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  1. Be Your Own Aromatherapist

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    As we all know, hot tubs are a great tool for relaxing and relieving the stress of the day. A similar tool that can help clear your mind and reset your mood is aromatherapy. Combined, these two practices can leave you feeling refreshed and new every time you use them. So how do you become your own aromatherapist while employing the benefits of the hot tub? We’re here to help.

    If you do not know, aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from various flowers, seeds, plants, roots, fruits, barks and wood, and other naturally found elements. These are complex oils that often cannot be reproduced outside of the element they come from. When used as either an oil massaged into the body, or inhaled through the nose, these oils can have a powerful effect for a person.

    One way of thinking of aromatherapy is a tool to trigger memory and emotion that can help release stress. Smell is one of the strongest tools for memory. So when you smell certain essential oils, you can be brought back to pleasant thoughts that are either calming or stimulating.

    Think of your favorite memories of summer: jasmine blooming against a picket fence, apple pie cooling on a window sill. Or winter and the holidays: pine and cedar burning in the fireplace, cinnamon sticks and cranberry aromas drifting from the kitchen. All of these smells can be used in aromatherapy and help trigger those fine memories. Your body then reacts and feels tranquility.

    Certain aromas can trigger different moods as well:

    Lavender is often associated with lifting moods and making a person happier. It’s a powerful aroma that’s settling yet uplifting.

    Rosemary and peppermint often are used to boost energy with cognitive benefits to help memory and concentration.

    Citrus-based oils such as lemon, and orange as well as chamomile can help relax a body and reduce anxiety.

    How to Use Aromatherapy with Your Hot Tub

    As you may have assumed, adding essential oils to your hot tub could have adverse effects with the chemicals and nature of your hot tub water. Fear not, ThermoSpas offers a collection of hot tub safe fragrances in our ThermoSpas store. These fragrances combine the power of aromatherapy along with adding natural botanicals that can help moisturize your skin while you relax in the hot tub. A great way to not only practice aromatherapy, but to condition your body as well.

    Consider adding Escape Elixirs White Musk Vanilla Jasmine fragrance to your hot tub. This wonderful combination of scents and elixirs helps relieve muscle tension and stress while adding a moody atmosphere to your hot tub area. One of ThermoSpas’ favorite fragrances is the Escape Elixirs Lavender Palmarosa. Subtle yet relaxing, the mood-lifting lavender works well with the soft scent of rose. Of course there are plenty of other amazing fragrances to choose from. Fine one that works perfect for you.

    For more questions on how aromatherapy can be combined with your hot tub experience, contact ThermoSpas today, we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

  2. Here’s A Quick Way to Enhance Your Hot Tub Experience

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    If you want a quick way to shift your mood or even soothe a headache, try some aromatherapy in your hot tub.

    Practitioners in the Holistic Health Field claim that Aromatherapy can help stress, depression, insomnia and anxiety. Some say they can even reduce toxin build-up and possibly treat ailments like asthma or the flu.

    Aromatherapy is claimed to work by stimulating the scent receptors in your nose, which in turn sends a signal to section of the brain that controls emotions  [The International Journal of Neuroscience 2009; 119(2): 263-90.]

    Adding essential oils to your hot tub is an effective way to release the aromatherapy properties of the oils since the heated water, which is constantly circulating, helps to diffuse the scented molecules. Hot tubs already have several physiological and mental benefits. Adding some essential oil can be used to enhance that experience.

    4 Popular Essential Oils for Aromatherapy:

    1. LEMON

    Improve Concentration, Alertness, and Decision-Making Abilities

    Lemon stimulates the mind, but it also calms the emotions, so it is effective for decision-making. Do you ever sit in your hot tub with your partner talking over an issue at the end of the day? Maybe lemon would help!

    In Japan, they believe in lemon aromatherapy so deeply that they infuse the scent into factories and offices. They have found that it greatly improves concentration and memorization in workers. Studies confirm that lemon does relax the brain waves, which results in improved concentration.

    2. PEPPERMINT

    Relieve the Tension, Stimulate the Senses

    This stimulating scent can be used to ease tense muscles, or for a more stimulating hot tub experience.

    This essential oil dates back to the Egyptian times, and it is the most widely used oil today. Peppermint has many of the same healing properties as Menthol, which makes up 70% of the oil.  Menthol is known for relieving aches of all kinds from headaches to bone-aches to muscle-aches.

    Since it is thought to be a powerful stimulant, some claim Peppermint activates the imagination and is sensually stimulating, even resulting in more vivid dreams at night.

    3. GERANIUM

    Uplift Your Mood, De-Stress and Relax

    We naturally gravitate toward floral scents because they bring a sense of calm to our mood.

    This scent was popular during the Victorian times, and it was common to see Geranium plants potted around the living areas where it was readily available to uplift the senses any time.

    Geranium in particular is known for its uplifting, anti-depressant properties. Used in a bath, it’s mildly sedative and relaxing while at the same time uplifting to the spirit.

    If you are under stress and need a quick pick-me-up, try some Geranium oil in your hot tub.

    4. CLARY SAGE

    Anti-Depressant, Mood Balancing, Relief from Nervous Tension

    This is one of the more interesting essential oils, claiming to induce a feeling of euphoria and joy.  Clary Sage can be traced back to ancient Greek medicine and is very popular among women.

    When trying our Clary Sage in your hot tub for the first time, be aware of the claims that this essential oil is a powerful aphrodisiac! If you are planning a romantic evening, read our tips in our post:  5 Sensual Steps to A Romantic Hot Tub Encounter.

    How to Use Essential Oils in Your Hot Tub:

    Essential oils can come in traditional liquid form, or in crystal and bead form. If you are using a liquid form of essential oil, you can add the undiluted oil directly to the hot tub water.

    Depending on the size of your spa, you will need about 6-10 drops of essential oil. You must use pure essential oils that are not blended with a carrier oil. If you have any concerns, contact our customer care department.

    Not only are essential oils beneficial to the mind and body, some essential oils such as lemon and geranium have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that may help keep your spa clean.

    Want to experience this but don’t own a hot tub yet? Request your free brochure today and see what Thermospas can do to enhance your life:

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