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Can You Use Essential Oils in Your Hot Tub?

By Joanne Hunt
Friday, February 11, 2022

Relaxing in your hot tub can be a divine experience.

The softly bubbling water lures you to relax and listen. You also feel the massage effect of the jets on the skin as your muscles begin to release the accumulated tension. Your sense of smell is going to immerse you further into this peaceful escape. By incorporating the benefits of aromatherapy--soothing scents with possible therapeutic effects--into your daily soak, you can add another sensory dimension to your hot tub experience.

However, take care. Do not trade the stress relief you get from a relaxing, aromatic soak in your hot tub for stress caused by the use of essential oils that aren't properly selected. You need to be careful when using aromatherapy in your hot bathtub. But if you use the right products, it is much easier than you might imagine.

Can essential oils be used in a hot tub

Can essential oils be used in a hot tub

Although it might seem like a great idea to use your spa as an oil warmer or diffuser, hot tubs are not designed to filter and circulate thick substances such as oils. Be aware of the potential risks to your spa and your wallet before you start putting essential oils in the water.

 

Here are some tips on how to use aromatherapy in your hot tub
  • The best spa water-care systems today keep your water clean and fresh without the need to change it more often than every few months. However, adding oils and other substances to your water that filters aren't made to remove can cause buildup and other problems. Do not add any product to your hot tub unless it is specifically designed for that purpose.
  • Essential oils can pose risks to hot tub components. However, not all essential oil are safe for skin contact. It is not a good idea to make your own hot tub aromatherapy. It is a wise decision to select a method with no potential side effects. Jo will be able to advise you on what oils are suitable.
  • To maintain your hot tub's resilience and long-term life, you should follow these guidelines. Also, it is important not to change the water too often.

A tranquil home spa should have a constant supply of clean, circulating water. This doesn't fit well with homemade hot tub aromatherapy and essential oils. There is a way to incorporate aromatherapy into your hot-tub usage without having to worry about side effects or costly remedies.

 

Can aromatherapy be used in your hot tub safely and effectively

There are many aromatherapy options that can safely interact with your hot tub water care system. These include liquids, salts, and other hot tub accessories. A trusted hot tub dealer can recommend products that may work well for your spa.

Hot tubs and aromatherapy

The top spas today offer an innovative water quality system that is more gentle on the skin, more efficient, and easier to use. You can also find aromatherapy products that are specifically made to fit your spa's water quality systems. A hot tub dealer might recommend some non-chlorine oxygenizer and aromatherapy. It should be compatible with the water care system from your hot tub provider. The product should be a low-chlorine system that's ideal for users with sensitive skin to chlorine. It also features a variety of scents to help create a relaxing, inspiring spa environment.

You can look forward to a refreshing soak in the citrus fragrance or a relaxing effect with a lavender fragrance. You might also want to relax with some spring aromas. These essential oils are created to enhance your spa's performance and relax you. Follow the directions on the bottle to add a small amount of the granule into your spa's filter box before you use it. Once your spa is refilled, relax in the warm, soothing waters of your hot tub. You can rest assured that your aromatherapy will not cause side effects.

As always Jo is available to discuss your essential oil options – contact her today [email protected]