portable sauna

5 ideas for aromatic steam in a portable sauna

A portable sauna is a place where people can improve their health, feel better, and get rid of stress. The main procedures in the sauna are body warming and aromatherapy. Different kinds of herbs and essential oils are used for this purpose.

We have already said about what essential oils are better to start with aromatherapy in this article. Below you will find more original ways to add aroma steam to your portable sauna.

Dry Mustard for rich steam

Steam with dry mustard is known as antibacterial and anthelmintic — it eliminates parasites. It also increases libido and enhances eyesight. Mustard steam is effective in preventing colds. To do this, dilute a tablespoon of dry mustard powder in five liters of warm water (not more than 60 °C). If the priority is fragrance rather than useful properties, pre-fry the spice a little or add burnt sugar. This broth will create rich steam that will have a positive effect on your well-being. 

Thyme for a barrel sauna

The fragrance of thyme will help cure a sore throat and clean the atmosphere in the sauna. The plant has disinfectant properties, helps with nervous fatigue, colds, intestinal diseases. Pour a few flowers of herbs into a liter of water, boil for 5 minutes over low heat. Then insist 30-40 minutes in a sealed container. Filter it and add 250 grams of alcohol. For sauna’s aromatherapy, dilute 50 g of broth in 5-8 liters of water.

A homemade sauna bread fragrance

The traditional recipe is to steam with beer. It is not recommended to pour the pure drink on the stones. There will be poisonous, suffocating smoke in the sauna, which will remain until all the sediment burns out. To create a Beer aroma, you should take no more than half a liter of the drink for three liters of water. Then the bread flavor will prevail in the sauna for a long time.

Sagebrush for cedar sauna

Sagebrush is often used for aromatherapy in the steam room. The herb has disinfectant properties, so it liquidates various kinds of dangerous microorganisms and bacteria. The fragrance of sagebrush soothes and has a relaxing effect. You can use a herbal blend in the sauna that does not take much time to prepare. Mix prepared sagebrush with boiling water and insist for two hours. After that, pour the strained liquid on the hot stones.

It is better to use fresh herbs. The liquor must not contain any impurities from the remnants of sagebrush. Otherwise, they will burn after drying.

Currant leaves broth for sauna

Currant leaves will create a unique aroma in the sauna. They smell lovely and contain a lot of essential oils and ascorbic acid. Currant steam will benefit those who suffer from:

  • Headaches,
  • Arthritis,
  • Rheumatism.

Also suitable after the flu, colds, and chronic diseases as a restorative treatment. If you want to prepare a homemade sauna broth, pour currant leaves with water and boil them for 20 minutes over low heat. Then let stand under a lid. After an hour, filter it and add alcohol. Before using in the steam room, dilute 100 grams of broth in 7-8 liters of water.

Keep in mind that even the most curative aroma in large quantities harms health. Therefore, it is worth listening to your sensations: as soon as it seems that the smell in the sauna is too concentrated, it is better to wait and let it get rid of. Don’t have a sauna yet? You can find barrel sauna for sale on our website!