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Is your Himalayan salt lamp authentic?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

Himalayan pink natural salt lamps
Natural Salt Lamps

With increasing awareness around health and wellness, Himalayan salt and products made from this pure, natural salt are gaining popularity. Yet, with it comes the perils of falling into the trap of non-authentic, fake products sold as genuine Himalayan Salt.

So how do you tell real Himalayan Salt Lamp from a fake? Luckily for you, there are few major indicators that can give you a fair idea.

Khewra Mines in Pakistan
Khewra Mines - Pakistan

If its not from Pakistan, its probably a fake

Himalayan salt comes from the Salt Range, situated in the Punjab province of Pakistan. This is also home to Khewra Salt Mine, world’s second largest salt and Pakistan’s largest mine which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain. This is the source of real Himalayan pink salt, whether its for cooking, seasoning, making salt lamps, tealight holders, cooking blocks, bath salts or salt scrubs. Do try to find out the origin of the lamp if not clearly mentioned on the packaging or online product description to determine if what your paying for is real or fake

If its too cheap to be the real deal, it probably isn’t

In this age of online stores and e-commerce, its difficult to be sure of the quality of everything you buy. Himalayan salt comes from a source thousands of miles away and mined largely by hand. A lot of work goes into not only extracting the salt but also crafting it into a lamp, while preserving its natural benefits. Which is why a genuine Himalayan salt lamp is going to be somewhat expensive, though the real lamps are great value for money and deliver on their promise many times over.