Mother’s Day: Embracing Self-Care and Resilience

Guest Author: Melissa Van Riper 

When I was pregnant with my Daughter, I had a doctor who was bullying me about my weight. So, I found a prenatal yoga class a few towns away. I fell in love with the community and sisterhood our teacher, Kelly, had created. I have never felt so comfortable around women before. We were all in different phases of pregnancy, so almost every week, someone gave birth and graduated from the Mommy and Me class. So, to keep these women in my life, I created a Facebook group, and each week, I would quietly go over to a few people and ask if I could add them to my group so that we could stay in touch. Never in my life could I have predicted that my Yoga Mommies Facebook group would be what it is today. After we started having our babies and venturing out to different Mommy & Baby and music classes, the group began to grow. It was more than play dates; it was a trusted, safe space to know we were not alone. It was here that I found my tribe.

In 2013, I was going through the divorce process. I was 33 years old, and my Daughter was barely 2. I had given up my career and didn’t have any savings. I was alone in a house I couldn’t afford with a baby I adored. I had always had a host of unexplained medical problems and never really felt “healthy.” But when I was nursing my Daughter, I felt grounded and balanced despite the lack of sleep and emotional turmoil I was going through. 

To “find myself again,” I was drawn to a Pranic healing center in my town. They had a free community night every week. I convinced my Mother to stay with my Daughter while I took an hour for myself. There, I met a lovely healer named Marie. Pranic healing is energy healing without touching. After our first session, Marie pulled me into the hallway and said, “Listen, honey, I don’t know what’s going on with you, but you have the most depleted Chakras I have ever seen.” I knew I was pretty bad, but I didn’t realize how bad it was. She recommended “Radical self-care.” Before I heard those words, I considered self-care as getting a pedicure or taking a bath…… yes those things can be nice, but they are forms of grooming. Radical self-care is healing from the inside out. I proceeded to go back to her every week. 

Then, in October of that year, I had a freak accident that landed me in the hospital for two weeks. I was terrified. That was the first time I had ever been away for the night from my Daughter. They admitted me to the stroke floor and said I had to have an Angiogram, which at the time felt scary. I called one of my friends, who I thought had been through something similar with her husband, and I broke down on the phone, saying how scared and alone I felt. 

The angiogram showed that I didn’t have a stroke, “just” two torn vertebral arteries in my neck. When I wheeled into my new room on the Neuro floor, I met the most lovely human being, Stephanie. She was sitting up in her bed with her husband next to her; she was a beacon of light, and I now refer to her as my guardian angel. She was battling brain cancer and had the most positive attitude and kind spirit I have ever witnessed. I was only with her for one night, but her amazing attitude towards life has inspired me to this day (Sadly, Stephanie lost her battle against cancer seven months later). Her positive attitude set the tone for my reawakening. I was surrounded by my family and my friends. I had so many visitors. My Yoga Mommy friends cooked for me and brought me treats and magazines. One even made plant-based milk for my Daughter because of the meds I had to stop nursing. I left the hospital two weeks later, feeling more loved than I ever had before. 

I had a rough road to recovery, but it was radical self-care, and the love of the strong women that I surrounded myself with that got me through rebuilding my life.

I can remember my first Mother’s Day after my divorce. I took my Daughter out to get our favorite gluten-free pancakes. I looked around at all of these big tables with families celebrating the women in their lives. Then I looked across the table at my toddler. She was the reason I learned to celebrate myself. Fast-forward 10 years, and now we always do something together.

To me, Mother’s Day is about celebrating the aspect of myself that I love the most but am most critical of. 

Being a strong Single Mom practically kills me every day. We were designed to raise our babies in a village, but now we must build our tribes. It feels hard because it is hard. We aren’t meant to do it alone. 

These are some of the self-care practices that I have adopted over the years

  • Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Weight training
  • Sauna – I read in the sauna
  • Stretching
  • Self-love
  • Massages
  • Skincare
  • Healthy meals
  • Eating Brisket alone in my car
  • AcupunctureEssential oils
  • Cryotherapy
  • Pranic healing
  • Eating fancy chocolate alone
  • Active rest
  • PEMF mat
  • Acupressure
  • Red light therapy
  • Walks with friends
  • Saying No
  • Removing toxins 
  • Volunteering
  • Acupuncture
  • Journaling/ brain dump
  • Drawing
  • Singing horribly in my car
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Cleaning my kitchen listening to 90’s R&B
  • Vibration resonance therapy
  • Soaking in the tub with a fancy bath bomb
  • Hiking
  • Finding a job that I love and feel supported and set up for success.

I’m not going to tell you to get lots of sleep or reduce stress because every time I read that advice, I roll my eyes and say that it doesn’t apply to any Moms I know. 

Find the things that make your soul happy.

Self-care makes you a better Mom. You don’t need permission to do this. You are the only one that is going to take care of you. You can’t take care of your family if you aren’t well. I lead by example; I take time to do something for myself every day. Sometimes, it’s reading for 30 minutes in my Infrared Sauna, taking a walk with my Daughter while we talk, and sometimes, it’s an at-home spa night. This shows my Daughter that I am strong and human and shows her how to do the same for herself.

This is to say, take care of yourself and nourish your female friendships. They are the people who will save you when everything falls apart. Celebrate yourself and the strong women around you.

Happy Mother’s Day to Mothers everywhere. I see you, I feel you. Take some time to honor and celebrate yourself. You are amazing, and you are worth it.

Inside Look: How the Moms at Clearlight Get Their Self-Care

It’s no secret that finding a little “Me Time” is hard for the mothers in our lives, so we polled the team at Clearlight to hear how the mothers in our midst find their personal sanctuaries in between their hectic schedules. 

Jessica McCullum, Project Manager

I LOVE working for such a revolutionary line of wellness products made possible by Clearlight.  I am a mother of 3 children on the Autism spectrum, as well as the founder of a small nonprofit advocating for resources for the Autism community here in Hawaiʻi.

My children struggle with inflammation and a lot of other respiratory issues given their compromised immune systems.  My eldest daughter, Ava, is nonverbal so our communication challenges are exponential especially when she is unable to voice when she is not feeling well.  We swear by the HALO ONE that carries us through continual viral illnesses as well as inflammatory struggles that cause a lot of chesty coughs and irritability.  We get ahead of the game by using the HALO ONE as recommended once per week for preventative care.  We pair this with a nightly routine of AROMA ONE aromatherapy to make sure we get a good nightʻs sleep (which is not easy to come by).  At the end of the day, I make sure that I bathe myself in the PERSONAL Tower Red Light Therapy to ground myself, as being a mother of children of special needs can be incredibly overwhelming and Iʻm constantly battling that “fight or flight” mode of anxiety, and mental health is a continual work in progress for me.  

We continue to research the best in the wellness industry as a family living with Autism, so I am confident in saying that I am caring for my family in all facets of parenting, while also showing up to work everyday to further promote the science and the quality of this dr-designed, cutting edge technology.  We very much look forward to exploring the endless benefits that is made available by Clearlight, including but not limited to Chromotherapy, Vibrational Resonance Therapy, Infrared Therapy, and much more as we grow along with such a fantastic company that is just good for us, as well as the rest of the world that we live in.



Jordann Bohlin, Customer Experience Representative

I am pregnant currently and the HALO ONE® is great for my shortness of breath, haha! The Red Light PERSONAL is great for my aches and pains as well!




