Frequently Ask Questions

How Does The Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps Work?

Himalayan salt lamp has a light globe inside, it is the heat source which heats up the lamp to help release negative ions into the air.

The negative ions are created by the chemical reaction between the salt and the moisture in the air.

The heat from the light globe enables this reaction to happen 20 times more than when the salt lamp is cold.

We recommend leaving the Himalayan salt lamp on to get the greatest benefits.

By leaving the salt lamps on 24hours a day 7days a week, it is improving the air quality in your home.

Giving you a calm feeling with this beautiful ambient lighting to make any home feel warm, relaxing, and peaceful.

Forever Exotic Himalayan salt lamps works like the beach, when at the beach the air is crisp and fresh.

How that happens is the salt in the water, and the heat through the sun and the ocean water are all working together to produce the negative ions.

This why a lot of people have said if they are unwell and they travel to the beach, they feel relaxed and feel better.

Having a Himalayan salt lamp in your home is like bringing the beach home with you.

Himalayan Salt lamps are highly suitable for daily use.

They can be placed near Televisions, Computers, around smokers, in offices with air-conditioning, during massage therapy, in mediation rooms and anywhere else you want to restore or preserve the natural air quality.

Salt lamps are very useful daily to improve our health and physical wellbeing.

There not only make for pleasurable surrounding and noticeable conversation pieces, but they have also been reported to help improve our health and wellbeing.

Studies Have Also Shown That Himalayan Salt Lamps May Help With:

*Hay fever *Asthma *Headaches *Migraine sufferers *Depression *Emphysema *Sinus *Chronic fatigue *Allergies

*Enhance the immune system *Sleep deprivation *Concentration *Increase work Productivity *Increase Lung Capacity

*Increase Alertness *Reduces susceptibility Colds and Flu

Studies Have Also Shown That It Reduces:

*Dust *Pollen *Smoke *Smells *Odours *Kills Mould Spores *Kills off airborne bacteria *Air borne viruses *Reduces Dust Mites *Neutralise Electromagnetic Fields

What Are Negative Ions?

The definition of an ion is an atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving the atom a net positive or negative electrical charge.

Negative ions are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation and moving air and water.

A negative ion is odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments.

You may have experienced negative ions the last time you went to the beach, or the mountains or been close to a waterfall, the air circulating in the mountains and the beach is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions, which is more the average home or workplace or building which only contain dozens and many register as a flat zero.

Once negative ions reach the bloodstream, it is believed to produce a biochemical reaction, that increase levels of serotonin (the chemical in the brain which makes us happy) helping to alleviate depression, relieves stress, and boosts our day time energy.

Negative ions also increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.

They also protect against toxins in the air, resulting in decreased irritation.

Where Do They Come From?

Forever Exotic salt lamps come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, deep underground of Khewra mines in Pakistan.

The Himalayas Mountains run all the way from northern Pakistan, India, Nepal, and right through to China.

What Do Salt Lamps Do?

They clean and purify the air, reduces dust and pollens, smells, and odours, and rids of air borne bacteria and viruses, enhance the immune system enhances helps clear allergies, enhances sleep.

Helps with the respiratory system such as asthma, emphysema, hay fever, migraines, coughs, colds, and flues.

It also neutralizers electromagnetic fields, helps increase concentration, increase lung capacity, adding a warm glow that creates a pleasant atmosphere helping you experience calmness and peace.

When there is moisture in the air and the heat and salt all work together to release the negative ions, the negative ions are like little balls of oxygen that get put into the air, so all three factors, salt moisture and heat produce the negative ions.

If You Don't Experience Any Of The Health Benefits?

Every single person is different, depending on their condition they have.

Some people may notice a great difference, on their health and wellbeing in a day or two.

Someone who suffers greatly with asthma, by having a salt lamp, using them as recommended and using the sizing guide, they will notice a difference in their health and welling.

To a healthy person, they may just feel calm and relaxed.

Solid fact for many years, having a salt lamp burn throughout your home, will dismiss the issues of common allergies and asthma.

