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How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

24 Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes  {FREE Printable Labels}

While I love using a diffuser, sometimes it just isn’t practical.  When that happens, personal inhalers are a wonderful alternative to diffusers.

Here are just a few of the reasons I love essential oil inhalers.

  • portable– Just toss an inhaler in your purse or travel bag and your good to go.  They’re lightweight and small (about the size of a lipstick).  And, unlike roller bottles, you don’t need to worry about inhalers spilling in your bag.
  • effective– Inhalation is one of the most effective ways to get all the great therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
  • economical– Inhalers cost less than a dollar each, only take 15 drops of essential oils, and they can last for a month or longer.  How’s that for a great deal?!
  • don’t affect others around you– Diffusers are wonderful, but when you want to use an essential oil that isn’t safe for or liked by those around you, a personal inhaler is a great alternative.

 

Just what are essential oil inhalers?

Essential oil inhalers are small containers usually made of plastic.  Inhalers have several parts (see photo below):

  • cotton wick– This is what holds the essential oil inside the inhaler
  • inhaler tube– The wick goes inside this tube.  There are holes at the top and bottom of the tube to allow air to flow in and then out with the aroma of the essential oil.
  • cap– The cap goes on the bottom of the inhaler to hold the wick inside the tube.  The cap can be removed so that the wick can be replaced or replenished with essential oils when the aroma wears off.
  • cover– The cover slides over the inhaler tube.  When you’re ready to use inhaler, simply remove the cover and place inhaler close to your nose and inhale deeply.

 

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

How to make an essential oil personal inhaler:

step 1:  Assemble your inhaler supplies

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 2:  Add 15 drops of essential oil to glass plate or bowl (see below for essential oil inhaler blends)

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 3:  Use tweezers roll cotton wick around to absorb all the essential oils

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 4:  Put wick into inhaler

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 5:  Put cap in the bottom of inhaler and make sure it is tightly sealed

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 6:  Put cover on inhaler


Step 7:  Print out free inhaler labels (get free labels here)


Free Printable Inhaler Labels {with the recipes right on the labels}

When I started the One Essential Community blog about a year ago, one of the very first posts I shared was for my 20 favorite roller bottle blend recipes.  My favorite thing about the post is that, not only does it have my 20 favorite roller bottle recipes, it also has free printable labels for roller bottles.  The labels have the both the name of the blend AND the recipe.  I LOVE that!  It’s so simple to remake roller bottle blends when they run out.  All I need to do is read the label that’s right on the bottle, and I can see exactly what’ in the blend.  It’s so much easier than how life used to be.  In the past when I wanted to make a roller bottle, I’d have to go to my notes, a book, or the Internet, and hope I could find the recipe so that I could make another batch.

I loved this recipe-on-the-label approach so much, that I did the same thing when I created my set of favorite roller bottle blends for emotions a few months later.  And again, it has been extremely helpful!

So, of course, when I decided to share my favorite essential oil inhaler recipes, I wanted to share free printable labels for us all to use (get the free inhaler labels here).  And those free printable labels would not only have the name of the inhaler blend, but also the recipe for what’s in the blend and how to remake it.  I’ve found the aroma in inhalers usually lasts for about a month (more or less, depending on how often I opened the inhaler).  And then when I need to refresh the wick with more essential oils, it’s so handy to have a recipe right there on the inhaler label!


How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 8:  Cut out inhaler labels


How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 9:  Cut strips of packing tape that are about an inch longer than the labels

Step 10:  Place inhaler label face down on packing tape

You want a slight bit of tape above and below the label and about 1/2 inch on the left and right side of the label.  This overlap is so that the packing tape will stick to the inhaler and form a seal around the paper label.  The packing tape will both adhere the label to the inhaler and add a nice water-and-oil-proof covering to the label.

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Step 11: Put label on inhaler cover

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

How to use inhaler:

Remove cover.

Place inhaler close to your nose and inhale deeply.

Use as needed.

Inhalers can last for a month or longer, depending on how often they are opened.

To refresh scent, remove wick and add more essential oils following the steps above.

