Those Himalayan Salt Lamps Everyone's Obsessed With Now Come in Skull Form

Taysha Murtaugh
Photo credit: Houzz

From House Beautiful

Halloween lovers, contain your screams: We just found the decorating idea of your dreams (or rather, your nightmares). Those trendy Himalayan salt lamps that went viral last year now come in skull form-just in time for October 31.

The creepy-cool shape is a perfect fit for the fall holiday (and a bit more practical than those scream-worthy skull logs that were all the rage last year).

Never mind their nefarious form. Far from scary, these fixtures might actually be the secret to feeling happier at home this Halloween season.

Made from chunks of pure Himalayan salt, the lamps let off a warm, relaxing glow thanks to a lightbulb placed below. Plus, they're said to improve air quality by releasing negative ions, which neutralize toxins.

While studies have yet to confirm the claims, some swear by the product's ability to alleviate allergies, soothe stress, and promote better sleep. Others use the lamps as night lights or meditation lights.

The skull versions might be a bit eerie for the average person's bedroom, but how cool would they look in the entryway where you greet trick-or-treaters?

At $115 a pop, the hand-carved Himalayan salt lamp at Houzz is pricier, but you can find more affordable options (from $18) on Amazon.

Rather than being made entirely of salt, these other skull lamps consist of a metal base filled with smaller chunks of salt.

Both designs boast a dimmer switch control and, as a bonus, the Omonic version even comes with a salt candle holder.

Salt lamps have been around for decades, but they only recently resurfaced in stores. It's easy to see why: The trend is a triple-threat, serving as decor, lighting, and an air purifier all in one.

Despite its deadly appearance, these lamps can be left out year-round. Not a fan of skulls? They come in other iterations, including classic crystal, leaf, pinecone, and even cat shapes.

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