DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler

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DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler

One of the most effective ways to benefit from essential oils is through direct inhalation. Direct inhalation refers to the technique of breathing in an essential oil directly from a bottle, tissue, handkerchief, or cotton ball. Direct inhalations are most commonly used to give the body relief of respiratory congestion and emotional distress. This form of aromatherapy is also has a great effect on the nervous system. At janegee, we find that one of the best forms of direct inhalation is an inhaler tube. Inhaler tubes are designed using 100% essential oil-saturated cotton insets. They are extremely easy to make and even easier to use. Read on to learn about making your own sleep inhaler and a few of our other favorite inhaler blends.

What you will need:

Blank inhaler tube, including base and cotton insert.
Your choice of essential oils: each tube holds around 25-35 drops of oil or an essential oil blend.
A small bowl
Tweezers (used to place middle in bowl and then in tube)

Inhaler Tubes

How to assemble:

Step 1: Place your essential oils of choice into a bowl.

Jane’s sleep blend:

    15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
    15 drops of Marjoram Essential Oil


Rose Geranium and Lavender

Step 2: Combine the essential oils.

Step 3: Using the tweezers, place the cotton insert into a bowl and saturate it with the essential oils.

Step 4: Place the saturated cotton insert into an inhaler tube.

Step 5: Place the bottom cap onto the tube.

Step 6: Place the cap/ lid onto the tube to enclose the inhaler.

Step 7: Be sure to label your aromatherapy inhaler and make note of the ingredients used.

Step 8: Your inhaler is now ready for use! You can use it as needed throughout the day. Simply remove the top lid/ cap and hold approximately 1 inch away from your nose (hold closer or farther depending on your sense of smell) and inhale deeply. Use the sleep inhaler before bed and if you wake up throughout the night. As long as you secure the cap tightly, your inhaler should last around 3 to 4 months!

Other blends:

Allergy Relief: Also opens the chest up and helps with overall breathing and congestion.

    12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    6 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
    8 drops BlueMel Essential Oil


Anxiety: Calms the nervous system and promotes relaxation.

    6 drops Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil
    8 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
    10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    6 drops Nerolina Essential Oil


Anti-Nausea: Great for motion sickness

    10-15 drops Ginger Essential Oil
    10-15 drops Mandarin Essential Oil


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