The Benefits of Infrared Saunas on Depression

Taking care of your mental health is a necessary factor in your overall well-being. If you or a loved one are facing depression, infrared sauna use might be a beneficial addition to your health routine in conjunction with advice and treatment from your doctor. Many studies have recently been conducted to test the effectiveness of whole-body hyperthermia, or the use of extreme heat, to assist in the treatment of depression. Read on to learn more about these recent studies and how they are paving the road toward more knowledge on the benefits of hyperthermia and infrared saunas on depression.


Studies on Saunas for Depression & Mental Health


Feasibility and Acceptability of an Integrated Mind-Body Intervention for Depression

Exciting new research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) led by Dr. Ashley E. Mason is unveiling innovative ways to treat depression with infrared sauna technology. This 2024 clinical trial has demonstrated significant reductions in depression symptoms using a combination of whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Published in May 2024, the study is groundbreaking in its use of infrared sauna sessions alongside traditional psychotherapy. The trial utilized Clearlight’s Curve™ Far Infrared Sauna Dome to treat 16 adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) over eight weekly sessions, combining the benefits of heat therapy with structured psychological support. Participants experienced whole-body hyperthermia through infrared sauna sessions, designed to elevate body temperature, paired with weekly CBT sessions.

Initial findings are promising. Of the 12 participants who completed the combined treatment, 11 no longer met the criteria for major depressive disorder by the end of the study. This remarkable outcome suggests that integrating WBH and CBT could revolutionize depression treatment. While the trial had a small sample size, the results warrant future larger controlled clinical trials.

“This is exciting work, and it is early days,” stated Dr. Mason. “That 11 of 12 participants who completed treatment no longer met criteria for major depressive disorder sends a positive message – we need to continue researching this treatment package.”


Woman Improving Mental Health in Curve Infrared Sauna Dome


Feasibility and Acceptability of a Whole-Body Hyperthermia (WBH) Protocol

A recent 2021 study has shown promising results with whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) as a non-pharmacologic treatment for major depressive disorder while using Clearlight Saunas Far Infrared heating technology in The Curve Far Infrared Sauna Dome. Where prior trials in similar studies have used medical infrared hyperthermia devices, this study studied to see if a commercial device without FDA-imposed limitations could produce the degree of core body temperature (101.3 °F) associated with reduced depressive symptoms in prior WBH studies.

The study assessed the amount of time needed to achieve this core body temperature and the changes (pre-post WBH) in self-reported mood and affect. Twenty-five healthy adults completed a single WBH session lasting up to 110 min in the Curve Sauna Dome. Core body temperatures were recorded during WBH as well as mood and affect at points before and after whole-body hyperthermia. Whole-body hyperthermia treatment ended after a participant maintained 101.3 °F for two consecutive minutes. The study shows the effectiveness of Clearlight Saunas Far Infrared Heating technology at raising core body temperature.

Results found that all participants achieved the target core body temperature (101.3 °F) within 82.12 minutes on average. In analyses of changes in mood and affect, the study found that participants noted reductions in self-reported depression symptoms from 1 week pre- to 1-week post-WBH, and reductions in self-reported negative affect before and after their whole-body hyperthermia session. This research shows that WBH protocol holds promise in further research on the benefits of commercially available infrared sauna devices and hyperthermia in major depressive disorder treatment.


Happy Couple Enjoying Infrared Sauna for Mental Health


Whole-Body Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

A 2016 study conducted by psychiatry professor Charles Raison and his team aimed to explore the need to identify novel treatments for major depressive disorder. Prior to this study, a smaller study took place in which of 16 individuals with major depression, a single hyperthermia treatment reduced their depression scores almost by 50% five days later. The 2016 study was conducted to test whether whole-body hyperthermia has specific antidepressant effects when compared with a placebo condition and to evaluate the persistence of the antidepressant effects of a single treatment.

A 6-week, randomized, double-blind study took place comparing hyperthermia with a placebo condition. Participants were medically healthy, met criteria for major depressive disorder, were free of psychotropic medication use, and had a baseline 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score of 16 or greater. During the study, researchers compared a single session of active WBH to a placebo condition. The placebo condition matched all aspects of the whole-body hyperthermia condition except intense heat.