Melissa Van Riper, Consumer Product Manager

Being a strong Single Mom practically kills me everyday. We were designed to raise our babies in a village but now we need to build our own tribes. It feels hard because it is hard. We aren’t meant to do it alone. Take some time to honor and celebrate yourself. You are amazing and you are worth it.  

Read Melissa’s Full Story Here



Patty Ryan, Infrared Sauna Specialist 

I have two older kids who are back at home for a bit longer for schooling. I rely on my Sanctuary 2 for my relaxation and time out from the kids and dogs. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis this past year and am doing my best to stay off medication! I have the Red Light CORE and HALO ONE® mounted inside my sauna. I love that I can do my sauna and red light at the same time! We also have the Amethyst PEMF Mat at my family’s beach house in Florida. When you have a sauna at home and travel away, you sure do miss it! The Amethyst Mat helps me relax and also helps with any joint pain/inflammation that I have. 




Danielle Yanke, VP of Marketing

Being a toddler mom means having a little shadow accompany me everywhere and at all times, which includes personal self-care time. (Maybe that makes it “Us Care?”) But I don’t mind being able to cuddle together on our Amethyst PEMF mat, because she likes to fiddle with the settings while I absorb her snuggles.



Dana Young, Public Relations

As the mom of triplet girls, I have a sign in our house that reads “Good Things Come In Threes.”  And, I can tell you that this is absolutely true. From our favorite childhood fairy tales to Chinese proverbs and even the movies, my trio are living proof that people and things that come in threes are often luckier, more entertaining, and more effective than most other combinations. So, of course the Clearlight products that I swear by—but often have to wrestle back from my hat trick of 21 year olds—are our red light therapy tower suite of wellness solutions!  For me, there’s nothing better after an Oakland run or a morning of stand up paddling in Alameda than to plop myself in front of my CORE Tower to get the tightness out of my limbs. 

For the trio, they love using red light therapy to help with skin clarity, acne reduction as well as stress relief from internship project deadlines and finals—before and after exams. My husband, who has early onset Parkinsons, uses red light to help lessen the symptoms that often come with the disease, including heaviness in his arms, leg cramps and increased fatigue. Almost every night, he uses red light therapy as he drifts off to sleep to ensure a good night’s rest.  And, since Clearlight now offers three red light towers (the Personal, the CORE, and a 3rd, the FULL BODY Tower—coming soon!) in our wellness family of products, I’d say the proverb of 3s is spot on!



Pilot Dad’s Self Care Travel Tips: Taking Flight On and Off the Ground

Guest Post By: Doyle Tonneson


As a Major Airline International Pilot, I have realized how much Americans love to explore unique cultures and traditions. Traveling is one of the greatest ways to do so. It comes with some cons, though, and travel plans can quickly be impaired if you have severe jet lag. From temporary sleep disorder to just the feeling of tiredness after a long plane journey, these are things you don’t want to experience when you plan on hitting the ground running and seeing new sites.

But, there’s good news. As an athletic #girldad who is always chasing around my dancing queen, I found myself missing a key ingredient to my fitness lifestyle. The key was gaining the knowledge of HEAT therapy and the benefits of an infrared sauna. I purchased a Sanctuary 3 Full Spectrum 3-Person Infrared Sauna from Clearlight and I can honestly say it’s been a game changer that I’ve implemented into my daily routine and pre/post trip regimen. I can relieve any discomforts of traveling and finish a long haul trip feeling refreshed, thanks to Clearlight.


Pilot Doyle Tonneson in Cockpit of Plane


Piloting Your Health with Self Care While Traveling


Better Mood

I’ve found that hot stimulation in a sauna can act as a mood enhancer and also promotes a feeling of contentment. My wife always jokes with me – anytime I get a little “moody” she tells me to “go sit in the sauna” – hahaha! That in and of itself says a lot about the experience, pleasure and overall well-being I get from my infrared. The calming effect reduces cortisol levels and positively impacts my mind and body.


Muscle Relief

As for flying internationally, 95 percent of my flights are 8+hours. Flying for this long can cause muscles to stiffen, poor circulation from long periods of sitting, and dehydration as a result of climbing and descending through different cabin pressure altitudes. Lengthy flights also add to joint and muscle spasm. For me, a hot sauna session is an excellent way to heal my sore body parts. I make it a priority when returning home from a trip to always get in a sauna session for at least 30 mins before I tackle my “Honey Do” list.


Improved Sleep

Another benefit I’ve found within a few sessions is how much better I’m sleeping. Jet lag is no joke and causes a mismatch between your daily ‘rhythm’ and a new time zone (sometimes 5-7 hour time zone changes within one sequence) – so  I’m always at risk for this to have a potential impact on my mental performance. This psychological condition can cause disturbed sleep. As a pilot, we have strict guidelines on what we can and cannot take during duty so I cannot and do not take any medication or sleeping aids.

I now rely on my sauna to help combat insomnia. And, I’ve found the infrared heat automatically increases my melatonin production – a sleep-inducing hormone which helps me doze away faster than usual when I am resting between flights. And, this offers a much milder therapy than medicines and is something that won’t jeopardize my career.


Pilot Doyle Tonneson’s Clearlight Infrared Sauna Setup


The Key Components to a Healthy Lifestyle


These infrared sauna sessions are powerful to me and also help mitochondria reach my body at a cellular level. I can truly say that my sauna sessions pre and post-flight are the best approaches to boosting stamina and energy – not to mention just sweating out all the toxins I’ve picked up along the route. Without a doubt this has been the best investment to date.

For me, I have always said there are three key components to a healthy lifestyle:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Exercise
  3. Sleep

And, I’ve now added a 4th must – heat therapy. It’s really just as important as the first three. And, an added bonus, my wife, Josie Tonneson, has joined me in our Sanctuary and she’s feeling better than she ever has. Together, we are getting to instill this practice with my daughter (8 years old) as she watches my every step into the sauna and I know it’s molding into her what a healthy lifestyle should be.

2024 Health Trends: From Infrared Saunas to Blue Zone Diets

In an era where health and wellness have become paramount, 2024 promises to be a year of significant trends shaping how we approach self-care, fitness, and longevity. From cutting-edge technologies and ancient rituals turned modern, to the rise of at-home health and the adoption of Blue Zone diets, individuals are increasingly seeking holistic approaches to well-being. Let’s delve into the key trends defining health in 2024. 


Infrared Saunas


In recent years, saunas have evolved from mere indulgences to essential components of holistic health routines. Among these, infrared saunas have surged in popularity, boasting a 40% increase in usage compared to last year according to Yelp research. What makes them stand out is their ability to penetrate the skin deeply, offering health benefits like detoxification, pain relief, and improved circulation.

This trend isn’t just about sweating it out; it’s about embracing a comprehensive approach to self-care. Infrared saunas are often paired with other therapies such as halotherapy, red light therapy, PEMF, chromotherapy, VRT, and aromatherapy, amplifying their holistic benefits. From prestigious spas to local wellness centers and even home setups, these energizing pods have become accessible to all.

The trend reflects a shift toward integrating rejuvenating experiences seamlessly into daily life, where individuals prioritize both physical and mental well-being. As the sauna experience continues to evolve, so does our understanding of its potential health benefits, driving further interest in sauna “biohacking” for personalized wellness optimization.


