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My Salt Lamp sweats - What can I do?
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From: Carmen
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 2:57 PM
Subject: - Discount Prices on Healing Crystals, Minerals & Tumbled Stones

The Salt Crystal I received as a Christmas present "sweats" an odorless but somewhat oily substance.  I had in on my nightstand but had to remove it because of the liquid accumulated beneath the lamp.  I was concerned that it would damage the wood and it was also not very appealing to have a wet surface on my nightstand.  Is this a normal occurance for these salt crystals?  What can I do to stop this?


Thanks for your email.  I am sorry for the difficulty you are having with your salt lamp.  This issue can occur with Salt Lamps when they are placed in a humid environment or if they get wet.   Because the Salt Lamp is carved from genuine salt, it can "melt" when it encounters water or if it placed in a location with high humidity.   Unfortunately, the salt lamp is not defective, but it should be placed in a location with less humidity to avoid this condition. 
To restore your salt lamp to its original condition, you can gently scrub the surface of the salt lamp with a brush to remove some of the white chalky residue.  Then, to dry out your salt lamp before placing it in a new location, you can remove the cord and place the salt lamp in your oven (without the cord) at a very low temperature (+/-200 degrees) for a short time.    The salt lamp with dry out quickly and thoroughly using this method, but please check your lamp frequently to ensure that it does not stay in too long.
I hope this helps and that you end up enjoying your salt lamp in a different location.    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.


Posted on January 09, 2007
  I have found that slat lamps tend to oxidise more if they are turned off. So I if I need to turn mine off for any length of time I cover it with something that wil prevent light from penetrating on it, Such as material, brown paper, Is the oven method for restoration or purely to dry out the salt? OVER THE YRS MINE HAS SEEMED to loose a bit of its colour and is chalky. I just tried the brush but it didn't remove much. I think its in need of a polish  (Submitted by: delictible on September 17, 2015)
  High quality Black Salt. Black salt is also known as kala namak. It is a special type of Indian mineral salt with a distinctive / sulfurous flavor. It is not interchangeable with sea salt or table salt because of it's distinct flavor. It is rich in iron.

For more details visit our website.  (Submitted by: Gaurang on October 19, 2010)

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