It is the season for stuffy noses, congestion and sinus pressure. No one has time for that nor wants to struggle with breathing! A lot of people depend on store bought nasal inhalers to clear up their sinuses and while some of those do work, they often contain things that just aren’t great for you in them. So I have decided to share my go-to nasal inhaler recipe that contains just essential oils. This DIY essential oil nasal inhaler is so easy to make and works wonderfully. All you need are your essential oils and a new empty nasal inhaler!
DIY Nasal Inhaler With Essential Oils Tutorial
DIY Nasal Inhaler Supplies Needed:
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Nasal Inhaler ( here’s my Amazon affiliate link )
If it is your first time using essential oils always do so slowly in small amounts to make sure you are not allergic to anything.
These three oils were chosen because they are really great essential oils for stuffy nose.
Eucalyptus is well know for opening up airways and improving respiratory conditions. You are familiar with its smell if you have ever used Vicks VapoRub which contains Eucalyptus oil as a cough suppressant.
Peppermint Essential oil also known as a great essential oil for nose block. The menthol also serves as a cough suppressant. Just think of that cool feeling you get when you have a peppermint and you feel your sinuses start to open up.
Acccording to Healthline, “If you have a cold or are experiencing a sore throat, lemon essential oil is a good home remedy to try. Try setting up a diffuser with lemon oil to release its sweet, citrusy scent in your room while you get some rest. The calming properties of lemon oil can help relax both your mind and the muscles in your throat.”
I like to combine all three essential oils in my DIY nasal inhaler or in a diffuser for stuffy nose. It smells great and works great.
How to Make An Essential Oil Nasal Inhaler:
Gather your supplies and head to the table or your kitchen counter. This takes all of about 60 seconds! Open up your essential oils and grab your wick. Hold your wick in one hand and slowly drop 8 drops of each essential oil onto your wick. You might want to place a paper towel under your wick in case a little oil drips off. I found it helpful to tilt my wick to the left and right while dropping oils on. This helps the oils to soak in a little quicker. Once you have all your oils on the wick, drop into the main part of your inhaler and pop the bottom cap on. There ya go! You have a “Breathe Easy” essential oils Nasal Inhaler!
To Use Essential Oil For Stuffy Nose:
Just hold close to your nose and breath in. The essential oils will help clear nasal congestion. Allow it a few minutes to begin to work. Then if you still feel stuffy, hold the inhaler close to your nose and breath in again.
Essential oils are powerful and should only be inhaled in small doses for brief periods. Using the DIY nasal inhaler is help you breath in the smells of the essential oils. It is in effect like concentrated aromatherapy.
Please consult with your physician if you have any health concerns as this is not intended to prevent or treat any medical conditions or concerns.
This essential oil nasal congestion inhaler is a very easy product to make. If you are struggling with sinus issues or foresee that you will in the future, go ahead and make a DIY essential oil nasal inhaler to have on hand! Your sinuses will thank you! Have you ever made your own nasal inhaler?