How Aromatherapy Can Turn Your Hot Tub into a Spa
If you’re like most hot tub owners, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your hot tub experience and get the most out of your investment. While accessories like colored lighting and sound systems boost the entertainment factor of your hot tub, things like customizable jetpack therapy systems and remote control capabilities aid in the relaxation features of your tub.
However, if you’re still looking for tips and tricks on how to truly make your hot tub a calming, tranquil oasis, check out following ways aromatherapy can be used to transform your hot tub into a blissful spa oasis.
Why Aromatherapy Works
As one of the five senses, smell has the power to greatly affect our thoughts and emotions. Derived from flowers, trees, and other plants, essential oils have potent scents that can create biological responses like changes in breathing patterns, heart rate, etc. By infusing your hot tub with aromatherapy oils that are harvested for their calming qualities, you can trigger your sense of smell to aid in relaxation and personal well being.
The warm water of your hot tub enables the concentrated, naturally occurring chemicals in the oils to warm and disperse into the air with the water’s steam. Along with inhaling these relaxing aromas, soaking in warm, oil-infused water also allows your skin to absorb the oils which triggers another one of the five senses: touch. Between feeling the warm, oil-infused water surrounding your weightless body and inhaling the calming, tranquil scents, you’ll be able to use aromatherapy for all your rest and relaxation needs.
Essential Oils for Aromatherapy
When shopping for aromatherapy oils, consider the following scents and the benefits they offer:
- Eucalyptus: Relieves congestion, coughs, and asthma, and boosts the immune system
- Lavender: Uplifting and relaxing, lifts mood, and prompts feelings of happiness
- Chamomile: Relaxes tense, achy muscles, has calming effects, and soothes sleepiness
- Peppermint: Mentally stimulating, improves circulation, and boosts energy
- Geranium: Mood calming, mildly sedative and relaxing, and stress reducer
- Calgary sage: Balances mood, relieves nerve tension, and helps fight depression
If you have questions about your hot tub or are interested in the various ways you can improve the usefulness of your spa, contact Blue Waters Pool and Spa, today.