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Essential Oil Inhalers for Allergies

by Andrea Butje on July 28, 2011

Essential Oil Inhalers for Allergy Symptoms

Allergies can cause headaches from the pressure of nasal congestion. Often these headache can be relieved by using essential oil inhalers. Use the inhaler every 15 minutes for an hour whenever a headache starts to come on. The inhaler can also be used to ease the congestion itself.


  • 4 drops Balsam Fir essential oil (Abies balsamea)
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) *
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii)

Directions: Add these oils to the cotton part of a blank inhaler.

Sinus Steam

Allergies can improve with the regular use of essential oils! If you suffer sinus congestion, try doing the steam below two times a day for a week. Then take a break for a few days and do it again twice a day for another week. If you notice an improvement, continue using the steams for a few weeks.


  • 25 drops Balsam Fir essential oil (Abies balsamea)
  • 25 drops Eucalyptus dives essential oil (Eucalyptus dives) *
  • 15 drops Laurel Leaf essential oil (Laurus nobilis)
  • 40 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Directions: In a glass orifice reducer bottle, blend the essential oils undiluted for an inhaler or steam. To do a steam, add one drop of this blend to a bowl of steamy water. Make sure the water is just steaming, not boiling. CLOSE YOUR EYES, lean over the bowl and breathe in the oil. To enhance the effects, use a towel over your head to create a tent. You only need one drop. No need to add another drop--even if you no longer smell the oils while steaming, they are still working.

If you've successfully used essential oils for your allergies, let us know by adding a comment below! Any of your favorite recipes are welcome, too.

*Blends with Eucalyptus are suggested for children over 10 years old and adults.
*Blends with Peppermint are suggested for children over 5 years old and adults.

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

Topics: aromatherapy inhaler, aromatherapy inhaler for allergy relief, Recipes and Blends, aromatherapy treatments for allergies, essential oil allergy relief, essential oils for allergies

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