Medical infusions in the sauna

Sauna is healthy, we sauna-goers all know that. But the heat can also have a downright healing effect – thanks to medicinal infusions.
Medicinal oils are also used as a basic substance for sauna infusion

Medicinal oils are also used as a base material for sauna infusions

A visit to the sauna has a beneficial effect on body and mind. You’ve probably known that for a long time. But it can do even more for you: Medicinal infusions have a healing effect. So you can sweat yourself healthy. You can either do it at home or enjoy the infusions in the public sauna. The procedure is the same as for a normal infusion.

The trick is the oil used, which has a healing effect on your body through the nose. In any case, it is important that you know the effects of the different oils. Because not every establishment labels medicinal infusions as such. We have selected the appropriate infusion for you for ten different illnesses.

1. Against cold

Curing the common cold in the sauna is probably the classic among medicinal infusions. Many establishments have such a ceremony in their program. In this case, all scents that you know from cold balm are beneficial. For example, use eucalyptus or mint. Both oils will clear your nose in no time. Breathe in deeply to loosen the mucus in your bronchial tubes.

But not only these infusions are able to relieve your symptoms. Lime blossom and rosemary will also give you relief. It is important that you do not overdo it with the sauna in case of a cold. As soon as you feel unwell, you should leave the heat. Because even if it’s just a cold, the illness is attacking your body. If you have a fever or a severe cough, you should not go to the sauna until the symptoms have subsided.

For colds, we can recommend the following infusions:

Angebot
Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...
Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...*
Sehr ergiebig; Mit natürlichen ätherischen Ölen; Erleichtert das Atmen, belebt und erfrischt
5,99 EUR −0,17 EUR 5,82 EUR Amazon Prime
KK Hygiene Premium Sauna Aufguss Konzentrat | hochwertiges...
KK Hygiene Premium Sauna Aufguss Konzentrat | hochwertiges...*
Saunaduft - perfekt den Saunagang an kalten Tage; Verschiedene Duftnoten; Hergestellt auf Basis von natürlichen und naturidentischen Ölen

Other sauna infusions would be: Fennel, juniper, eucalyptus-mint, anise, mint-apple or even lime blossom.

2. Against asthma

Asthmatics also benefit from special sauna fragrances. First and foremost are chamomile, lime blossom, anise, and fennel. They have an antiseptic effect and are able to relieve inflammation. Take a deep breath in the sauna so that the sauna fragrance reaches your lower respiratory tract.

In addition, fresh scents such as eucalyptus, mint, and apple have a beneficial effect on you. If you suffer from asthma, you should consult your doctor before using the sauna. The hot steam may even be harmful to you. But if the doctor gives you the green light, the hot pleasure will certainly do you good. Especially if you do it regularly.

The following infusions help against asthma:

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Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...
Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...*
Sehr ergiebig; Mit natürlichen ätherischen Ölen; Erleichtert das Atmen, belebt und erfrischt
5,99 EUR −0,17 EUR 5,82 EUR Amazon Prime
Saunaaufguss 'Kamille - Melisse' hochwertiges...
Saunaaufguss "Kamille - Melisse" hochwertiges...*
Sehr ergiebig und hochkonzentriert. In Deutschland hergestellt.; Hergestellt von einem Mitgliedsunternehmen des Deutschen Sauna-Bund e.V..

3. Strengthen defenses

The fact that you can strengthen your defenses in the sauna is certainly old hat. However, certain sauna scents even increase the effect. Fresh scents such as eucalyptus, lemongrass, lemon balm, mountain pine, spruce needle, tangerine, and lemon balm are especially important.

If you don’t like it so hot, you should visit the Sanarium®. Here it smells mostly wonderfully of rose. This oil also has an extremely positive effect on your immune system. By the way, the scents work mainly because they lighten your mood – and your body produces quite a lot of antibodies because of that. Or have you ever been happy and sick at the same time?

