Himalayan Crystal Salt Candle Holder

Himalayan Crystal Salt Candle Holder

It is how my love for this pink-colored salt all started. A few years ago, I received a Himalayan crystal salt candle holder as a Christmas gift.

Instantly, I fell in love with its beauty when I lit a candle in it. I was staring at the soothing amber grow and wondering, is this really salt?

And you know what I did after that. No, I couldn’t resist the temptation and Yes, it was salty!

Now I cannot live without the salt candle holders.

For my job, I work many hours in front of the computer. Perhaps, you do too. Then, you know the exhausting feeling afterward. The eyes are tired, the body feels stiff, and entirely you feel energyless. It’s because of the electronic vibrations that bombard our body.

So now, this is what I do on my desk when I work. (please don’t laugh!) They say Himalayan salt neutralizes harmful electro-pollution. At first, I was skeptical and simply lit them in the study because they are pretty. Now, I know they purify the air. I do feel the difference!

Himalayan salt candle holder

See how pretty these Candle Holders are

Health Benefits

After you’ve lit a candle in the salt candle holder, leave it for a few minutes and touch it. You can feel that the candle holder is nicely heated. It never gets too hot to touch.

It is believed that, when it’s heated, Himalayan crystal salt emits negative ions into the air.

In this modern era, we are all exposed to excessive positive ions from electronic devices, right? They weaken our physical strength. Heated Himalayan salt binds those excessive positive ions with their negative ions. As a result, it neutralizes electro-pollution and reduces allergens and irritants.  It helps to cleanse the indoor air.

Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence on its effectiveness as an air purifier. I cannot present here any proof. All I can say is that I do feel better when surrounded by the heated candle holders. I normally light 5 to 6 of them when I am working in my study as you saw in the photo.

I also have a very sensitive respiratory system and tend to sneeze with the slightest change of temperature or dust in the air. But when I light candles in the Himalayan salt candle holders, I sneeze a lot less or it completely stops.

himalayan salt candle holders
Salt Candle Holders in our living room

Another thing I noticed is the SMELL in the air. When I leave the room, for example, to get a cup of coffee in the kitchen and come back, as I open the door I can totally smell the cleanness of the air. It clearly smells different from other rooms in the house.

You know the smell of the pure air, like when you are walking in the woods or standing right by a huge waterfall. It is that kind of smell. Too bad that I cannot attach the smell to this blog!

So to me, I don’t need any scientific proof. I know Himalayan salt candle holders are good for me and so I use them.

The purification may not be so evident with just one candle holder. Try lighting 3 to 5 in a room. Close the door. Leave the room and re-enter after some time passed. You should be able to clearly feel that the air has changed.

These candle holders are very affordable, $7 to $10/each usually. Why not give them a try for yourself? Even if they didn’t work for your symptom, they are at least very pretty to look at.

Affordable Candle Holders 

Some candle holders are manufactured in particular shapes such as a cube, triangle, heart, star or diamond.

I list some of my recommendations here. You can find all of them at Amazon.

disclaimer: Pricing may be different from listing below as Amazon pricing can change from day to day, and they also offer daily deals. 

Natural (Pack of 2) – $19.95

HEART (Pack of 2) – $12.99

With 2 Holes – $19.99

Natural (Pack of 2) – $14.99

Votive – $9.99

What Type of Candles Do I Use?

Himalayan Salt Candle Holders all take tea light candles.

Just place a tea candle in the holder and light it. The hole could be quite deep for a bigger one. The largest one I have is 5-inches tall with a 4-inch deep hole.

I recommend that you use a fireplace lighter with a long neck just like I did in the video above. Once lit, it starts radiating the soothing rosy light and one candle normally lasts 4-5 hours in these salt candle holders.

One thing to note. Not all candle holders are created equally. Sometimes you may find your tea candle may be a little too large to fit your particular holder. If you find the hole be a bit too tight for your tea candles, there is a simple solution. No need to scrape or drill the hole! Just fill the hole with water and it will get wider. It is salt after all. 🙂

TEALIGHT CANDLES (Unscented) Set of 125 – $13.95


These candle holders are made of salt, so please do not wash them. They are going to dissolve away!

If it gets dirty, or dark with soot you simply wipe the area gently with a damp cloth.

A Himalayan crystal salt candle holder makes for great company during your bath time after a long day. But be careful not to leave it behind in the humid bathroom as the water condensation will slowly begin to dissolve the salt candle holder. I’ve found it to be ok for the length of a normal bath time.

I once took a super long bath after a super long day and had a salt candle holder on the counter. It was truly rejuvenating to be relaxing in a warm bath as looking at the gentle amber glow.

