Not much bigger than a ChapStick tube, cold and flu inhalers allow a person to keep a variety of blends on hand without worrying about bottle spills in the purse or bag.
Inhaling essential oils is a very efficient way to absorb them into our bloodstream.
Inhaled substances pass through the trachea into the bronchi, and from there into finer and finer bronchioles, finishing at the microscopic sac-like alveoli of the lungs, where gaseous exchange with the lungs largely takes place.
The alveoli are extremely effective at conveying small molecules, such as essential oil constituents, into the blood.
Homemade Inhalers utilize the incredible power of essential oils to aid in the recovery of cold and flu.
This recipe, the blend of essential oils is precisely addressing acute cold and flu symptoms
Many germs have found that the best way to infect their host is through their airways.
When breathed in, they speedily go about spreading the infections and making life miserable.
In the situation of the cold or flu, you’ll be feeling, congested, coughing, achy, tired, and inactive.
Essential Oil for Natural Inhaler
The beauty of essential oils is that their importance is airborne as well, which means that when breathed in, they set to work wiping out the germs and easing your discomfort.
This inhaler contains 5 great essential oils to rapidly and effectively relieve you of your symptoms.
The blend below is great and can help relieve you when infected.
Eucalyptus does a great job of opening up your sinuses and clearing out any congestion. It helps in relieving stuffy passages in the nose
The pleasing aroma of black spruce will also open up your sinuses and is one of the best antispasmodic essential oils out there and it’s great in calming down a cough.
It is advised not to suppress a cough in which you are coughing up mucus or phlegm.
When you inhale the tea tree oil you inhale the airborne particles that will aid actively wipe out the germs that are making you ill. Tea tree oil is potent and is known as the antimicrobial master of essential oils.
Lavender oil is naturally soothing in the recipe of this inhaler. It helps you sleep and its wonderful soothing aroma will help you drift off and make it through the long night.
Lime essential oil helps boost the body immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells.
You can also use other Substitutes like Pine needle or fir for black spruce, mandarin or lemon for lime.
You can make use of these substitutes if you happen to be missing any of the original ingredients and have these on hand.
For adults you will need:
Blank inhaler, 5-7 drops of Eucalyptus, drops of Black Spruce, 5 drops of Tea Tree, 2 drops of Lavender and a drop of Lime
For Children (Over 5 Years of Age) you will need:
A drop of eucalyptus, 2 drops of black spruce, 4 drops of tea tree, 2 drops of lavender and a drop of lemon or lime
There are 2 ways to go about making your inhaler. The first is to pre-mix all your oils in a small, narrow, glass bottle.
You can then insert the cotton and allow it to steep the oils.
The problem with this technique is that some of the oil is left behind.
The other technique is to drop the oils directly onto the cotton after you place it inside the inhaler.
They come out quickly, so go gently and carefully. After you cap the inhaler wobble it around to pick up any oil that may have stuck to the sides.
To use the inhaler, hold them up to one nostril and plug the other with your finger. Take a deep breath in and remove the inhaler before exhaling out.
Repeat with the other nostril. Use every 4 hours as needed for acute flu and cold symptoms.
If you use your inhaler once daily it will last anywhere from 3-6 months.
The shelf life is up to a year, but if left out in hot temperature, uncapped, or in direct sunlight, it might reduce its potency and life-span.
The importance of inhalers is truly incredible. Yes, it can look a little odd to somebody who doesn’t know what you’re using, you can also label it if you want.