Hot Tub AromatherapyPosted: October 18, 2023
Most people are familiar with hot tubs and have at least heard of aromatherapy. However, what you might not realize is how well these two concepts go together. For one thing, there’s a good amount of overlap in how they are used; each is meant to relax the body and the mind and is perfect for helping you unwind after a long day.
For another, combining the two into a single practice can provide a truly transcendent experience. When used together, hot tubs and aromatherapy allow you to sink even deeper into your personal pool of peace and serenity. Learn how and why to add this to your self-care routine in the following guide.
Benefits of Hot Tub Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has some well-documented advantages that are only enhanced when you add the benefits of soaking in your spa. The benefits you’ll experience vary depending on the scents you choose, which is part of the fun; you can customize your experience based on what you need most.
For example, peppermint is commonly used in aromatherapy as an energizing scent to enhance mood and aid digestion. In contrast, eucalyptus, another popular choice, is best for easing sore muscles and staving off headaches and migraines.
One of the main benefits of using a hot tub is how much it relaxes you, so using scents that double down on this aspect can be especially helpful for the days when you really need it. Lavender is perfect for this purpose. Its primary use in aromatherapy is stress relief. It also helps improve mood and increases your chances of getting a restful night’s sleep.
The Dos and Don’ts of Hot Tub Aromatherapy
Hot tubs and aromatherapy do mix, but that doesn’t mean every method of achieving aromatherapy in your hot tub is going to work. A good example is those who want to use essential oils in their spa water. It’s possible to get some relaxing benefits this way, but it’s not worth the risk of potentially damaging your spa. The oils can build up over time and cause problems in your tub.
Essential oils aren’t always approved for topical use, either. This means that you could leave the tub with irritated skin — the least relaxing outcome you can think of. Not only that, but even if you can typically tolerate the oils themselves, interactions with the water’s chemical structure could still lead to skin irritation.
Keeping your hot tub and its components safe should be your number one priority, so don’t add anything to your water that isn’t specifically designated for use in a hot tub. Also, no matter what aromatherapy products you use, always follow the guidelines for maintaining your tub to ensure its longevity.
So what products are safe to use if you want to attempt hot tub aromatherapy? inSPAration is a line of aromatherapy products specifically designed for use in hot tubs and spas. These well-crafted fragrance blends also have vitamins and other natural extracts that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Buying inSPAration products is a phenomenal way to get into aromatherapy while you soak.
You can also set yourself up for a better experience with a few simple tips. The first is to interrupt your experience as little as possible. This means gathering everything you need for your soak in advance and having it close by so you don’t have to get out to grab things.
You should also always follow the label’s recommendations when using an aromatherapy product. However, it’s worth noting that you can always start with less and work your way up if you think you may be too sensitive to the scent.
Doing a mental download of your day before you enter your tub makes it much more likely that you’ll enjoy your experience. Daily stressors will melt away naturally through the calming bubbles of the tub, but it’s still good to clear your mind as much as possible and prepare yourself for the experience so you can be fully in it.
Tap Into Your Senses With WCI Pools & Spas
Feeling your best starts here; WCI Pools & Spas has all the tools you need to start your journey with hot tub aromatherapy. We also carry the inSPAration liquids that allow you to try aromatherapy without harming your hot tub. Browse through our online store or contact us today to learn more about our products.