Can I Use Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?

Essential oils are an alternative medicinal option, great for providing holistic and complementary methods of healing, relaxing, and soothing pains. This is done by rubbing the oils into your skin as well as through aromatherapy. The scents and feelings from these oils help with things like muscle pain, sleeping, and anxiety.

Right now, when you hop into your hot tub to relax, you might be thinking, “Can I Use Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?” Now, before you go and pour in your favorite scents, be aware that normal essential oils are not meant for your hot tub. Throughout the rest of this article we’ll talk about hot tubs and oils and we’ll give you guidelines for how to use them in your hot tub.

Can I Use Regular Essential Oils in My Hot Tub?

No, you should not use regular essential oils in your hot tub. Modern hot tubs have the ability to filter thinner oils like skin oils to keep the water clean. Essential oils are very potent and thick oils. That means hot tubs are not built to handle these types of oils. As hot tubs filter out essential oils, the oils can build up thick layers along drain walls and cause expensive damages.

Hot Tub Safe Oils

Luckily, there are hot tub safe essential oils created just for you. These are thinner oils that are designed to drain easily without clogging or causing any kind of damage. These oils are more diluted than regular oils but still offer the same relaxing and peaceful experience. That means you can enjoy relaxing your hot tub without having to worry about replacing the filter when you’re done.

While these types of oils are thinner and safer for your spa, adding too much oil can cause the same type of damage as using thicker essential oils. When you are going to add any chemical to your hot tub, remember to not overdo it. 

If there are less than four people in the tub at the same time, it’s recommended that you add 10 or less drops of your favorite oils. If you are going to more than four people at a time, no more than 12-15 drops should be added. Following these guidelines will allow you to have a safe and enjoyable experience without having to pay large fees to replace your filter.

Top Essential Oil Combinations For Relaxing

Some oils mix better than others and offer different experiences and feelings. Below are some of the top oils and combinations that offer good experiences while in your hot tub.

  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Citrus
  • Lavender
  • Tea Tree

If you are looking to combine these oils, here is what we would suggest:

Tea Tree & Peppermint – For muscle and body relaxation

Lavender & Eucalyptus – For anxiety and a deeper sleep

Citrus & Ylang-Ylang – For an enjoyable getaway. 

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