Can You Add Essential Oils to Your Hot Tub?

If you’re familiar with essential oils, you may be wondering if you can add them to your hot tub or spa. You can not add essential oils to hot tubs and swim spas, but there is a variety of spa-friendly aromatherapy products that you can add instead if you’d like. Essential oils can damage your hot tub and cause the filter to clog up. If your hot tub’s filter clogs, it could damage your filtration system and pumps. These problems may put your hot tub out of commission for a while. Below, we show you the proper way to enjoy aromatherapy in your hot tub.

How to Enjoy Aromatherapy in Your Hot Tub

If you would like to enjoy aromatherapy from the comfort of your hot tub, pure essential oils are not the way to do it. Essential oils aren’t easily filtered through your spa’s circulation system, which can lead to damaged filters or an imbalance in the water chemistry. Instead, we recommend using aromatherapy products designed for use in hot tubs. These spa-friendly aromatherapy products can be found at your local hot tub store, including Champagne Spas.

Aromatherapy scents that you may enjoy can include:

  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Bergamot
  • Citrus
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint

To make the most of your aromatherapy session, we suggest adding it a minute or two before you enter the water. Listen to soothing music and do something you enjoy, like read a book or catch up with a loved one.

How Can I Use Essential Oils?

While the hot tub might not be the best place for essential oils, there are many other methods that can allow you to enjoy the benefits all the same. The most popular way to enjoy aromatherapy is by adding a few drops of your favorite pure essential oil to a diffuser and diluting with water. Most diffusers will gently and gradually release the mist into the air for hours at a time, filling your home with a lovely scent and helping you achieve a variety of health benefits. Pure essential oils can also be applied to your skin directly and even added to water for you to enjoy the benefits.

Health benefits of essential oils can include:

  • Mitigated symptoms or feelings of pain
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Boosted energy levels
  • Improved mood

How could your health benefit?

Champagne Spas

If you’re interested in purchasing hot tub aromatherapy products, come visit Champagne Spas in San Diego. Among our wide selection of hot tub accessories, we also have hot tub parts and all the top hot tubs and swim spas. When you come in, feel free to ask any questions you have about hot tub aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. We’re always here to help! For more information about hot tubs or swim spas, please take a look at our blog.

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