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How to Maintain Your Infrared Sauna

A Finnleo® infrared sauna can be a luxurious source for relaxation. By sweating, you can burn extra calories and rid your body of harmful toxins. While there are numerous benefits to a sauna, you’ll need to make sure to clean it regularly. That’s why we’ve outlined some of the top guidelines that you can use to maintain your infrared sauna.

Best Practices For Your Infrared Sauna

Wipe It Down After Every Session

After every sauna session it’s important that you wipe down your seat, back rest, and floor. Use a clean towel to dry any sweat or moisture. On top of that, frequently use a towel soaked in warm, soapy water to scrub it down. Leave your door open for your sauna to dry, and you’ll be left with a sauna that has been well taken care of.

Use Sauna Cushions

Since your body naturally sweats where you are sitting, using a cushion to sit and lean on allows for protection against sweat damage. You can also lay out a towel on your bench for a lounging sauna bath. That means you will need to wipe down and deep clean your sauna less often. 

Sweep and Vacuum Your Sauna Regularly

On top of wiping down your infrared sauna frequently, you’ll also need to vacuum or sweep the floor often as well. As you walk into your sauna, you naturally bring in dirt too. In order to safely maintain your sauna, you should also clean the floors.

Interior and Exterior Maintenance

Finally, don’t forget to watch for any items that need maintenance. Tighten loose screws as needed, and check your doors and frame for any needed maintenance. Make sure your seals are fitting tightly so that you can retain that treasured heat. A well-maintained sauna will be one that you can enjoy for years to come.

Homemade Sauna Cleaning Recipes

It is suggested that if you want your sauna to last long term, you invest in professional sauna cleaning supplies to sanitize and freshen your sauna. However, in a bind, here are some homemade recipes that you can make that will help you during a quick cleaning.

Refreshing Scent – Every Session

Use one cup of water with one cup vinegar for sanitizing. You can also add 15 drops of your favorite essential oils to offer a clean scent.

Frequent Light Cleanings – Once a Week

Combine one part cider vinegar with three parts warm water in a squirt bottle for a cleanser that can be used to provide a light cleaning.

Deep Cleanings – Once a Month

For a deep clean, add one tablespoon of baking soda into a cup of water and mix well. The baking soda gets into cracks and crevices to offer a profound cleaning. Then use a wet rag to wipe clean.

Deeper Cleanings – Once a Year

Deeper cleanings should only be done when there are hard spots and build ups on the wood in your infrared sauna. Use 220 grit sandpaper and lightly sand off any stained spots on the seats and backing. For these types of spots, never apply any paint or stain, since the chemicals will be released during your sauna bathing. A light sanding will do.

When looking for ways to maintain your infrared sauna, turn to SpaExpo! to see how we can help you keep it clean. And if you are looking for a sauna of your own, we have an incredible selection for you to choose from. Stop in our store in Austin to see for yourself just how wonderful sauna ownership can be.

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