How To Use An Essential Oil Inhaler For Aromatherapy - DIY Recipes

Aromatherapy inhalers are an easy way to use essential oils in your everyday life. They're small and portable, so you can take them with you wherever you go. This blog post will tell you what they are, how to use them properly, and some of the best essential oils for inhalation that I recommend. You'll also find a free printable recipe guide!
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Aromatherapy inhalers are a great way to utilize essential oils for various health and wellness benefits. Studies have shown that inhaling essential oils can help on an emotional level, as well as a physical level. Learn how to use personal nasal inhalers for aromatherapy, plus enjoy DIY essential oil inhaler recipes.

Our sense of smell is connected to the region of the brain that controls memories, emotions, and hormones. That makes the method of inhaling aromatherapy oils very powerful.

Plus, aroma inhalers are simple and easy to use. You can use as a natural remedy for headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, etc.

An aromatherapy inhaler is super convenient. You can take it on the go or use it at home. Place in a purse, at your bedside, in a travel bag, on your commute, at work station...anywhere you may need an aromatherapy boost.

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Aromatherapy Inhaler Benefits

Aromatherapy inhalers are a fabulous way to get all the benefits of essential oils without the mess. These easy-to-use inhaler blends allow you to reap all the essential oil benefits with no risk of spilling or getting your hands dirty.

Many companies offer these handy devices, and they come in various shapes and sizes. You can find aromatherapy inhaler that are disposable or reusable.

They're basically a tube with a hole/holes where you can inhale the scent of eucalyptus, lavender, or any other type of essential oils. Whether it be for relaxation purposes or to help combat allergies, these inhalers can provide benefits that are otherwise impossible to achieve when on the go.

How To Make An Essential Oil Inhaler

Aromatherapy is a popular type of alternative medicine that uses safe and natural plant oils.

An essential oil inhaler is a valuable tool that can help you obtain the benefits of aromatherapy. They can be used in any setting, at home or on-the-go. Inhalers come in a variety of sizes and colors. You can get plastic or metal ones, depending on what you prefer.

Step 1: Label your inhaler prior to using oils to ensure good adhesion, I use this sticker paper (see below for our free printable guide with labels). You could also print on regular paper and apply it with packing tape or contact paper.

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Step 2: Add 10 to 15 drops of oil onto the cotton wick, see inhaler recipes below. If making inhalers for kids, use 5 to 10 drops of oils.

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Step 3: Grab the wick with the tweezers, soak up any leftover oil with the wick. Insert the cotton wick into the inhaler tube using tweezers. Alternatively you can skip the bowl and place the inhaler wick inside the tube, then apply the drops directly to the wick.

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Step 4: Assemble the inhaler stick by placing cap on the bottom and press on until it clicks in. Screw lid on the inhaler to lock in the scent until you are ready to use it.

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How To Use An Aromatherapy Inhaler

Take deep breaths in through your nose when you use your inhaler - this will allow the aroma to penetrate deep into your lungs where it can best do its work.

To use, place the nasal inhaler near nostrils, then slowly inhale while waving inhaler stick back and forth under nostrils. Think 5-5-5 when using a nasal inhaler.

  • Count to 5 while inhaling in
  • Count to 5 while holding breath
  • Count to 5 while exhaling
  • May repeat 2-3 times as needed

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Tips for Nasal Inhaler Recipes

  • Nasal inhaler recipes are good for about 1-2 months, depending n how frequently it is used.
  • Keep the lid on inhaler unless in use. The more the inhaler is used and opened, the faster the oils will dissipate.
  • Refresh cotton wick with the same oil recipe when the aroma seems to have faded. This will depend on how often your inhaler stick is used.
  • You may want to keep the same oil blend in the inhaler. If you add a new scent to the inhaler, the previous scent may still linger. You can get a new inhaler to avoid mixing with past aromas.
  • Have a favorite aromatherapy diffuser blend? Try it as an inhaler recipe instead. Just figure the drops to come out to 10-15 drops total.
  • Best to keep nasal inhalers out of direct sunlight and heat so potency is not diminished.

10 Best Essential Oils For Inhalers

Use a benefical eucalyptus inhaler when respiratory aliments come up, or a lavender inhaler when your are getting ready for bed. Here are 10 best essential oils for nasal inhalers that offer great therapeutic benefits when used in an inhaler alone or in a blend of oils.

    1. Lavender Essential Oil Lavandula angustifolia

    2. Peppermint Essential Oil Mentha piperita

    3. Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil Eucalyptus radiata

    4. Orange Essential Oil Citrus sinensis

    5. Rosemary Essential Oil Rosmarinus officinalis

    6. Frankincense Essential Oil Boswellia carterii

    7. Lemon Essential Oil Citrus limon

    8. Bergamot Essential Oil Citrus bergamia

    9. Tea Tree Oil Melaleuca alternifolia

    10. White Fir Essential Oil Abies alba

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    20 DIY Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes

    Nasal inhalers are ideal for carrying your favorite aromatherapy oils with you. Try with oils for headaches, oils for anxiety, or oils for allergies. Here are 20 aromatherapy inhaler recipes and blends for personal inhalers.