Health at Home


The landscape of healthcare is shifting profoundly toward home-based solutions, fueled by consumer demand for convenience and autonomy. At-home health diagnostic kits have become increasingly popular, allowing individuals to assess their health from the comfort of their own spaces. According to research from McKinsey, with 26% of US consumers eager to test for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, 24% interested in diagnosing cold and flu symptoms, and 23% seeking to monitor cholesterol levels at home, the appeal of these kits lies in their quick results and the ability to test frequently.

This trend reflects a broader desire for personalized health management, empowering individuals to take proactive steps toward their well-being. Concurrently, there’s a growing trend of creating wellness sanctuaries within homes, where individuals curate spaces conducive to daily health and wellness routines. From meditation corners to tech-equipped workout zones and personalized nutrition pantries, the home is becoming the epicenter of holistic health practices. This evolution signifies a profound shift towards health solutions that are accessible, integrated, and tailored to individual needs.


Group Taking Low-Impact Yoga Class


Low-Impact Exercise


In recent years, the fitness landscape has significantly shifted towards low-impact exercise, moving away from the high-intensity ethos that dominated the early 21st century. This change reflects a broader understanding of health and wellness, emphasizing not just physical vigor but also mental serenity and emotional well-being. According to recent data, 4 in 10 consumers are incorporating low-impact exercises into their fitness routines, with preferences leaning towards gentle and traditional yoga (17% and 16%, respectively) and martial arts (10%).

Another 41% of participants highlight the calming and relaxing benefits of low-intensity exercises as their primary motivation. This emerging trend underscores a growing recognition of the importance of sustainable fitness practices that nurture the body and mind, suggesting that the once-popular maxim “no pain, no gain” is being replaced by a more nuanced, holistic approach to health.


Evidence-Based Wellness


Consumers are increasingly discerning about their wellness products, prioritizing evidence-based solutions over the allure of ‘clean’ or ‘natural’ labels. According to McKinsey data, roughly half of US consumers prioritize clinical effectiveness when purchasing in 2024, compared to just 20% who prioritize natural ingredients. This shift underscores a growing awareness of the importance of research and expertise in achieving optimal health and well-being.

Moreover, this trend extends beyond product labels – it’s a holistic approach that emphasizes the value of evidence-based wellness practices. In 2024, consumers are not only scrutinizing the products they use but also seeking advice from qualified professionals who can offer informed guidance rooted in research and expertise. This shift marks a significant step towards a more conscientious and informed approach to health and wellness. The market is responding to this demand, with products and services now vying for attention based on their clinical credentials rather than superficial claims.


Aiming for Longevity


The pursuit of a long and healthy life takes center stage in 2024, with a surge in demand for products and services geared towards healthy aging and longevity. Baby boomers are at the forefront of this movement, with 78% expressing a heightened importance of wellness compared to previous years, according to Mindbody research. Their commitment to health is driving the trend towards a proactive approach to aging, with 67% prioritizing health and wellness to achieve a long and fulfilling life. Additionally, 30% are motivated by the desire to maintain or enhance mobility, recognizing its crucial role in overall well-being.

This growing interest is fueled by a number of factors, including advancements in health technology and a cultural shift toward preventive medicine. The demographic shift underscores a broader cultural narrative of prioritizing health and vitality, with individuals of all ages embracing the notion of investing in their well-being today for a healthier tomorrow. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, the pursuit of longevity becomes not just a goal but a guiding principle, shaping our decisions and behaviors toward a future of vitality and well-being.


Friends Hanging Out with Alcohol-Free Drinks


Going Dry


In a society where the social and cultural weave has long been intertwined with alcohol consumption, an unexpected yet powerful trend is emerging. Mindbody research found that approximately 25% of people across all age groups have already adopted an alcohol-free lifestyle, incorporating it into their wellness routines, with an additional one in five considering making this significant lifestyle shift within the next year. This movement isn’t just about abstaining from alcohol – it’s a conscious decision towards a more mindful way of living, emphasizing the importance of health mental well-being, and even affecting environmental consciousness.

The growing trend reflects a deeper cultural shift towards mindful consumption and the recognition of alcohol’s impact on overall health. It’s challenging the age-old narrative that fun and socialization are predicated on alcohol consumption, fostering the emergence of alcohol-free social alternatives. This isn’t mere sobriety but a holistic approach to a healthier, more present lifestyle. It marks a pivotal change in societal norms, spotlighting the role of consumer choices in driving the wellness revolution.


Wearable Health Tech


In 2024, wearable health technology is poised to revolutionize how we monitor and manage our well-being. While smartwatches have been popular for tracking exercise and sleep, new advancements are taking us to the next level. Biometric rings now offer insights into sleep quality, while continuous glucose monitors provide real-time data on blood sugar levels. These innovations empower individuals to take charge of their health and receive personalized guidance from professionals.

This year marks a shift towards wearables that offer a deeper understanding of our bodies and health metrics. Biometric rings and continuous glucose monitors are leading the charge, providing insights once exclusive to medical facilities. As consumers seek more comprehensive health data, these wearables offer actionable insights that can inform better lifestyle choices. With the integration of wearable tech into daily life, we’re entering an era where personal wellness is more accessible and personalized than ever before.


Blue Zone Diets


In 2024, a significant dietary trend gaining momentum is inspired by the ethos of the “Blue Zones,” areas around the globe renowned for their high number of centenarians. This movement encourages a shift towards consuming more vegetables, engaging in community-supported agriculture, and frequenting farmer’s markets for fresh, whole, plant-based foods. A popular documentary series highlighted the importance of these habits, noting their role in nourishing the body and fostering community connections, and advocating for a slower pace of life amid our busy, modern routines.

This dietary trend is less about strict calorie counting and more about the culture of eating, emphasizing quality over quantity and local sourcing. It reflects a wider lifestyle shift that prioritizes community ties and a deeper connection with our food’s origins, aligning with the principles of longevity and health observed in the Blue Zones. By adopting these practices, individuals are improving their physical health and enriching their sense of community and well-being.


Embracing Health Trends in 2024


In conclusion, the health trends of 2024 reflect a holistic shift towards a more connected and informed approach to wellness. From prioritizing longevity and adopting alcohol-free lifestyles to integrating wearable health technology and embracing Blue Zone diets, these trends underscore a collective movement towards better health, mindfulness, and sustainability.

These changes are not just about individual choices – they represent a cultural evolution that challenges traditional norms and embraces a future where well-being and vitality are at the forefront of our lives. As we continue to innovate and adapt, the pursuit of health in 2024 is characterized by a deeper understanding and appreciation for the interconnectivity of our physical, mental, and environmental well-being.

Essential Oil Blends: How to Get the Most Out of Aromatherapy

In a world full of stress and unrest, the allure of aromatherapy has never been stronger. The soothing scents of essential oils enchant our senses and possess the power to heal, align, and invigorate. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of essential oils or just warming up to the world of aromatherapy, harnessing the full potential of these botanical wonders starts with knowing how to blend them.


Understanding Aromatherapy and the Art of Blending


At its heart, aromatherapy is the practice of using aromatic plant extracts, commonly known as essential oils, to promote holistic healing. These oils, derived from leaves, bark, peels, flowers, seeds, or even roots, contain the very essence of the plant, imbuing them with potent medicinal properties. Blending essential oils is akin to creating a symphony of healing, where the individual oils play a unique role in achieving a harmonious effect on your well-being.


