The Most Important Differences Between Far Infrared Saunas And Steam Saunas

There are a lot of differences and similarities between infrared saunas and steam saunas. In fact there are quite possibly hundreds and hundreds.

In this article, we are going to list and talk about some of the more important differences.

Heating Method:

Obviously the primary difference between infrared saunas and steam saunas is the heating method.

Steam is an enveloping heat… it surrounds you in moist, heated air and works by heating you pretty much by proxy.

Infrared heat on the other hand is heat waves that heat your core and all, directly. It’s the same kind of heat you feel from the sun. That doesn’t make it all natural or whatever, because you have to consider the EMF rating of the unit as well.

I wouldn’t say one is better than the other as far as simple sauna benefits goes, however I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the added benefits of infrared technology. We will perhaps bring this up later in more depth.

It also goes without saying that steam can provide other benefits as well, including by other means such as adding oils to the water to create aromatherapy kind of situations. That in itself has many benefits as well.

Cost To Use:

This is hardly a fair battle since steam saunas can produce steam in so many ways it is really hard to say the true price. You could heat the rocks yourself by a fire and pour water on them for the steam. That would be super cheap (albeit sounds a bit dangerous to me).

Infrared obviously uses electricity. That doesn’t make it expensive. The full sized 4 or 6 person infrared saunas may cost quite a bit to maintain. However the smaller portable infrared sauna that you can buy uses a couple bucks a month at most, under fairly heavy use.

The Ease Of Use:

This is a pretty interesting point to make. I mean, it shouldn’t be too hard to operate a steam sauna, but when you consider you just sort of turn on an infrared heater, it becomes obvious that far infrared saunas are much easier to use than their steam counterparts.

But, are they? Sauna heaters are pretty easy to come by, and you essentially just turn them on. They heat up the rocks and you either pour little bits of water on them or whatever. So how much easier can it be?

A lot. No really:

It can be a lot easier, regardless of whether we are comparing against the infrared sauna or the steam sauna.

How? Easy – enter the portable sauna!

See, these saunas are exactly what the say they are. Portable Saunas. You don’t have to build anything, you don’t have to “humidity proof” any rooms. You just have to buy a portable infrared sauna or a portable steam sauna, set it up, and off you go. Easy, peasy. Why?

Because they don’t need anything else except water (steam saunas) and electricity. That’s it. You essentially set them up and plug them in and Presto!

Instant sauna.

The infrared ones heat up in a few minutes, and the steam saunas have a – ok I can’t think of what they are… A Steamy thing? A steamer? Ya – A steamer. These are like a really hot and effective mist humidifier There are also other accessories. And so its hot and steamy. A hot and steamy portable sauna.

Spa Accessories

If you are considering opening a spa and need equipment or accessories, Blue Lotus is the place to go. We have an extensive inventory of quality products for you to choose from.

We even offer a line of organic products, these products are a new addition to our company. We expect this line of high level products to do very well over the next several months.

We carry a full line of organic facial creams, body rubs and moisturizing creams, as well as massage oils in a large variety of scents to suit every taste.

One of our top selling items is facial masks. These masks are available for all skin types whether it’s dry, oily, blotchy or acne prone skin we have facial masks for them all.

A day at the spa can be a wonderful relaxing experience and we strive to make it better by supplying only the very best quality product for your clients.

We also carry a full line of spa accessories such as, towels, robes, spa pillows, exfoliating gloves, gel booties, natural sea sponges and soothing gel eye masks just to name a few.

When it comes to saunas we have a great selection of accessories like buckets, ladles, towel racks, all kinds of oils and heater stones. Along with numerous other products to make your sauna experience enjoyable.

Proper maintenance of your sauna will ensure it’s a safe, clean, healthy environment for your clients. Not to worry we also carry a full line of sauna cleaning and deodorizing products.

Keeping your sauna clean and odour free will ensure your sauna will last many years. Providing your clients with many enjoyable, relaxing sauna sessions.

While providing your clients with these services and purchasing the products from Blue Lotus you can rest assured they have been carefully selected and are the best products available.

How To Set Up A Portable Sauna

Saunas are the latest craze in the attempt to live a healthier life style. Saunas have become #1 for a reason, they have the most amazing detoxifying health benefits.

Not only are they an excellent detoxifying machine that aids your body to rid itself of the numerous toxins we encounter on a daily basis, from the water we drink the food we eat, and the air we breath.

But they are also very useful in alleviating or even eliminating a host of medical conditions. And always leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

Best of all you can own your own sauna and make use of it on a daily basis in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Just think, your very own personal, portable sauna. These portable saunas are cost effective, easy to use, easy to store and best of all easy to assemble.

So How Do I Set Up A Personal Sauna?

Just how easy are they you may wonder, well let me explain. So after you have purchased your new infrared sauna and it has arrived at your home you can remove it from it’s box.

You will notice right away just how lightweight these saunas are. Choose a level area for the sauna, making sure it is beside an electrical outlet. Now remove it from it’s bag.

