective flow of ions. Below we outline the weight of the salt lamps in our Himalayan Salt Shop and their respective ranges:

  • 5-7 lbs salt lamp – 10x10 sq. feet (for small bedrooms)
  • 9-11 lbs salt lamp – 12x12 sq. feet (for large bedrooms)
  • 12-15 lbs salt lamp – 14x14 sq. feet (for living rooms)
  • 40-50 lbs salt lamp – 30x30 sq. feet (for commercial spaces and joined rooms)

Sometimes it’s good to purchase different sized lamps so you can spread them throughout your house to optimize the beauty and ionization benefits of the lamps. We go over the benefits that salt lamps have in our Himalayan salt lamp review which we encourage you to read before you consider buying one.


Natural Shape Salt Lamps are the most popular ones. Customers prefer natural lamps because they enjoy the natural look. They are a representation of the mountains that they were excavated from, and many appreciate this unaltered look.

Crafted Shape Salt Lamps are lamps that have been shaped and designed, such as the Bowl of Fire lamp. These alterations give the lamp a unique shape and character that resonate well with the natural shapes inside your home.