Easy Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes

Inhaling essential oils is one of the fastest ways to get their benefits.

You can do this by using a diffuser or an inhaler.

In this post, I’ll talk about personal inhalers and how to use them plus give you some great aromatherapy inhaler recipes to try.

Essential Oil inhaler recipes

What Is An Essential Oil Inhaler?

Essential oil inhalers are usually small plastic containers with a cotton wick and lid.

You simply open the container and add oils of your choice to the wick and screw it back together then inhale the oils.

They are portable and economical and perfect for personalizing your essential oil experience.

Since they fit in your pocket or purse you can use them anytime you need a boost.

Inhaler recipes with essential oils

What Essential Oils To Use In Your Inhaler?

The essential oils you put in your inhaler will vary depending on your health needs and can be single oils or blends. 

Usually, the combination of oils is similar to what you would use in a diffuser but the number of drops may vary.

You may have to experiment a little to see what works best for you.

We’ve discovered we especially like to use personal inhalers for headaches, congestion, and car sickness.

Single oils to start with:

  • Peppermint – relieves headaches, nausea, and energizes
  • Eucalyptus – eases congestion
  • Lavender – calming and relaxing
  • Ginger – relieves nausea 
  • Rosemary – helps you focus

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered medical advice.

Try these essential oils in your inhaler.

How To Make An Essential Oil Inhaler

Blank Nasal Inhaler TubesBlank Nasal Inhaler Tubes

Inhalers are really easy to make.

Just purchase these blank inhaler tubes on Amazon and add the essential oils to the cotton piece in the nasal tube.

Add 2-10 drops of oil to the tube depending on the strength you want.

The great thing about making these inhalers is that you can refresh them at any time.

 Simply open the tube and add more oils.

DIY Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes

You can add just about any essential oil to your inhaler.

As I said earlier there are some “ready-made” blends you can try or you can combine oils to make your own oil special blend.

I’ve collected an assortment of blends for you here that we’ve tried and others are on our”to try list” if the need arises.

Essential Oil Recipes For Inhalers. Try these combinations for relief of common health issues.

1. Inhaler Recipe For Motion Sickness

We usually start with peppermint when someone is feeling queasy in the car but then pull out our premade inhaler with these oils if peppermint alone doesn’t work.

  • 4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Ginger Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 6 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

More Motion and Car Sickness Essential Oil Blends Here

Inhaller blend for motion sickness

2. Inhaler Recipe For Nausea Relief

  • 4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Rosemary Essential Oil

3. Flying? Keep Calm Inhaler Recipe 

  • 4 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Geranium Essential Oil (more geranium uses here)
  • 4 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Essential Oil Blend that will help calm your nerves. Great for air travel in an inhaler.

4. Inhaler Recipe To Help You Focus

6. Inhaler Recipe For Cold And Flu

  • 4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Juniper Berry Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Cedarwood Essential OilEssential Oil Inhaler Blend For Cold and Flu

7. Inhaler Recipe For Tension

  • 10 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops White Fir Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (more lavender uses here)
  • 2 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil

Inhaler Recipe For Stress and Tension

8. Inhaler Recipe For Anxiety #1

  • 2 Drops Blood Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Coriander Essential Oil

9. Inhaler Recipe For Anxiety #2

  • 4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Mandarin Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Lime Essential Oil

10. Inhaler Recipe For Panic Attacks

  • 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop  Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop  Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Essential Oils for Panic Attacks - Inhaler recipe

11. Inhaler Recipe For Muscle Tension

  • 10 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops White Fir Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oil inhaler recipes

12. Inhaler Recipe For PMS And Cramps

  • 5 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • 5 Drop Geranium Essential Oil (more geranium uses here)
  • 3 Drops Orange Essential Oil

13. Inhaler Recipe For Energy

Inhaler Recipes For Nasal Congestion

There are many different oils and blends you can try for nasal congestion.  If this is your first time trying oils for congestion start with a single oil like eucalyptus and then try combinations or buy a premade blend.

My daughters like Olba Oil Blend to use in their inhalers that we found on Amazon. They have premade inhalers we bought before we figured out we could just buy the oil and reload the inhalers.

Inhaler Essential Oil Recipes

14. Inhaler Recipe For Congestion #1

  • 5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Fir Needle Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

Discover more essential oils for allergies here

15. Inhaler Recipe Premade Blend For Congestion #2

Ravensara is another premade blend that may help you breathe easier. 

16. Inhaler Recipe For Congestion #3

  • 3 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil – you can replace lemon with rosemary or you can add rosemary. Test to see which works better for you.

17. Immune Booster Inhaler Blend

  • 3 Drops Oregano Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

Essential oil Inhaler recipes

Where To Get Your Essential Oils

There are many reputable companies that sell essential oils and I have a drawer full of a variety of brands.

Isagenix and Simply Earth are brands I’ve bought most recently and I’m an affiliate for.

Simply Earth has a cool subscription box if you are new to oils or love trying new oils. (read my review here)

You can usually find sales on essential oils just be sure you are buying a pure oil.

Simply Earth Essential Oils Subscription Box

Now It’s Up To You

The blends I posted here are just some of the many Inhaler Blend Recipes you can try.

There are countless combinations of oils that will work for different health issues.

Be patient and experiment until you find what works for you.

Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes

You Tell Me. How Do You Use Your Essential Oils?

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