Posted by Sunlighten on 20 April 2016

A Natural Environment: 4 Tips For Maintaining Your Infrared Sauna

You have invested in an infrared sauna for your home or business. Those who are new to saunas can be unsure of the best ways to maintain it.

We understand that you want to enjoy your sauna for years to come. So we have shared our 4 best tips to keep your sauna hygienic, natural and clean.

We are often asked questions like:
‘What products do you use to keep it clean?’
‘How often should I be cleaning my sauna?’
‘What should I do about sweat stains?’

Sunlighten infared sauna timber

So here are some tips from us:

1) Use fresh and absorbent towels each session

Before your session, it is a good idea to cover your benches and floors with fresh absorbent towels.

Material-wise, we find that Bamboo Carbon material works well. Bamboo Carbon Fibre is more absorbent. It is also designed to emit 91% of infrared rays for full exposure.

If you’re interested, you can learn more here – Bamboo Carbon Towels.

2) Use organic and natural disinfectant to wipe down timber

To keep your sauna fresh and natural, we suggest you use a natural cleaner. When cleaning the saunas at our Wellness Rooms, we use a product called Sphagnum Moss. Its natural formula helps to preserve the non-toxic environment of the sauna.

Bonus tip – To remove any sweat stains that may have accumulated over time, a light sand of the timber will restore it to ‘as new’. We spray lightly into the air and wipe the timber with a slightly damp cloth.

The heater mesh is Bamboo Carbon Material and can be cleaned by removing the cover and wiping with a damp cloth.

3) Keeping your glass clean

infrared sauna glass door

To maintain a crystal clear sparkle, we use a natural glass cleaner.

4) Helping to remove Sweat stains – in particular for the Solo System

For Solo Sauna customers, sweat stains on the SoloPad and the dome can sometimes appear over time. To combat these, we find that this natural stain remover is useful. It also works for removing stains on your towels

Our infrared saunas are designed to be hygienic. We want you to love every minute of your sauna.

If you have any questions, feel free to share them in the comments below. Or, you can contact us here for a friendly chat about maintaining your sauna.

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