Himalayan salt lamps clean the house by emitting negative ions in the air that bind to the positive ions, neutralizing contaminants, which are generally positively charged. During this process, they also absorb some moisture. This process sometimes causes an excessive accumulation of moisture on the surface of the lamp. That said, sweating is not a reliable measure of a true salt lamp in the Himalayas. In fact, it has more to do with the environment in which the lamp is kept.
A good way to avoid transpiration of the lamp is to leave it on as long as possible. This allows the salt crystal to remain dry while protecting the sensitive surfaces to which it is applied. In addition, if the lamp is installed on a sensitive surface, it is recommended to place it on a type of roller coaster or individual tablecloth.
Moisture conditions are the main cause of perspiration of Himalayan salt lamps, especially when they are out for a while. In these conditions, it is better to keep the lights on to avoid puddles of perspiration. Use at your discretion, of course. Bearing this in mind, if your lamp is in a generally humid room or if you live in a humid environment, there is more chance that your lamp will transpire. If this is not the case, it does not necessarily mean that it is a fake.
Instead of sweating, examine the surface of the lamp to better determine its authenticity. The lower salts usually have a calcareous or dusty surface. This lower salt is caused by a lack of sufficient pressure during formation in the salt mine, which gives the surface of the lamp a chalky or loose appearance. These low quality or yellow colored Himalayan salt lamps are generally pale pink.
Final verdict: depends on the environment and the materials.
The origin has a lot to do with the authenticity of the salt lamps of the Himalayas. However, the best ones are actually from the Khewra salt mine in Pakistan, where quality is at an all-time high. Known as the gold standard for lamp producers, this mine is located in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Final verdict: false
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