The Benefits of Essential Oils


Before diving into the skill of blending, let’s explore the vast number of essential oils and their benefits. Oils like lavender aid in calming the mind and body, eucalyptus is a natural decongestant, and the uplifting scent of sweet orange can chase away the blues. Each oil serves a specific purpose, and by combining them thoughtfully, you can enhance their benefits and create a profound therapeutic experience.

For example, the crisp aroma of peppermint is known to relieve headaches, while the warm and spicy notes of cinnamon can help battle infections. When mixed with other oils, their properties can be broadened to improve many facets of life, including mental clarity, digestive health, and somatic well-being.


Aromatherapy Bottles with Different Essential Oils for Blending


How to Create the Best Essential Oil Blends


Blending essential oils is more than just mixing scents; it’s an art form that demands balance and cohesion. To ensure that your blend resonates with your desired intent, consider the following:


Aligning with Personal Goals

Begin with your objective. Are you crafting a blend to relax after a long day, or do you seek focus and mental clarity? Let your purpose guide your choice of oils. If the goal is to calm your mind, oils like chamomile, geranium, and lavender can work wonders. Or, if you’re looking for an energy boost, grapefruit, rosemary, and juniper can help invigorate your senses.


Harmonizing Scents and Intents

Pairing essential oils that share common benefits or properties can amplify their effects. For instance, combining grounding oils like sandalwood and patchouli with soothing lavender can create a blend that promotes better sleep and relaxation.


Finding the Right Ratio

When blending, the proportion of each oil is crucial. Typically, a balanced essential oil blend consists of a base note (the foundation of the blend, known for its long-lasting scent), a middle note (adds body to the blend, balancing the top and base notes), and a top note (the first scent you experience). A common ratio for a 10ml bottle is 30% base note, 50% middle note, and 20% top note, but adjust as needed for your personal preferences.


Essential Oil Combinations that Blend Beautifully


The key to crafting a memorable essential oil blend is understanding how different scents and properties complement each other. Here are some essential oils that play particularly well together:


  • Lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus form a formidable trio for cold and flu season. With its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties, lavender soothes the nerves, while eucalyptus’s cool, clear aroma opens the airways. Peppermint adds a refreshing note, uplifting the spirits.
  • Frankincense and bergamot make a delightful pair for anyone in pursuit of peace and tranquility. Frankincense, an age-old oil used in sacred rituals, promotes a sense of grounding, while bergamot’s citrus and floral notes help alleviate fear and despair.
  • Lemon, lime, and orange possess similar uplifting and purifying qualities. When combined, they create a tangy, refreshing blend that can elevate mood and dispel fatigue, helping reduce brain fog without needing the help of caffeine.


Woman Researching Best Essential Oil Combinations


Aromatherapy Blends for Health and Wellness


To get you started on your essential oil blending journey, here are a few tried-and-true recipes for day-to-day enhancement:


The Morning Blend

Awaken your senses each morning with this energizing blend:

  • 3 drops of Peppermint
  • 3 drops of Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops of Rosemary


The Pick-Me-Up Blend

A midday refresher to reinvigorate your spirits:

  • 3 drops of Eucalyptus
  • 3 drops of Peppermint
  • 2 drops of Lemon


The Stress-Be-Gone Roll-On

A calming roll-on blend for on-the-go relaxation:

  • 10ml of carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba
  • 4 drops of Patchouli
  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Bergamot


The Bedtime Blend

For a peaceful night’s rest, prepare this blend:

  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Frankincense
  • 1 drop of Roman Chamomile
  • 1 drop of Ylang Ylang


Woman Adding Essential Oil Blend to Clearlight AROMA ONE® Diffuser


Essential Oil Blending Do’s and Don’ts


While essential oils can be potent allies, they should be handled with care. Before you start blending, keep these guidelines in mind.


Do Your Dilutions

Never use undiluted essential oils on your skin, especially not on sensitive areas like the face or around mucous membranes. Always dilute them with a carrier oil, such as coconut, jojoba, or grapeseed oil.


Allergies and Sensitivities

Be aware of any allergies or health conditions you or anyone who may be using the blends may have. Some oils can trigger allergic reactions or interfere with medications, and some are dangerous for use around pets and children.


Quality Over Quantity

Invest in high-quality, pure essential oils. Synthetic oils lack the therapeutic benefits of natural ones and can even be harmful. Look for oils that are 100% pure and preferably organic.


Pregnant Pause

If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with a healthcare professional before using essential oils, as not all oils are safe for use during these times.


Patience is a Virtue

While your essential oil blend can be used immediately, allow your blend to rest and ‘mature’ for at least 24 hours before use for best results. This gives the oils time to meld and the scent profile to develop fully.


Inhale and Enjoy

Once you’ve created your essential oil blend, it’s time to enjoy it! If you’re on the go, a roller ball applicator can deliver quick aromatherapy on your wrists or temples. Or, have the scent fill the air and surround you in your own wellness sanctuary with the AROMA ONE® portable aromatherapy diffuser. Whether on your bedside table, at your desk, or in your infrared sauna, you can harness the benefits of essential oils wherever you go.


As you venture deeper into the aromatic world of essential oils, don’t be afraid to experiment. Essential oil blending is a highly personal art; what works for one might not resonate with another. Your unique blend is out there, waiting to be discovered – so dive in, trust your senses, and enjoy the olfactory symphony that is aromatherapy. Remember, in the world of essential oils, the nose knows the way.

Update Your Diet with these Immunity-Boosting Foods

In an era where health and wellness are top priorities, the focus on bolstering our immune systems couldn’t be more significant. Our bodies are constantly under attack from environmental toxins, pathogens, and stress, all of which can compromise our natural defense mechanisms. If you’re looking to help boost your immune system and have stronger protection against seasonal sickness, allergies, and more, some healthy diet changes can help make a huge difference. Read on to find tips for your diet to boost your immune system, along with some additional lifestyle tips.


The Role of Nutrition in Immunity


Your immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins designed to defend the body against infection. What you eat directly affects your immune system’s capabilities; therefore, a diet rich in certain nutrients is paramount. Specific foods can enhance immune responses and help the body fight infections more effectively. In contrast, a diet high in refined sugars and unhealthy fats can hamper your immune system’s functions.



An antioxidant-rich diet is a great way to boost your immune system naturally. Antioxidants are compounds that can neutralize free radicals, thereby protecting the body’s cells from damage. They also play an essential role in the immune system, enabling the body to fight harmful pathogens. Some of the most potent sources of antioxidants include berries, dark chocolate, and certain beans.


Vitamins and Minerals

Nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as the minerals zinc and selenium, have been shown to bolster immune health significantly. Foods rich in vitamin C, for instance, not only protect against immune system deficiencies but also offer a powerful defense against chronic diseases. Kiwi and citrus fruits like oranges are well-known sources of this essential vitamin. Focusing on a diet with these nutrients can help you maintain a strong immune system.


Woman Drinking Orange Juice with Vitamin C for Immunity Boost


Best Foods for Immune System Support


Now that we understand nutrition’s essential role in immunity, let’s explore how to incorporate immune-boosting foods into our daily diet. If you’re ready to fortify your immune defenses, the following list of foods to stock up on will serve as an excellent starting point. Adopting a diet rich in these elements will not only benefit your overall health but provide you with a line of defense that can ward off illnesses.


