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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Are Bath Salts Safe for Jacuzzi Tubs? Thursday, February 4, 2010


After learning so much about the wonderful therapeutic benefits bath salts have, I really wanted to put them to the test, and soak my aching body in the tub with a homemade bath salt, after a long hard day of work.  I have soaked my feet in Epsom salt before, but never had I soaked my entire body in these bath salts with a mixture of essential oils.

One of my concerns was, somewhere I had heard that you shouldn’t use these salts in your Jacuzzi tub, that it could cause damage to the jets and motor, causing all sorts of problems like corrosion and build ups.    The only bath tub I have in my house is a jet tub by Jacuzzi.  So I emailed the company asking if bath salts do indeed cause these problems, and this is the answerer I received back.

” You may use salts or any other bath additive provided that they are water soluble. However, you may want to stay clear from using oil based products as they tend to cause more of a buildup”.

So just the salts by themselves OK, but then I had asked what if you are using a blend of Epsom salt, sea salts and essential oil.

“Essential oils should be used sparingly or you can use the Systems Clean product more often to sanitize the pipes and help prevent a buildup”.

Systems Clean is a two part plumbing system cleaner made for whirlpool baths. It will minimize the build-up of residuals from soap scum, bath and body oils, and dirt from inside of the  pipes, pumps, fittings and circulation system.

I am going to give it a shot!  Has anybody had any problems using such mixtures of bath salts in their jet tubs and or does anybody have any other recommendations for cleaning and maintenance on these jet tubs?

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