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Breathe and Sleep! Aromatherapy Inhaler

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This is an Aromatherapy inhaler recipe to help you Breathe and Sleep!

It’s made with three essential oils that are great for reducing congestion, and for helping you feel relaxed. Their overall effect is to make it easier for you to get to sleep when you have a cold (or allergies, or a sinus infection . . . you get the idea!).

An Aromatherapy inhaler consists of a piece of cotton soaked in essential oils. The cotton then goes into a “sleeve,” and a bottom section snaps into place to hold the entire thing together.

The essential oils I’m using are:

5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) (1:02)
5 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) (1:35)
5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis) (2:01)

There are several ways to make an Aromatherapy inhaler, and the first way is to put the cotton insert in a little bowl. (This is a good technique if you’re not sure about your recipe.)

The second way (3:01) is just to put your cotton insert into the inhaler sleeve, then drop your essential oils right into the inhaler. (This is a simple way to make an Aromatherapy inhaler if you know you love your recipe.)

Good news! Aromatics International recently started carrying inhalers with organic wicks. You can find those here:

When you’re done, don’t clean out your small bowl. Let it sit on your counter so the essential oils can evaporate into the air and make the room smell amazing!

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55 thoughts on “Breathe and Sleep! Aromatherapy Inhaler

  1. Where can I get the tube

  2. Your voice is sooo relaxing 🙂 Which oil can be added instead of Cedarwood, please?

    1. Hi pa ola! You could use Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in place of Cedarwood. Or a resin essential oil like Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) is a great for respiratory support too!

  3. How many minutes we need to inhale?

    1. @Miguel Martinez you’re welcome 😁

    2. @Aromahead Institute thanks for your kindly answer… ♥️

    3. Miguel you can gently press one nostril closed, and hold the inhaler sleeve just below your other nostril. Slowly inhale, taking a deep breath. Then gently press the other nostril closed and repeat your deep breath on the other side.

      You can repeat the inhalation generally 3–5 times a day/night, but more is fine. If you follow the recipe given, the inhalers are not harmful even if you use it frequently. Should you feel you are getting over exposed to it – feeling dizzy, headaches nausea, etc.- stop using it and take some fresh air and drink a lot of water

  4. Wow i like your kitchen 🙂 and your big window

    1. Lady UnPlugged inhalers are wonderful and so convenient. I keep an inhaler on my bedside table to reach for in the night.
      Aromatics carriers Aromatherapy inhalers. There are two types that I use frequently (the one in this video and the Arome inhaler). Here’s a link to help you find them:

    2. Aromahead Institute can i ask where you got the inhaler? I seem to only have asthma and breathing issues at night and i was going to purchase an essential oil diffuser but this looks helpful to

    3. Thanks Lady UnPlugged! I love it too – it’s an inspiring space to blend!

  5. a child under 5 use this safely

    1. They can use this safely, Louise Collins! Thanks for asking such a mindful question.

  6. Love watching your videos and the free course was amazing to complete!

    1. I’m so excited that you took the free intro course, Martha Moran! That is so great!

  7. I would like to make this inhaler for a 5 year old. How shall I adjust the recipe? Thank you so much for sharing so generously. I love your videos. And where did you get that cute bowl?

    1. Mimi Lee, for a young child I would only use 2-3 drops of each oil instead of 5 drops each.

  8. Hi Andrea, for this blend, can I increase the oils to 8 drops per essential oil?

  9. which oil can be aded instead of orange if i want woodsy or more grounding aroma?

    1. Frankincense is a great option!

    2. Andrea Butje 😚😚

    3. Andrea Butje wow frankincense is one of my favorites .loved it thanks

  10. Thank You 🌿📖📖🌿❤️

  11. How many days it will last?

    1. Rachel Paurom, inhalers will last for 2-3 months depending on how often you use it.

  12. Hi Andrea.

    Went to make a stock blend of this (using only the oils)for vaporization, inhalation or chest rub but I don’t have any orange e.o.
    In a 5ml bottle I added 30 drops, Lavender, 20 drops Cedarwood and I intuitively found myself adding in 30 drops Scotch Pine.

    I still have some room left in my bottle for one more oil

    What do you suggest to use as an alternative?

    The citrus oils I have on hand are mandarin, grapefruit, and bergamot.

