How to use aromatherapy in your Hot Tub to create an at-home day spa

Unwinding in your hot tub is an experience for your senses. You see and hear the softly bubbling water, which encourages you to lean back and relax in its restorative embrace; you feel the massaging action of the jets against your skin as your muscles gradually let go of their accumulated tension. There’s one more sense you can activate to immerse yourself even deeper into this tranquil escape: your sense of smell. By incorporating the benefits of aromatherapy—soothing scents with possible therapeutic effects—into your daily soak, you can add another sensory dimension to your hot tub experience.

Proceed with care, however. You don’t want to trade the stress relief that comes from a relaxing and aromatic soak in a hot tub for the stress that comes from having your spa components damaged by improperly-used essential oils. Using aromatherapy in your hot tub requires certain considerations—but if you use the correct products, it’s even easier than you might think.


While using your spa as a ready-to-go oil warmer and diffuser might sound like a good idea, hot tubs aren’t designed to circulate and filter thick substances like oils. Before you drop scented essential oils into the water, consider the possible risks to your spa—and to your wallet, after you find yourself paying for hot tub repairs and replacement parts.

Considerations for How to Use Aromatherapy in Your Hot Tub

Crystal clear, periodically circulating water is a vital component of your peaceful home spa dream. Essential oils and homemade hot tub aromatherapy don’t play nicely with that dream. The good news is that there’s a simple way to integrate aromatherapy into your hot tub usage without the risk of costly or damaging side effects.


Aromatherapy options specifically designed to safely interact with your water care system come in a wide variety of fragrances and forms, including hot tub aromatherapy crystals, liquids, salts, and capsules. Your trusted hot tub dealer will be able to suggest products that might work best for your spa.

Today’s top spas now have innovative water quality systems that are cleaner and gentler on your skin, more energy efficient, and more flexible and convenient for your lifestyle. Along with features like easy do-it-yourself testing and maintenance, you can also enjoy aromatherapy products specifically designed to work with your spa’s water quality system. Your hot tub dealer may recommend a product which is designed for use with the EverFresh® water care system from Hot Spring® Spas.


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