Are Himalayan Salt Lamps Fake?

Salt is salt, no matter where they come from, the only concerns is depending on the quality of the salt, and how deep the level of the mines they get them from.

Forever Exotic salt lamps come from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, deep underground of Khewra mines in Pakistan.

How Does It Help With Migraines?

They help with migraines, is that when you breathe in a better-quality air, you have better oxygenation of your blood stream and therefore the brain and body work a lot better, and you have less migraines.

It is like when you go through a tunnel and the air seems to be dirty and sometimes hard to breathe, you feel like your loosing air, the Himalayan salt lamps, by releasing the negative ions creates that better quality air that gives you more function.

Migraines can also be caused by electromagnetic fields, whether it is coming from computers, lap tops, T.V’s. surround systems, smart meters, radio clocks or anything that is plug into a socket, Himalayan salt lamps, neutralizes any electromagnetic fields, which will then help with reduces migraines.

Is There Any Difference Between The Darker Or Lighter Coloured Salt Lamps?

No Difference between a darker salt lamp, mixed salt lamp or a pale salt lamp they all do the same. They all still ionize the air.

The darker salt lamps the heavier the concentration of iron the elements that give the salt lamp it’s colour.

The pure white salt crystal lamps has much less iron therefore has very little or no colour.

As a salt lamp the benefits are still the same, it just comes down to your colour preference.

Where Should I Place My Himalayan Salt Lamp?

Use salt lamps in bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, hallways, baby rooms, or anywhere you want to create a tranquil energy, experience totally calm and peace while relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere.

What Is The Distance They Cover?

All salt lamps sizing does different area coverage’s.

For example, a salt lamp that weights approx 2-3kg will ionize approx 10-12 square meter area, that is suitable for a standard size bedroom.

A 6-8kg Himalayan salt lamp that will ionize approx 30-36 square meter area, suitable for a small open living area or a large lounge room.

If you are looking for an open plan area consisting of a kitchen, dining room, lounge room, and it is approx 55-60 square meter coverage, then we would suggest purchasing a 16-18kg Lamp to cover that area.

All different sized salt lamps will do different areas, so before you choose to ask us to assist you to choose the right salt lamp for you.

A lot of people ask if the tea light candle holders cover a room size, the answer to that question is NO, they only cover their personal space which is one meter by one meter.

How Long Do The Salt Lamps Last?

The Himalayan salt lamps will last FOREVER, if you leave the salt lamps on 24hrs a day, 7days a week.

The heat from the light globe will keep them dry.

Why Do The Salt Lamps Leak?                           

Salt lamps will sweat if exposed to cold temperatures /or high humidity if they are not in use.

They should not sweat if they are switch on.

If you switch off the salt lamp and leave it off for a few days, there is no heat source so therefore the salt lamp will draw in the moisture and start to leak or cry as we say.

If you leave your salt lamp off for a very long time, it will also start to crystalise, this means it will start to drop salt, at the base of the salt lamp and often onto the surface it is sitting on.

By keeping the salt lamps on, 24/7 the heat from the light globe will keep it always dry while activating the negative ions to be released into the air.

We recommend leaving the salt lamps on to get the greatest benefits.

Always switch off the power while changing the light globe or moving the salt lamp.

If you plan not to use the salt lamp for longer period of time or you go away on holidays, we recommend to switch off the salt lamp.

Remove the cord and globe from your salt lamp.

Cover the salt lamp with a plastic bag to prevent moisture being absorbed particularly in humid conditions.

Why Does A Salt Lamp Need Cleaning?

Salt is hygroscopic, which mean it will draw moisture to the salt lamps when they are off.

Sometime in particular moist or humid conditions the salt lamps surface may be slightly damp, they are safe to wipe clean with a damp cloth and leave on.

Before cleaning switch, the salt lamp off, at the power source, wait until the globe cools then remove cord and globe, then clean.

All you need is a damp cloth, make sure you squeeze out excess water as much as possible then wipe clean.