When compared with the placebo group, the active WBH group showed significantly reduced Hamilton Depression Rating Scale scores across the 6-week post-intervention study period. A single session of hyperthermia produced a rapid and powerful antidepressant effect that was not observed in the placebo group. Additionally, the benefits of a single hyperthermia treatment persisted for six weeks, leading to the conclusion that whole-body hyperthermia holds promise as a safe, rapid-acting, and prolonged antidepressant effect.


Man Setting Up Curve Infrared Sauna Dome for Mental Health


A Hot Topic for Health: Results of the Global Sauna Survey

Researchers set out to determine the motivations and experiences of typical sauna users. An online 71-item questionnaire compiling information on the individual characteristics, sauna-related habits, and perceived health and wellness experiences of regular sauna bathers was conducted. The 2019 study incorporated a quality of life scoring tool to measure physical and mental indicators of well-being.

The study was made up of 482 respondents who sauna-bathed approximately 1–2 times per week. The key reasons indicated by respondents for sauna-bathing included relaxation/stress reduction, pain relief, and socializing. Nearly a third of respondents reported medical conditions. Of this group, those with back/musculoskeletal pain and mental issues cited the greatest improvements in their conditions with sauna use. Of all respondents, 83.5% reported improved sleep after sauna use. This study documents that sauna users are motivated to use saunas predominantly for relaxation, reporting health benefits especially around mental well-being and sleep

Analysis of well-being scores after grouping respondents into groups by sauna-bathing frequency revealed that sauna users who utilize a sauna 5–15 times monthly recorded comparatively higher mental well-being scores as compared to respondents who were sauna-bathing less frequently.


Friends Smiling While Using Infrared Sauna


Benefits of Infrared Saunas on Mental Health


Mental health can be based on a number of factors, from chemical imbalances to chronic pain. Frequent sauna use can assist in reducing the symptoms of depression and other mental health issues. A short daily session in an infrared sauna can increase your exposure to heat therapy and help with:


While medical treatment should be discussed with your doctor for clinically-diagnosed conditions, adding infrared sauna use to your regular routine can offer many health benefits that assist in symptom reduction and enhance medical therapies. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of major depressive disorder or need to discuss your mental health, be sure to discuss with your doctor regarding next steps and proper treatments.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis, please reach out immediately to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. The services are free and confidential.




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Pioneering Study at UCSF Shows Promising Results in Combating Depression with Infrared Sauna Therapy

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, groundbreaking research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is shedding new light on innovative treatments for depression. A new 2024 clinical trial led by Dr. Ashley E. Mason, a clinical psychologist associated with the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, has indicated notable reductions in depression symptoms through a combined approach of whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The study, officially published on May 14, 2024 in The International Journal of Hyperthermia, is pioneering in its integration of infrared sauna sessions with conventional psychotherapy. Utilizing Clearlight’s Curve™ Far Infrared Sauna Dome, the trial treated 16 adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) over eight weekly sessions, blending the therapeutic effects of heat with structured psychological counseling.

Read the full press release here.


Why Whole-Body Hyperthermia and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?


Dr. Mason’s inspiration for this innovative approach came from previous studies that showcased the rapid alleviation of depressive symptoms through infrared heat treatment. The integrated treatment approach aims to harness the synergistic effects of physical and mental therapies. Infrared saunas are known for their ability to induce deep relaxation and improve mood, which could translate into powerful mental health benefits when combined with CBT, a widely recognized method for treating depression.


Remarkable Preliminary Results

The preliminary findings from Dr. Mason’s trial offer a beacon of hope for those battling depression. Out of the 12 participants who completed the combined treatment, an impressive 11 individuals no longer met the criteria for major depressive disorder by the end of the study. This significant result suggests that the dual approach of WBH and CBT could be a transformative treatment for depression.

“This is exciting work, and it is early days,” remarked Dr. Mason. “That 11 of 12 participants who completed treatment no longer met criteria for major depressive disorder sends a positive message – we need to continue researching this treatment package.”


