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Can I Add Essential Oils to my Hot Tub?

Lavender essential oils.

Studies have proven that the use of essential oils works to reduce stress and even make you feel more energized. The use of essential oils for their benefits is known as aromatherapy. People usually use essential oils by placing a few drops in a device called a diffuser, which allows the oils to enter the air. While this method is effective, hot tub owners often wonder if they can use them in their tub. Below, Ace Swim & Leisure answers this question.

Essential Oils in a Hot tub: What You Need to Know

You may have heard that you can enjoy aromatherapy in your hot tub. This is true, however, there is a right way to utilize the benefits of aromatherapy in a hot tub and a wrong way. Essential oils aren’t designed for use in hot tubs, so unfortunately they cannot be used inside a spa. These products can cause a myriad of problems to a hot tub’s filtration system.

Essential oils act the same way the oil that comes from our skin does, but more potent. If you’ve owned a hot tub for a while, you know that it’s important to enter a hot tub only after you have taken a shower because the oil from our skin can cause the filtration system to clog. When adding essential oils to your hot tub’s water, they can clog its filtration system just like the oil from your skin.

How to Avoid Clogging Your Filter with Aromatherapy

Though essential oils can clog your hot tub’s filter, there’s a safe way to enjoy aromatherapy while in the hot tub. First, it’s important to only use aromatherapy products that are made specifically for hot tub use, meaning that your filter can handle them more easily. Second, only buy these products from a trusted local hot tub store. These products are often available in a number of forms, ranging from liquids and salts, to bath bomb style products that fizz and evaporate right before your very eyes. These products are available in a range of scents, each one offering varied health benefits and improvements.

For instance:

  • Lavender
  • Vanilla
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Peppermint
  • Citrus

If you are looking to wind down and enjoy a good night of sleep, you may want to add lavender or vanilla. To reduce stress, we always recommend eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, or lavender.

Spa Products in Rochester, Webster, and North Greece

Ace Swim & Leisure located in Rochester, Webster, and North Greece have plenty of spa-friendly aromatherapy products that you can use in your hot tub. Among our great selection of spa accessories, we also have pellet stoves, which can make a great addition to just about any backyard living space. We have a great selection including Hampton stoves and Harman stoves. If you’re interested in getting a hot tub, we also have plenty to choose from. We have Jacuzzi® 4-person hot tubs and many others. Please visit our blog if you’re interested in learning more about spa care!

Winton Place

3450 Winton Place
Rochester, NY 14623

585-272-1034

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Webster

899 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580

585-671-4180

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Chili

3313 Chili Ave
Rochester, NY 14624

585-889-9624

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Greece

610 North Greece Road
North Greece, NY 14515

585-392-8300

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