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outdoor sauna plans

Written by JamesN.Mak

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Posted on September 14 2022

Can you do a sauna without cedar?

Cedar planks look great, smell pleasant, and stay cool enough to sit comfortably on. They also have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Other top sauna wood choices include poplar, basswood and hemlock. Both basswood and poplar are hypoallergenic and have virtually no odor.

Which is better for sauna cedar or hemlock?

Overall, if you want your sauna to be aesthetically pleasing, it's hard to beat the Canadian hemlock look. Western Canadian red cedar is a very popular choice for sauna wood because of its unique smell when heated.

Is an infrared sauna better than a traditional sauna?

If you follow wellness trends, you may find the saying that an infrared sauna that heats your body with light is better for you than a traditional sauna that uses a stove to radiate heat. In short, this claim is a myth, not supported by any strong comparative evidence.

What is the difference between a sauna and an infrared sauna?

A traditional sauna heats the air around you to such an extent that your body begins the natural cooling process. This means bringing blood closer to the surface of the skin and opening pores to release sweat. An infrared sauna emits a wavelength of light that your body absorbs without heating the room around you.

Do infrared saunas consume electricity?

Infrared saunas typically use 1600 to 3000 watts per hour. You can reduce the cost of running a sauna by using insulation.

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