Man Using Clearlight® Curve™ Infrared Sauna Dome


Health & Wellness Industry Leaders Back the Findings


Clearlight’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Raleigh Duncan, expressed strong support for the trial’s promising results. According to Dr. Duncan, “This groundbreaking study on depression from UCSF aligns with what we have been hearing from our customers for the past 25 years. People have been telling us how using our infrared saunas has changed their lives by reducing stress and lifting their spirits. Thanks to Dr. Ashley Mason and all the people at UCSF who have worked tirelessly to bring these facts to light so that people can find new ways to heal.”

Dr. Duncan has been a pioneer in infrared therapy, contributing significantly to advancements in technologies designed to heal the human body.


A Promising Future for Sauna and Depression Research


While the results from Dr. Mason’s trial are indeed promising, she acknowledges that further research is essential. Future trials will aim to validate these findings across larger groups and differing demographics to more fully understand the therapeutic potential and practical implementation of this innovative treatment. This UCSF study marks a hopeful step toward newer, more effective treatments for depression.

For those interested in delving deeper into the scientific nuances of the study, the full research is available here.

As mental health challenges continue to impact millions of lives, pioneering research like this demonstrates the importance of exploring diverse treatment options. By leveraging the benefits of infrared sauna therapy and CBT, this UCSF study illuminates a promising path forward in the ongoing battle against depression.

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.


Natural Flu Prevention Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Flu season, spanning from October to May, brings heightened risks as influenza viruses circulate more actively, peaking in February amid cold and dry conditions that facilitate viral spread. The flu’s impact extends beyond inconvenience, affecting health, productivity, and well-being, especially during peak infection months. Proactive measures for preventing the flu naturally are vital, fortifying the body’s defenses and significantly reducing the risk of flu contraction.

Taking a natural and holistic approach to flu prevention can be especially helpful, such as cultivating a robust immune system, maintaining a healthy environment, and using an infrared sauna. These natural flu prevention tips will provide a guide for navigating flu season effectively. Whether preventing or recovering from the flu, read on to learn how to maintain well-being during this critical seasonal period.


Build a Strong Immune System


A robust immune system is your first line of defense against the flu. Maintaining a balanced diet enriched with nutrient-dense foods is a cornerstone in fortifying your immune system. Prioritize a diverse array of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to ensure a spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Key immune-boosting nutrients such as Vitamin C, known for its antioxidant properties, Vitamin D, crucial for immune regulation, and zinc, integral to immune cell function, play pivotal roles in supporting your body’s defense against infections.

Regular physical activity is another potent ally in enhancing immune function. Engage in moderate-intensity exercises, such as brisk walking or jogging, to promote the circulation of immune cells and foster a responsive defense system. Exercise contributes to overall health and is a proactive measure in reducing the risk of infections, including the flu.

For another immunity boost, consider incorporating infrared sauna sessions into your wellness routine. Beyond promoting relaxation, infrared saunas can help stimulate blood circulation, potentially aiding in detoxification and supporting the immune system. While further research is needed, some studies suggest positive impacts on immune function, making infrared sauna use a unique and holistic addition to your immune-boosting arsenal this flu season.


HALO ONE® Halotherapy Generator for Natural Flu Prevention


Practice Good Hygiene for Prevention


In the pursuit of maintaining a robust defense against infections, it is imperative to prioritize hygiene. Mastering effective handwashing techniques is foundational to reducing the risk of germs. Hand sanitizers can provide a convenient alternative when access to soap and water is limited. Extend these hygiene practices beyond your hands by incorporating a UV disinfectant wand to sanitize frequently touched items, mitigating the risk of viral transmission through common surfaces.

On the respiratory front, cultivating proper habits is paramount. Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the elbow helps contain respiratory droplets, preventing the spread of potentially infectious particles. In crowded places, masks serve as an additional protective measure by acting as a barrier against respiratory droplets.

As an innovative approach to respiratory health, consider exploring halotherapy, commonly known as salt therapy. Salt-infused air is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hydrophilic, and mucokinetic, making the HALO ONE® halotherapy generator a great natural flu prevention tool. By integrating these hygiene and prevention practices into daily routines, you can contribute to a healthier and safer environment for yourself and those around you.


Consider Your Environment


Creating an environment conducive to natural flu prevention involves a thoughtful approach to indoor air quality. Prioritize ventilation strategies that facilitate a continuous flow of fresh air, diminishing the concentration of airborne pathogens and reducing the likelihood of respiratory infections. To further improve your air quality, air purifiers are useful tools to help guard against pathogens, pollutants, and allergens, helping fortify the defense against respiratory illnesses and contributing to a naturally healthier living space.

