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The making and use of brooms

The making and use of brooms is an ancient and wonderful tradition that can be traced back many centuries in different cultures. Brooms are usually made from branches of plants with medicinal properties, such as birch, oak, spruce, juniper and even chamomile. However, in order for the broom to become a complete tool for steaming, you need to follow certain steps.

The first step in the process of creating a broom is the choice of suitable plants. It is best to use young, flexible branches, so that the broom was elastic and held its shape well. Birch brooms have a special aroma and have a positive effect on the skin, and spruce brooms can help with respiratory diseases.

Once the branches are selected, they should be carefully cleaned of excess leaves, needles and other foreign elements. It is then best to soak the branches in water for a few hours to make them more flexible and easy to form into a broom. In some cases, you can also steam the branches in hot water to achieve the desired flexibility.

When the branches become more flexible, the process of forming the broom itself begins. To do this, the branches are stacked one on top of the other so as to create a compact and easy to hold broom. Then the branches are firmly tied together using fishing line or natural cord.

The created broom is ready for use in the steaming process. It is recommended to soak it in hot water before use. Depending on the purpose, the broom can be used for massage, skin treatment or simply to create a fragrant atmosphere in the sauna.

It is important to remember that each type of plant has its own unique properties, and using a broom can have a beneficial effect on the body. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using a broom, especially if you have any medical contraindications. Steaming with brooms is not only a body treatment, but also a unique way to connect with tradition and nature, to experience its healing power to the fullest.