The Yosemite Cedar Diamond Sauna is a project dedicated to creating hand crafted sustainably-sourced Incense Cedar Saunas, made in The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Made by the hands of one woman, for the bodies of human beings who identify as having female anatomy and sacred womb spaces, Wood + Water saunas are made with the simple and powerful intention of bringing women-identified beings back to their bodies, ritual spaces, and to the healing power of the elements of wood, water, and herbs. Incense cedar wood has been used for many centuries to create sacred objects that cleanse what comes into interaction with this special wood. These saunas are lightweight, with a simple lid design that allows the sauna to become a bookshelf, plant holder, or coffee table when it isn’t being used underneath you :) They are made with an open bottom, making it easy to set over your herbal tea in any location, inside your home or outside. Creating cord space in the back of the sauna for a hot plate is available. Saunas are built in batches of 6-8 in the Waxing time between New and Full Moons, and are cared for in every stage of their development. They are hand sanded to become incredibly soft for your bare skin. The saunas are made without a bottom, This builder is dedicated to supporting the intersections of community, traditional medicine, herbalism, and embodied feminine leadership, tending to the health and hearth of our sacred spaces of body, community, and earth by restoring our resilience within ourselves and feeling that ripple outwards. These saunas are made in commitment to the powerful act of vaginal steaming, as a radical act of tending to our bodies and selves. Humans practicing how to tend to their own sacred spaces activates positive change in the way "healthcare" is both offered and received. I am committed to connecting womben to finding this practice with ease within their own ecosystems, feeling supported by the biology of where they find themselves in time and space.
What type of material (wood) is the sauna made out of?
Incense Cedar wood
Is the sauna painted, varnished or finished with anything?
Each sauna is hand planed and sanded to create smooth surfaces on all sides. To help protect the saunas from moisture, condensation, and temperature changes that may occur with steaming, each sauna is finished with a natural, non-toxic, water based varnish that highlights the grain of the wood. This varnish was chosen for its protective qualities to prevent environmental damage that comes with temperature and humidity changes so that these saunas can last many years. Unvarnished Saunas are available. Please add in the order notes that you would like an unvarnished sauna. Depending on where we are in the production it can take us up to two weeks to have an unvarnished sauna ready.
What is the Size of the Steam Chair?
15" length x 15" width x 13" height
What is the Size of the Hole on the Sauna?
Diamond is 2”x4”
What is the weight limit for the sauna?
Where are the saunas located?
Yosemite National Park, Location Changing to Nevada City as of March 5
Is pickup an option for local customers in your area?
Yes, pick up can be arranged.
What mail courier do you plan to ship with?
What area do you ship to?
What area do you not ship to?
We do not ship to any areas not listed above including internationally.
Is the sauna new or used?
Each sauna is made from raw materials, new
When you get an order how many days does it take to ship?
Sauna ships within a week.
Important - all sales are final. Hand made wooden items usually have characteristics like knots and different wood patterns. This is a one-of-a-kind hand made item. Please be sure that you will be happy with a hand-made item rather than a factory-made item with perfect edges. All sales are final and there is not any warranty on this sauna. If the sauna is defective or arrives damaged do not use it. Please let the builder know immediately within 7 days of receiving. Take photos of the defect and send them to the builder's email contact from their listing. If it is determined that your item is defective or was damaged during shipping the item will be replaced. Save all of your packaging. You will have to re-package it for pickup by UPS. We will not replace items that do not have the original packaging for transport.