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How Do You Know If A Salt Lamp Is Authentic?

We are often asked how to tell if a salt lamp is authentic and what to look for when buying them. This is a great question! While it's absolutely fine to use novelty salt lamps if you like the look of them, it is important to know the difference if you are hoping for the air cleansing benefits of an authentic salt lamp.

Salt lamps slowly work to cleanse the air. How?
Salt is hygroscopic, which means that it attracts and absorbs moisture from the air. Salt lamps attract water molecules from the surrounding environment and then absorb those molecules (as well as the other particles that the water molecules are carrying) and then brings them into the salt crystal. As the lamp warms, the water evaporates back into the air but the trapped dust, pollen, smoke, etc. particles remain trapped in the salt!

There are a number of ways to tell if a salt lamp is authentic.

One way to tell if a salt lamp is real is the cost. If a salt lamp is really cheap, it is probably a "too good to be true&…

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