Diy portable sauna

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Diy portable sauna
Yes, that camping tent can do double-duty as a portable homemade sauna. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Few things are as invigorating as steaming in a sauna -- it's almost as if life's troubles wash away with each drop of sweat. For those looking to have that luxury anytime, anywhere, there are several options. Many home improvement stores are now selling sauna kits that you can build at home, but those can run you thousands of dollars. For a much more economical, and adventurous, homemade sauna that can literally be taken anywhere, there's a fun and portable option.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tent
  • Inflatable seat
  • Towel
  • Mid-to-large size steam gun
  • Steamer hose
  • Bucket
  • Warm water

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  1. 1

    Prop up your tent in a comfortable environment. A warm space that won't get damaged by the steam will work best.

  2. 2

    Blow up your inflatable chair and place it inside of the tent. Place a towel over the chair so you won't slip off of your chair, and can keep a bit drier.

  3. 3

    Connect your hose to your steamer and send the other end of the hose inside the tent. Place the part of the hose in the tent on top of a bucket so that any leaks will be caught. Taping or tying the hose to the bucket can help ensure stability.

  4. 4

    Fill your steamer up with warm water and turn on the steamer. For some aromatherapy, add a few drops of your favourite scented oil to the water.

  5. 5

    Test the conditions inside the tent once the steamer warms up and produces enough steam.

Tips and warnings

  • Women who are pregnant, heart patients, and people with respiratory disease or other serious illnesses should not use saunas.

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