Whether you’ve already got your spa or you’re looking for ideas to spruce up the experience once it’s installed, there’s a whole host of little upgrades you can add to enhance the overall experience. We’re going to be taking a look at some of the
awesome accessories you can purchase to take your spa time up a level or two.
How Can I Get Into My Spa Safely?
If you’ve gone and purchased a spa for your home, you have hopefully already had a conversation about spa safety and have put some thought into how to make it as safe a space as possible. In terms of potential dangers surrounding a spa, you won’t be surprised to know that most spa-related accidents happen during the process of getting into and out of the spa. No one likes getting out of the spa, even less when there’s a tumble involved!
So without further ado, our first item on this list is getting a set of spa steps. Spa entry steps are an important safety feature that helps to prevent slips and falls. Spa owners should take the time to familiarize themselves with the proper way to enter and exit their spa.
Spa entry steps should be placed at a safe distance from the edge of the spa so that users can safely reach them. Spa entry steps should also be cleaned regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris. When using spa entry steps, users should take care to avoid wet or slippery surfaces.
As an additional way to dot i’s and cross t’s, spa owners should also consider laying down non-slip mats or other safety features near the spa so that users can safely enter and exit the spa. By taking these simple precautions, spa owners can help to prevent accidents and ensure that their guests enjoy a safe and relaxing experience.
Is It Safe To Put Candles In My Spa?
So, you’re sitting in your spa - the water is just the right temp, the jets are bubbling away and the cares of the day are floating away. How can this get any better? Here’s your answer, Spa candles.
These little lovelies are a brilliant way to create a further sense of ambience to enhance the soaking sensation of a nice evening in the spa. But is it safe to use candles in the spa and if so, how?
Alright, so the short answer to this is yes! It is safe to use candles in your spa as long as you take the necessary precautions. Of course, a candle is an open flame so before you do anything, definitely make sure the space around your spa is clear of fire hazards. Ideally, your spa will be in a fairly open space already but overhanging foliage for outdoor spas or hanging towels are some common
culprits for fire hazards near the spa.
But enough about safety, more about the sweet scents! What sort of candles should you go for? We can help with that too.
There are three main types of candles; paraffin, soy and beeswax. Each has its own benefits so we'll give a little rundown of each.
The main benefit of paraffin candles is that they're cheap, usually by a fair margin when compared next to the others. However, there is a reason for this and just like with spas themselves, you get what you pay for. Not to overdo the point of safety but, paraffin candles are a byproduct of petroleum production and as such, when burned they can release harmful chemicals into the air. We don’t want that near our relaxing spa!
Next, we've got soy candles. These are made from - you guessed it - soybeans and as such, they burn much cleaner than paraffin candles. In terms of safety, this is a big step up. They’re also renewable and eco-friendly which is nice. The main downside to soy candles is that they don’t usually last as long as their other candle counterparts so for those looking to stretch their money (and spa time!) this can be something of a detractor for soy candles.
Lastly, there are beeswax candles. Beeswax candles are made of, well, beeswax! Bees make this stuff to build their hives so it's all natural and as a result, doesn't release any harmful chemicals when burned. They also tend to burn for a good while which is nice, though they are usually the most expensive type of candle.
So there you have it! A brief overview of each type of candle and what benefits (or drawbacks) they offer.
Can I Eat In My Spa?
Spas are a lovely way to relax and recuperate at the end of the day, but that also happens to be around the time we get hungry! For that little hiccup, we present spa trays. These floating devices are kitted up with cup holders and compartments to put food, drinks and basically whatever you want in there! Now you can bring that charcuterie board in with you and we can all agree, your spa will be better for it!
How Can I Make My Spa More Relaxing?
No doubt that while looking for a spa, one of the major benefits you’ve heard about is hydrotherapy. For anyone not sure, hydrotherapy - also known as water therapy - is the use of water to relieve pain and promote physical healing.
But there’s another great therapeutic benefit to be unlocked, and that’s Aromatherapy. The claimed benefits of aromatherapy are very similar to those of hydrotherapy but achieved in a different way. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. The active ingredients in these extracts, known as essential oils, can have positive effects on the mind and body.
We recommend giving all of these a try and seeing what you like best!