Chances are you’ve seen, or at least heard of pink Himalayan salt lamps at some point or another. These lamps, which are made from chunks of pink salt mined directly from the Himalayas, have been popping up left and right in big-name stores in recent years. When lit from the inside, these lamps emit a warm, calming glow.
Aside from their decorative flair, proponents of Himalayan salt lamps claim that adding a salt lamp to the spaces you occupy the most, like your office, bedroom or living room, will purify the air—but are those benefits hyped? Here’s what you should know.