Popular Essential Oils For Sauna Bathing . . .
Lavender is considered to be an all purpose essential oil useful for a variety of health problems. It is extremely soothing and assists with combating daily stress and anxiety. Its calming effects help to induce a more peaceful and restful sleep.
Peppermint is good for relieving headaches and other pain related issues like arthritis, muscle aches or strains and back pain. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under the age of six.
Citrus oils like lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit are super refreshing and wonderful for use in an early morning sauna. Citrus fragrances uplift your mood and energise.
Eucalyptus is the most useful of all the essential oils and has powerful medicinal properties. Renown for its ability to promote healing and in the treatment of colds, flu & respiratory ailments, it works as an expectorant to help rid your body of toxins and harmful micro-organisms. Used in conjunction with Clove & Tea Tree oil, it is wonderful for cleansing the air in your sauna whilst killing germs and bacteria. It can also lower blood pressure.
Birch has been used traditionally for centuries by the Finns. Fresh and minty, it is used as an anti-depressant, pain reliever and disinfectant.
Pine oil fights infection in addition to bringing the fresh woodsy 'outdoors', inside.
Rosemary, Cyprus, Bergamot, Clary Sage & Niaouli are some other oils that can be safely used in your sauna.
How To Use Essential Oils In The Sauna . . .
The use of aromatherapy within a sauna setting has become very popular and further enhances your sauna bathing experience.
High quality essential oils can be purchased in pre-mixed blends that can be diluted and ladled over the hot sauna stones. Visit our accessories page here.
Alternatively, you can purchase the oils individually and mix your own. Three to four drops to one litre of water is a common rule of thumb when diluting the oils.
Oils can be combined to develop your own special blend. There is no limit to the fragrances you can create.
For example - mix 3 drops of pine, 3 drops of rosemary, 4 drops of lime and 6 drops of grapefruit in a 4 litre pail of water to create a detoxifying & energising combination.
Sit back, relax and let you mind wander. Bliss.