Monday, August 20, 2012

Oils for a Hot Tub

In Link-in discussion group recently, the question was posed, "Has anyone information on what oils to use in a hot tub and the procedure?

Jane Kovel replied with this information:
We have a 680 gallon hot tub that is almost 2 years old. We did tons of research about using non-chemical products in the hot tub. I found 30 pages of testimonials on the Pine Hill Group (yahoo groups). Here is what we do. When we fill the tub with fresh water we put in 5 drops of Geranium. That's it. We change the water 2-3 times a year. About once every 8 weeks or so we add 1-2 drops. We have a large garbage can with lid that we fill with water plus 1 cap Thieves household cleaner. My husband hoses down the filter with a high pressure hose and then soaks it overnight in the thieves/water mix. Then he hoses it down again and puts it in. We alternate with 2 filters. That is it. Our tub is always crystal clear, no scum, no slime, nothing.....just beautiful smelling clear, clean water. Hope this helps. 
Wow - that is so exciting to me, to think that you can use Geranium and Thieves Household Cleaner, instead of expensive, toxic chemicals.


I love the Thieves Household Cleaner!  It has replaced almost every cleaner in my home, and I love the fact that I can clean and inhale without having to have the windows open, the fan on, and wondering how much toxicity I am breathing in. This cleaner offers a non-toxic, biodegradable, all-purpose cleansing solution using therapeutic-grade essential oils.  It is fully biodegradable and complies with EPA standards.

Now, I'm ready to go to Jane's and get in her hot tub!  :)

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


  1. Hi... we are the first time user of hot tub and we are learning more on how we can keep our hot tubs healthy and clean. We have a Renew 6 Person Hot Tub Spas that we got up from La-Z-Boy® spas for our party. Chlorine can be found in water, some suggested to use bromine well I have no idea on what to get.. Still the search is on but if you have something to suggest please feel free to share with us.. Thanks @ Janice.

  2. Go to check out clean water blue system. Excellent

  3. We're trying the geranium oil method. Water is clear but we keep getting a rust ring. How do I resolve that?

    1. Aaron - I have no idea! Anyone else have any thoughts?

  4. Had the same issue because of hard water.Put in some "Eliminator" from a hot tub store once and no longer have rust spots etc.Just using the geranium oil now.Would probably have to add the "Eliminator" at each water change.

  5. If you have real hard water buy a water filter attachment that goes on your hose (20 on amazon.) Look under RV water filters. That should help a great deal. I also use clear water blue and essentially oils. Works great.

  6. My jets and water fall which were white have turned an ugly rust color. Ant suggestions??