A Guide To Combining Aromatherapy With Hot Tubbing

Among all the ways that people attempt to de-stress, aromatherapy and spas are probably the easiest. You can actually enjoy both together, giving you better results. So how does one go about combining the two methods of relaxation? It isn’t that difficult, but we’ve composed a guide so you can get rid of all your stress once and for all. 

Make Sure You Aren’t Adding Any Essential Oils To The Water

You’re probably familiar with making bath bombs at home, and how adding essential oils to the water will help add an aromatherapy element to your bath. However, the water used in blow up hot tubs or fixed hot tubs is not meant to be drained after every use, unlike a bath. That means that the concentration of essential oils will increase with every use, and it may reach levels that are irritating to your skin and eyes. Moreover, hot tubs generally have a jet system to create those massaging bubbles. Any type of oils added to the water are probably going to clog up the pores of the jet system, and cause damage to your hot tub. The filtration system may also be damaged in the same way. 

So How Does One Go About Combining Aromatherapy And Hot Tubbing?

The best optio is to get yourself an aromatherapy diffuser, but candles will suffice. The idea is that you want the scent of the essential oils around you but not in the water itself. The steam will help disperse the oil droplets, as well as clean your nasal passages so you can smell them better. Every essential oil or aromatherapy scent has a different effect, so you can’t just haphazardly add them to the diffuser. Here are a few suggestions on the the various essential oils you may want to consider using:

  • Lavender: best for depression, and can also be used for treating sleep disorders.
  • Clary Sage: a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety, and treat high blood pressure. 
  • Eucalyptus: cold treatment, and clearing away nasal passages. Use it to open up your sinuses as well. 
  • Bergamot: perfect for enhancing your mood. This citrusy scent will help you avoid getting stressed out in general.
  • Chamomile:    like the tea, it is known as a treatment for insomnia. It can also calm your nerves.

This is only a basic list of essential oils that you can use while you’re soaking in a hot tub. There are many more to choose from, and some prefer to mix and match according to their needs.


A long soak in warm bubbly water is not only good for relieving sore muscles, but it is also great for de-stressing and improving your mood. Combine your soak in a hot tub with stress-relieving essential oils in a diffuser, and you’ll be able to observe the change in your mood much sooner. Ask around and research the different types of essential oils because there are many to choose from, and they all have different benefits.