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How to Clean a Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan salt lamps are beautiful additions to any home and can create the perfect ambience so that you enjoy the room even more. Because they release negative ions into the air, they can also help you breathe better and eliminate some of your allergy problems. If they are cared for properly, salt lamps can last for decades; fortunately, learning how to clean a Himalayan salt lamp is easier than you think.

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Are They Really Low-Maintenance?

Salt lamps really are easy to take care of so if you do find yours getting dirty or even too wet and damp, there are several ways that you can get it clean again. The first thing to do is turn off the lamp because a lamp that is on won’t be easy to clean and, in fact, could make your cleaning attempts counterproductive. After you turn the lamp off, take a clean cloth and wet it, then wring it out until it is damp and not wet. Wipe off the lamp gently without scrubbing it and without using any steel or metal utensils.

The reason why you need to be gentle while cleaning your salt lamp is because if you’re too rough, you can accidentally remove some of the salt and therefore its ability to do the job that it is there to do. It also gives it a less attractive appearance because it removes a lot of the natural minerals that are contained in the salt content. To keep it working right and looking great, you simply need to use a damp cloth and rub down the lamp so that it continues to be productive for you.

What If Your Lamp Is Extra Dirty?

If you’re curious about how to clean a Himalayan salt lamp but your lamp is a little dirtier than you expected it to be, do not worry. You can use a small amount of force if you need to as long as you’re not pressing down too hard or aggressively scrubbing it. Once you’ve cleaned it thoroughly and you like the way that it looks, you should then take a dry cloth, wipe it down until all of the dampness is gone, and then turn the lamp back on again. Once it’s turned on, it will start to absorb moisture again and start to look the way that it’s supposed to look.

Keeping a Himalayan salt lamp clean isn’t as difficult as you think and the good news is that you shouldn’t have to do this very often. With nothing more than a simple cloth, you can soon have your salt lamp looking just as it did when you first bought it.