How to Make an Aromatherapy Inhaler for Healthy Breathing

Make your own aromatherapy inhaler with essential oils to use when your nose needs relief! Thankfully they're super easy to make and use.

How to Make an Aromatherapy Inhaler for Easy Breathing

When to Use Them

We often need the most breathing support when the seasons are changing, pollen is everywhere, ragweed is growing, the grass is getting cut, and during those long winter months when we are cooped up inside. So do it anytime your nose or sinuses don't feel quite right.

How to Use an Aromatherapy Inhaler

Unscrew the bottom of your aromatherapy inhaler off of the container, then hold it up to your nose and take several deep breaths. (See the cotton pad in the picture? Looks like a mini tampon LOL. That's the part to which you will apply the oils.) Do this as often as you need to! You could even use this for focus and concentration!

The Brand I Recommend

I have used many different brands of essential oils and keep coming back to Young Living Essential Oils. They are the oldest and longest-running essential oils company in the world with the most research and knowledge out there, plus I have found their oils to be of superior quality. They actually work, which is not something I can say of other brands I've used. To learn more about these oils, check out my oils page here!

Closeup of an Aromatherapy Inhaler


  • Aromatherapy inhaler or a nasal inhaler (where to buy)
  • 5 drops of any of these oils – Raven or RC and 1 drop Thieves
    • Oils in RC blend – Eucalyptus globulus, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Black spruce, and Peppermint
    • Oils in Raven blend – Ravintsara, lemon, wintergreen, peppermint, and Eucalyptus radiata
  • OR any essential oils that help with healthy breathing, such as:
    • RC, Raven, Thieves, any of the Eucalyptus oils, Myrrh, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, Ravintsara – lots of options!
Essential Oils for Healthy Breathing - Lungs, Nose, Sinues

How to Safely Use Essential Oils

Breathe​ ​Them​ ​In

Using​ ​essential​ ​oils​ ​can​ ​literally​ ​be​ ​as​ ​easy​ ​as​ ​breathing​ ​them​ ​in,​ ​either​ ​straight​ ​from​ ​the bottle​ ​or​ ​you​ ​can​ ​put​ ​a​ ​few​ ​drops​ ​in​ ​the​ ​palms​ ​of​ ​your​ ​hand​ ​and​ ​breathe​ ​in.

Also,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​run​ ​your​ ​diffuser​ ​with​ ​literally​ ​any​ ​oil​ ​that​ ​smells​ ​appealing​ ​to​ ​you​ ​(they​ ​all​ ​will help​ ​your​ ​body,​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​spirit)​ ​for​ ​four​ ​hours​ ​a​ ​day.​ ​It’s​ ​really​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​it​ ​on​ ​right before​ ​you​ ​go​ ​to​ ​sleep​ ​for​ ​healthy​ ​breathing​ ​and​ ​sleeping.

Can​ ​Use​ Them ​Internally

The​ ​oils​ ​with​ ​the​ ​white​ ​labels​ ​(vitality​ ​oils)​ ​are​ ​for​ ​internal​ ​use!​ ​The​ ​bottles​ ​of​ ​the​ ​same name​ ​(so​ ​Lemon​ ​Vitality​ ​and​ ​Lemon)​ ​actually​ ​contain​ ​the​ ​exact​ ​same​ ​thing,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​are labeled​ ​differently​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​you​ ​know​ ​which​ ​ones​ ​are​ ​safe​ ​to​ ​ingest.

Just​ ​put​ ​a​ ​drop​ ​of​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​vitality​ ​oil​ ​in​ ​your​ ​water​ ​(any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​citrus​ ​oils​ ​will​ ​do)​ ​or coffee​ ​each​ ​morning​ ​(cinnamon​ ​or​ ​Thieves)​ ​and​ ​enjoy!​ ​It​ ​adds​ ​a​ ​ton​ ​of​ ​flavor​ ​and​ ​helps​ ​to keep​ ​your​ ​body​ ​healthy.

Use Directly on the Skin

All of the recipes in this post are to be used topically, on the skin. Be sure to dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil  like Fractionated Coconut or Sweet Almond oils as essential oils are very potent and strong and could irritate the skin if used undiluted. Diluting them also helps the oils to last longer!

See all of my essential oil recipe posts here!

How to Make an Aromatherapy Inhaler with Essential Oils for Healing Breathing

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