Hey Siri, What Is Hot Tub Aromatherapy?

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Have you ever heard of aromatherapy? Many people use incense and essential oils to create scents that can help them in a number of different ways. In addition to using scented candles, wax warmers, and other tools to make your home smell great, you can also combine your aromatherapy with a session in your hot tub to get twice the benefits. But before we look at that, it’s important to understand what aromatherapy is and how you can benefit from it. 

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is using scent to trigger the memory and change your mood. Experts have recognized the connection between scent and memory for centuries. Most people have experienced it, too. One smell can often trigger a memory much more quickly than any of your other senses can. For example, smelling freshly baked cookies may instantly take you back to baking with your mother when you were a child. Scents and the memories they trigger can relax you and help you calm down after a long day.

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

In addition to helping you relax, aromatherapy can be used to help create a link between scent and an action or a memory. You can use aromatherapy to help you remember something or to help you prepare for an event or activity. You might use a specific scent right before you work out, creating a link between exercise and this smell. Your body will come to recognize the connection, and you’ll actually feel yourself going into workout mode as soon as you smell that scent.

How Aromatherapy Can Be Combined with Hot Tubs and Hydrotherapy

Aromatherapy is perfect for a hot tub. You can add the scent to the tub, which then disperses it through the air injectors. The scent permeates the water and the air around you, making the entire areas smell amazing. You’ll find yourself relaxing in the warm waters while the scent helps quiet your mind.

There are a number of different scents you can use in your hot tub. Add pina colada to dream of days on the beach, or drop a bit of eucalyptus into the waters to help your stiff muscles relax. You can select your favorite scents and switch them out each time you use your hot tub if you want, or you can use one scent over and over to help associate it with relaxation.

Finding the Right Aromatherapy Products for Your Hot Tub

Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of adding essential oils and other aromatherapy products directly into their hot tubs. Hot tubs aren’t designed for these substances, and they can quickly clog up your hot tub’s filters, jets, and other parts. You should never use any product in your hot tub that has not been specifically designed for hot tubs.

There are a number of different products designed to work in hot tubs and put off amazing scents. These products are available from licensed hot tub dealers near you, so you can be sure that they won’t cause any issues with your filter or jets. Pick up your favorite scent from Vintage Hot Tubs in Victoria and Langford, B.C., add it into the waters, and relax! For more information, visit your closest location today!


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