    Other oils in my collection are:

    . Basil
    . Black Pepper
    . R. Chamomile
    . Cinnamon Bark
    . Citronella
    . Clove Bud
    . Frankincense
    . Geranium
    . Jasmine (2.5% in jojoba)
    . Myrrh
    . Patchouli
    . Sandalwood
    . Sage
    . Tea Tree
    . Ylang Ylang

    Yeah I need to buy my oils 😉

    1. Wow, how intuitive of you. Scotch pine is so great to add to the blend! As for a replacement for the orange you might try either the bergamot or mandarin. Either one would be a great substitute.

  13. thank you so mush I wont Essentiel oils for sleep stress 😇🙋👍

    1. This is a great blend of essential oils to help with that! Let us know how it goes!

  14. Hi Andrea, Good Morning to you. I don’t know if I am remembering incorrectly or not, but I seem to recall that you may have used different kinds of tweezers in various youtube videos when you made inhalers using the bowl method. I was wondering if you would care to elaborate on why you would recommend one style over the other if you think it would be important to know. Thank you! Have a great day.

  15. Hi Andrea. I’ve been ill for a few weeks, after a very stressful period and exhaustion. Besides following my holistic doctor’s advise, I’ve been using a few oils. I’d like to use this blend, but could the orange keep me up at night? I learned the hard way not to diffuse peppermint before going to bed.

    1. Sweet orange is actually quite calming and very helpful with sleep. I hope this helps and you’re back on your feet quickly, Carol Folk.

    2. Thank you, so much, for all your help and for your wonderfully helpful videos.

    3. Oh…hope you don’t mind another question. I don’t have the money to purchase a lot of items, like the inhalers. Can I simply add the 15 drops in a bottle, on a cotton ball, in a bowl of water? I’d like to take some to work.

    4. Thank you, Andrea! I did add sweet orange to my Lavender and Eucalyptus in my diffuser and felt really good…and relaxed. 🙂

      I had my husband purchase cedarwood today to try your recipe, but now wonder if I should. I am taking your class and see that you mentioned caution in those with asthma and seasonal allergies (me). I do have issues with grass and some trees, so wonder if I should check with my allergy dr. first. What do you think?

  16. your voice so calm and relaxing. does anybody agreed with me? haha

  17. Hi Andrea,
    I’m new to essential oils I have some health issues and want to use them to help. what brand do you use or recommend?

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that your struggling with some health problems, LaSaunda Grayer. I get most of my oils from Aromatics International. Their website is Aromatics.com

  18. me encanta! lo hare

  19. where will i get aroma containers

    1. Pooja Agarwal, most of my blending supplies come from Aromatics International. I love working with them and they have a few different types of inhalers with a variety of colors. It is so fun blending with bright inhaler tubes!

  20. Another wonderful blend recipe. Thanks Andrea! 🙂

  21. I really enjoy your videos, they have been very helpful as this is going to be as well! thank you so much for sharing. many blessings x

    1. I so glad you are finding the recipe helpful, Darkmoon crow!

  22. Hi! What type of Cedarwood are you using? Virginian, Himalayan or Indian?

    1. I’m using Juniperus virginana, which would be Virginian cedarwood as the common name. The Latin names will always identify exactly which oil you have in your bottle.

    2. Andrea Butje – how do you know what type of Cedar wood you have if it doesn’t say on the bottle?

  23. Can you please make a hair oil recipe.. Thanks for all your wonderful essential oil recipes.

  24. Thank you, Andrea for another delightful suggestion. How long the inhaler is good for. approximately? I know that it depends on how often it is used. The ones I use often keep for about three months. What you would recommend?

    1. Aromareiki A, that is about how long I keep one. And you’re right it will depend on how often it is being used.

    2. Thank you for your answer 🙂

  25. Have you ever heard of Cedarwood giving people nightmares? Every time I tried to use it in my nighttime diffuser & always had horrific nightmares so I am afraid to use it for Any nightime relief😬. Could u suggest an alternative for the Cedarwood? Thanks much, C

    1. Courtney Brown, how frightening and I have not heard of that but you could always try one of these in place of the cedarwood that I’ve used in this video:
      Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) OR Cedarwood (Indian) (Cedrus deodara)
      Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
      Sandalwood (Santalum album)
      Sandalwood (Hawaiian) (Santalum paniculatum)
      I hope one of these will help you to find a good night sleep free of nightmares.

    2. Courtney Brown 😱🤔

  26. This looks wonderful! Thank you, Andrea <3

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