These infusions strengthen your defenses:

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Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...
Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...*
Sehr ergiebig; Mit natürlichen ätherischen Ölen; Erleichtert das Atmen, belebt und erfrischt
5,99 EUR −0,17 EUR 5,82 EUR Amazon Prime
Saunaaufguss “Fichtennadel“ (190 ml) von Spitzner
Saunaaufguss “Fichtennadel“ (190 ml) von Spitzner*
befreiend; aromatisch holzig; Befreit wohltuen?d die Atemwege
17,40 EUR

4. Diuretic

You’re probably wondering right now why we’re recommending a diuretic infusion. But we do it for a reason. Because just like with sweat, the body flushes out toxins through urine. So there’s no harm in boosting the production of this substance a little. But please make sure that there is always a toilet nearby, because it really works.

Pepper has a diuretic effect in the first place. However, this scent is a little special. Birch, cherry and juniper have a similar effect – and smell better. But their effect is a little weaker compared to pepper.

These infusions have a diuretic effect:

KK Hygiene Premium Sauna Aufguss Konzentrat Öl, Saunaduft...
KK Hygiene Premium Sauna Aufguss Konzentrat Öl, Saunaduft...*
sehr hochwertiger Saunaduft im 200-ml-Pack in verschiedenen Duftöl-Varianten; perfekt besonders als Zusatz für das Saunieren in der kalten und dunklen Jahrzeit

5. Anti-inflammatory

You have been plagued by inflammation for some time? Here, too, an infusion can bring you relief. By the way, it doesn’t matter if it’s an inflammation inside your body – or if your ingrown toenail hurts once more.

Anti-inflammatory are primarily fragrances such as menthol, eucalyptus and mountain pine. The oils support your organism in fighting the nasty pathogens. But sage and grapefruit also have a positive effect on inflammation. These oils have a proven antiseptic effect, i.e. disinfectant. They will serve you especially well if the inflammation is in the respiratory tract. And don’t forget to take deep breaths and relax.

These oils will ease your discomfort from inflammation:

Saunaaufguss 'Salbei' hochwertiges Aufguss-Konzentrat 250...
Saunaaufguss "Salbei" hochwertiges Aufguss-Konzentrat 250...*
Sehr ergiebig und hochkonzentriert. In Deutschland hergestellt.; Hergestellt von einem Mitgliedsunternehmen des Deutschen Sauna-Bund e.V..

Produktverfügbarkeit: Zurzeit nicht lieferbar!

Saunaaufguss “Latschenkiefer“ (1000 ml) von Spitzner
Saunaaufguss “Latschenkiefer“ (1000 ml) von Spitzner*
befreiend; aromatisch würzig; Befreit wohltuen?d die Atemwege
34,38 EUR
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6. Sleep promoting

You have problems to fall asleep? Then it’s a good idea to visit the sauna anyway. You’ll get an even better handle on your problem if your last infusion is one with sleep-promoting oils.

The classic at this point is lavender. The purple plant has been said to have a soporific effect for thousands of years. But the Asians also have some scents in store that can help you. Try an infusion with ylang-ylang or sandalwood. Both oils not only smell wonderful. They will also help you gently drift off into the land of dreams.

You’ll fall asleep much better with these infusions:

Finnsa Sandelholz
Finnsa Sandelholz*
nur ca. 5 ml auf einen Liter Wasser; ohne Emulgatoren; Sandelholz (Warmer, holzig-balsamischer Duft, beruhigend und ausgleichend)
19,36 EUR
Saunaaufguss 'Salbei' hochwertiges Aufguss-Konzentrat 250...
Saunaaufguss "Salbei" hochwertiges Aufguss-Konzentrat 250...*
Sehr ergiebig und hochkonzentriert. In Deutschland hergestellt.; Hergestellt von einem Mitgliedsunternehmen des Deutschen Sauna-Bund e.V..

7. Skin regenerating

Your skin is busy renewing itself anyway when you are in the sauna. This is already ensured by the sweat alone, which removes dead skin cells. But there is always room for improvement. For example, with oils that are able to boost this renewal process.

