Love your Himalayan salt lamp? Here's why you need a Himalayan salt candle holder

Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored
Updated Mon August 5, 2019

Himalayan salt lamps are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Himalayan salt lamps are said to offer a host of wellness benefits that transform everything from air quality to lighting, providing a peaceful respite from the outside world. That's just what you need at the end of a long, stressful day.

What is Himalayan salt therapy?

The science behind Himalayan salt therapy is fairly simple. Basically, the pink salt, when heated, is said to release negative ions. This is what binds to dust particles and improves the overall air quality of your home, which is especially important if someone suffers from respiratory issues. One study also determined that exposure to Himalayan salt lamps helped to decrease symptoms of depression and boosted mood.

What is a Himalayan salt candle holder?

If you're in love with your salt lamp, or are looking for a new way to incorporate the benefits of Himalayan salt therapy without investing in yet another heavy decor piece, why not try a Himalayan salt candle holder?

The heat from the candle will help the surrounding Himalayan salt release negative ions in the air, so you can easily add one to your home while still maintaining the benefits of a traditional lamp. Since they're smaller and provide a soft, soothing yellow light, you can incorporate them almost anywhere you need a little pick me up — from your bedroom to your dining table. And if you need to figure out which ones to buy, well ... that's our specialty.

Below, check out several outstanding options for Himalayan salt candle holders, both in terms of style and price point. As an added bonus, they're relatively affordable as well, so you can be sure to find one that will fit your budget, no matter what.

Made of 100 percent Himalyan pink salt crystal, each of these Himalayan Glow Salt Candle Holders, set of four ($21.99; bedbathandbeyond.com) weighs only 2 pounds and measures at 3.5 inches in height, making them a truly versatile option that will fit in your home wherever you need them. The soft pink light is also extremely soothing, so definitely consider buying these candle holders if you're feeling particularly anxious or stressed.

If you love Himalayan salt therapy, but aren't a fan of the bright pink color, Mockins six-pack Natural White Himalayan Salt Tea Light Candle Holder ($24.99; amazon.com) is perfect for you. The natural white light provides a more rustic look, which is ideal if you're more into earthy woods than pops of color. Crafted exclusively from salt mines in Pakistan, each candle also comes equipped with a lifetime guarantee, so you can be rest assured you're getting a quality product.

If you want something a little different, the Yin Yang Tea Light Candle Holder Set ($30; urbanoutfitters.com) might be just the dose of zen your home needs. Symbolizing the ancient Chinese principles of yin and yang that suggest opposing forces can actually be complementary, the candles display different hues, but nestle together perfectly to form the ultimate statement piece.

To incorporate the Himalayan salt trend without spending a fortune, definitely consider these Crystal Allies Natural Himalayan Salt Candle Holders ($8.99; amazon.com). They cost less than $10, so this budget option can't be beat in terms of quality. Each piece has been uniquely handcrafted from pure Himalayan salt, allowing for a slightly different shade and shape. They're a fun, eclectic addition to your home.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.