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Why is my salt lamp leaking water?

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By Andrew Smith

Himalayan salt lamps are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb moisture from the air around us. In a way you could say they sweat! If you are then wondering why your Himalayan salt lamp is leaking water, this really is a normal occurrence. It’s also much more like to happen in climates with high humidity (Northern Queensland for example).

When your salt lamp is not turned on of course there is now no heat source to evaporate the moisture. The moisture in the air is attracted to the surface of the salt lamp and it can cause pools of water to form at the base of the lamp. This can also lead to damaged furniture.

So what's the best solution you ask? Make sure you are keeping your lamp switched on as much as possible. Follow the care instructions on our website and also be sure to place your lamp on a dish or saucer if you are worried about the furniture underneath.

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