Himalayan salt lamps are decorative lights you can buy for your home. They are carved out of pink Himalayan salt and believed to have various health benefits. In fact, advocates of salt lamps claim they can clean the air in your home, soothe allergies, boost your mood and help you sleep. However, others question whether these claims have any merit. Himalayan salt lamps are made by placing a light bulb inside large chunks of Pink Himalayan Salt They have a distinctive look and emit a warming, pink glow when lit. True Himalayan salt lamps are made from salt harvested from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. Salt sourced from this area is believed to be millions of years old, and although it’s very similar to table salt the small amounts of minerals it contains give it a pink color. Many people choose to buy Himalayan salt lamps simply because they like the way they look and enjoy the ambiance the pink light creates in their homes. Meanwhile, others find their supposed health benefits alluring.