Aromatherapy in your Spa

Many of our Spa models are equipped with an aroma unit, which makes it possible to add scents to the water. These aromas add an extra dimension to your relaxation experience in your spa because smells can also contribute to your wellness.

According to the “Dikke Van Dale”, aromatherapy can be defined as “the therapeutic use of essential oils in a bath”. Originally aromatherapy was – and in fact still is – an efficient medicine designed to prevent diseases and to alleviate the symptoms of minor afflictions. This medicine only uses essential oils.


Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. In 3000 B.C. the ancient Egyptians prepared ointments and perfumes from plants and trees. These jars were usually placed in the tomb chamber near the death, and pharaohs were embalmed using myrrh oil and cedar oil. Archaeologists have also discovered writings indicating that the ancient Chinese were also practicing aromatherapy around the same period in time. It is likely that their knowledge reached Europe during the 13th century through the Greeks and the Romans. In the 11th century, the ancient Persians distilled roses and neroli. They used these floral waters for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.

Aromatherapy is not only used in case of illness/disease, but is also used as perfumes which can create a pleasant atmosphere at home. When using bathwater, both worlds merge together. A lot of people also use aromatherapy unconsciously, for instance by using air fresheners.

Essential oils

Essential oils are sometimes called the life force of a plant, because these oils contain all the main properties/characteristics of the plant: the DNA and all medicinal substances. You can find essential oils in flowers (lavender), leaves (eucalyptus), bark (cinnamon), seeds (fennel) and the roots (valerian) of certain plant species.

Please note that essential oils should never be applied directly on the skin; always dilute them with carrier oil. The base oil is usually purely vegetal.


Essential oils enter the body primarily in three ways—applied to the skin (through massage or by applying a compress), inhaled, or added to the water of a bath. When using a Spa, you can use/take advantage of the latter two. It is recommended to only use oils which are appropriate for a Spa because other essential oils can clog the filter.