Are you interested in experimenting with essential oils and your sauna? If so then we’ve put together a little guide for you that will hopefully get you on your way to discovering this intriguing therapy.

The first recommendation would be to educate yourself. Put yourself in the hands of someone knowledgeable in the field, either locally, if possible, or if not, through the library and the Internet. Read everything you can about the oils and their effects, and don’t be afraid to experiment.

To start with, you can try a common oil such as lavender. Lavender essential oil is an antiseptic, and an antibacterial, anti fungal and anti-viral agent. It’s also one of the less expensive oils. A touch of lavender oil on the temples and back of the neck can ease a headache and a drop of  lavender can soothe and aide the healing of a minor burn.

To enjoy the therapeutic effects of any essential oil in the sauna, mix five drops of your chosen essential oil in one cup of water and add it to the aromatherapy dispenser.

Your nose is really your best guide to which oils will work best for you. Trust yourself, but also educate yourself on the safe and effective uses of the oils you select.

Below is a list of unpleasant emotions and the oils that can aide them.

Unwanted Emotion Oil
Aggression Chamomile, Juniper, Lemon, Rosemary
Anger Chamomile,Jasmine,Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang
Anxiety Neroli, Bergamot,Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Orange

Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Orange, Rose

Fear Cedar wood, Fennel, Ginger, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Thyme
Grief Bergamot,Chamomile, Jasmine
Hysteria Chamomile,Lavender, Orange, Tea Tree
Impatience Chamomile, Frankincense, Lavender
Fatigue Basil, Cardamom, Clove bud, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender
Basil, Ginger, Lemon, Lavender,Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary
Nervousness Chamomile, Clary, Coriander, Frankincense, Orange
Panic Chamomile, Clary, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, YlangYlang
Shock Lavender, Rose, Tea tree
Stress Cedar wood, Chamomile, Orange, Lemon, Clary Sage, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Rosemary, Sandalwood,