Aromatic Inhalers

Why it works

Inhalation of essential oils is effective because of two reasons:

  • The aromatic substances are inhaled, absorbed through the respiratory tract and the lungs, and then circulated through the body by the blood stream.
  • The olfactory system, which includes all the organs and systems related to your sense of smell is directly linked to your limbic system, that part of the brain involved with feelings, emotions etc. An aromatic substance can thus influence your limbic system within seconds of inhaling it.

How to use an inhaler

Our lifestyles are fast and we seldom stop. We have become used to quickly popping a pill whenever the need arises, and then we immediately continue to run. Aromatherapy doesn’t work like that. To use your inhaler to its full potential, you will need to take a ten to fifteen minute break. Trust me, the advantages far outweigh the few minutes you will spend on your health, holistically.

What you need to do is diaphragmatic breathing.

  • Lie down or sit back comfortably.
  • Focus on your breathing.
  • Inhale deeply through your nose, until your rib cage enlarges and your tummy is pushed out (you can imagine a balloon in your abdomen that you will inflate with each inhale, and deflate with each exhale).
  • Exhale slowly through your mouth.
  • Once you can do that comfortably, add the inhaler. Close one nostril with your finger and hold the inhaler right up to the other nostril while inhaling. The front of the inhaler should JUST be inside your nostril. Under no circumstances should you push it further than that. Alternate between your nostrils with each breath. If the aroma is too strong for you, slightly pull the inhaler away towards the end of your inhale.

Diaphragmatic breathing is extremely good for your lungs. Most non-smokers seldom engage the lower part of their lungs. Unfortunately that contributes to many lung issues. It will also relax you deeply. You might even feel light-headed in the beginning.

After 10 to 15 minutes, you will feel relaxed and the inhaler will have done its work. You can repeat this as often as necessary.

Advantages of diaphragmatic breathing

  • Strengthening of your core muscles, which in turn improves posture.
  • Relieving muscle tension.
  • Increasing oxygen exchange, which can help with concentration and brain activity.
  • Strengthening the diaphragm itself, which in turn strengthens the lungs.
  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Increasing blood flow to muscles.
  • Relieving anxiety and stress.

Advantages of inhalation therapy

  • You are treating yourself in the most natural way possible – through Aromatherapy.
  • Aromatherapy is an holistic treatment – it benefits your overall well-being.
  • You do not consume man-made chemicals that will affect your stomach and your kidneys.
  • Essential oils are powerful and most of them have many properties. While you are treating one issue, you will be treating many other issues at the same time.

Each inhaler can easily last up to three months with daily use, as long as the cap is replaced securely after each use. All of them are safe during pregnancy as well.

How to refill an inhaler.

Work over a clean towel. Insert the blade of a sharp knife carefully between the cap and the tube, at the bottom of the inhaler.

Flick the cap off carefully, and let the cotton wick slide out.

From the small refill bottle, add 5-10 drops onto the cotton wick. Be very careful; these little bottles have fast flow droppers. Once you have filled the cotton wick, place it back inside the tube, and replace the cap.

Each refill contains about 30 drops of oil, so you could refill your inhaler 3-6 times with one refill bottle.

Caution:

  • Do not empty the entire contents of the refill bottle at once. The aroma will be too strong.
  • Do not use a refill different to the original inhaler blend – some oils do not work well together.
  • Do not leave the cotton wick out; insert it into the tube immediately after the refill and seal the tube with the cap. Essential oils are volatile; it will evaporate if left open.

Inhaler & Refill Ingredients

Brain Support

  • Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • Lavender, True (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)

Energy Support

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Grapefruit, Rose (Citrus x paradisi)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
  • Mint, Pepper (Mentha piperita)
  • Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
  • Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinensis)

Head Support

  • Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutica)
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • Lavender, True (Lavendula angustifolia)
  • Mint, Pepper (Mentha piperita)

Immune Support

  • Cinnamon, Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Clove, Bud (Syzygium aromaticum
  • Eucalyptus, Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
  • Tea Tree, Common (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Love Support

  • Cinnamon, Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Clove, Bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • Jasmin (Jasminum officinale)
  • Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
  • Rose (Rosa damascena)
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album)
  • Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Lung Support

  • Balsam, Peru (Myroxylon balsamum)
  • Eucalyptus, Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Fir Needle, Silver (Aries alba)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Mint, Pepper (Mentha piperita)
  • Pine, Scotch (Pinus sylvestris)
  • Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Spruce, Black (Picea mariana)
  • Tea Tree, Common (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Mind Support

  • Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutica)
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua)
  • Lavender, True (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Nose Support

  • Lavender, True (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Mint ,Pepper (Mentha piperita)
  • Tea Tree, Comnon (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Sleep Support

  • Lavender, True (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutica)
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
  • Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Stomach Support

  • Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum)
  • Caraway (Carum carvi)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
  • Mint, Pepper (Mentha piperita)
  • Mint, Spear (Mentha spicata)