Hot Tub Aromatherapy Guide For Maximum Benefits


Our olfactory senses get dulled by all the highways and office dust, but hot tub aromatherapy is always helpful. We can distinguish over 10 thousand different scents, and some of these aromas even have a psychological effect on us. These spa aromatherapy products can energize, soothe, and have a positive impact on our well being!

Can you use Essential Oils is a Hot Tub?

When it comes to essential oils that we use in our everyday lives, you should know that these are not safe for use. The filter in your hot tub is specifically designed to clean, purify, and filter the water. This is why you can change the water only 3-4 times a year. Adding aromatherapy and oily substances can damage your hot tub if you are not paying attention to what you are doing. These products can quickly pile up inside your filtration system and your hot tub’s internal parts can get damaged quite easily.

There are a few chemicals that you will use (either bromine or chlorine) to keep the water safe for use. Balancing alkalinity and pH levels is important for the water. Some aromatherapy products are not suited for hot tubs and will have a bad impact on the pH levels in the water. This will then lead to wasting more sanitizer since it will have to work harder to deal with the pH levels.

What Can You Put in Your Hot Tub?

To have an enjoyable hot tub aromatherapy experience, you have to know what you are dealing with first.  Some products are, in fact, safe for use, you just have to know which one is the right choice for you. If you decided to buy a product for spa aromatherapy, make sure to read the package carefully to check whether it is designed for the purpose. It will be stated on the packaging that the product is designed for hot tubs and spas specifically. These products are usually pH neutral, oil-free, and they don’t leave any mess behind.

Most of the aromatherapy products are designed for Jacuzzis. There are a few forms these products take:

  • Liquids
  • Cartridges
  • Bombs
  • Crystals
  • Beads

Which Form is The Right One for You?

As mentioned above, the best thing about hot tub aromatherapy is that there are many different scents and forms, so pick the one that suits you best!


This is the most popular type and the one with the most scents available. There are a few popular brands that produce these, but Jacuzzi is the most popular and widely accepted. Each brand has at least 15 different scents, so you just have to choose to enhance your hot tub experience.

Some of these crystals are created specifically to reduce pains and aches. All of them are used for skin softening, and there is even some that smell like your favorite cocktail drinks! Also, crystals are always a great gift for your close friends.


Liquids are another very popular type of spa aromatherapy. They are designed to leave your skin moisturized since they’re full of skin softeners and emollients. Masking chemical odors is very important for some people, and aromatherapy liquids can do just that. The pH levels in your water won’t get affected by them. Users report that liquids have a much stronger scent than crystals.


You probably heard about bath bombs, whether you own a hot tub or not. This loved product is designed to keep the chemistry of your water in balance while providing you with different light scents and aromatherapies.


These are a bit specific – they are incorporated directly into the system. These specific cartridges are the main component of some hot tubs. Instead of having it in the water, cartridges use air to circulate the scent.


When it comes to longevity and adaptability, beads are the best product. The packs are usually 0.5oz, but they contain more than enough scents that can be used in cars, vacuums, humidifiers, but also hot tubs, and spas. They are usually packed in their dispensers and you just have to slowly release the aroma by opening the package little by little. Some beads are specifically designed to have a positive impact on the respiratory system, muscles, and joints.


Q: Can you use essential oils in a hot tub?


Some essential oils are safe to use in a hot tub, but only if they are mixed with other products to dilute the effects of the oil. For example, combining argon oil, or a carrier with your essential oil may reduce its effects on the plumbing. Still, don’t use only essential oils to avoid damaging the plumbing.

Q: What essential oils are used in spas?


Some spas don’t use essential oils at all. The ones that use essential oils truly believe in the soothing and healing powers of essential oils. Spas usually use at least one of these 7 scents: eucalyptus, tea tree, bergamot, lavender, peppermint, sandalwood, and chamomile.

Q: What scent is used in spas?


Most spa centers put the most focus on relaxation. This is why a lavender scent is probably the most used one in most places. Lavender has many relaxing qualities that spas recognize – which is the main reason why it is the most used scent in spas.

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Aromatherapy’s benefits are (for the most part) skin softening and beautiful scents. You need to be careful if you plan to use it in your hot tub since some of them can damage spas and hot tubs a lot. Check the package when you’re buying to make sure that the product you want is designed for hot tubs. When you’re sure, all you have to do is to pick a scent and the form you want. Liquids and crystals are the most popular, so it might be a good idea to start by getting one of those!

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