Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Inhalers
Everyone now has heard of, essential oils, diffusers and all the great benefits that aromatherapy can bring to your life. But not everyone knows about one the best secret weapons an aromatherapist keeps in their back pocket – An Essential Oil Inhaler.
You may ask what is an essential oil inhaler and how can it be all that great. Well let us tell you
Essential oil inhalers are called many things, nasal inhalers, sniffy sticks, aromatherapy inhalers but all in all they are a portable and convenient way to use essential oils on the go when using a diffuser isn’t really in the cards. About the size of a chapstick an essential oil inhaler goes where no diffuser has been able to go before, a hockey game, errand running, school, your workplace or even camping. Personal inhalers are a very practical, safe and economical way to use essential oils without the worry about how the oils may affect others around you or the risk of bottles of oil spilling in your purse. No water or electricity is required. A few drops of your favourite essential oils on the cotton wick inside the inhaler is all that you need. Then breathe in deep to enjoy all the benefits.
Suggested Inhaler Uses
Essential oil inhalers are wholly portable and convenient giving you immediate access to your essential oils and the benefits that they bring. Some of the most common uses of the inhaler are
Relieve anxiety and calm your nerves
Ease frustration and find balance
Energize your body and mind
Focus your energy
Fight off pesky cold and flu germs
How To Use An Essential Oil Inhaler
An inhaler can be used as often as you like, where ever you want. Simply remove the cap, place the inhaler beneath your nose, and inhale deeply.
You can hold it beneath your nose, or for a stronger effect, place the tip on one nostril, inhaling deeply. Then repeat with the other nostril.
Essential Oil Inhaler Tips
Keep a lid on your inhaler unless you are using it. The more the inhaler is used and opened, the faster the oils will dissipate.
Don’t reuse the same cotton wick with a different aroma when finished. It is best to keep the same oil blend, as you don’t want the past aroma conflicting with your new blend. If you do want to try a different aroma just grab a new inhaler, and off you go.
Best to keep nasal inhalers out of direct sunlight and heat, so the potency does not fade.
Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes
These essential oil inhaler recipes are easy to blend and can be used in a variety of situations. If you are making the blend for a child or if you are beginning to use essential oils yourself, reduce the total number of drops to ten.
Focus Inhaler Blend – 10 drops Sweet Orange & 5 drops Cedarwood
Relaxation Inhaler Blend – 5 drops Lavender, 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Geranium
Energizing Inhaler Blend – 5 drops Lemon, 5 drops Lime, 5 drops Sweet Orange
Colds and Flu Inhaler Blend – 5 drops Ginger, 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Peppermint
Congestion Inhaler Blend – 5 drops Fir Needle, 5 drops Rosalina, 5 drops Eucalyptus
Top 10 Essential Oils For Essential Oil Inhalers
Here are 10 great essential oils that offer some fantastic therapeutic benefits when used in an inhaler alone or within a blend.
9. Rosalina Oil