Citrus Fruits

Perhaps the poster children of immune health, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are abundant in vitamin C and other essential nutrients and antioxidants. Enjoying a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning or incorporating lemon to season your meals can add a necessary kick to your immune system.


Leafy Greens

Popeye was onto something with his love for spinach. Vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are vital for healthy immune functions. They can be used to create salads, smoothies, or as hearty sides to your main dish.


Lean Proteins

Lean proteins, such as chicken, turkey, and fish, are rich in iron and zinc. Both minerals aid in developing immune cells and can help the body defend against infections. Including these meats in a balanced diet will ensure you do not fall short on these critical nutrients.



Known for their high levels of vitamin C, which is a potent immune system booster, berries such as blueberries and strawberries are also rich in flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants. These superfruits can easily be added to your breakfast, snack, or dessert and are a tasty way to improve your health.


Woman Eating Yogurt and Blueberries for Immune Support


Yogurt and Fermented Foods

Probiotics found in yogurt and other fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut can help regulate the immune system by balancing the gut microbiota. A healthy gut is key to a robust immune system, making fermented foods a must in any immune-supportive diet.


Nuts and Seeds

Almonds, sunflower seeds, and hazelnuts are excellent sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps immune cells function optimally and protect cells from damage. Seed and nut butters can easily be spread on toast or used in various recipes to pump up the nutrition.


Spices and Herbs

Garlic, turmeric, and ginger have long been used for their immune-boosting properties. They have anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects, making them excellent additions to soups, stews, and stir-fries, especially during flu season.



Certain teas, particularly green tea, contain powerful antioxidants like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that can enhance immune function. They also contain L-theanine, an amino acid that may aid in producing germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.


Woman Using Infrared Sauna to Boost Immune System Naturally


Other Lifestyle Factors that Support Immunity


Diet is just one piece of the immunity puzzle. Additional lifestyle habits can also influence the body’s ability to resist diseases. Regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and stress management are critical to maintaining a strong immune system.


Infrared Sauna Use

Saunas offer various health benefits that help boost the immune system naturally. Infrared sauna use can help boost white blood cell production, create an artificial fever to improve immune cell efficiency, release impurities through sweat, reduce stress by balancing cortisol levels, and enhance blood circulation.


Stress Management

Chronic stress can suppress the immune system, making it difficult for your body to properly fight off antigens. Techniques such as meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and deep breathing can reduce stress levels and promote a healthy immune response, leaving you feeling better mentally and physically.


The Power of Exercise

Regular physical activity can contribute to general good health and help your immune system protect you from illnesses. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, protects against various diseases, and improves sleep – all factors that affect immune system strength.


Quality Sleep for Health and Recovery

The body uses sleep as a time to rest and recover. During these periods, the immune system can produce and distribute infection-fighting antibodies and cells. Chronic sleep deprivation can impair your immune system and leave you more susceptible to infections, so getting an appropriate amount of sleep can help safeguard your body.


Incorporating these lifestyle habits along with an immune-boosting diet will create a synergy that can significantly enhance your body’s defense system. As you make these changes, it’s important to remember that no single food or supplement can prevent illness. Still, a well-rounded approach to nutrition and healthy living can help give your immune system the edge it needs to keep you healthy.


Embracing a diet filled with immune-boosting foods is just one step on the path to wellness. When combined with an active, health-conscious lifestyle, it becomes a formidable strategy for enhancing your overall health. Whether you’re looking to protect yourself during flu season or simply wish to improve your body’s resilience against everyday threats, you can take control of your health and feel the positive effects of a strengthened immune system.

Small Wellness Room Ideas for Health in a Small Space

In today’s fast-paced world, prioritizing our well-being has become a top priority. For many, finding the time and space to dedicate to personal wellness can be challenging, especially if you live in a compact home or studio apartment. However, transforming even the smallest corner of your living space into a wellness retreat is not only possible, but can be the solution to your space constraints.

If you feel like you need a bit of a self-care boost, it’s time to curate your personal small wellness room, brimming with compact furniture, accessories, and practices to enhance your mental and physical health. Read on to find innovative wellness solutions perfect for small spaces, providing you with the tools to take a step further in creating a sanctuary for your well-being.


The Secret to Wellness: A Space that Invites Health


The concept of a small wellness room isn’t just about design or having the latest health gadgets; it’s about creating a space that promotes well-being and invites the practice of healthy habits. The ability of our surroundings to influence our state of mind is well-documented, and this is a principle at the heart of designing a wellness room. Each item, from the colors on the wall to the scents in the air, should serve to inspire healthier rituals.

But what about the health devices that are all the rage in self-care today? We can’t forget about technology’s advancements that have made high-impact health tools more accessible and often more manageable. Infrared saunas, for example, have been innovated into compact designs ideal for small wellness rooms.


Woman Using Compact Clearlight Curve Infrared Sauna Dome


Small Wellness Room Equipment


Infrared Sauna Domes

If you’re looking for an even more space-efficient solution, consider an infrared sauna dome. These compact, fabric-enclosed units can fit into a storage closet when not in use, yet provide all the benefits of a traditional sauna. The dome’s design helps it reach temperatures where it can provide that much-needed detox, or relief for muscle aches and joint pain.

Small enough for the tiniest of apartments, the Curve infrared sauna dome isn’t just about leveraging space, it’s about setting the stage for a daily health ritual that makes you feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the demands of each day. Pair it with an amethyst mat, and you have a comprehensive and compact wellness setup.


Amethyst Mats

An amethyst mat, filled with amethyst gemstones, harnesses the principles of far-infrared heating and PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy, designed to help your body soothe and heal. These mats help combat the stresses of modern life, supporting restful sleep, cell regeneration, reduced inflammation, stress management, and promoting an overall sense of calm.

In a small wellness room, an infrared PEMF amethyst mat can serve as a meditation corner or an added calm element before bedtime. Just a touch of a button can bring the rejuvenating benefits of heated amethyst crystals, infrared technology, and PEMF therapy into your personal sanctuary.



Aromatherapy isn’t just about making your space smell nice – it’s a practice that can address a wide range of health concerns, from stress to insomnia. In a small wellness room, the addition of a portable aromatherapy device can make a significant impact on your well-being. Devices like diffusers, often compact in size, can disperse essential oils into the air without taking up precious surface area.

The AROMA ONE® portable aromatherapy diffuser allows you to bring your favorite essential oils anywhere in your space. Finding the right essential oil or blend for your needs can take some trial and error, but with their therapeutic properties and the peace they can bring to any space, the effort is well worth it.


Woman Using Compact Halotherapy Device in Small Wellness Room


Portable Halotherapy

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is an ancient practice that involves inhaling salt-infused air to address respiratory issues and improve skin health. Modern halotherapy devices bring this practice to the home in a compact form. These small but effective devices can work wonders for anyone struggling with allergies or respiratory conditions, all within the confines of your small wellness room.

Despite their size, the benefits are clear – incorporating halotherapy can lead to easier breathing and an overall improvement in respiratory health. The HALO ONE® portable salt therapy device allows you to recreate the effects of a salt cave, even in a small space.


Compact Exercise Equipment

A small wellness room wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of exercise equipment. Thanks to advancements in fitness technology, home gyms no longer require a room of their own. Today’s market is brimming with foldable treadmills, workout mirrors, compact stationary bikes, and collapsible weight sets, all designed to fit into the smallest of homes.

