Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
May 01, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-36849  
Entity Registrant Name NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 59-2705336  
Entity Address, Address Line One Units 1205-07, 12F  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Mira Place Tower A  
Entity Address, Address Line Three 132 Nathan Road  
Entity Address, City or Town Tsimshatsui  
Entity Address, Country HK  
City Area Code 852  
Local Phone Number 3107-0800  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share  
Trading Symbol NHTC  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   11,422,539
Entity Central Index Key 0000912061  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false