The only thing more relaxing than a long session in your hot tub, is a hot tub that's been graced with the soothing essence of aromatherapy.  And regardless of whether you prefer bath crystals, liquid spa concentrates or pure essential oils, knowing the basics on hot tub aromatherapy can have a positive and long-lasting impact on the manner in which you enjoy your hot tub.

Let's review a few of the essentials on using aromatherapeutic scents, and how they can be implemented to enhance or improve your hot tub experience.

Aromatherapy for your hot tub

Types of Hot Tub Aromatherapy Products

One of the most convenient aspects of using aromatherapy in hot tubs, is the versatility in products that are available today.  It's important to note that you should only use aromatherapy products that have been designated for use in spas, to prevent any negative effects on your water, chemicals. pumps or filtration system.  We use and recommend products from inSPAration, including their liquid scents and spa crystals, as these have been specifically designed for use in hot tubs and spas.

How Does Hot Tub Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatherapy has been used for decades to cure many ailments.  From the common cold and bruises, to mood and general malaise, botanicals extracts have been shown in countless studies to contain active compounds which enhance psychological and physical well-being.  With the benefits of aromatherapy being proven to help the body and mind, it is now a mainstay at spas and health clubs; the hot tub industry is not far behind.

A list of ailments and the scents that help:

  • Anxiety:  Lavender, Jasmine
  • Brain stimulation:  Rosemary, Juniper, Sage
  • Bruises:  Lavender, Chamomile
  • Colds:  Eucalyptus, Pine Fir
  • Depression:  Rose, Basil, Geranium
  • Insomnia:  Tangerine, Basil, Geranium
  • Migraine:  Peppermint, Basil
  • Muscle Pain:  Rosemary, Lavender, Nutmeg
  • Skin Ailments:  Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, Chamomile
  • Stress:  Fir, Spruce, Pine, Rose, Jasmine, Lavender

Not all scents, however, need to be used to cure an ailment.  Some fragrances may take you back to a wonderful memory, while others let you drift away in relaxing thoughts after a tough day.  There are many combined scents on the market such as lime-basil-mandarin, cucumber-melon, Pina colada, eucalyptus-mint, coconut-mango and scores of others.  The next time you get in the hot tub add some scents to the water, jump in, turn on the jets and soak all of your worries away.