Why is my salt candle holder leaking water?

If you own a salt candle holder made of Himalayan salt, you will soon be asking the question 'Why is my salt candle holder leaking water?'

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Does this sound familiar?

"I can't believe it, another leak in my home! I swear, it's like I'm living in a water park. I mean, I already have to clean up after my kids all day, now I have to add a pool of water to the list? It's just so frustrating! I don't have the time or energy to deal with this. I swear, if it's not one thing, it's another. I just can't catch a break. I'm thinking of just buying a raft and calling it a day."

Obviously, I've exagerrated this a little, but you get my point. The last thing you want is another leak or having a wet candle holder.

Why does Himalayan Salt leak or sweat?

And when it comes to Himalayan Salt, these things do leak.

Himalayan salt can "sweat" or release water droplets due to the natural process of hygroscopy.

Hygroscopy is the ability of a material to absorb moisture from the air.

The salt in the lamp absorbs moisture from the air and when the air becomes cooler, the absorbed moisture can condense on the surface of the salt and form droplets of water. This is a natural process and is not harmful to the lamp or to the people around it.

Himalayan salt candle holders

As you know, these salt candle holders are made from Himalayan salt and need to be kept warm or else the moisture will be too much and start to run.

The thing is, you normally put a small tealight candle in them, and there just isn't enough heat to stop them from leaking or sweating.

This is the main reason we do not sell Himalayan salt candle holders as the number of complaints would be too high.

At the very least, you should know how to care for Himamalyan salt to stop them from leaking.

Truth be told, you are probably best just to get rid of them and choose a much better tealight candle holder for your home.