Can I Use Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?

Can I Use Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?

Essential oils have become a popular aromatherapy tool. A variety of delightful scents have been shown to reduce stress, aid in sleep, and help you feel energized to meet the challenges of the day. If you are a hot tubber who enjoys the benefits of aromatherapy, you may have wondered what kind of splash using oils in your tub might make. Before you add a few drops of your favorite scent, let’s talk about why it’s not such a great idea. 

Are Essential Oils Right for My Hot Tub?

Essential oils are not formulated to be used in a hot tub. Most oils are used topically, but are too thick to circulate and filter properly in your hot tub’s system. Just like the natural oils from our skin can clog the filtration system over time, the same goes for essential oils. Such usage can potentially damage spa components and keep your filtration system from doing its job.

So, What are the Alternatives?

Saving your essential oils for use outside of your hot tub doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy while in the tub. Locate your diffuser a safe distance from your spa and you can still enjoy your favorite oils. Additionally, you can use your favorite balms and lotions upon exiting the tub. 

Simply in love with the idea of in-spa aromatherapy? Look for products that are made specifically for hot tub use. By doing so, you’ll select products that contain ingredients and formulations that can be handled by your spa’s filtration system. There are a number of products that have been developed for hot tub use such as: scented liquids, salts, crystals, and bath bomb-style products. 

Another consideration is the products you use to clean your spa. We offer a Spa Complete product that keeps water amazingly clear, softens water, keeps the spa clean, and smells AMAZING with a touch of lavender and eucalyptus. 

Feeling Confident in Your Choices

Before putting anything in your hot tub, always consider the possible risks to your spa. The stress relief you were seeking may be short-lived when having to pull out your wallet and pay for costly repairs and replacement parts. Don’t take the risk of adding an unknown product to your hot tub. Add only aromatherapy specifically designed for spa use.

When in doubt about products to use, or wondering about water care choices, come to see us at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool. We offer a wide range of chemical and cleaning products that will keep your hot tub running smooth and trouble-free. New to hot tub ownership? Our experts are ready to answer the many questions you may have about chemicals and products for your hot tub. Come visit us today. 

Are you ready to bring home a spectacular spa for you and your family? We can help with that, too. Come see the beautiful hot tub selections we have available. Whether you’re an experienced owner, or in the market to buy your first tub, we’re here to assist and support! Come find your gathering place.

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