Now that you have completed your home sauna installation, it’s time to fit it out so that you can get the maximum benefit from it. Headrests, gauges and gadgets… this is the fun part of putting your sauna together. Neosuana
The timber that you use for your sauna headrests and benches is very important. Many sauna enthusiasts insist on using Abachi wood because it does not conduct heat well and remains cool even when the temperature gets high. This is particularly important if you are having a steam sauna (rather than an infrared sauna) as the operating temperatures are higher. Use timber that doesn’t have knots in it, as these will get hot, and you want it to have a nice smooth, splinter-free finish. If you choose Abachi wood you won’t be disappointed.
You will want to have a temperature gauge and timer inside your sauna. These can be purchased separately or some suppliers have them in a single unit. They can either be high tech digital, or if you are a bit more of a traditionalist, you can go for sand ‘egg-timer’ design. If you have a steam sauna you should also invest in a hygrometer that measures the humidity of the atmosphere.
If you have a steam sauna why not go for the completely authentic look by going for a water bucket and ladle. You can choose from cedarwood or pine, to complement the wood of your sauna. Choose a product that either has a no-leak guarantee or has plastic inner lining.
There are special sauna oils that you can get that will add a whole new dimension to your sauna experience. These are based on aromatherapy oils such as eucalyptus and pine. They add a wonderful fresh fragrance to your sauna and help you to relax.
You’ve worked hard to put your home sauna together. Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.