In the first place here is grapefruit. Its fresh scent also has an antiseptic effect and fights minor inflammation. But also, the oils from the apple support your skin to regenerate. So sit down on the wooden bench, switch off and let the heat do the work. Who needs expensive scrubs when you can enjoy an extended sweat bath?

Skin-regenerating sauna infusions:

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Grüner Apfel-Saunaaufguss/Duftöl Konzentrat (1x100ml)
Grüner Apfel-Saunaaufguss/Duftöl Konzentrat (1x100ml)*
Hoch dosiertes Saunaaufguss Konzentrat; Produziert in Thüringen; Hergestellt aus orig. französischen Ölen
6,90 EUR

8. Analgesic

Yes, you read that right: Infusions can also have an analgesic effect. Certainly, there are limits to the vapors here. You’re not going to combat renal colic with a sweat bath. But if you’re suffering from a mild headache or muscle ache, essential oils can do a lot for you. Especially the scent of hay flower and Japanese medicinal plant oil will help you overcome mild pain. Besides, apple also has these great abilities.

So before you reach for aspirin and co. once more, you should pay a visit to the next sauna bath. You’ll see, you’ll feel like a newborn after just a few hours.

Infusion with analgesic effect:

Saunaaufguss 'Heublume' hochwertiges Aufguss-Konzentrat 250...
Saunaaufguss "Heublume" hochwertiges Aufguss-Konzentrat 250...*
Sehr ergiebig und hochkonzentriert. In Deutschland hergestellt.; Hergestellt von einem Mitgliedsunternehmen des Deutschen Sauna-Bund e.V..
Saunaduftkonzentrat Japanisches Heilpflanzenöl 200 ml von...
Saunaduftkonzentrat Japanisches Heilpflanzenöl 200 ml von...*
Befreit die Atemwege, fördert die Durchblutung und steigert die Abwehrkräfte.; Das Saunaduftkonzentrat entfaltet sein Aroma bei einem Sauna-Aufguss.
9,95 EUR

9. Against stress

Are you rushing from appointment to appointment? Then it’s high time to switch off. An extended sauna day is a good idea anyway. You have time for yourself, your cell phone stays outside and you can let your soul dangle. But you can intensify this effect even more.

Take a seat in the infusion sauna. You’re sure to enjoy what the bath attendant does. Especially when he uses water with the scent of lily of the valley, chamomile, or juniper. All three scents will immediately remind you of a walk in the forest. If you close your eyes and breathe in deeply, you may even feel the sandy ground beneath your feet – and stress will subside.

For stress relief, we recommend:

Dufte Momente Saunaaufgusskonzentrat Maiglöckchen 500ml
Dufte Momente Saunaaufgusskonzentrat Maiglöckchen 500ml*
Saunieren kann stoffwechselsteigernd, entschlackend und durchblutungsfördernd sein.
29,95 EUR
Saunaaufguss 'Premium Kamille' hochwertiges...
Saunaaufguss "Premium Kamille" hochwertiges...*
Sehr ergiebig und hochkonzentriert; Hergestellt von einem Mitgliedsunternehmen des Deutschen Sauna-Bund e.V..

10. Against gloom

Especially in winter, many people are plagued by depression. Some do not even know why they feel bad. The lack of light is to blame. It’s just too dark in the cold season – the remedy, as so often, is a visit to the sauna.

There are even special scents that work against gloom. Check out whether your favorite spa offers an infusion with menthol. It will not only fight your cold. The fresh scent will also brighten your mood. You’ll probably even go home with a big smile on your face.

There is also an infusion against gloom:

POOL Total Sauna Aufguss 100ml Menthol
POOL Total Sauna Aufguss 100ml Menthol*
Hinterlässt keine Rückstände auf Ihren Saunasteinen; Mit natürlichen, ätherischen und naturidentischen Ölen
11,49 EUR

 

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