Now that you know the benefits of taking a sauna bath, you'll be excited to learn that there are some key accessories that enhance the experience. They aren't absolutely necessary, but they contribute greatly to the sauna decor and lifestyle. Complete your sauna setting with the following:
Bucket (A), used to hold water for splashing on the sauna rocks.
Long-handled ladle (B), used with the bucket to safely splash water on the rocks without getting burned by the heater and rising steam.
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A birch whisk, or vihta, used to swat the skin to promote blood circulation.
Sauna thermometer (C), for observing changes in the sauna temperature.
Wooden headrests, backrests, and leg rests (D), which provide personal comfort.
Mild sauna soap, not for use in the sauna, but designed for showering after the sauna.
Scrub brushes and loofah sponges (E), used for washing.
Sand timers (F), for keeping track of time spent in the sauna.
Hygrometers (G), for measuring humidity in the sauna.
Aromatherapy oils, for mixing with the water that's thrown on the rocks.
Wooden pegs (H), for hanging clothes and robes in the dressing area or alongside the sauna.
Large, luxurious towels, perfect for absorbing moisture and protecting the sauna bench.