Now depending what type and model you chose, it may or may not come with poles for a sturdier set up. They are easy to join up with no tools required.

Open it up and lower the floor mat. If your sauna came with poles now is the time to assemble them. Then you are ready for the portable chair, just open the chair and place it inside the sauna.

Your infrared sauna comes with a soft a cloth to place around the neck opening. This is made of terry cloth and is easy to remove for cleaning.

Now all you have to do is plug it in, wait for it to achieve the perfect temperature and you are ready to enjoy your first portable sauna session, in the privacy of your own home.

Sauna Accessories

There are many additional items you can purchase to make your personal sauna even better. You can find most of these items online or anywhere that sells saunas. Some of these include sauna heaters, infrared panels and steam generators.

Sauna heaters

Something you may want to think about buying is a new sauna heater. They heat up and you put special rocks on top of them. Then you pour water on the rocks and the heat evaporates creating steam and humidity in the sauna.


You can purchase a special type of rock to use. You need to get a special type of rock because these absorb heat better. If you use regular rocks you find outside, they may not hold heats as well causing them to pop and explode into smaller chunks of rock. The rocks that you buy are usually igneous rocks so they can withstand intense heat.

Infrared panels

Infrared panels are used in infrared saunas. They heat you up the same way as the sun would heat you up on a hot sunny day. These are easier to take care of than using a steam sauna because there isn’t as much moisture to cause mold that make it a lot harder to clean it up. You can buy them for portable versions of most saunas as well.

Why do you want to consider buying accessories for your saunas?

There are many reasons why but the most obvious reason is to make it work better. Of course you would want to buy something to make your sauna work better but do you know what else touching up your sauna can help with?

It can introduce new and better benefits, like for example using infrared panels instead of steam saunas to make it easier to care for. Or it can make you feel different while using it other than using a different product. You can also add essential oils to the water!

So as you can tell there are many different types of sauna products you can purchase on the market today. You may want to consider what is best for you circumstance so you may want to talk to somebody about that before trying it but other than that I hope you enjoy you great and improved home sauna!

Remember when you do decide to purchase your sauna accessories you buy them from Blue Lotus Goods!

What To Expect At A Spa

At Blue Lotus Goods, we take saunas and spas very seriously.

Providing you with the products you need to run a successful spa is what we are here for.

In Today’s blog post, we will take a look at what people expect when they go to a spa.

There are many products that you may need at a spa.

Some mandatory products you may need are facial cream or body scrubs or even hot rocks for a massage. But what is important is that you need to get the proper things. That is why I am here today. I will tell you how to have a perfect spa trip.

First of all you will want to try facial creams. Facial cremes are very important to have. They are the key to healthy skin and clean pores. These can do wonders to a person’s face and skin. The benefits are endless.

They can remove dirt from pores, clear any bad oils off your skin and even slow down the process of wrinkled or old skin if you get the correct ones.

Body scrubs have so many benefits to your body and skin. One of them is just pure relaxation. Just the feeling of it on your skin will make you feel good. Also the scent of them is usually made with things that are intended to help you relax.

Another benefit to body scrubs is they remove all the bad oils off of your skin. They can also clean and exfoliate your pores leaving your skin soft and silky.

As uncomfortable as waxing may be it can actually be comforting. You can have many different waxing treatments like for example you can have all sorts of scented wax like chocolate and strawberry.

You can also receive a bikini wax or even eyebrow wax. It can also make your skin really good. It can make your skin feel super soft and supple. You will also feel great about your hairy skin because the wax will remove it.

Saunas can be very beneficial to you, your body, your skin and your health. If you do decide to go to a spa do some research and figure out what products and treatments are best for you. And that’s all you need to know about what you may receive when you go to a spa.

What We Do At Blue Lotus Goods

If you’re looking to start a spa, a sauna service or if you just want to find great products to use for health or beauty, you have come to the right place. At Blue Lotus we will tell you exactly what you need and what is best for what you want to do.

First of all you need to do some research. Depending on what you want to do, you must first decide exactly what you need.

For example if you want to start a spa you are of course going to need some spa products. You are going to want to find some great facial creams to use. Try to find the best one available for a variety of skin conditions.

You will also need some nail care products like cuticle oil, buffing blocks, and maybe an array of nail polish.

Some things that you may want to keep in mind is the variety of the products you want to get. The reason why you want to do this is some people may be allergic to certain things and are not able to use the products you have. Or people may not like your products aroma.

Saunas are a great idea to include into your spa. Not only are they relaxing but are very beneficial to your health. If you want to include a sauna in your spa, you will also want to include some accessories to go with it. You will want to buy robes for the customers, another great idea is a ladle to poor the water over the rocks.

On that note you probably would want to buy some rocks to put into your sauna, or a sauna heater, or even portable saunas.

As you can see it takes a lot of time and effort to get a spa up and running. But all you need is some great advice and the proper products. And you will be on your way to become successful and everything will work out if you keep to your plan and work hard.

At Blue Lotus, we provide all of these accessories so you can get what you need, and get back to building your spa or sauna business.