What are the benefits of Aromatherapy in the Hot Tub?

It is a well-known fact that hot tubs are highly beneficial for your health in many different ways. You can read all about the various Hot Tub Health Benefits & Hydrotherapy on our blog. Many of our customers ask if they can use Aromatherapy in their hot tub to enhance the experience further and increase their relaxation. Others wish to find something which can mask the smell of chlorine or help to prevent dry skin after being in the hot tub. Aromatherapy is the way to go and there are so many different options available to you which are made specifically to work with your hot tub.

What aromatherapy can I put in my hot tub?

This question is so important as regular aromatherapy and essential oils are NOT safe to use in your hot tub. Your hot tub has been specially designed to filter, clean and purify your water which is why you are able to leave the water for up to 3-4 months without changing it. Adding oily or unsuitable aromatherapy to your hot tub may be nice at the time but this will quickly clog up your filters and damage the internal parts of your hot tub – creating you more hassle in the long run.

You will use some form of sanitation (chlorine or bromine) in your hot tub which is highly dependable on having the correct pH and Alkalinity. Using certain aromatherapies will change the pH of your water which can cause your sanitiser to have to work harder, therefore costing you more money as you will need to use more sanitiser.

Using the right Aromatherapy is essential to your hot tub happiness. Jacuzzi Direct supplies only specialist, safe, hot tub friendly aromatherapy. Ensure that when you use a new product it states that it is for hot tub use. This means that the aromatherapy has been designed to work with your hot tub and not damage it. They will be oil free and pH neutral and should not leave any unwanted residue in your hot tub. Our Aromatherapy comes in many different forms – Beads, Crystals, Bombs, Cartridges, and Liquids. Although every product has its benefits and is hot tub safe, the various forms will have different benefits and you will find one to suit your personal preferences.

Which hot tub aromatherapy is right for me?

The great thing is that there is such a huge range of aromatherapy available to you and each type of aromatherapy has an even bigger range of scents available – there is bound to be a few of scents which are perfect you’re your tastes and relaxation requirements.

Aromatherapy Crystals

InSPAration Crystals

The most popular hot tub aromatherapy is in crystal form and this is the biggest range of different scents available. The Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Scents have been specially designed by Jacuzzi® to give a small range of the most popular scents. Spazazz Original and InSPAration are the two most popular and well-known brands on the market. Their standard range includes a combined 19 different scents to enhance your hot tub experience with a soothing fragrance.

Aromatherapy Crystals can also come in specialist fragrances. The ‘Set the Mood’ range is created to do exactly as it says on the label. These indulgent, skin softening and soothing spa crystals melt your aches and pains melt away and the scents are based on your favourite cocktail drinks. Another popular rage is the ‘His & Hers’ which are perfect as gifts for loved ones with targeted scents for both of you to enjoy.

Aromatherapy Liquids

InSPAration Liquid

Second to crystals, liquids are fast becoming one of the most popular in the hot tub aromatherapy world. They often enriched with emollients and skin softeners that will not affect your spas pH level but is specially formulated to mask chemical odours while leaving you feeling soft and moisturised. Our customers often comment on how the liquid scents last a lot longer than the crystals do and they don’t need to use as much product to gain a strong scent.

Aromatherapy Bombs

Bath Bombs are a well known and loved product, but did you know you can get them for the hot tub too? Made to not affect your water chemistry, you can enjoy your own Hot Tub Bomb. Lightly scented with aromatherapies but a great and different product – especially as a gift!

Spa Bombs

Aromatherapy Cartridges

Some hot tub brands have aromatherapy systems built in and will have specific cartridges which fit into these systems. They will often use air to circulate the scent around the hot tub as opposed to having it within the water. Check with your hot tub manual to see I your hot tub has aromatherapy built in.

Aromatherapy Beads

The beads are a great product for adaptability and longevity. The mini 0.5oz containers pack a punch with the scents perfect for use in spas, bathtubs, humidifiers, vacuums and cars. They come with their own dispensers which float in the water to slowly release the desired scent. Jacuzzi Direct provide these in an RX Therapy scent range which are designed specifically to target various areas including, muscles, joints, respiratory and more.

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

We have two showrooms, in Hull and Leeds, which both stock a range of aromatherapies for you to smell before you buy. However, many of our customers are from all over Europe and only purchase from our online store, Jacuzzi Direct. So how do you know you’ll like the smell?

We suggest starting with what exactly you want to gain from Aromatherapy. Is it simply relaxation, or do you want to help your breathing, muscle soreness, stress levels? All our aromatherapies contain specific decryptions on how that scent will help to benefit your body and mind. However, if you are unsure, try the Original Spazazz or InSPAration ranges; they each contain commonly known scents such as Eucalyptus Mint or Lavender which you will often already know if it is your preferred scent.


Ready to try some aromatherapy now? Head over to Jacuzzi Direct to see the full range of scents available to purchase online!