Almost 1 in 5 people suffer from some type of anxiety, and a hot tub is one of the best ways to treat your symptoms. In fact, regular spa sessions are great for insomnia, stress, and other mental health issues that everyone struggles with to some degree. To even further transform your backyard into a tranquil oasis, add a few of these plants around your hot tub and take your relaxation to the next level.
Sinking into a hot tub right before you go to bed is proven to help you achieve a deeper, more restful sleep. Jasmine, a sweetly-scented shrub, has been proven to promote healthy sleep. Combine the two and you’ll soon be snoozing away.
One of the most popular plants for treating anxiety, lavender is one of the best flowers to plant around your hot tub. Aside from its beautiful appearance, lavender lowers your heart rate, reduces stress, and even improves sleep.
Flowery scents aren’t for you? Try some rosemary. This perennial herb is a member of the mint family and not only improves the air quality, but also enhances your memory. You’ll feel mentally sharper, more in control, and, of course, less stressed. This plant gets bonus points for being delicious when cooked with.
While ivy is not a fragrant plant, it certainly creates a calming atmosphere. This is a perfect option for hot tub users who suffer from allergies or asthma. English ivy purifies the air and makes a beautiful addition to a gazebo, fence, or simply spilling out of large planters.
Try a few of these plants around your spa to promote both mental healing and relaxation. Don’t have a hot tub yet? Check out our beautiful selection of spa options at SpaExpo! and turn your backyard into the perfect getaway.