Traditional saunas are being made predominately from
close grain Cedar wood for many reasons:
is a soft wood that resists the cracking and splitting caused by the heating up
and cooling down the sauna. No sauna wood lasts longer than quality cedar wood.
contains aromatic oils that are known for healing and cleansing aids
detoxification during the sauna session.
is naturally antifungal and anti-bacterial because of the unique components of
the cedar oil. This is especially important so that the sauna stays mold and
wood is one of the most alluring and beautiful woods available today,
ranging from light honey tones to deeply pronounced walnut shades.
smells pleasant and gives your senses an enjoyable experience. Non-aromatic
cedar is used in our sauna construction and the cedar scent is very subtle and
satisfying to the senses.
can be easily sanded inside the sauna to remove any stains caused by perspiration
and to bring back the fresh cedar smell.
Please note that an extremely
small percentage of the population cannot tolerate the smell of cedar wood.
These people have multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). These people cannot as
a rule tolerate any aromatic oils, perfumes, shampoos or herbs. We recommend
our North American Basswood Saunas for these people.