FINNISH HERBAL BATHS
The fresh and summery scents of Helsinki Wildfoods' herbal baths invite you to indulge yourself with our most important folk tradition – the sauna. The sauna is a holy place for Finnish people, where you find piece of mind as you bathe and relax. Whipping the birch bark in the heat of the sauna is one of the most traditional Finnish beauty and pampering rituals. There are also countless sauna legends about the spirit of the fire, kiukaan henki, and the exploitation of evil spirits when bathing in the sauna.
Traditionally, birch leaves have been used as a detoxifying herbal tea while birch baths have been said to cleanse and relax the body, soothe tired feet and hands and soften the skin.