Which sauna oils are the most popular according to customer reviews?

After a busy day at work or a stressful week, what could be nicer than to relax in the sauna. Taking a sauna is balm for body, mind, and soul. Nowhere can you relax so well, strengthen the immune system, make the skin beautiful and fuel the fitness. A fantastic sauna experience includes the optimal accessories. If you have a nice sauna at home, you should have at least a sauna towel, infusion ladle, infusion bucket, sauna clock and a sauna thermometer.
Sauna infusion with sauna fragrance - simply a blessing

Sauna infusion with sauna fragrance – simply a blessing

The most important thing when taking a sauna: take your time. The focus here is on relaxation; rushing is not appropriate. A sauna session usually lasts about two hours with several passes. The most important rule is: switch off, relax, and don’t yak. This makes saunas a feel-good experience. This feeling of well-being can only be topped with the perfect sauna oil. Because a sauna session is only half as nice without a fragrant infusion. Natural sauna oils are generally known for their health-promoting effects.

Getting the most out of a sauna visit with pleasant fragrances

It has long been customary to add a fragrant scent to the steam. This gets the sweat flowing, and at the same time the fragrant additives can unfold their wonderful effect.

There are countless fragrances on the market. You can get classic scents, such as mint, rosemary, mountain pine or eucalyptus, as well as unusual variants such as honey infusion and even piña colada sauna oils. At winter time there are even exotic scents like mulled wine or baked apple.

Sauna fragrance oils – but high quality please

Whether fresh, tangy, flowery or fruity – it’s all about quality. One hundred percent pure essential oils are fresh and natural. They ensure a special sauna experience. Natural and high-quality sauna oils give off a fine sauna scent without alcohol. In addition, when buying sauna fragrances with too many synthetic fragrances should be avoided.

Natural aromas are obtained from plants. Nature-identical ones are usually chemical. Good suppliers indicate the ingredients on the packaging. Sauna fragrances as infusions are dissolved in water, so solvents are included. Ethanol, propylene glycol or isopropanol are acceptable.

Organic sauna oils are made from organically grown plants and consist mainly of the purest essential oils.

The sauna fragrance for an infusion is called an infusion concentrate. In this case, a few drops are enough to distribute the fragrance in the room. Concentrates in the form of top notes have a refreshing effect. Heart notes have a harmonizing effect and base notes have a stress-relieving effect.

Sauna oils for every mood

A beautiful sauna fragrance generally arouses positive feelings. Of course, it is also a matter of taste for the individual which fragrance he prefers. Sauna scents that go particularly well together are:

  • Citrus and spicy cedar
  • Mint, eucalyptus and menthol
  • Spruce and mountain pine
  • Rosemary, thyme and sage
  • Floral scents with refreshing bergamot

Sauna oils with effect

Sauna oils not only help to make the sauna smell good. Although sauna infusion with fragrant oils is already soothing, invigorating, vitalizing and restorative, they have other pleasant effects. Sauna oils can:

  • Lighten the mood
  • Purify
  • Inhibit inflammation
  • Have a decongestant effect
  • Boost metabolism
Sauna oils for relaxation:
  • Lavender
  • Melissa
  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood
  • Sauna oils for colds:
  • Lime blossom
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Mint
Sauna oils for invigoration:
  • Bergamot
  • Lemongrass
  • Juniper
  • Alpine herbs
Sauna oils for muscle relaxation:
  • Swiss stone pine
  • Lavender
  • Basil
  • Eucalyptus

Sauna oils as a gift

Sauna oils are a great gift idea that are sure to go over well with any sauna fan. Popular scents include:

  • Bergamot
  • Mountain herbs
  • Mint
  • Mango
  • Honeydew melon
  • Rosemary
  • Cedarwood
  • Ylang-Ylang

In addition to great sauna oils, you can give inveterate sauna-goers and of course yourself a gift of a salt scrub. Anyone who rubs it on after sweating will benefit from a particularly good skin feeling – a wellness treatment for the skin, so to speak. Dead Sea salt and the so-called “Himalayan salt ” are ideal.

