• Samantha Coffin

Go where the negative ions are!🌲

Updated: Oct 27, 2021



Have you ever been somewhere + noticed yourself feeling more zen? More relaxed? More at peace? Happier? Have you ever wondered what it was that was helping you feel this way?


There is actually a scientific reason!! It is the negative ions found in these places. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless + invisible molecules that once they reach our bloodstream, produce biochemical reactions that:

  • Help alleviate depression

  • Relieve our stress

  • Boost our energy

  • Increase metabolism

  • Help regulate sleep patterns

  • Boost immune system function

  • Kill or inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold species

  • Increase our levels of serotonin, the hormone that stabilizes our mood + sense of well-being as well as increases our happiness!

How amazing is that? Negative ions can have such a positive impact on your life, but where can you find negative ions?

  • Mountains ⛰

  • Waterfalls 💦

  • Beaches 🏝

  • Among plants 🌱

  • Where the sun kisses your face 🌞

Truthfully, I believe you know when you are experiencing them + I also believe there is a lot more going on in these places thanks to Forest Therapy. The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy has a vast supply or resources + research that will deeply encourage you to spend more time outside grounding yourself in these peaceful landscapes.


AND - these practices are not new! Of course I would argue they started when we began walking the earth. However, we do know that the term Shinrin-yoku (also referred to as Forest Bathing) was coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 1982.


So do yourself a favor + bath yourself in negative ions as often as possible! 😊

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