Using a sauna is enjoyable to begin with, but it can be made even better when combined with essential oils. To use aromatherapy in a sauna, you need to know how to use essential oils and which essential oils are best suited.
Before using the oil, it must be diluted in water. The most common method is to add a few drops of essential oil to the water bucket in the sauna. When you then pour the water over the hot stones, the steam will give a pleasant scent. Diluting the oil in water reduces intense exposure since essential oils have strong aromas, and it is also safer, reducing the risk of flammability.
Sauna and aromatherapy are a good combination. Due to the pleasant aroma of the essential oil in the steam, saunas become an ideal place to use aromatherapy. Aromatherapy in saunas is experienced as relaxing to the body and enhances well-being.
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To get the most out of your sauna experience, you can use different types of essential oils. The most important thing is to test and find some favorites. Here are some of our favorites: