Using Aromatherapy in Your Hot Tub
How can I use aromatherapy to create an at-home day spa?
One of the reasons you want a spa is to unwind after a stressful day or week. You can relax in the restorative embrace of the softly bubbling water and enjoy the massaging action of the jets against your skin as your muscles let go of their accumulated tension. Hot Spring and Caldera Spas offer you the best water care and ownership experience with comfortable and effective jets, water features, and lighting.
But there's one more sense you can activate to immerse yourself even deeper into this tranquil escape: your sense of smell. 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.
Achieve the full experience of a day spa from the comfort of your own home.
It's important that you proceed with caution, however. You don't want to trade the stress relief that comes from a relaxing and aromatic soak in your spa for the stress that comes from having foamy water or damaged spa components.
Can you use essential oils in a hot tub?
Spas aren't designed to circulate and filter thick substances like oils. You should never put essential oils into the spa water. While today's best water care systems keep your water constantly fresh and clean without needing to be changed more than once every few months, filters cannot remove oils - if it wasn't specifically designated for use in a hot tub, don't add it to your water.
Aside from the risks they present to your spa components, it's important to remember that not all essential oils are safe for direct contact with your skin. Follow the guidelines for maintenance of your water care system to keep your water clean and clear - both for the resilience and long life of your tub and to avoid cleaning and changing the water more often than necessary.
So how can I incorporate aromatherapy safely and effectively in my home hot tub?
The good news is that there are options specifically designed to safely interact with your water care system, and they come in a wide variety of fragrances and forms, including hot tub aromatherapy crystals, liquids, salts, and capsules. Do you have muscle and joint pain, trouble sleeping, anxiety, or allergies? We have products that can help with any of those ailments!
We stock a variety of SpaZazz therapy crystals and scented liquids and salts in our Greensboro and Charlotte locations and would be happy to discuss the options with you either in-store or over the phone!
SpaGuard Spa Complete
One of our favorite products is Spa Complete, made by our trusty spa chemical manufacturer. This 3-in-1 formula not only smells luxurious with a touch of lavender and eucalyptus, but it also helps keep your water amazingly clean and clear, along with softening your spa water. Specially made for hot tub water, simply add to your spa (always according to the instructions on the bottle) and unwind in the soothing, fragrant waters, confident your aromatherapy won't cause any unwanted side effects for your or your home spa.
Still looking for a spa for your home? Find your best hot tub match from among a variety of models. You’ll feel confident about your investment when you know you’re getting long-lasting premium quality, easy maintenance and operation, and even more of the amazing benefits than you were looking for. So why not start your journey right now? Request a personal price quote today!