Incorporating some form of exercise into your daily routine is essential for maintaining good health. With these compact exercise solutions, you can easily stay on top of your fitness goals without sacrificing space or style in your wellness room.


Red Light Therapy Towers

Red light therapy is renowned for its benefits, harnessing the power of specific wavelengths of light to promote skin health and to alleviate various health conditions. Personal red light devices can offer big benefits in a small package. These compact wonders improve skin complexion and serve as a non-invasive means for several health and wellness goals, from pain relief to immune system support.

What’s more, these red light therapy towers come in a variety of sizes that are perfect even for a small room, and can be installed right next to your work-from-home desk or near your reading nook, allowing you to bask in their benefits as part of your daily routine.


Woman in Small Wellness Room Using Personal Red Light Device


More Small Wellness Room Ideas


Integrating Nature, Even in the City

With the rise of modular gardens and indoor plant walls, bringing a touch of nature into your small wellness room has never been more accessible. Not only do plants add a beautiful aesthetic to the space, but they also have tangible health benefits. They can improve air quality, promote a sense of calm, and even help with focus and productivity.

In a space as confined as a small wellness room, incorporating a bit of greenery can make a significant difference in the room’s ability to support health and well-being.


Creating a Health-Conscious Atmosphere

The final touch to your small wellness room is creating an atmosphere that aligns with your health goals. This involves selecting colors that promote calm and serenity with room decor or chromotherapy, ensuring good lighting for your activities, and keeping the space clutter-free to minimize stress.

When every element in your small wellness room is thoughtfully selected to promote health, you’ve created more than just a space full of products – you’ve made a haven for well-being.


Designing Your Wellness Room: A Personal Journey


Remember that creating a small wellness room is a personal journey. It’s about tailoring a space to support your health goals and to bring you joy. As you explore the products and practices that resonate with you, be open to adjusting and refining the space over time.

With a bit of creativity and a focus on what truly matters to you, your small wellness room can be the cornerstone of your health routine, no matter how limited your space. It’s a testament to the power of intention and design in fostering a life of wellness, even within the confines of a small apartment.


By integrating these compact yet powerful health solutions into your space, you’re not just making the most of what you have – you’re making a significant investment in your most valuable asset: your health.


Health on the Go: Portable Health & Wellness Devices

In the fast-paced rhythm of modern life, finding moments of tranquility and prioritizing personal well-being can be challenging. While spas offer an escape, the desire for a portable oasis that travels with you has given rise to a new era in health and wellness. Imagine setting up your own serene haven wherever you go, seamlessly integrating self-care into your daily routine.

From the calming embrace of portable aromatherapy diffusers and the rejuvenating glow of personal red light devices to the revitalizing touch of salt therapy diffusers and the cleanliness assurance from UV disinfectant wands, there are many ways to enjoy elevated health from the comfort of wherever you are. Read on to explore how you can elevate your health on the go and discover the latest in portable health and wellness devices, empowering you to curate your oasis anytime, anywhere.


Personal Red Light Device


Red light therapy employs specific red and near-infrared light wavelengths to help enhance cellular energy production, supporting tissue repair, muscle recovery, and improved skin health. It also influences circulatory processes, boosting blood flow and oxygenation for accelerated healing and enhanced physical performance. Additionally, red light therapy has promising implications for mental well-being. In essence, this non-invasive therapy delivers comprehensive health benefits for both the body and mind.

Portable red light devices exhibit distinctive features tailored for effective on-the-go therapy. These devices prioritize compactness, allowing users to seamlessly integrate red light therapy into their daily routines at home, on your desk in the office, or packed in your suitcase while traveling. Additionally, their small size allow you to cater to specific health concerns, offering versatility in targeting issues such as skin rejuvenation and muscle recovery.

Powered by Clearlight’s exclusive Variable Optics™ technology, the Clearlight red light range brings LED therapy to the next level. The PERSONAL Tower, measuring 13.5″ tall, is a portable device designed for targeted therapy on specific areas and comprehensive whole-body treatment. Its adaptability makes it suitable for on-the-go use, enabling users to focus on specific areas requiring attention, from the face for taking your skincare routine on the road, to hands, feet, arms, or any smaller region necessitating spot treatment. This transformative design ensures maximum healing benefits in record time, offering a versatile and efficient red light therapy experience.


Person Using HALO ONE® Salt Therapy Portable Diffuser


Compact Salt Therapy Device


Halotherapy, an ancient practice with roots in the healing properties of natural salt caves, has evolved into a contemporary wellness solution. Also known as salt therapy, this practice involves creating a microclimate saturated with salt particles to mimic the beneficial conditions found in salt caves. The inhalation of these salt particles is believed to offer a range of health benefits, making salt therapy a sought-after solution for respiratory and skin conditions.

Portable salt therapy diffusers bring the advantages of halotherapy to a new level of accessibility. These devices allow individuals to experience the therapeutic benefits of salt therapy conveniently, without the need for specialized facilities. The benefits include promoting lung health, alleviating respiratory ailments, improving skin conditions, and creating a more balanced living and working space.

A notable halotherapy device is the HALO ONE® portable diffuser, which leverages advanced, patented technology to construct a microclimate saturated with a high concentration of salt particles. This innovative design empowers individuals to effortlessly tap into the essential benefits of halotherapy wherever they are. The HALO ONE system distinguishes itself with its compact and user-friendly design, making it an ideal companion for those searching for the therapeutic advantages of on-demand salt therapy. Furthermore, the device operates on a rechargeable battery, elevating its portability and ensuring accessibility for users on the move.


UV Disinfecting Wand


Germs and bacteria are everywhere, so keeping our surroundings healthy and safe is crucial. Traditional sanitizing methods like gels, sprays, and wipes may fall short because many germs resist heat, cold, and drugs. However, they aren’t resistant to Ultraviolet light (UV). UV exposure can rupture the cell walls of pathogens, disrupting cell reproduction and potentially causing the death of the organism. For a disinfected environment, it’s not necessary to kill the pathogens- you just need to apply enough UV light to prevent the organism from replicating.

That’s where portable UV disinfectant wands come in handy to help fight against germs and bacteria. Easy to use and designed for convenience, these wands help you keep things clean and safe, especially when you’re out and about. They’re like your personal cleanliness assistants, making it simple for everyone to stay healthy in our busy world. These devices, designed for convenience, enable users to disinfect surfaces efficiently, enhancing hygiene and safety during travel.

The Clearlight UV Disinfectant Wand sets itself apart by incorporating Mixed Wave™ Technology, seamlessly blending UVC and UVA. Crafted with precision and durability in mind, this doctor-designed wand is mercury-free, glass-free, and built to withstand the test of time. The Clearlight UV Wand damages the DNA and RNA in bacteria and viruses, rendering them harmless. Leveraging high-powered LEDs, this wand facilitates disinfection up to 10 times faster than most fluorescent UV devices and boasts up to 2 times the power of other LED UV devices.


AROMA ONE® Aromatherapy Portable Diffuser on Table


Portable Aromatherapy Diffuser


Aromatherapy, which engages the sense of smell, has proven to be a potent tool for relaxation, stress reduction, and overall health promotion. Enter portable aromatherapy diffusers, representing a revolutionary approach to experiencing the benefits of aromatherapy on the go. These compact devices have become indispensable companions for individuals seeking moments of tranquility amidst their busy and demanding schedules.

