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  • Sauna buckets and ladles are must-have accessories if you are a proud owner of a home sauna. With a sauna bucket, you can hold water used to pour over the sauna rocks to create steam. Steam is an essential part of sauna bathing; it helps clear the lungs and clean the skin.The ladle is long enough to keep your hand away from the heater and holds a proper amount of water to pour over the rocks.

    This measurement makes it easier to control the humidity levels inside the sauna. Find at saunas.com wood and metal sauna buckets and ladles made to enhance your sauna experience.

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Sauna buckets and ladles FAQs

What are the sauna bucket and ladle used for?

The purpose of the sauna buckets and ladles is to hold clean water used to pour over the scorching sauna rocks to create steam (or löyly as it is known in Finland). 

This steam turns a dry sauna into a steam sauna; it will produce a sudden sense of heat and add humidity to the air inside the sauna. In a traditional Finnish sauna, you can have buckets full of hot and cold water inside all kinds of a sauna used to create the steam or hold the vitha (commonly known as sauna birch).

Traditionally the saunas didn’t have running water nearby, so they used buckets and tubs to keep it. Most sauna buckets hold about 4 liters of water (1 Gallon Capacity) with an approximate size of 9″W x 5″D x 1.

Some beginner sauna bathers also used the sauna bucket to pour freshwater onto themselves for an immediate cool-off.

You can also enhance your sauna experience by adding a few drops of your preferred essential oil to the water and enjoying the aromatherapy benefits.That is why sauna buckets and ladles are must-have accessories for the sauna.

Wood or steel: which one to choose?

When it comes to sauna accessories, the essential ones are the sauna bucket and ladle; you can choose to buy a wood bucket or a steel bucket.Your shopping decision will depend on your preferences, if you choose, for example, a wooden ladle and bucket is the traditional option and will most definitely fit the look, but it needs proper care to maintain its appearance.

Wood is an excellent choice as it is pretty resistant to heat. The other option is to choose a steel ladle and bucket.

However, you should always consider choosing a stainless steel bucket and ladle to prevent corrosion. It is important to remember that any piece of metal inside a sauna will get hot fairly quickly, so you should keep it on the floor to prevent this and always grab the ladle by its wooden handle to avoid any burns to your skin.

Aside from stainless steel, you can also find cooper sauna buckets and ladles in our store. These sauna accessories are known to be the most durable and luxurious sauna items for true sauna enthusiasts. 

The wood material used on the copper sauna bucket and sauna ladle handles are treated to endure a lifetime of heavy use.

The selected wood provides beauty and durability, guaranteed not to rust or fade. The sauna bucket and ladle handles are both moisture and heat-resistant.

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