      1. Morning Sunshine Inhaler

      Enjoy this eye-opening blend of energizing essential oils.

      • 4 drops Sweet Orange Oil
      • 4 drops Peppermint Oil
      • 4 drops Lime Oil

       

      2. Clear Mind Inhaler

      Sharpen your sense and mind with this nasal inhaler blend of stimulating essential oils.

      • 6 drops Lemon
      • 2 drops Basil
      • 2 drops Rosemary
      • 2 drops Frankincense

       

      3. Calming Lavender Inhaler

      These two powerhouse essential oils, lavender and chamomile are perfectly calming and just right for bedtime.

      • 8 drops Lavender Oil
      • 4 drops Roman Chamomile Oil

       

      4. Energy Boost Peppermint Inhaler

      Get energized and ready for whatever comes your way today when you are armed with this oil blend!

      • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
      • 3 drops Rosemary essential oil
      • 4 drops Grapefruit essential oil

       

      5. Anxiety Help Inhaler

      Kick your anxiety to the curb with this sweet oil blend for inhalers.

      • 6 drops Lavender
      • 3 drops Lemon
      • 3 drops Ylang Ylang

       

      6. Stress Relief Inhaler Blend

      Don't let stress wreck your health, get some stress relief fast. Just inhale the aroma inhaler and feel the stress fade away.

      • 6 drops Sweet Orange
      • 5 drops Frankincense
      • 4 drops Clary Sage

       

      7. Focus Inhaler Recipe

      Promote focus whether at work or at home with this inhaler blend so you can get stuff done.

      • 5 drops Juniper Berry
      • 4 drops Bergamot
      • 3 drops Frankincense

       

      8. Nausea Inhaler Blend

      This ginger and peppermint oil blend is great for when nausea or an upset stomach hits.

      • 6 drops Peppermint
      • 6 drops Ginger

       

      9. Sleep Time Inhaler

      Enjoy some sleep time with the assistance of these bedtime friendly oils and drift off to dream land.
      • 4 drops Lavender
      • 4 drops Sweet Orange
      • 4 drops Cedarwood

       

      10. Breathe Eucalyptus Inhaler

      Let this respiratory essential oil blend help you open your airways so you can breathe.

      • 4 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
      • 4 drops Siberian Fir essential oil
      • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil

       

      11. Relaxation Inhaler Recipe

      Time to relax and enjoy your evening after a long day.

      • 8 drops Lavender
      • 4 drops Sweet Marjoram
      • 2 drops Sweet Orange

       

      12. Inspire Me Aroma Inhaler

      Inspiration lacking? Inhale this creative oil blend and let the magic happen!

      • 5 drops Sweet Orange
      • 4 drops Frankincense
      • 3 drops Clary Sage

       

      13. Headache Helper Inhaler Blend

      Let these tension reducing oils assist you in your time of discomfort.

      • 4 drops Lavender
      • 4 drops Frankincense
      • 4 drops Peppermint

       

      14. Mood Boost Inhaler

      Inhale this happy oil blend to enhance your mood and boost your day.

      • 5 drops Lavender
      • 5 drops Peppermint
      • 5 drops Bergamot

       

      15. Seasonal Relief Inhaler

      This trio is perfect for seasonal allergies and a favorite for boosting immunity.

      • 5 drops Lavender
      • 5 drops Peppermint
      • 5 drops Lemon

       

      16. Restful Sleep Inhaler

      Get some good rest with this beautiful blend of essential oils.

      • 5 drops Lavender
      • 4 drops Bergamot
      • 3 drops Vetiver

       

      17. Creativity Inhaler

      Lacking inspiration and creativity? Try this creative essential oil blend assist you!

      • 6 drops Tangerine
      • 4 drops Juniper Berry
      • 2 drops Clary Sage

       

      18. Let Love In Blend

      Let this blend of oils open your heart so love can come in.

      • 6 drops Lavender
      • 4 drops Geranium
      • 2 drops Ylang Ylang

       

      19. Motivation Inhaler Recipe

      Time to get things done, let these motivating oils inspire you.

      • 6 drops Lime
      • 4 drops Sweet Orange
      • 4 drops Frankincense

       

      20. Fatigue Fighter Inhaler

      Need a jump start? This oil blend will kick fatigues butt!

      • 6 drops Lemon
      • 4 drops Grapefruit
      • 4 drops White Fir

       

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