Aromatherapy has been used for over 6,000 years across the globe. Holistic Health Practitioners today believe that essential oils can be used to treat ailments such as headaches and muscle-aches and to relieve stress and fight depression.
Adding essential oils directly to your hot tub water is an excellent way to diffuse the healing scents. Depending on the size of your Thermospa, you will use between 6 to 10 drops of oil. Make sure that the essential oil of your choice is in a non-diluted form. Carrier oils could damage your hot tub.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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Many ThermoSpas hot tub owners say their hot tub has enhanced their love life and added more romance into their relationship.
Creating a romantic hot tub night is not difficult, and to help, we’ve compiled a list of 5 sensory pleasing suggestions for a sensual and romantic evening in your hot tub.
1. Mood Music
Set the tone with a romantic playlist. You can make your own playlist , or you can build a playlist based on the mood you want to set like “in love”, “romantic”, or “sexy” with StereoMood.
Lucky for you, ThermoSpas hot tubs are some of the quietest hot tubs on the market, so you don’t have to worry about annoying sounds ruining your ambiance.
2. Love Lighting
Think melting candles, tea lights, and Chinese lanterns. Many spas already come with LED mood lighting built into the hot tub, but adding candles is a definite mood enhancer. Also, low lighting will give you added privacy.
Rose petals with floating candles are a romantic pair, and it’s better to add these elements with the jets off.
If you are surprising your date, you can light up the floating candles and sprinkle some rose petals in the water right before you reveal your hot tub surprise; or, sprinkle a trail of rose petals that your date can follow all the way to the hot tub.
Light finger foods like oysters, asparagus, button mushroom; or for sweets, strawberries, chocolate and mini-eclairs will jump start start the taste buds.
Add these finger foods to a silver tray along with flowers and candles if you want to kick it up a notch.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
5. The Final Touch
This is where it all comes together – the mood setting music; the flicker of the candlelight; the arousing smells; the taste of savory or sweet finger foods; savored along with the touch of your partner – make for a romantic and fun evening you both will never forget.
Romantic Hot Tub
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