How Does Aromatherapy Improve the Hot Tub Experience?
If you are like the majority of hot tub owners, you’re always looking for new and exciting ways that can improve your hot tub soaking experience. Today, there are a number of accessories on the market designed for hot tubs such as waterproof Bluetooth speakers and neat lighting, however, these only contribute to the entertainment factor of using your hot tub.
For those that are seeking a way to enhance their relaxation and rejuvenation experience, aromatherapy is an excellent choice. Long renowned for it’s healing and soothing abilities, aromatherapy can improve your hot tub experience in an instant and help transform your home spa into a blissful, tranquil oasis.
Read below to learn more about aromatherapy and how to use with your hot tub.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are derived from many different flowers, herbs, roots, trees and medicinal plants. The scent of these plants have powerful benefits in helping to improve our mood, emotions, physical ailments as well as spiritual wellbeing.
Although many people are still unfamiliar with the benefits, aromatherapy has been used in a number of cultures across the globe for over 5,000 years.
What is Aromatherapy Used For?
Essential oils are well known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties as well as analgesic effects. Commonly, aromatherapy is used to help improve quality of sleep, aid in depression, soothe sore joints, reduce stress and anxiety as well as for pain management. There are a number of different therapeutic grade oils available and it is common to now find plenty of daily household products such as laundry detergent, and dish soap that have been infused with aromatherapy oils.
Popular Aromatherapy Scents
If you are unsure where to get started with choosing which scents to use, the following are some of the most popular. Some scents relax while others stimulate your mind – so be careful that the scent you pick is aligned with what mental state you wish to achieve during your soak.
● Peppermint – Known to relieve mental fatigue, stimulating and enhances memory. Also known to boost energy and circulation.
● Lemon – Enhances mental clarity, reduces stress and symptoms of depression.
● Rosemary – Improves mental performance, stimulates the brain.
● Lavender – Lifts mood, encourages the feeling of happiness, is relaxing and uplifting.
● Thyme – Boosts concentration, improves memory, relaxes the nervous system.
● Sandalwood – Relaxing, calms nerves and is considered to have spiritually warming properties.
● Jasmine- Helps reduce the symptoms of depression, fights against stress and anxiety.
● Eucalyptus – Frequently used to open sinuses and treat common colds. Helps relieve mental fatigue and headaches.
Using Essential Oils in a Hot Tub
Before you put any type of essential oil in your hot tub, it is critical that you ensure that it is designed for hot tub usage and will not damage your spa components. Aromatherapy oils which are not designed for hot tub usage can lead to a buildup in the water and may not be cleaned properly by the water filter, leading to long-term problems.
The good news is that there is a wide variety of hot tub friendly aromatherapy products on the market including capsules, crystals and specialized liquids. If you are unsure whether or not an aromatherapy product is safe to use in your hot tub, make sure to ask your dealer first.