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Essential oils are everything these days. Not only are they extremely popular, but they are simply good for you. They can be used almost anywhere in anything, even your hot tub.

It’s called aromatherapy and it will take your hot tub experience to the next level.

Is it safe to use essential oils in your hot tub?

The truth is, you can almost never go wrong with essential oils, that’s the point. They are extremely safe to use and can help you relax even more in your hot tub. Keep in mind that essential oils are safe, but some individuals might be allergic to them, so be sure to patch test them first.

If you are concerned about the integrity of your hot tub being compromised, speak with a hot tub retailer near you for reassurance. Since essential oils dissolve more quickly due to exposure to air and the extreme temperatures, there will be no residue left behind in your tub.

What are some tips for using essential oils in your hot tub?

There are several ways to use essential oils in your hot tub, for the best, most relaxing experience you can have in your spa. However, the most important thing is that you use them the right way.

First, this means always using the right amount. Ideally, you only need 3 drops per person per capacity when using the hot tub. This means that if you have an 8- person hot tub, you need 24 drops and no more. This means 24 total not per each oil used if you are mixing them or using more than one.

In addition, you can also use anti-bacterial and anti-fungal oils if you’re simply looking to keep your water fresh and clean. Examples of these are eucalyptus and peppermint.

It is best to only use real, pure essential oils because if you buy knock-offs they may contain added ingredients that are instead harmful to your spa.

Be mindful of oils that cause photosensitive reactions. This means sensitivity when exposed to light, such as the light from the sun or even your hot tub lights at night. Some citrus oils can cause this affect.

If you’re looking to deep clean your hot tub, use thieves oil. This oil has one of the highest antibacterial properties and typically contains lemon, clove, cinnamon, and eucalyptus. With this oil, you can double the dosage if you are going to clean it while the hot tub is not in use.

What oils should you avoid using?

Just remember, essential oils are safe to use in your hot tub; carrier oils are not. Carrier oils do not dissolve, and the residue can stick to, and build up in the plumbing of your hot tub.

As long as you follow these basic tips and tricks, you can use a variety of oils to create a calming, relaxing, better than average hot tub experience.

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