Can I Use Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?

Essential oils are oils made from various plants like eucalyptus and lemongrass. As they’ve gained popularity, you may have seen them at your local grocery store or fitness store. People use essential oils for many different purposes, and each oil has its own benefits. For example, lavender oil can help people go to sleep, while orange oil makes people feel invigorated. If you own a hot tub, you may wonder if it’s possible to use essential oils in your tub. Before you add essential oils to your hot tub, there are some things you should know first. Read on to find out!

What Type of Aromatherapy Products Are Safe to Use?

As a hot tub owner, you probably know that excess oil generated from human skin can damage your hot tub’s filtration and pumping system. When excess oil builds up in these systems, it makes them work harder, which could potentially damage them. For this reason, essential oils are not safe to use in your spa.

Though these types of oils aren’t safe to use, there are safe alternatives to them. You can find specifically made hot tub aromatherapy products on the market. These products don’t contain the ingredients that will harm your hot tub’s filtration and pumping system, and instead have materials that are easily broken down within your hot tub and passed through the filtration and circulation systems.

Will I Need to Clean My Hot Tub More Often?

You can use aromatherapy products within your hot tub as much as you please, with no need to clean more often. Since these aromatherapy products are safe for your hot tub, you won’t need to enhance your cleaning regimen.

Aromatherapy Scents

While pure essential oils cannot be used within the means of your hot tub, that doesn’t go to say that you can’t benefit from them elsewhere. They can be diluted with water and added to a diffuser, applied to your skin or even added to your food/drink.

Some scents you may enjoy, in and out of the hot tub, can include:

  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass
  • Peppermint
  • Citrus
  • Bergamot

To shop from a wide selection of spa-friendly aromatherapy products, visit your local hot tub store today. All Seasons Pools & Spas has a wide selection of aromatherapy products for the whole family to enjoy.

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