If you’re the proud owner of a hot tub, no doubt you’re already experiencing the power of the targeted jets, soothing bubbles and relaxation of immersing your body in warm water.
But did you know that you can also reap the many benefits of aromatherapy from the comfort of your own hot tub?
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is defined as a holistic treatment that uses plant extracts and essential oils to improve physical or psychological wellbeing. It can be used as a treatment on its own for certain medical conditions or as a complementary therapy for a variety of ailments of the body and mind. It is experienced via our sense of smell to stimulate the brain into a sense of wellbeing.
How is aromatherapy used?
There are numerous ways in which aromatherapy can be enjoyed. In everyday life, essentials oils are used in perfumes, cosmetics and cleaning products to stimulate our senses. Plant extracts have been used for centuries to heal our bodies and minds, used in body massage and oil burners. Some are invigorating, others soothing. They can also be used to rejuvenate or invigorate our senses or to help relieve stress.
Hot Tub Aromatherapy
You may be surprised to discover that aromatherapy products have been designed specifically for use in hot tubs. These products will not damage any parts or plumbing in your hot tub or leave an oily residue. Hot tub aromatherapy contains essential oils to awaken our sense of smell and penetrate the skin and hair follicles, as well as absorb into the blood stream to help eliminate toxins. These products provide you with all the benefits of aromatherapy, with the gentle formulation softening the water in the tub to leave your skin feeling gently moisturised. Who needs an expensive spa day out when you can create an authentic spa experience from the comfort of your own home!
Which scents should I try?
There are several different scents to choose from. Each creates a different sensation and provides relief from different ailments.
Some of the many scents that are available for use in hot tubs include:
• Ginger – an awakening fragrance, for the relief of back pain, heavy legs
• Spearmint and Eucalyptus – an invigorating fragrance for full body awakening. Also helps relieve blocked sinuses, chesty coughs or colds. Perfect for the winter!
• Bergamot & lemongrass – a relaxing fragrance to help relieve insomnia or stress
• Chamomile – a calming fragrance to help gently relieve headaches and insomnia
• Tangerine & grapefruit – a refreshing fragrance for the relief of digestive issues and stress
• Ylang Ylang – a unique fragrance to help lower blood pressure and stress. It’s also considered to be an aphrodisiac, so use with care! 😉❤
If you would like some more advice on aromatherapy for your hot tub, then pop down to our showroom in Ilkley to see our range of Dream Scents products. Alternatively, you can purchase these from our online shop.
Please note: proceed with caution in relation to aromatherapy. Only use approved aromatherapy hot tub products (such as Dream Scents) in your tub, otherwise you may damage the parts. Equally, never use hot tub products in your home bath.
As always Yorkshire Hot Tubs can advise the best products for your needs, so please contact us if you need any help.