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Inhaler Recipes for Body, Mind, & Spirit

There are 24 essential oil inhaler recipes and labels below.  I’ve grouped them into 4 main categories:

  1. Inhaler Blends for Body Support: immune support, headaches, seasonal allergies, motion sickness, clear breathing, and upset stomach
  2. Inhaler Blends for Energy & Happiness:  motivation, wake up, fatigue fighter, uplifting, and gratitude
  3. Inhaler Blends for Calm & Focus: grounding, calming, stress relief, tuned in, and get focused
  4. Inhaler Blends for Comfort & Cravings: curb your cravings, beat the binge, comfort, confidence, and creativity

 

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Essential Oil Inhalers for Body Support

  • Motion Sickness
  • Breathing
  • Immune Support
  • Upset Stomach
  • Headaches
  • Seasonal Allergies

 

Seasonal Support Inhaler Recipe

For seasonal and environmental threats

5 drops lemon essential oil

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

 

Immune Booster Inhaler Recipe

Supports healthy immune function

3 drops oregano essential oil

3 drops tea tree essential oil

3 drops lemon essential oil

3 drops frankincense essential oil

3 drops cinnamon essential oil

 

Tummy Tamer Inhaler Recipe

For occasional stomach upset

4 drops ginger essential oil

4 drops peppermint essential oil

3 drops fennel essential oil

2 drops coriander essential oil

2 drops lemon essential oil

 

Motion Ease Inhaler Recipe

Helps ease occasional stomach upset due to motion sickness

5 drops peppermint essential oil

4 drops ginger essential oil

3 drops fennel essential oil

3 drops coriander essential oil

 

Deep Breath Inhaler Recipe

Supports clear breathing

4 drops peppermint essential oil

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops lemon essential oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

 

Tension Tamer Inhaler Recipe

Relieves head and neck tension

6 drops peppermint essential oil

3 drops frankincense essential oil

3 drops lavender essential oil

3 drops chamomile essential oil

 

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Essential Oil Inhalers for Energy, Motivation, & Uplifting

  • Motivation
  • Wake Up
  • Fatigue Fighter
  • Uplifting
  • Gratitude

 

Happy Place Inhaler Recipe

Lessens anxious feelings & promotes positive mood

4 drops ylang ylang essential oil

7 drops orange essential oil

4 drops lavender essential oil

 

Good Times Inhaler Recipe

Promotes positive mood

4 drops white fir essential oil

3 drops grapefruit essential oil

3 drops orange essential oil

2 drops lemon essential oil

2 drops tangerine essential oil

1 drop bergamot essential oil

 

Gratitude Inhaler Recipe

Promotes appreciation for all the good in our lives

5 drops bergamot essential oil

4 drops orange essential oil

3 drops white fir essential oil

3 drops geranium essential oil

 

Fatigue Fighter Inhaler Recipe

Uplifting to the mind and body

8 drops orange essential oil

4 drops Douglas fir essential oil

3 drops ginger essential oil

 

Wake Me Up Inhaler Recipe

Energizing, refreshing, and uplifting

5 drops rosemary essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

 

Motivation Inhaler Recipe

Promotes confidence, energy, creativity, and motivation

4 drops black pepper essential oil

4 drops lime essential oil

4 drops orange essential oil

3 drops frankincense essential oil

 

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Essential Oil Inhalers for Calm & Focus

  • Grounding
  • Calming
  • Chill Out (Stress Relief)
  • Tuned In
  • Get Focused

 

Be Calm Inhaler Recipe

Use when feeling frazzled

4 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops orange essential oil

4 drops frankincense essential oil

3 drops cedarwood essential oil

 

Chill Out Inhaler Recipe

Calms and reduces irritability

5 drops bergamot essential oil

4 drops orange essential oil

3 drops lemon essential oil

3 drops grapefruit essential oil

 

Sea Breeze Inhaler Recipe

Creates a sense of calm and well being

6 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops lime essential oil

4 drops spearmint essential oil

 

Get Focused Inhaler Recipe

Helps with focus and staying on task

8 drops orange essential oil

7 drops peppermint essential oil

 

