Everybody likes things that smell good. But not everybody thinks the same things smell good.
So what do you do when you want to inhale essential oils, but don’t want to use a diffuser that fills the room with their aroma?
Make an essential oil inhaler!
Just as its name suggests, an essential oil inhaler allows you to breathe in the essential oils . . . and nobody will smell them but you. You can make an Aromatheapy inhaler to have a personal, convenient way to keep the oils at your side, perfect for the office, a classroom, or any space where you want to “keep your oils to yourself.”
An essential oil inhaler is about the size of a lip balm tube, and it fits right in a pocket or bag. You can use it anytime, anywhere.
I want to show you how to make an Aromatherapy inhaler blend that I created for Aromahead’s YouTube channel. You can watch me demonstrate how to make it here.
Eucalyptus Forest & Resin Inhaler
- 5 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus dives)
- 5 drops Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
- 5 drops Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti)
These three oils are very different, but one thing they all have in common is offering excellent respiratory support.
Eucalyptus is probably the most famous essential oil of all for respiratory support! There are many species of Eucalyptus, and they’re all supportive in that way. For this recipe, I’m using Eucalyptus dives, but Eucalyptus globulus or Eucalyptus radiata would work just as well.
Balsam Fir essential oil comes from a conifer tree (I’ll bet you knew that . . .). It’s especially good for respiratory conditions that are accompanied by coughing and thick mucus.
Opopanax oil is distilled from a resin, just like Frankincense and Myrrh. And true to the nature of a “resinous” essential oil, Opopanax is comforting for the respiratory system,
Together, these three oils work to calm inflammation in the respiratory system and help the body as it clears out congestion. They also support the immune system. This trio can make an Aromatherapy inhaler so effective at helping us feel healthy and vital!
It’s such a source of wonder to me that nature creates trees and plants that help us breathe clearly in every part of the world.
Eucalyptus grows abundantly from Australia, Balsam Fir is well known in Canada, and Opopanax is from various countries including Ethiopia.
We can almost think of trees as big “lungs” themselves, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing cleansed oxygen for us to breathe . . . even before we distill essential oils, trees and plants are helping us to breathe!
When we distill essential oils, we’re concentrating the benefit of the tree and plant in a little bottle of oil. It’s easy to understand how a few drops of essential oil go a long way.