What Is Hot Tub Aromatherapy? 4 Hot Tub Scents

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Many hot tub enthusiasts purchase their spa to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy, an age-old practice that uses warm water immersion to treat pain, stress and many other conditions.

But did you know that hydrotherapy can be enhanced, and your enjoyment of your hot tub amplified through aromatherapy?

What Is Aromatherapy?

Hot tub aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, can offer many benefits and even has the ability to help improve both your physical and emotional well being.

Using natural plant extracts, this holistic treatment can be used to enhance your sleep, relieve stress and anxiety, treat headaches, muscle and joint pain and improve digestion.

As a side benefit, the use of aromatherapy hides the smell of hot tub chemicals in the water while also leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.

How to Use Aromatherapy In Your Spa

Your spa has been designed to purify the water in it, but if you add just any essential oil to your water, it will quickly clog your filter and could even damage your hot tub. Using a product that has been specifically designed for hot tubs, such as Sundance® Spas SunScents, ensures your spa will not be damaged.

Sundance® Spas SunScents are injected into the water via your tub’s air injection system. Simply drop a SunScents basket into your hot tub’s Silent Air dispenser and enhance your relaxation without worrying about making the water foamy or murky.

SunScents are compatible with Sundance’s 980™ and 880™ Series models.

4 Top Aromatherapy Scents

Aromatherapy and wellness definitely go hand-in-hand. There are certain scents that are known for their healing properties. They are:


If you want to calm your body and the mind, this is the scent for you. Use of lavender is helpful for those with sleep issues or depression or anxiety. It can also aid in the treatment of cramps, headaches and muscle pain.


If you’re suffering from congestion, eucalyptus is the scent for you. It not only helps to open the sinuses but can aid in the treatment of sore throat and other cold and flu symptoms as well as ease bodily aches and pains.


If you are feeling anxious or stressed, jasmine is the best choice. Acting almost as a mild sedative, it is known to relax the body, easing feelings of anxiety and even depression.


Famous for its scent and flavour, vanilla is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It can aid those with insomnia and sleep apnea and has been proven to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. It can also help you to breathe easier, particularly at night. As an added bonus, vanilla promotes skin health and fights acne while also preventing signs of aging.

Experience The Best Aromatherapy With SunSpa

Need help deciding what Sundance® Spas SunScents are right for you? Get in touch with us here at SunSpa, your authorized dealer of high-quality Hydropool and Sundance hot tubs in Calgary, Alberta.

From questions about hot tub accessories to hot tub maintenance, our experts are here to offer you the best advice on how to care for your spa. Give us a call at 403-243-8434 or visit our showroom to discover which hot tub will work best for you.

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