How to use a Nasal Inhaler with Essential Oils
There are times when you need to use a nasal inhaler for Essential Oils.
That’s because using a nasal inhaler is indeed an excellent manner to gather the full advantages of the essential oils.
First you will need to get you nasal inhaler ready by placing 4-9 drops of Essential Oils with a plastic pipette. When you are using the disposable plastic nasal inhaler on the picture, you will need to apply the drops directly to a cotton pad. After that, you will need to assemble the unit. If you are ‘recharging’ it, you may be able to place a few drops using a pipette through the hole the scenting is released from.
In all cases, I recommend that you disassemble the inhaler and place the drops on the wick and finally place it back inside the tube and reassemble.
When you are using your inhaler, to help you deal with various emotional issues, place the tip of the inhaler about 1/2 an inch below your nostril.
You do not need to place the nasal inhaler inside the nostrils. The best way to do it is to hold the inhaler close enough your nose and slowly inhale. Slowly is what matters. Count from one to five, when inhaling. Then gain, repeat for another series of 5, and slowly exhale again.
What this technique does is helping your body to absorb & utilize the Essential Oils. It gives the Essential Oil molecules the opportunity to be absorbed into your bloodstream. Once they are in the bloodstream, they can be delivered throughout all both the body and the brain: it takes only 21 mn for the essential oils to reach every cell in your body.
For emotions, repeat the same technique 2 to 3 times for each nostril, and that’s it. You can use your nasal inhaler every 2-3 hours if needed.
In this case, you will need to use two separate nasal inhalers, but no worries, TheEssentialTools sells one pack of 6 nasal inhalers for $6.99.
- On the first inhaler, you will need to use Peppermint Essential Oil
- On the second inhaler, you will fill it with the Essential Oils which was recommended by your doctor or naturopath
Peppermint essential oil is excellent to quickly reduce swelling and inflammation in your nasal passages. Follow the above instructions for filling and using your inhaler.
You also want to tap the one nostril you are not inhaling through to allow the second nostril to get the benefit of the peppermint oil. Just repeat the same operation for each nostril.
Once you have inhaled the Peppermint Essential Oil into both nostrils, wait a couple of minutes. Thanks to this, some people will feel that their nasal passages open in a couple of minutes but for others, it works instantly.
Only after you have the nasal passages opened, you can use the other inhaler with the Essential Oils which was recommended by your doctor or naturopath
By the same token, you will need to follow the ‘counting’ method on the example above. If you are dealing with sinus or other upper respiratory ailments, you may only need to use the peppermint oil inhaler several times, so the nostril is properly decongested.
Once the inflammation is under control thanks to EO, you may not need the peppermint oil inhaler again. But since peppermint smells so good you may choose to use it each time, especially if you have frequent headaches.
Inhalers are a very popular way to use essential oils because they are readily usable. It’s more efficient than a single bottle of essential oil that you have to open all the time. When you are driving, inhalers are a great way to use essential oils without reaching your purse and lose your eyesight from the road. The nasal inhalers are great for carrying around the aroma of your favorite essential oils without having to take the whole bottle and risking a spill off! Nasal inhalers are very small, so they easily fit in a purse, pocket, or bag, which makes them perfect when traveling. They are also a very good idea if you want to give away essential oils for a special condition without the need to give away the whole bottle.
There are a lot of essential oils that can be used with nasal inhalers. Of course, the first is Lavender. But a lot of calming of pacifying blends will work if you are prone to stress and/or anxiety.
Basically, all essential oils, whether sing or blends can be used with inhalers. It’s all up to you or what your naturopath prescribed.