Cleaning an infrared sauna blanket? Our top tips
Let’s be honest here, cleaning isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but in this day and age and how things are at the moment, it’s a top priority and one we must do right.
And cleaning your infrared sauna blanket is no different, especially if you’re offering it as a service at your business it’s more important than ever.
Although it’s not that difficult to clean your sauna blanket, what is important is to do it right, especially when sweat is involved, as sweat can lead to bacteria, and we don’t want that.
If cleaning is a concern for you, you want to do it right and you’re looking for a few cleaning tips, then this article should be helpful as we are going to cover all aspects of how to clean an infrared sauna blanket. And get it nice and clean, ready for your next session.
The sole purpose of using an infrared sauna blanket is for us to sweat our little butts off while enjoying the process, yes it’s a good feeling and one I do enjoy. Plus the whole reason we go through this process is how you feel after as well as the flow-on health and wellness benefits associated with using a sauna blanket.
And the result of doing this is a lot of sweat, and that’s fine, but after we clean ourselves up we need to do the same with our sauna blanket, especially when there is the potential of bacteria involved.
Anything to do with bacteria needs to be cleaned properly, and leaving it there for a long period of time is not the best idea. You don’t want your sauna blanket to smell or stain.
Especially if you’re going to store it away. As I mentioned before this is especially true if you’re running a beauty business where you offer a sauna blanket as a service.
So let’s take a look at how you can clean your blanket.
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How To Clean Your Infrared Sauna Blanket.
Cleaning your infrared sauna blanket is a pretty straightforward process. So let’s take a look.
To clean your infrared sauna blanket you’re going to need a few things to do the job right.
Before we continue. There are two ways you can go about this. Make your own or you can just buy it from your local supermarket. Up to you what you go for.
If you’re going to go the supermarket route, you can simply buy a bacterial spray and wipe type product that is a disinfectant. That will do the job well.
If you want to go the homemade route all you need is some water and pure white vinegar. And if you want it to smell nice you can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
If you’re going to go the homemade route make sure you have a spray bottle on hand and you’ll also need some paper towels for wiping.
Once you have all that ready now we’ll go through the process of how to clean your infrared sauna.
Steps To Clean Your Sauna Blanket
There are a few steps involved with cleaning your infrared sauna blanket, so let’s go through them.
Make sure you have allowed your blanket to cool down before you begin cleaning.
Also, make sure you unplug the cord for safety reasons.
If you’re going to make your own cleaning product make sure it’s made at this point and you have it ready to go in the spray bottle. If you are going to use essential oils, add a couple of drops into the mix of your favourite oil.
Open your sauna blanket up so the inside is exposed. Then spray all of the inside areas with a good coating. You don’t want to flood it, but you also want to make sure it’s well coated.
Then simply wipe the inside out with a paper towel making sure you cover it all. Once you’re happy with that, allow your blanket to completely dry. This is pretty important as you don’t want any mould to form from leaving your blanket wet. Then you’re good to pack it away.
Sauna Blanket Cleaning Tips
Above we have listed the best process and products to clean your sauna blanket. Here I’d like to mention a few things that we do not recommend doing. I’m sure you’re going to be ok but why not mention it anyway, you never know.
Anything to do with harsh chemicals is pretty much a no-no. This will only damage your blanket. Not only that, although it’s not really related, we want to reduce our chemical usage anyway.
We are using an infrared sauna blanket to rid toxins from our bodies, so it doesn’t make sense to have them around either.
Try to use the best water possible as this can leave a residue on the blanket. Not a real concern but it’s good to know.
Not really a tip but more of a recommendation. We recommend cleaning your infrared sauna blanket as quickly as you can after you have used it, this will prevent the risk of smelling and stains as you want to look after your blanket so you can get years of quality use from it.
A good tip would be to first have a shower then clean your sauna blanket. By this time your blanket should have cooled down.
Well, there you have it, our top tips and procedures on how to clean an infrared sauna blanket. Hopefully, we have covered everything you need to know.
I have read around the place that some do recommend cleaning their sauna blanket every few sessions. For some that might be ok, especially if you are the only one using the blanket, but I don’t think that is the best idea.
You really want to make sure your blanket is kept in the best condition and as clean as possible. But that, of course, is up to you.
Cleaning after every session is an absolute must if you’re a business offering this as a service which I’m sure comes as no surprise.