How to clean a sauna? Clint’s sauna cleanser, of course.
“Dilute it WAY more than the back of it suggests. I think I did a scoop for a whole gallon of warm water. Scrub it down and then fire it up to dry it. I’ve had great results. I do it a few times a year. In my experience it doesn’t affect the smell at all. A very weak solution is key.”
Many authentic sauna enthusiasts know how to keep their saunas dry, germ free, and clean. And the method is super easy, requires no cleaning or scrubbing. Authentic sauna enthusiasts practice the “bake and breathe” method, in Finnish: “leipoa ja hengittää”).
When we are done with a sauna session, we make sure we still have some good heat in our sauna stoves. Then we exit our hot room and leave the door closed for the night. Why? A hot sauna will dry out our saunas after a sauna session. Germs can’t live in this heat.
Next morning, authentic sauna enthusiasts will return to their saunas and prop open the hot room door until their next sauna session. Why? An open sauna hot room door will air out our saunas between sauna sessions.