Reduce stress and gain energy - 5 scents for your sauna

Lifestyle | Health

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Are you ready to take your sauna experience to the next level? With aromatic oils, you can multiply both the pleasure and the health benefits of your next sauna session. Here we list five of our favorite sauna aromas - and explain some of their delicious properties.

Lemon is a rejuvenating and energizing scent that quickly lifts your spirits. Lemon oil is great for your morning sauna, and is known for being a good remedy for dull skin. You can try mixing it into your body or facial scrub to enjoy its antiseptic properties, and its ability to reduce excessive oil on the skin. You can read more about other DIY scrubs here.

Peppermint essential oil is known for its uplifting and invigorating properties. Peppermint has been used in aromatherapy since ancient times, and just a whiff will immediately awaken your senses and leave you feeling wide awake and alert. So much so, that scientists have measured a significant increase in our capacity to learn and concentrate after having inhaled the perfume of minty leaves. We have written more about the power of Peppermint here.

Lavender is a scent that many of us associate with the ultimate relaxation, evoking the image of beautiful purple fields and lazy days in the Mediterranean sun. In fact, the scent of Lavender has measurable effects on stress-related symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia, and it’s also widely known for having antiseptic, antimicrobic and anti-inflammatory properties. The beautiful plant has been used in herbal medicine since ancient times, and the word “lavender” comes from the Latin word “lavare,” which means “to wash.” We have written more about scents and stress reduction here.

Grapefruit oil is an energizing oil that works wonders whenever you need a bit of a boost. The scent is zesty, bright and uplifting, and many people find that it can help even out moods and milden symptoms of depression. Grapefruit oil is a relatively soft essential oil and it works very well to diffuse Grapefruit together with other energizing oils like Rosemary, if you want to lighten up and sweeten the blend.

Rosemary is an invigorating, refreshing and stimulating scent, often used to treat respiratory problems, and it’s perfect for relieving nasal congestion. Rosemary is often used in massage and can help improve circulation. Rosemary also has a reputation for helping in memory retention and helping you stay focused and alert. So if you are planning a long study session or a late night working, you might want to kick it off with a Rosemary scented steam sauna!

 Are your ready to indulge in a deliciously scented sauna in your own home? Check out our line of essential oils specifically made for sauna use! You can browse the selection here.