Considering that I have lived in Finland for getting on 20 years the Finnish wood Sauna (not the electric type) as well as sauna oils has become a large part of my weekly routine.
This mean collecting the wood from the wood shed and starting a fire in the firebox of the sauna stove and allowing the sauna to warm to a good 75 -90 degrees. In my opinion, the Finnish wood sauna has a softer heat compared to the electric sauna, which I feel is much to do with the use of natural materials such as silver birch wood or Norwegian pine .
The benefits from going to a weekly or twice weekly is great, firstly it improve the immune system, helps relieve muscle tension, tone up the muscles, and relax the body. One this you will notice while sitting in the sauna is an increase in your heart beat, hence an increases in your metabolism, blood circulation, and detoxifies of your body. The sauna benefits also can improve your overall mood and mental state, in Finland this many also be because of the social aspect of the sauna culture. Sauna essential oils experience can be improved essential oils. Essential oils that are used play a major role in a rejuvenating sauna benefits experience.
The sauna oils should be mixed with water and then poured onto the sauna stones to create a intoxicating stream. When mixed with water and steam, the essential oil get readily absorbed in the skin. This results in the cleaning of the lungs via the bloodstream and relaxing the mind and body. Below I have created a list of my favourite sauna essential oils.
Sauna essential oils list
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is popular in countless forms, from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid. However, used in the sauna peppermint oil makes a great muscle relaxant. It helps treat sore muscles and muscle pain. It is beneficial for people suffering from arthritis, as it also reduces inflammation and joint pain. The scent of peppermint has a healing effect. It is known to heal emotional pain and bring a sense of peace. It also eases headaches, abdominal pain, fever, and nausea.
Eucalyptus oil for sauna
Because of the many influential compounds found in eucalyptus, it is a key ingredient in cough and throat medicines and chest ointments. Eucalyptus is used widely both for its calming and clearing properties as well as to ease breathing. It has a fresh and clean aroma that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Eucalyptus oil for sauna helps in relieving pain. It is also beneficial to clear sinuses, congestion, and ease respiratory issues.
Melaleuca Essential Oil
Recognized by its more common name “tea tree”, melaleuca has been revered for its cleansing and regenerative properties, especially for the skin. Composed of more than ninety different compounds, melaleuca has limitless therapeutic applications. The aroma of this oil is fresh. It stimulates the immune system, fights viruses, and is an antiseptic.
Lavender Essential Oil
Our most popular sauna essential oils, lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. The sauna helps relaxes muscles, and is an antiseptic, antidepressant, and analgesic. The scent of these sauna oils also helps treat common colds, coughs, insomnia, migraines, and influenza. Sauna essential oils are great for the healing of burns and wounds. The best thing about using lavender essential oil is it relieves anxiety and stress.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
With a documented history of use of several thousand years and a wide variety of applications, sandalwood is most notable for its smoothing effects on skin and for its mood-enhancing properties. The exotic fragrance of sandalwood is deeply relaxing. It has a woody scent which creates harmony to the body and mind. Sandalwood oil has anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties. It is beneficial to treat muscle pain and spasms. It stimulates the immune system, encourages sleep, and is very helpful in treating skin issues. Sauna essential oils also has antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, and astringent properties. Sandalwood is also known to be an aphrodisiac.
Lemon Essential Oil
Another favourite of my sauna essential oils powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster. If you are planning a sauna bath, at the beginning of the day, citrus oils such as lemon, lime or wild orange are the best choice to awaken your senses and get back your energy levels. Citrus essential oils detoxifies your body from the inside out. A regular session with citrus essential oils will help in easing pain, reduce inflammation and depression.
It is important to note that sauna essential oils are very strong because they are concentrated, so dilute them before use.
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