Despite the fact that many Himalayan salt lamps look incredibly delicate and are made from a substance that could potentially dissolve when exposed to water for prolonged periods, they are remarkably simple to care for and enjoy and will last throughout your lifetime.
When cleaning, you are free to use a just-damp cloth wetted with water or a natural cleaner solution to gently remove dust. When you have finished lightly wiping away any dust or particulates, make sure that you softly pat the lamp dry versus letting it dry naturally to ensure moisture doesn’t sit too long on the salt’s surface.
On that note, one common question that arises as users care for their lamp is what to do when the lamp “sweats” during periods of high humidity. Just as with cleaning, there is nothing wrong with some light general moisture; it will not harm your lamp, but you may want to periodically wick away the moisture lightly with a soft towel.
If the moisture from humidity is great, constant and year round, failing to wick away moisture every few days could result in slight wearing away of the crystals over a long period of time, but will not affect the quality of the lamp significantly.
Another tip is to leave the lamp’s bulb burning during especially humid times of day; this will evaporate any of the moisture—not to mention give you another excuse to savor the cleaner air and associated health and mental benefits associated with Himalayan salt lamps.
Although the hand-hewn rock salt that forms the raw material for these lamps comes from the earth, they are crafted with safety in mind. They come with no other safety or care precautions than those mentioned. Follow the same guidelines you would with handling in-home candles or normal lamps and you’ll be able to experience your Himalayan salt lamp for years to come