How to use inhalers with essential oils
1,8 cineole is antiviral, antimicrobial, mucolytic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory. 1,8 cineole is present in oils like Laurel Leaf and Eucalyptus, which are famous respiratory helpers. Just one thing, never use oils containing 1,8 cineole on baby younger than 5 years old.
No, when I make a blend for respiratory support, I know I can rely on essential oils that contain the chemical component 1,8 cineole. You can read more about 1,8 cineole here.
Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite aromatherapy inhalers that I use to support my lungs and sinuses. I carry my inhaler with me, and use it to prevent myself from getting sick. If I’ve forgotten to bring it along and happen to get sick, I rely on it even more.
To do the Stay Healthy Inhaler, you will need
- blank aromatherapy inhalers
- 1 plastic pipette
- 6 drops Laurel Leaf (Laurus nobilis)
- 5 drops Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans)
- 4 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole)
You can get blank aromatherapy inhalers on the Essential Tools website. They look like little lip balm tubes, and inside there is a cotton part. Just drop your essential oils on the cotton part, with a plastic pipette; then snap the inhaler closed. To use it, just raise it to one nostril, pinching the other closed, and inhale.
This is a recipe that I used a lot when a kid. My grand-parents were doing heavy use of essential oils…
Why these three oils?
- Laurel Leaf – Laurel is right at home in blends that clear away stuck energy, such as in the respiratory or digestive system. It’s also great for lymph congestion, sore muscles, and headaches. It brings an invigorating, spicy note to the blend.
- Saro – In Madagascar, where most Saro grows, traditional healers call it “Mandravasarotra,”—which means “the plant that keeps away bad things and disease.” It’s a powerful anti-infectious oil, decongestant, and expectorant. Its scent is fresh, warm, and penetrative.
- Ravintsara – Another plant grown in Madagascar and rich in 1,8 cineole. In “The Basic Chemistry of Aromatic Oils,” E. Joy Bowles states that 1,8 cineole eases coughing, shortness of breath, and inflammation. It’s also a respiratory expectorant.
On top of making the blend for the inhaler, you can also use it with the mini-vials that you are using as pendants…
This blend comes with a few safety considerations:
- Have people with asthma smell 1,8 cineole-rich oils before making them a blend. If the oil makes their chest feel tight instead of relaxed, don’t use it.
- For children under five years old, or those with asthma, stay clear of oils rich in 1,8 cineole. These are “big kid oils.” For younger children, diffuse Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana).
Now you know all about making healthy inhalers with essential oils. Breathe deep and be well.
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