Not only that Himalayan salt lamps look good, but they offer numerous health benefits, such as cleansing the air, improving the mental clarity and sleep quality.
Unfortunately, as their popularity grew, many counterfeiters had found them as perfect targets for their “business”.
- It is White and Very Cheap
White Himalayan salt is very harder to find than the pink one. That’s why the cost of the true white Himalayan salt lamp is pretty high.
You can find one for at least $50-60 online, such as this one on Amazon. They do cost a lot, but they have incredible healing and detoxification properties.
- It is Very Heavy But Emits Light Perfectly
If a real Himalayan salt lamp weights more than 20 pounds, it does not emit light in a uniform pattern anymore. It is in the nature of real Himalayan salt.
So, if your lamp is very big, yet is lights up your whole room, it is probably made of something other than genuine Himalayan salt.
- It is Indestructible
Himalayan salt lamps, and the white ones in particular are very fragile. So, if you have dropped yours or upon arrival the shipping box is damaged, but the lamp not, the chances that it is fake are very high.
- It Can Handle Moisture Well
Genuine Himalayan lamp absorbs moisture and begins to shrink with time. For this reason, manufacturers of genuine lamps recommend that the lamps are placed in dry and cool areas.
You can make a simple test. Take a damp cloth and rub the lamp in a gently manner. There should be significant discoloration on the part of the cloth that you have rubbed and the lamp is supposed to look like it is “weeping”.
If these two things do not occur, you have a fake one.
- There Are No Changes
Himalayan salt lamp is definitely not the solution to all of your problems, but after using it for several weeks, there should be some changes, like:
- Reduced asthma or allergy symptoms
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Reduced depression
Some of the happiest people in the world are miners of Himalayan salt. If your lamp is a fake and there are no significant results a few weeks later, it also could be mixed with fluoride, which is a toxin and unfortunately that is a common occurrence.