The Scandinavian steam bath or sauna, and the Native American sweat lodge both traditionally use fragrant plants. The herbs are either placed directly on the hot rocks, or infused in the water that is poured on the rocks.  Cedar leaf and sage are traditionally used for sweat lodges, and eucalyptus is the most popular essence for steam baths.

Always add the essential oils to water, and then pour the water on the hot rocks to create scented steam. Each of these methods encourages sweating, which aids circulation and helps to flush out the entire system and revitalize your skin.