What Are the Benefits of Aromatherapy in the Hot Tub?

We're often asked how to enhance your hot tub experience and increase your relaxation. The answer is aromatherapy! Breathe in soothing scents, soften skin, or simply mask the smell of chlorine in your hot tub.

What is aromatherapy?

Spazazz Natural Crystals

Aromatherapy uses aromatic plant oils to benefit psychological and physical wellbeing. It’s great for relaxing and reducing stress, making it the perfect addition to a hot tub. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries as a therapeutic and topical practice, and it remains popular today because of its positive effects on wellness. With specially designed hot tub scents, you can create the perfect spa experience at home. It comes hand-in-hand with hydrotherapy, and all the other health benefits you get with a tub, read more in our hot tub health and wellbeing blog here.

Can I use essential oils in my hot tub?

Everyday essential oils are NOT safe to use in your hot tub, as the oils will clog the filters and damage the hot tub’s purification system. Unsuitable aromatherapy products can also change the water’s pH and interfere with the sanitiser (chlorine/bromine), causing it to work harder and cost you more money in the long run. Luckily, specially designed hot tub aromatherapy products are available to buy that won’t cause damage. It’s very important that you choose these products for your hot tub and DO NOT use incompatible oils.

What aromatherapy can I put in my hot tub?

Hot tub scents

Hot tub happiness begins with choosing products that won’t damage your spa or leave residue in the water. At Outdoor Living, we only supply specialist, safe aromatherapy products designed to work with your hot tub and create the ultimate relaxing experience. Our range comes in many different forms, including beads, crystals, bombs, cartridges, and liquids. There’s also a wide variety of aromas to suit your tastes and for your desired effects. Whether it’s to relax and unwind, or rejuvenate and energise, there’s a product available for you and your hot tub.

Aromatherapy crystals

Hot tub scents for joint therapy

Crystals are the most popular form of hot tub aromatherapy and offer the widest variety of scents. Top hot tub brand Jacuzzi® offer a range of fragrances with the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Scents collection. Popular brands like Spazazz Original and InSPAration also offer up to 20 different scents. The His & Hers range is perfect for you and your partner, or as a gift to any special couples in your life. Aromatherapy crystals melt away into soothing vapours to stimulate your senses and relax your body and mind.

Aromatherapy liquids

Hot tub aromatherapy liquid

Liquids are another popular form of aromatherapy, enriched with conditioners to leave you feeling moisturised. They’re formulated to mask chemical smells without affecting pH levels. Our customers often comment that liquid scents last longer than crystals and you don’t need to use as much product to get a strong fragrance.

 Aromatherapy bombs

Hot Tub Scent Bomb

Did you know you can get bath bombs for your hot tub? They’re perfect as a gift and they have all the benefits of a regular bath bomb. Make sure you don’t use a normal bath bomb in your hot tub, as it’ll affect the water chemistry.

Aromatherapy cartridges

Some hot tubs have built-in aromatherapy systems with space to fit specialist cartridges. These circulate your chosen scent around the hot tub without being in the water, so it’s worth checking your manual to see if your hot tub has aromatherapy built in.

Aromatherapy beads

Beads are perfect for longevity. With a slow-releasing aroma, they create a relaxing atmosphere to help you wind down after a long day. They’re versatile too: they can be used in humidifiers, cars, and indoor bathtubs to bring a burst of scent wherever you go. The RX Therapy scent range features fragrances specifically designed to target muscles, joints, and the respiratory system.

How do I choose aromatherapy without being able to smell them?

Hot tub scents for de-stressing

We have two hot tub showrooms, one in Hull and one in Leeds, that stock a range of aromatherapy products to smell before you buy. We understand, however, that many of our customers are based further afield and can only purchase online. When buying online, we recommend you decide what you want from your aromatherapy experience. Each of our products has a description of their advantages so you can choose the right scent. Here’s a quick guide on what each one does:


  • Tea Tree invigorates and refreshes.
  • Eucalyptus stimulates and cools.
  • Lavender calms and refreshes.
  • Vanilla is sweet and calming.
  • Rain scents are revitalising and refreshing.
  • Ylang Ylang fragrances soothe and calm.
  • Citrus invigorates and refreshes.
  • Apple rejuvenates and revitalises.
Woman relaxing in a hot tub

Parting advice

So, what are you waiting for? Take your hot tub experience to the next level and soak in the luxury of specialised hot tub scents.


Need more advice? Give us a call on 01482 212322 or email enquiries@outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk and we’ll help you out. Or drop in and see us in our Hull or Leeds showrooms to see our hot tub aromatherapy range for yourself. 

Not near one of our Yorkshire hot tub showrooms? No problem, if you’re looking for a new hot tub you can explore our virtual showroom or book a video call with our showroom team.

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