I own and use a Far Infrared sauna at least three times a week. I believe I can attribute my ongoing excellent health to my continued use of infrared technology. I also own a Far Infrared sauna with the cabin constructed from solid cedar. This was my choice and I’d choose it again, if asked. Truthfully I love the look of the cedar and it’s very mild scent. However, one of the main reasons for my initial choice? I’m lazy! Cedar requires very little maintenance. I don’t have to wipe it down after each use and due to it’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties I pretty much give the cleaning aspect of it very little thought. However, should you choose any other wood for your Far Infrared sauna it’s best to maintain a consistent cleaning schedule. I’d like to share some tips for maintaining the cleanliness of your sauna. Far Infrared saunas are easy to maintain and keep clean with a minimum of care and if properly attended to can last you your entire life. The following tips touch upon the many ways to preserve your Far Infrared sauna.
Initially be sure your sauna is properly installed and protected. The electrical elements need to be in a safe, damp free environment (or properly covered if outside). To insure the proper lifespan of your sauna try not to keep it on for more than two hours at a time. No need to overdo! Although you do not need to be overly cautious about sweating in your sauna it’s a good idea to gather and use a few layers of clean towels on the bench and floor. Towels are great at absorbing perspiration and do not interfere with the heat coming through.
It is not necessary to clean your sauna after each use however, if the sauna is used 3-5 times a week best to attend to it at least once a week. Will the sauna fall apart if you don’t? No, however, your sauna is an investment in your health so maintain it and it will give you years of pleasure. Periodically get out the vacuum and clean the bench and sauna floor. Use a diluted solution of white vinegar and water to spray on the seat, bench and backrest; wipe off with clean water, towel dry. After each use crack the sauna door until all the moisture is gone. You can use an Oxygen Ionizer for added freshness and cleanliness, however, it’s not necessary, just nice. This is ideal for disinfecting and preventing mold, mildew and fungus. Bonus? It adds fresh smelling air into your sauna cabin. Finally, keep in mind to always use only organic, non-toxic cleaning materials in your sauna. You certainly do not want to spend all that time detoxing only to add in toxic cleaning substances.
If you take care of your Far Infrared sauna it will take care of you for many years to come. Just a few minutes a week and you can maintain the cleanliness and freshness of your sauna cabin as you maintain your ongoing health maintenance protocol. Remember Clean is Keen!