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Preparing the sauna whisk for using in sauna

How to prepare a sauna whisk for using it in sauna

Dried sauna whisks have to be prepared for using in sauna. Preparing a sauna whisk means soaking it in water, so the leaves would become soft. There are numerous ways to do it, but here we will explain the most popular ones.

Long method:
1. Prepare a tank of cold water big enough to accommodate a sauna whisk. Put your whisk in the water for 30 minutes. Check that all leaves are under the water.

2. Put the whisk out and put it back so that the handle is in the water, but the leafy part is up (same as you would put a flower bouquet in a vase). Let is stand that way for another 30 minutes.

3. In the sauna prepare a pail or bucket of warm water. Put whisk into it and you are ready to go!

Classical method:
If you have only 20 minutes before taking a sauna, use the method describe above, but with the hot water and 10 + 10 minutes for soaking and standing in the water.