The most popular sauna oils – our recommendation

There are different products for sauna infusions. The purpose of sauna fragrances is to make the sauna experience more pleasant. Thus, the sauna fragrance can be either stimulating or soothing. Every sauna visitor associates pleasant or less pleasant experiences with a particular scent. Therefore, it is important to choose the right sauna fragrance.

Mint, eucalyptus or chamomile can have a medicinal effect. Essential oils are the preferred choice for sauna infusion. Fragrance oils should always be diluted and not applied directly to the sauna stone.

Costs for sauna fragrance

There are already sauna oils starting at €3.90 per 100 ml. Prices vary according to manufacturer, quantity, and ingredients. If you want a high-quality fragrance, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket. Exquisite oils can be really expensive.

Some of the most popular suppliers of sauna fragrances are:
  • Kneipp
  • Primavera
  • Weleda
  • Warda
  • Pure Nature
  • Hagner

Our top 3 purchase tips

AllgäuQuelle 100% organic oil

Fragrance: Lemongrass, Orange Bergamot
Effect: Activates body and mind
Feature: Very productive with natural essential oils

AllgäuQuelle® Saunaaufguss mit 100% Bio Öle Erfrischung...
100% natural stone pine oil

Scent: Swiss stone pine
Effect: Relaxing, strengthening and clarifying
Feature: Strong spicy coniferous aroma, with organic alcohol.

Zirbelkieferöl 50ml - Naturliche & Reines Ätherisches...
Kneipp Sauna Infusion Eucalyptus with Birch

Fragrance: eucalyptus, birch
Effect: Healing and relaxing for colds
Feature: Natural essential oils

Angebot Kneipp Sauna-Aufguss Frische Pur, Eukalyptus & Birke, belebt...
Great sauna fragrances in a set

With sauna scents in a set, you can quickly find your favorite. There are several fragrance variants in a set. Here are mostly fragrance oils from top, heart and base notes included, so you can choose the perfect sauna oil depending on your mood and condition.

AllgäuQuelle Sauna Infusion Set
Angebot AllgäuQuelle® Saunaaufguss Set Bio 4er Sauna Zubehör...
Sauna infusion set with 4 different fragrances
KK Saunaaufguss-Set Skandinavien - Made in Germany - 4...
Kneipp Sauna Gift Pack
Kneipp Sauna Geschenkpackung- Meine kleine Saunawelt, (3 x...

Make your own sauna fragrances

For this purpose, you can use herbs such as mint, lemon balm, lavender, rose petals or sage. However, here it is important to match the right harvesting point, which requires solid knowledge. The herbs are hung up to dry and chopped. Before the sauna infusion, soak them in hot water and place them in a bowl in the sauna so that they can spray their fragrances. Experimenting with essential oils and other substances? That’s better left to a professional.

Handmade sauna herb bowl
SudoreWell® Sauna Kupferschale/Kräuterschale (Unikat) aus...

Sauna is fun and healthy

Convinced sauna-goers swear by the positive effects on health and well-being. And indeed, various effects have even been proven. However, some things should be taken to heart when taking a sauna. For example, an aromatic infusion can have a detrimental effect on heart and circulatory diseases. Fruity sauna oils strengthen the body, but may have an allergic effect on some people. It pays to consult a doctor before visiting the sauna.

The sauna session cleanses the skin, promotes blood circulation and tightens the skin. However, it should be creamed after the last session to protect it from drying out. A short walk in nature after the sauna is what is missing for the crowning glory.


Choosing the ideal sauna oil is a matter of taste and desired effect. The range of excellent fragrances is huge. Having different sauna fragrances up your sleeve helps to choose the right one depending on your mood of the day. Sauna fragrances can also be wonderfully used as room fragrances.


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