Salt Block Safety, Cooking and Care Instructions


Salt lamps work well in most conditions, however as salt is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air) salt lamps should not be used outdoors or in areas of high humidity such as bathrooms. Nor should they be placed next to water features, fish tanks, evaporative coolers etc.

If your lamp becomes dusty, gently wipe down with a damp cloth. Don’t wash with water as this will dissolve the salt. If your lamp gets wet, switch off the power source, remove the cord and bulb and dry with a cloth. You may lightly use a scorer on excessive dirt. Then allow the lamp to dry naturally (indoors) or by replacing the globe and cord and activating the lamp.

As with any electrical device, if you believe that water may have entered the socket,  switch, or power cable, proceed with caution. Switch off the lamp at the wall and replace the cord and globe immediately.

When not in use (one week in non humid conditions, one day in humid or tropical), consider storing your lamp in a plastic bag to help prevent weeping or sweating. 

Salt lamp globes keep best if the lamp is in a stationary position and not subject to vibration.  If the globe fails often, please check that it is screwed in firmly and that it is not touching the surface of the lamp.

Take care when placing salt lamps on delicate surfaces, particularly if you have a lamp with a stone base.


Salt Block Safety, Cooking and Care Instructions

The key rules for salt block cooking success:

  1. Heat cookware grade salt blocks only
  2. Heat them slowly
  3. Temper blocks if using oven
  4. Use proper had protection and tools
  5. Sear the moist
  6. Sizzel the fatty
  7. Take your time with the thick
  8. Cool before cleaning
  9. Scrub and sponge damp, not wet
  10. Take care at all times, safety first

A salt block is not a factory-fresh steel skillet, it is a natural crystal and requires special treatment and care. 

  • Salt blocks can crack, so heat them slowly.
  • Salt blocks can pop.
  • Salt blocks get very hot. Handle them only very briefly, using extreme caution, wearing professional high-temperature oven mitts.
  • Salt blocks can hold enormous heat energy. Ensure there is adequate insulation between salt blocks and tables or counters.

Disclaimer: Cooking on salt blocks poses risks. If you wish to cook with one, please understand that you assume all responsibility.  The supplier of this product is not responsible for any damages, injury, or loss related to the use of Himalayan salt products.