Relax in a clean sauna

There's nothing quite as relaxing as your own sauna, from which you can take a dip in the lake to cool off on a summer evening or seek warmth on a chilly winter day. It's even more enjoyable when you're in a clean sauna, with a fresh scent, looking almost brand new.


Many people love to unwind and relax in a sauna, whether at home or at the cottage. Here are some tips for keeping your sauna clean and well-maintained:

  • Keep your sauna cleaner by washing yourself before heading for a steam and using a towel under you when sitting. Especially in a cottage sauna, dirt often finds its way in through your feet, so make sure to rinse them thoroughly in the shower or in a wash basin placed by the sauna door.

  • Ensure a good steam! Check the condition of the sauna stones annually and replace them if needed. It's also a good idea to perform a general inspection of the stove at the same time.

  • Regularly brush off dust and loose dirt from the floor, walls, and ceiling.

  • The frequency of sauna cleaning depends on how often it's used, but as a rule of thumb, it's good to give the sauna a thorough cleaning a couple of times a year, for example, before Christmas and Midsummer.

  • It's advisable to clean the sauna when it's cool. Dampen the wooden surfaces with warm water and wash them with a general-purpose cleaner or a cleaner specifically designed for saunas. Brush along the wood grains. If the benches are fixed, ensure your cleaning tool fits between them. Rinse first with warm water and finally with cold water to close the wood pores. Wash, rinse, and dry the floor. Don't forget to clean the floor drain. Ventilate the sauna well.

  • After cleaning, it's a good idea to heat the sauna for a while to ensure it dries properly. The same applies after using the sauna – don't turn it off immediately, but let it dry in the warmth.

  • Matching sauna buckets, wash bowls and water scoops uplift the sauna's appearance. Choose stylish copper or silver, always elegant black, white, or grey, or get inspired by pastel shades. All our buckets and wash bowls are made in Finland.

Create harmony with copper and silver tones

Our range also includes products that give old fishing nets a new life: the green bucket and the matching green wash bowl.

The bucket is made completely from recycled plastic, material for the container is derived from old fishing nets and the handle is made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The wash bowl is made of 70% old fishing nets and 30% regular polypropylene.

Old fishing nets are one of the major sources of plastic waste in our oceans. Products made from old fishing nets have a significantly smaller carbon footprint compared to similar traditional plastic products.

Read more about Orthex products made from old fishing nets here.

Enjoy your sauna moments!