Sauna baths have many benefits and to assist the detoxifying process encouraged by regular sauna bath, it is helpful to use a sauna essential oil as aromatherapy.
Essential oils aromatherapy uses the sense of smell to help you relax and also can be used to disinfect the sauna and fragrance the water in a pleasing and healing way. It is important to know that essential oils must be diluted with water and cannot be placed directly on the hot rocks as it is very potent. Add a few drops to 1 litre of water; you can either splashed on the rocks or use a spray bottle to mist the rocks, benches and other surfaces.
There are so many choices of essential oils available and you should experiment to find out which one you enjoy and benefited you the most. Below is the list of some of the best and popular essential oils according to a few sites.
A lovely clean and medicinal aroma with therapeutic properties. This essential oil helps in respiratory problems, reduces pain, clearing sinuses and relieves congestion when you catch a cold.
- Tea tree
A strong oil with fresh aroma. It stimulates immune system, fight viruses and said to be an excellent antiseptic. Effectively treat sinus infection, hair and greatly benefits the skin problems, like dandruff, and acne.
The smell of lavender is very delightful. It is often used to relieve anxiety and stress. The scent of this oil also works as an antiseptic, treating common colds, coughs, insomnia, migraines, and influenza.
Peppermint oil is used to help with breathing as it relieves congestion in the chest and in the sinuses It scent of peppermint is also known to heal emotional pain and bring a sense of peace.
Sandalwood oil has anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties. A woody exotic smell that is used to harmonize and calm the body and mind after a day of stress.
Citrus has immense cleansing properties which detoxifies your body from the inside out as it has anti-inflammatory and antidepressant properties.
The aroma of this oil is therapeutic to pain, and it relaxes all the bodily functions. It is beneficial for relieving minor body pain, aches, and illnesses.