Wipe clean if you have dust particles and then switch on.

After cleaning, replace the cord and globe back into the salt lamp, then switch on and leave on.

This would evaporate the moisture from the surface with heat.

Do not submerge your salt lamp in water.

Do not leave in water.

Do not apply any other cleaning products on the lamp.

How Do I Put My Salt Lamp Together?         

Remove plastic from your salt lamp.

Screw the light globe firmly into the power cord socket.

Gently push in the butterfly metal clips at the bottom of the base and insert the fitting into the base of the salt lamp until the metal clips spring into place.

Place your salt lamp in position and leave on.

Are Salt Lamps Safe To Leave On?

Yes!!! as the salt lamps do not burn, they are recommended to leave on 24/7 as the salt lamps is a natural filter that will rid your home of air pollution and positive ions, working as a natural air purifier, keep the salt lamp on to maintain this purifying effect.

Ensure you use the correct globes for your salt lamps cords.

Make sure when purchasing, buy your salt lamp from a reputable company.

What Globes Do I Use? 

At Forever Exotic we use a 12-watt oven globe in our salt lamps suitable for ovens tempered glass for high heat environment (means the globes will last longer) and it is heat resistant.

It is recommended to replace with a 12watt light globe with the 12v cord.

Please ensure the old 15watt - 240watt no longer work in the new regulation cords.

Ensure to match up the correct globe and cord for your salt lamp.

With new regulations the power cord is converted down to 12v, so only the 12watt globe will work.

Heat Resistant Globe suitable for Salt Lamps and Selenite Lamps.

12-watt globe suitable for ovens tempered glass for high heat environment (means the globes will last longer).

•Globe Type: Small Edison Screw E14 (14mm)
•Glass cover Surface treatment: Transparent
•Average Life: 4000 hours
•Base Type: E14
•Wattage: 12w
•Voltage: 12v
•Colour Temperature: Clear
•Application: Domestic, Commercial
•Base Material: Nickel Plated

A lot of other companies do sell night light globes, we try to avoid selling them, due to the fact that those globes blow out very quickly.

They have a very thin glass, oven globes have a thicker tempered glass and better filaments so they last a lot longer.

What Do I Do When Globes Pop All The Time?

It is very frustrating when globes pop for no apparent reason.

Globes can last a week or even years, they are a bit temperamental, so make sure you place your salt lamp in a stationary position.

It is best not to move your salt lamp when they are switched on, or when the globe is still hot, globes may pop if the salt lamp is exposed to vibration, make sure that the salt lamps is not touching the side of the salt or pushed up too far inside the cavity.

Make sure the light globe is screwed in firmly.

Can I Use A LED light In My Salt Lamps?
NO as the led lights do not generate heat.

Can I Use A Dimmer Light In My Salt Lamps?

We recommend NOT to use dimmer switches as you need the heat to release negative ions into the air.

What Is The Best Cords To Use In My Salt Lamps?

Power cords are compiled and built to Australian standard and tested for Australian standard as extra protection.

They are extra insulated to stop interference with other electrical appliances.

Our lamp fittings have extra features with the cord being 1.9m long, input adapter – 220-240 v, and output adapter - 12v

An extra seal for the light globe approved by an independent quality control supervisor ensuring quality.

It is recommended to replace with a 12w -12v light globe with this 12v dc  

Ensure to match up the correct cord and globe for your salt lamp.

With new regulations the power cord is converted down to 12v.

Length: 1.9 Metres Long 12v dc

Adapter - 220-240 v

Three months warranty on cords.


Compliance with the Australian EMC regulations are mandatory and apply to almost all electronic products supplied to the Australian Market.

Do They Require A lot Of Maintenance?

NO! As long you leave your salt lamps on All Day...and Everyday....24/7.

If the salt lamps are not being use for a period of time or you go away on holidays, switch off the salt lamps, remove cord and globe, cover with a plastic bag to avoid moisture getting to the salt lamp.

Replace globe as needed with a 15watt oven globe.


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