It is great to have a portable sauna, but there are a few secrets that will make the time spent in your sauna incredibly atmospheric. Everything you need for a working mobile sauna is already included in your order, but there are those accessories that make every sauna barrel special. Some of the items on this list will help improve your sauna experience, but you have to pick them individually for yourself.
You will need a wooden basin of small sizes, from 5 to 50 liters. The best choice of wood for a bucket is oak, pine, or cedar.
Steam, which makes the saunas so famous, is the result of water evaporation. It is formed in the process of splashing water on heater stones. Therefore, you should choose stones responsibly. They must be able to withstand a sudden temperature drop and not crack. They must also be safe for people and not emit any harmful substances. You can buy heater stones of basalt, granite, jadeite, quartzite, diabase. They can range from the smallest to the largest.
Thermometers & Hygrometers
Without special sensors that monitor the temperature and humidity, the sauna can be dangerous. Manufacturers pay special attention to their design, offering devices to any taste.
Metal stoves that are installed in baths heat up rather quickly. But it’s better to rule out any chance that sparks could hit the wood or leave stains on it. Stove backsplash covers a floor and walls near the stove with insulating material.
Stainless Steel Tank
Steam-forming tanks allow you to heat water without using gas or electricity. The temperature of the water inside the tank rises because of the smoke passing through the pipe. The tank is made of stainless steel. Products made of stainless steel have more advantages – they are durable, reliable, they don’t rust. And most importantly, they heat up quickly.
The best essential oils for an outdoor barrel sauna
Since our outdoor barrel sauna has cedar as the primary material, there is always a wonderful fragrance of wood inside, especially when you warm up the sauna. But you can supplement this natural scent with others by using essential oils. Many of them have useful properties, and their fragrance will make every sauna visit unforgettable.
The best essential oils for barrel saunas:
- Eucalyptus. Antibacterial and antiseptic effect. A classic choice for barrel saunas.
- Peppermint. Calming, relaxing, refreshing.
- Tea tree. Good for your skin, antiseptic & antifungal effect.
- Grapefruit. Grapefruit’s aroma lowers blood pressure and stress level.
- Lavender. For healthy sleep, soothes, and relieves stress.
Experiment with fragrances, and you will find your favorite one!
Brushes for barrel saunas
Use brushes to clean the upper layers of your skin when your body is steaming. There is a wide range of massage brushes with convenient handles and different hardness of the bristles. They will help cleanse the skin and massage the body.
We hope that these tips will help you get even more benefits and enjoyment from using the portable sauna!