Incorporating aromatherapy into daily routines has never been more convenient, thanks to these portable diffusers. Whether at home, in the office, or traveling, these devices offer a seamless way to infuse your surroundings with the healing scents of essential oils. Enjoy the transformative power of scent, allowing you to elevate your mood and well-being wherever life takes you.

A standout in the realm of portable aromatherapy is the AROMA ONE®, a device designed to assist the body and mind in unwinding. Employing ultrasonic, high-frequency technology, the AROMA ONE aromatherapy diffuser converts water and essential oils into a fine mist, dispersing it gently into the air. This wellness solution is not only small and portable but also versatile, running from any electrical outlet or operating with a battery. The AROMA ONE has the unique capability of making any space feel refreshed and revitalized. Whether you’re in a sauna, at home, or on the move, this device is tailored to deliver wellness benefits wherever life may lead.


Mobile Meditation and Relaxation Apps


In understanding the crucial role of meditation and relaxation in fostering overall health, it becomes evident that these practices extend beyond stress reduction. They actively contribute to mental clarity, emotional balance, and improved focus, making them integral components of a comprehensive approach to well-being.

As we navigate the digital age, mobile meditation apps emerge as valuable tools for seamlessly incorporating mindfulness practices into our daily lives. These apps offer convenience and flexibility, empowering users to take their wellness journey at their own pace. From a multitude of guided meditation sessions catering to different needs, led by experienced instructors, to stress-relief exercises encompassing diverse techniques like breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation, these apps provide a rich array of tools to manage and alleviate stress.

To establish a portable meditation routine, designate a specific time for your practice – whether in the morning, during lunch breaks, or before bedtime – and prioritize consistency to build a routine. Leverage the features offered by the app, such as customizable session lengths and diverse meditation styles, to tailor your routine to your specific needs. Whether you find yourself at home, commuting, or traveling, a portable meditation routine can offer a consistent source of calm and balance amidst life’s various demands.


Person Using Wearable Fitness and Wellness Tracker


Wearable Fitness and Wellness Trackers


Understanding and actively monitoring health and fitness is vital for a healthier lifestyle. In the world of portable fitness and wellness trackers, two main categories stand out. Wearable devices, worn on the body, offer real-time data on health metrics, empowering users to engage actively in their well-being. Smartwatches, combining traditional timekeeping with advanced health features, provide a holistic approach to wellness by seamlessly integrating communication and other smart functionalities.

When considering portable fitness trackers, key features include heart rate monitoring for optimizing workouts, sleep tracking for improving sleep patterns, and activity tracking to encourage awareness and goal-setting for physical activity.

To integrate tracking devices into a mobile health routine, users should choose a device aligned with their health goals and preferences. The companion mobile app becomes essential, providing a seamless experience by syncing data and offering detailed insights. Regularly reviewing tracked metrics empowers individuals to make informed decisions about fitness routines, sleep patterns, and overall well-being, fostering a proactive and engaged approach to health maintenance.


Building Your DIY Portable Health Kit


There are many portable health and wellness tools that can transform any space into your personal sanctuary. From aromatherapy diffusers to UV disinfectant wands, and fitness trackers to meditation apps, there is an array of options to elevate your well-being on the go. Consider curating your personalized health and wellness kit tailored to your needs. Select devices that align with your lifestyle, whether it’s fostering relaxation, enhancing fitness, or ensuring cleanliness. Your DIY portable health kit is a testament to your commitment to prioritizing health amidst life’s demands.


Amid busy schedules, it’s essential to prioritize health on the go. Incorporating these tools into a consistent routine, be it a brief meditation, a fitness check-in, or a moment for hygiene, contributes to a healthier and more balanced life. Small habits can lead to significant improvements in well-being. Creating a personal health sanctuary isn’t confined to specific places – it’s about infusing wellness into every aspect of your life.

9 Winter Health Tips to Stay Healthy This Season

Winter has begun, which means the cold weather is here! The cold has long been associated with getting sick as people spend more time indoors in close quarters, immune systems are lowered, stress is increased, and healthy habits sometimes go out the door. But winter doesn’t have to mean a season of sickness! Read on to find ways to stay healthy this season with these winter health tips – from eating healthy meals among winter treats to protecting your body from winter colds.


Woman Detoxifying in Infrared Sauna for Winter Wellness




One of the most useful winter health tips is detoxification. Detoxification has many benefits, such as eliminating toxins and chemicals, easing muscle soreness, and general relaxation. Sweating is one of the main forms of detoxification. Either hit the gym or use an infrared sauna for a deep sweat session that will leave you feeling healthier this winter season. An infrared sauna will take your detox to the next level with a slew of other health benefits such as reduced stress, improved skin health, a boosted immune system, and of course, a great way to stay warm – all great things for winter health.


Stay Warm


Getting sick in the winter is a common occurrence, and it may partially be caused by the cold. Some viruses spread more easily in cold air, and being cold may have an adverse impact on your immune system. One way to help keep your body healthy is by keeping warm. Luckily, this means you also get to be more comfortable! When you’re outside, wear appropriate clothing, and make sure your extremities are well protected. You can also keep warm by having a session in an infrared sauna, which will make you warm while boosting your immune system. Cozying up next to the fire, enjoying warm foods, holding a mug of warm tea, and exercising can also help.




Apart from the warmth, exercise is one of the top ways to stay healthy regardless of the season. With large, indulgent meals and the desire to just sit in front of the fire, it’s easy to fall off the workout wagon. Exercising doesn’t just help you stay in shape physically, it can also help you stay in shape mentally. Movement helps boost endorphins, especially in the winter when many experience Seasonal Affective Disorder. Get active for 30 minutes daily, whether taking a stroll outside or hitting the gym. This way, you can stay happy and get your blood pumping.


Woman Eating Healthy Meal for Winter Health


Eat Well


The winter is full of warm and cozy treats that can be hard to ignore. This winter season, indulge in moderation and consider a detox after. Try to keep the decadent treats to a minimum, and make sure you have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to get your daily dose of vitamins. Take the time to plan out meals a few days in advance, focus on lighter fare that allows you to take advantage of local farmer’s markets and seasonal items, and eat as healthy as possible to support your overall mission of good health and wellness over the winter. Sure, you can indulge here and there, but eating healthfully feels a lot better than overeating.


Get Rest


With the winter months being some of the most hectic for many, rest is one of the most important winter health tips. This season, take time to rest and relax to recharge your body. Whether it’s an hour to read your favorite book or ensuring you get the proper number of hours of sleep every night, rest is important for brain function, mood, and even cardiovascular health. Between work, social engagements, and life in general, it is important to make time for yourself and take it easy to let your body heal and recuperate. You can improve your sleep by incorporating red light therapy into your bedtime routine, helping your body relax and start the restoration process.


Step Outside


Depending on where you are, the weather outside may be frightful, but the benefits of going outside are so delightful. Spending some time outdoors is linked to many benefits that may affect your mental health during the winter, such as boosting creativity and concentration, fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder, improving your mood, reducing stress, and preventing cabin fever. Don’t get the winter blues stuck inside, bundle up and go outside for your mental health. Always be sure to check the weather beforehand and wear appropriate clothing, stay hydrated, and stay warm to prevent catching a cold!


