The 7 Best Infrared Cedar Saunas (Winter 2022)
For a lot of people cedar wood is synonymous with saunas. I know for me the smell of cedar immediately makes me think of sitting in a nice hot sauna and calms me down. Cedar wood is beautiful and comes in a few different color varieties, including white and red. Cedar saunas are also naturally anti-microbial, meaning you don't have to work as hard to keep your sauna clean because the cedar wood does all the work for you. In fact, animals like rodents won't even go near cedar because of these properties.
Cedar is also super strong and holds up well in damp climates. It doesn't bend, shrink or warp, even in really severe weather. This makes it a great wood for outdoor saunas, especially in places with colder temperatures and rain and snow.
Lastly, cedar is more sound resistant than other woods. Cedar is relatively more porous than other woods and that allows it to absorb noise. For sauna enthusiasts looking for a quiet sanctuary in their home, cedar is a really great option.
These are just a few of the reasons why cedar is the preferred wood for most sauna enthusiasts.
Cedar is typically more expensive than other woods used in saunas, including hemlock, spruce and pine. But because of the properties mentioned above most people find that the increased price is worth it. So whether you're planning on building your own sauna, or you're looking for an easy infrared sauna kit, cedar is a really fantastic option with lots of unique benefits compared to other woods.
Below are seven of our favorite cedar infrared saunas.
1. Maxxus Saunas 4 Person Near Zero EMF Infrared Canadian Red Cedar Sauna, MX-K406-01-ZF CED, Montilemar Edition
Despite it's extraordinarily long product name, the Maxxus Saunas Montilemar Cedar Infrared Sauna is a gorgeous 4 person infrared sauna with all the bells and whistles. It contains a Bluetooth stereo with speakers, a chromotherapy lighting system and 9 carbon infrared heaters to keep you sweating throughout your sauna session. This infrared sauna is also a near zero EMF sauna, meaning that the EMF it emits is as close to zero as you can get.
This infrared sauna has exterior dimensions of 74"W x 42"D 75"H and interior dimensions of 68"W x 37"D x 68"H. This could be a good sauna for yoga with those dimensions!
Also included is a 5 year warranty.
The Enlighten Diamond Hybrid Saunas come with a traditional 4.5kW Harvia Kip electric sauna heater AND 8 full spectrum infrared heaters. The hybrid saunas are really great for larger families who want the option of using a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna without having to buy two and use up a bunch of extra space.
The Enlighten Diamond Series Hybrid Saunas are made from beautiful Eco-Certified Western Canadian Red Cedar with insulated cedar walls. Some of the other features are double-pane tempered glass, chromotherapy lighting, a towel rack, ergonomic backrests, cup holders, Bluetooth stereo and even a bucket and ladle for that Harvia Kip electric sauna heater.
This sauna also comes with three roof options to choose from: (1) a double shingled roof, which is perfect for snow and rain, (2) a sloped roof, or (3) no exterior roof at all, which is ideal for indoor use. A three year warranty caps off all of the perks of this beautiful hybrid traditional/infrared sauna!
This infrared sauna has exterior dimensions of 61"W x 51"D x 96"H and interior dimensions of 57"W x 47"D x 73"H with a 55" x 22" bench.
SunRay Saunas offers a really cool cedar infrared sauna in the Roslyn. Uniquely, it comes with two bench seats that face each other. Where most infrared saunas offer one long bench seat, the Roslyn lets sauna users face each other, which may feel a little more natural if you're putting four people into the sauna.
Similar to the infrared saunas mentioned above, the SunRay Roslyn comes with chromotherapy lighting, an LED digital control and a stereo with auxiliary input. It has ten (10!) carbon far infrared heaters and a built in roof vent to moderate temperature.
Built from Western Canadian Red Cedar, the Roslyn is super easy to assemble with its tongue and groove system. Featuring a seven year warranty for any issues you may run into, you can rest assured you're going to enjoy this infrared sauna for a long time to come!
This infrared sauna has exterior dimensions of 69"W x 53"D x 75"H and interior dimensions of 65"W x 49"D x 71"H.
Another ridiculously long product name! But this two person infrared sauna is the best! Very similar to the Montilemar mentioned above, the MX-M206-01-FS CED is a full spectrum, near zero EMF, infrared sauna with tons of features: Bluetooth Stereo, chromotherapy lighting system, interior and exterior LED control panel and 6 carbon infrared heaters, two of which are full spectrum.
Made from Western Canadian Red Cedar, this infrared sauna also comes standard with a floor-feet reflexology heater so you're getting infrared light from all angles in this sauna.
Exterior dimensions of 50"W x 42"D x 75"H and interior dimensions of 45"W x 37"D x 68"H.
This Maxxus 2 Person Infrared Sauna is a far infrared, low EMF sauna and at just under $3k it's a steal for an infrared cedar sauna. Bluetooth stereo, chromotherapy lighting and floor-feet reflexology heater are all standard on this 2 person infrared sauna.
Featuring 6 carbon far infrared heaters and a tempered glass door with two tempered glass windows, control this infrared sauna with the two built in LED control panels. Built out of Western Canadian Red Cedar, you really can't go wrong with this sauna.
Exterior dimensions are 50"W x 42"D x 75"H and interior dimensions are 45"W x 37"D x 68"H.
Are you looking for a one person sauna? They're not that easy to find! Especially one person cedar infrared saunas. Enter the Sedona 1 Person Far Infrared Sauna. The Sedona has enough room for one person to relax and enjoy their sauna session, but not quite enough room for that second person to elbow their way in - perfect for introverts who love saunas.
Featuring a chromotherapy lighting system, air ionizer, stereo and speakers and ergonomic backrest, this one person infrared sauna has everything you need. Powered by five advanced carbon nano infrared heaters and made from solid Canadian Red Cedar, the Sedona lets you enjoy all the bigger saunas have to offer without taking up all of the space.
Exterior dimensions are 36"W 42"W x 75"H and interior dimensions are 32"W x 32"D x 68"H.
There aren't a lot of outdoor infrared saunas out there, and definitely not many that come with the features that this one comes with. Built from Eco-Friendly Western Canadian Red Cedar, this 2 person infrared sauna has everything you could ever want in an infrared sauna: insulated cedar walls, full spectrum infrared heaters, extremely low EMF rating (below 5mG), Bluetooth stereo, double pane tempered glass, built in ergonomic backrests, cup holders, towel rack, etc. I don't know if I even have enough space here to write up all of the features.
The double shingled roof is really key if you're in a cold climate with rain and snow. Between that and the cedar this outdoor infrared sauna is ready, willing and able to stand up to pretty nasty weather.
It's also got more than enough room to comfortably hold two people
Exterior dimensions are 50"W x 50"D x 96"H and interior dimensions are 46"W x 46"D x 73"H.
Cedar is the standard bearer in the sauna world for a reason. It's durable, anti-microbial and provides great sound protection. The smell of cedar alone has the power to calm us down and remind us that the sauna session we're about to get into is our own personal time. The cost of cedar may be a bit more than hemlock or spruce, but as we stated above we think the added benefits (superpowers?) of cedar are totally worth it.
Looking for an infrared sauna can be a super overwhelming endeavor, so please feel free to give us a call and one of our sauna experts is happy to help you narrow your choices down.