Aromatherapy inhalers

Not long ago, I showed you how to make an anti-stuffy nose inhaler. It all came about as a result of these handy dandy little inhaler-containers one of my suppliers started carrying.

And anti-stuffy nose inhalers are great, but who's going to stop us from getting creative?

No one! We can have fun and play around with all the essential oil combos our heart desires. And that's just what we're going to do today.

We're going to make aromatherapy inhalers.

If you are savvy about essential oils and their different uses, you'll have seen descriptions of each oil that can include everything from 'helps to clear the head' and 'calming, aids rest and sleep' to 'improves disposition and lifts mood' and 'promotes cell regeneration'.

You can make anything you like - combining essential oils in an inhaler is not only a great way to test synergies, but it's also great for following the development of a scent. Because if you have worked with essential oils  - even just a little - you have probably experienced how the scent can do magical things when oils are combined.

Gather your necessities (it's a short list):
  • essential oils
  • inhaler containers (do not reuse containers!)

To give you a bit of inspiration, I'll show you what I did in this session.

I love citrus scents and wanted to try making a mood-lifting scent
This inhaler contains a combination of

  • lemon 
  • mandarin 
  • orange
  • grapefruit 
  • petit grain
  • bergamot

Anti-stuffy nose
Some of my nearest and dearest requested these after seeing mine
Link to the formula below

Clear the head
This combination of oils is said to battle migrane and clear the head. Happily, I don't suffer from migrane, but head clearing can be needed at any time!

  • Basil
  • Lavender 
  • Peppermint

Sleep Easy
This was created for a friend who battles insomnia. I hope this combination of relaxing oils work for her. It contains:

  • Lavender 
  • Linden  
  • Ylang ylang 

Tip: Have temporary label/small stickers at hand when doing this project so you can keep track of what's what until you get the labels made. Also: always keep notes so you can recreate your inhalers.

Making these is as easy as you please - please check this post for a step by step how-to and link to supplier of inhaler containers 

I think I'm going to be making a few more of these for the coming holiday season. How about you? Do you make personal gifts for your family and friends?