Woman Meditating for Mental Health in Winter



Quieting your mind in the winter may seem like a difficult task when you’re still recovering from the holidays and starting to plan the year ahead, but taking 10 minutes of your day to meditate can help significantly reduce your stress. Work meditation into your daily routine, whether it’s when you wake up or before bed. Take this time to center yourself and collect your thoughts. Meditation can be done anywhere, but we recommend trying it in a sauna or in bed for ultimate relaxation. You can boost your meditation session by pairing it with aromatherapy, using an aromatherapy diffuser for essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, and clary sage for a clear, stress-free mind.


Set Boundaries


An essential tip for mentally staying healthy during the winter is learning how to set boundaries. There are some settings or situations that might make you uncomfortable, and that is okay! Whether you’re avoiding large crowds or simply don’t have the time on your plate to make new plans, boundaries ensure that you don’t end up experiencing burnout – which can lead to stress that can eventually contribute to worsening your health. Set these boundaries with yourself and be comfortable with saying no to plans that don’t work with your schedule or your comfort level. Those close to you will respect and understand your choices!


Prevent Sickness


The winter season means colder temperatures, which often lead to sickness if proper precautions aren’t taken. Cold weather facilitates the spreading of germs and lowers your immune system. This tip might not 100% be in your control, but taking extra care in winter to prevent sickness and boost your immune system can help reduce your chances of catching something. Along with the tips above, you can keep your body healthy this winter by staying hydrated, taking vitamins and supplements, washing your hands frequently, using a UV disinfectant wand, using a halotherapy device for respiratory health, and minimizing contact with those who may be sick.


This winter, take extra care of yourself to ensure you have a healthy and happy season! Use these winter health tips to guide you along your health journey. Remember, many of these tips are helpful year-round. Start incorporating these practices into your everyday routine to start a healthy future for yourself!

8 Natural Remedies for Asthma Symptoms

Living with asthma can be a challenge, especially when it limits your ability to enjoy everyday activities. While traditional medications, like inhalers, can help temporarily relieve symptoms, they don’t offer a long-term solution. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies and habits you can implement into your routine that can alleviate your symptoms and enhance your respiratory health. 

Though there is currently no cure for asthma, trying some of these natural asthma treatments could improve your quality of life all around. In this article, we’ll explore some of these natural remedies, including aromatherapy, yoga, and more. Let’s dive in and discover how you can regain control of your asthma – and your life!


Woman Using Aromatherapy to Treat Asthma Naturally




Certain essential oils, such as eucalyptus and peppermint, have natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the airways. These mighty oils can be used in a diffuser to revitalize a space and enhance the aromatherapy throughout your home. Natural plant extracts and oils are also known to elevate your mood, provide a calming sensation, and reduce stress, all which are helpful in aiding asthma symptoms.

You can experiment with different scents to see which work best for you, making it a bit of fun to play around to find your perfect combination. Popular essential oils for asthma include clove, rosemary, and thyme to help with difficulty breathing and wheezing, and lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil to help reduce inflammation.




It is believed that inhaling salty air can help stimulate the respiratory system, reduce inflammation, and reduce discomfort. But you don’t have to sit around the beach for hours to reap all of the benefits of salt. Halotherapy, or salt therapy, is a natural remedy that can be done in the comfort of your own home. 

The treatment involves inhaling microscopic salt particles, which has been found to be effective in clear blockages in the airways. This makes it particularly beneficial for individuals with asthma who struggle with respiratory inflammation. A study found that children with asthma who used speleotherapy, or salt-based therapy, for a four-week period experienced improved symptoms. Regardless of age, incorporating salt therapy weekly can help reduce inflammation caused by asthma.


Steam Therapy


Inhaling steam is another helpful way to open up your airways during asthma symptoms. Steam therapy can be done by taking a hot shower or bath, using a steam inhaler, spending time relaxing in a steam room, or even by simply standing over a bowl of hot water. Using steam is a quick and effective way to help open your airways, reduce inflammation, loosen mucus and congestion, and help provide moisture to airways for asthma attacks caused by dry air. While steam therapy isn’t a treatment for asthma, it’s a wonderful and easily-accessible remedy to alleviate discomfort when it arises.


Person Using HALOONE® Salt Therapy in Sauna for Asthma

Infrared Saunas


Recent studies have found that infrared sauna use may help improve lung and respiratory function. One recent review in 2018 found that those suffering conditions such as asthma saw breathing improvements after sauna use, and another study found that consistent sauna use helped reduce the symptoms of acute respiratory symptoms. Infrared sauna use can help improve circulation, reduce inflammation, maintain a healthy weight, and improve immune system health – all factors that can help improve overall lung health.

Better yet, you can incorporate other asthma-friendly practices like aromatherapy and halo therapy into your infrared sauna session with the HALOONE® salt therapy generator and AromaOne® aromatherapy diffuser. Both devices are portable and can be used anywhere in your home, but when paired with your Clearlight Infrared Sauna experience, you’ll surround yourself in wellness and have a powerful trio of natural remedies for asthma in one session.


Weight Management


Many who struggle with asthma know carrying excess weight can worsen symptoms and make it more difficult to manage their condition. Losing weight in a healthy and sustainable way can help reduce overall inflammation in the body and aid your respiratory function. Through a healthy diet and exercise plan, you could find great relief in your breathing. Aim to achieve your weight loss goals through gradual lifestyle changes that are realistic and can be sustained in the long run. Seeking out professional assistance can also help you in making these changes into a life-long commitment. 


Asthmatic-Friendly Diet


As you may be able to tell already, there is a common trend among all of these treatments: anti-inflammatory remedies and asthmatic patients are definitely friends. That is why having a diet plan with plenty of anti-inflammatory properties is optimal to stay in good health. 

Herbs such as ginger, turmeric, and licorice root have been used for centuries as natural remedies for asthma and respiratory ailments. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like those found in fish, nuts, and seeds can also reduce inflammation in the body.  Even if you don’t restructure your whole nutritional plan around these foods, including them once a day can be helpful in maintaining a healthy diet. If you see a nutrition specialist already, consider sharing about your condition with them and discuss how your nutrition could better aid your symptoms.


Group Breathing Exercises During Yoga Practice for Asthma


Yoga Practice


Yoga is a curative therapy known for its life-altering benefits, especially for those with asthma. This low-impact exercise has the power to improve lung function and reduce stress, two known triggers for asthma symptoms. Specific yoga poses, such as the downward-facing dog and the cobra pose, allow the lungs to expand, enabling deeper breathing.

Additionally, the breathing techniques practiced in yoga, known as pranayama, reduce anxiety by calming the nervous system and relaxing the body. Studies have found that people who practice yoga may experience fewer asthma attacks and get better results in breathing tests, and yoga can be an effective tool in managing mental health to help reduce stress-induced asthma attacks. Implement this easy practice into your fitness routine and take the deepest breath you’re taken all day! 




Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to improve energy flow and reduce inflammation.  A 2017 study found that adding acupuncture to your daily routine may be an effective treatment for asthma, reducing symptoms and improving lung capacity. By balancing the body’s energy flow, acupuncture has the potential to improve overall immune system function, leading to improved health and well-being for asthmatic patients and beyond.


There you have it. Now you know how to reduce asthma symptoms naturally. With just a few simple adjustments to your diet, exercise, and wellness routine, you can regain control of your life and enjoy everyday activities without the constant struggle to breathe. So, whether you try halotherapy, yoga, infrared sauna sessions, or any of the other practices mentioned above, try these natural remedies for asthma to help you get a deeper breath and lead a healthier, happier life!