Adding a Sauna to Your Wellness Routine: Sun Life Organics and Khalil Rafati

Adding a Sauna to Your Wellness Routine: Sun Life Organics and Khalil Rafati

Sal Fais |

One of the most rewarding parts of what we do is seeing our customers use our saunas to turn their lives around and start to take care of their holistic wellness. There are a few examples more inspiring than that of Khalil Rafati, the founder and owner of SunLife Organics.

Khalil has been through a rollercoaster ride when it comes to his health and wellness over the years.  As a young man, he struggled with drug addiction in downtown Los Angeles, a predilection that would cause tremendous pain and suffering to him as well as his family.  Like so many of us, he had to hit rock bottom before deciding to turn his life around, but with firm resolve, he decided that we would do just that.  Ever since, he has gone out of his way to find those things that can help him live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

This journey led him to discover juicing and superfoods as a way to enhance his nutrition and give his body the things that it needs to behave at its peak.  He was so blown away by the results that he wanted to share that passion with others.  So, along with Hayley Gorcey, he decided to start a juice bar that would hope to deliver life-nourishing juices to clients of all kinds.  That business is still going strong to this day!

Along with the juicing, he also discovered the tremendous health benefits that come with regular sauna usage.  This is where we met, because when he was looking for a barrel sauna for his own home, he found Salus Saunas – where he could find the exact product that he was looking for.  He wanted something that would cleanse his thoughts and his body, inside and out, as well as something that would allow that experience to be shared with the people around him.

He ended up choosing the 6-person Marstand Clear Cedar Barrel Sauna and made use of the expedited shipping to get it to his home as quickly as possible.  We were delighted to hear in the weeks that followed that he was loving the product and it was playing a significant role in keeping his physical and mental health in tip-top shape as he went about growing his business. He used it so much, in fact, that he had to have the heater replaced eventually – which we took care of as efficiently as we could.

All in all, it makes our day to hear stories like this about how our barrel saunas are transforming the lives of our customers in so many different ways.  We hope that we’ll be able to do this for many more people in the years to come.


If you too would like to take your health seriously and invest in a barrel sauna, then you’re in luck.  Check out our online store and you’ll be able to see all the in-stock barrel saunas that we have.  With an investment like this, you could be just like Khalil, taking back control of your health and pushing yourself to the next level!