Illnesses can creep up at anytime, especially during the winter months, but if you have a hot tub it can be even easier to get rid of the sniffles! Everybody knows of the main therapeutic benefits that a hot tub will provide on a regular basis, but the benefits are even more important when you are sick. Not only will the heat soothe your sore body, it will also raise your body temperature to ward off the illness in your body and aromatherapy will open up your sinuses as well, which will allow you to breathe easier much faster than any medicine could act!
Tip #5 – Use Eucalyptus & Peppermint in Your Hot Tub To Open Your Sinuses!
One of the best fragrances to use for this is eucalyptus. The eucalyptus tree is one of the fastest growing trees in the world and is native to Australia. This tree is one of the oldest, dating back at least 50 million years and can reach up to 300 ft tall! During World War 1 era, they used eucalyptus in combat to cleanse wounds and also has many benefits and to help cure the flu. There are many different cough syrups, chest rubs and cough drops that contain eucalyptus oils today as well, it has been proven to work!
Peppermint Works GREAT Too!
Another great fragrance to use in your hot tub to help with a cold is peppermint. The menthol in peppermint oil helps to clear the respiratory tract and acts as an expectorant and provides relief during a regular bout of cold and cough. It will also help with more serious sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis as well.
Just like using menthol under your nose before going to bed so you can breathe easier, the same is true when using eucalyptus or peppermint in the hot tub! These fragrance oils get caught in the steam that you are soaking in and then are breathed in, providing almost instant relief. This will provide a faster and more effective result compared to using a vaporizer in the house with a small amount of the fragrance added. What’s better than sitting in your spa (hot tub), warming up, getting the massage your body needs, releasing the tension, easing headaches, and opening up your sinuses? There’s no better or more relaxing way to get rid of a cold!
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