When it comes to the toxins you are exposed to in your environment, infrared saunas help play a role in natural detoxification. By inducing a deep sweat, saunas aid in eliminating toxins from the body, contributing to an internal environment less favorable for flu viruses. This dual approach, combining enhanced air quality with the detoxifying benefits of infrared saunas, provides a natural and holistic strategy for preventing the flu. It fortifies the body against potential infections and creates a rejuvenating environment that aligns with natural well-being.


Woman Using Clearlight® Infrared Sauna for Better Sleep


Manage Stress and Get Quality Sleep


Stress can make our bodies more vulnerable to getting sick, including catching the flu. To help our immune system stay strong, it’s important to find ways to manage stress. Simple activities like meditation, mindfulness, or enjoying pleasant scents with aromatherapy can make a big difference in reducing stress and keeping us healthy.

The Aroma One® essential oil diffuser allows you to take your aromatherapy almost anywhere, meaning you can rest and restore on the go. Add an immunity-supporting essential oils such as lemon, oregano, cinnamon, tea tree, eucalyptus, and rosemary to help boost your natural flu prevention plan.

Getting enough good-quality sleep is also crucial for our immune health. Having a regular sleep routine helps our body’s internal clock, making our immune cells work better. Trying relaxation methods like using an infrared sauna or red light therapy before bedtime can help us sleep better. And don’t forget to make your sleep space comfy – adjust the lighting, keep it quiet, and set a cozy temperature. All these steps help us handle stress and build a strong foundation for a healthy immune system, which is vital for preventing the flu.


Stay Informed and Vaccinated


Staying informed about the flu is vital to maintaining good health during the flu season. Regularly checking for updates on flu activity keeps you in the loop about the current situation. Since flu viruses can change, staying informed allows you to make decisions about your health based on the most recent information available.

Understanding the importance of flu vaccination is a key aspect of preventive healthcare. The flu vaccination is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months, with a special emphasis on certain groups like young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with specific health conditions. This vaccine serves as a crucial preventive measure, protecting those who receive it and contributing to community-wide immunity. If you have any questions or concerns about the flu vaccine, discuss it with your healthcare provider.

Addressing common misconceptions about flu shots is crucial for fostering widespread acceptance. Some believe the flu shot can cause the flu, but this is a myth. In reality, the vaccine is designed to stimulate the immune system without causing illness. By dispelling such myths, individuals can make informed choices about vaccination, which is pivotal in promoting community health.


Man on Couch Recovering from Flu


Natural Flu Remedies & Recovery Strategies


When facing the challenges of the flu, turning to natural recovery strategies can significantly enhance the healing process. Guidelines for managing the flu involve prioritizing rest and hydration as fundamental components. Adequate rest allows the body to divert its energy towards combating the infection, while proper hydration aids in flushing out toxins and maintaining optimal bodily functions.

To complement these measures, integrating sessions in an infrared sauna contributes to the detoxification process, expediting the removal of toxins from the body and potentially hastening recovery. To alleviate body aches and discomfort, consider using a PEMF amethyst mat to help reduce muscle and joint pains, providing a comforting experience during the flu recovery period. In addressing respiratory symptoms associated with the flu, a halotherapy device can contribute to improved breathing and overall respiratory comfort, providing a natural and supportive element to flu recovery.

When integrated into your management plan, these natural flu recovery strategies help alleviate symptoms and support your body’s innate healing processes. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice tailored to your specific health conditions and the severity of your flu symptoms.


Navigating Flu Season


In navigating the challenges of flu season, adopting a comprehensive and natural approach to health becomes paramount. From proactive measures like building a robust immune system to mindful environmental considerations, stress management, and quality sleep, the strategies outlined here offer a holistic guide for staying healthy and resilient. Should the flu strike, recovery strategies presented provide an alternative to conventional approaches, aiming to alleviate symptoms and support the body’s healing processes.


Remember, individual health needs vary, and consulting with healthcare professionals is crucial for personalized guidance. By integrating these natural fly tips and staying informed about flu updates and vaccination, individuals can empower themselves to proactively manage their well-being throughout flu season and beyond.

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!