However, I totally forgot to remove it from our tiny bathroom filled with steam. Next morning, I found the salt candle holder had started dissolving onto the counter! I could tell as some salt particles were forming around the base of the candle holder.

himalayan salt lamp health benefits
I always light 5-6 candles to cleanse the air

Himalayan Crystal Salt Candle Holder

For a romantic dinner with your significant other or to nurture yourself in solitude, a Himalayan crystal salt candle holder would be a wonderful addition to the atmosphere.

The glowing amber color truly soothes your feelings. It indeed is a precious gift from Mother Earth.

It also makes a great gift for your loved ones. I have given salt candle holders to many friends for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, Christmas or just to cheer them up or make them smile.

I am a huge fan of other Himalayan salt products as well. I own many lamps, cooking boards, and cooking salt. They are pretty to look at and healthy to consume. Himalayan pink salt indeed added a pleasure to my everyday life. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any comments or questions, please do leave them below!

Your friend,



  1. These candle holders look beautiful. I love burning candles and I also have a sensitive respiratory system so I am definitely considering purchasing these in order to purify the air. I’ll have to be careful to not light it in extra moist conditions to prevent it from dissolving.

    Thanks for sharing this and keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Ian,

      Thanks for visiting my site. Himalayan salt candle holders will be a great addition to your home especially if you have a sensitive respiratory system like I do. They are definitely not expensive and not only pretty to look at but also improve the indoor air for you. Many of my candle holders were between $10-$15 and after using them for a few years, they haven’t changed in size or its effects.


  2. Wow! I love the benefits of Himalayan Crystal salt candle holders. I didn’t know about them until I read this. I love the natural shapes, although the heart and diamonds looks nice as well. Your post was very informative and I will definitely ordering some soon! I even bookmarked your site so that I can follow your posts!

    1. Hi Mia,

      Welcome to my website and I’m glad you enjoyed the information I share! Himalayan candle holders are inexpensive and yet quite special. I have a bunch at home and still keep adding more to my collections.

      My most favorite is those with natural shapes just like you but if I ever purchased the heart or diamonds ones, which I most likely will, I will share the reviews with you here on my site.

      I have five candle holders lit right at this moment as I write this reply to you. If you sit many hours in front of PC like I do, I highly recommend you to have some nearby!


  3. I love these candle holders! Very unique and very pretty! Wow, and the benefits are awesome. My son sneezes all the time, so he would benefit from these. Do they put out any kind of scent at all? I would love to be able to have a scent as well. I guess I could buy scented tea lights. I like the natural with the single hole the best. Very wonderful candle! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hello, thank you for commenting. I’m glad you like them. They truly are pretty, aren’t they?

      No, they are completely unscented. You can of course use scented tealight candles if you want a scent as well. I sometimes do the same.

      I love the natural rock shape the most too, and my friends seem to enjoy them the most. Surprisingly, many people still do not know about this attractive candle holders and get excited when they receive one as a gift.

      I bought some at Whole Foods too but it’s way cheaper at Amazon and the quality is good too. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!


    1. Hello mona,

      If you want to enlarge the holes of the lamps, you can first remove all the bulb components from the rock salt. Then, you can run water into the hold of the rock salt to reshape it. It is salt after all. I’ve never tried it with a lamp but I do it all the time with candle holders when the holes are too small to take tealight candles. Just be careful as the rock salt for lamps could be quite heavy. Hope it helps. Let me know if it worked!



  4. My mother recently got me some tea candles for my birthday last week. It was good that I found out that these candle holders are made of salt, so I cannot wash them. I will be sure to keep that in mind as to not wash the crystal salt candle holders!

    1. Hi Jenna,

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, please do not wash these candle holders! When it gets dirty, you can casually wipe it with a damp cloth. Enjoy the salt candle holders that you got. I am sure they will add joy and comfort to your days!


  5. Hello, these are really nice and I’m interested in getting some, but does the burning candle put pollutants into the air and offset the purifying benefits of the salt?

    1. Hi Allison,

      I am not sure about burning candles emitting pollutants. All I can say is that the air is totally different in the room when I have 4 to 5 salt candle holders lit. And I don’t even use expensive soy tea candles or anything like that. I normally use inexpensive tealight candles from nearby grocery stores (since I light many of them so frequently). I don’t believe it offsets the benefits of the Himalayan salt.


  6. I have been wanting to get the lamp and the one that holds a tea light candle because when my husband and I got a cold a few weeks ago and it took us 2 weeks to get over the annoying coughs and sinus congestion. I am still having a little congestion. Reading your blog is getting me excited about going and buying these this week. I was looking at the candle holder tonight at Walmart and almost bought it. I will for sure now. We need the clean air in our home asap. Thank you for info about this product I was needing!

    1. Hi Connie,

      I hope by now you’re feeling better and enjoying the candle holders. Just so you know, to really feel the difference in the room you need several of these candle holders lit.
      Enjoy the soothing amber glow!


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