Tuned In Inhaler Recipe

Helps to tune out distractions and focus on the task at hand

6 drops lemon essential oil

3 drops basil essential oil

3 drops rosemary essential oil

2 drops cypress essential oil

1 drops frankincense essential oil

 

Grounding Inhaler Recipe

Promotes whole body relaxation

5 drops spruce essential oil

4 drops cedarwood essential oil

3 drops juniper berry essential oil

3 drops white fir essential oil

 

How to make essential oil inhaler plus 24 favorite inhaler recipes for allergies, headaches, cravings, stress, energy, focus, calming and more! And I LOVE the FREE printable labels! SO CUTE!! And FREE!

 

Essential Oil Inhalers for Confidence, Comfort, & Cravings

  • Curb Your Cravings
  • Beat the Binge
  • Comfort
  • Confidence
  • Creativity

 

Confidence Inhaler Recipe

Promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and self belief

5 drops bergamot essential oil

4 drops tangerine essential oil

3 drops basil essential oil

3 drops clary sage essential oil

 

Healing Heart Inhaler Recipe

Helps with emotional healing after loss

6 drops geranium essential oil

6 drops rose essential oil

3 drops ylang ylang essential oil

 

Comfort Inhaler Recipe

Promotes feelings of comfort and hope

5 drops frankincense essential oil

4 drops ylang ylang essential oil

3 drops sandalwood essential oil

3 drops patchouli essential oil

 

Creativity Inhaler Recipe

Inspires and helps tap into your creative powers

6 drops tangerine essential oil

4 drops juniper berry essential oil

3 drops bergamot essential oil

2 drops clary sage essential oil

 

Curb Your Cravings Inhaler Recipe

Helps increase satiety and curb food cravings

4 drops cinnamon essential oil

4 drops fir essential oil

2 drops peppermint essential oil

5 drops orange essential oil

 

Beat the Binge Inhaler Recipe

Helps reduce sugar cravings

4 drops dill essential oil

3 drops fennel essential oil

4 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops lemongrass essential oil

 

Where to Get Supplies:

here’s where I get my essential oil inhalers

get the free printable labels here

use packing tape like this to adhere labels to inhalers- Amazon has a good price.  Can also find at Walmart or Target in office supply section.

 

If you liked this post, here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

Must-Have Roller Bottle Recipes & Free Printable Labels

Clever & Creative Ways to Use Empty Essential Oil Bottles

How to Kick Sugar Cravings with Essential Oils

Best deals for essential oil supplies– diffusers cases, spray bottles, carrier oils, essential oil tools

20 Favorite Roller Bottle Blend Recipes and Free Printable Labels

25 Ways to Diffuse Without a Diffuser

25+ Easy DIY Gifts Made with Essential Oils

 

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  1. Rachelle February 1, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Very interesting and will be making a few a big thank you but I was wondering would you have an inhaler recipe for quitting smoking.

    Thank you very much

    • Sarah Lewis February 12, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried this blend for quitting smoking, but maybe it’s worth trying? 5 Clary Sage, 4 Patchouli, 4 Black Pepper and 2 Spikenard

  2. Cindy February 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Love the inhaler recipes and labels! Which types of chamomile, cedarwood and frankincense are used?

    • Sarah Lewis February 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Cindy,
      here are the botanical names of the oils I use used.
      chamomile–> Anthemis nobilis
      cedarwood –> Juniperus virginiana
      frankincense–> Boswellia carterii

  3. Cindy February 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful inhaler recipes! I can’t wait to try some of them!

  4. Beth February 12, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    These are soooo cute!! And they are perfect for me since my hubby hasn’t jumped on the oil train (yet)! Now I’m off to make some happy inhalers!! (And hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray!)

  5. Michelle February 15, 2017 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Adorable! Practical! Easy! Thank you for investing yourself in making up this tutorial for us 🙂 I bet you had fun doing it and can’t wait to try a few new blends. Your others have been quite good and I’m certain these will be as well! I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and talent, thank you! <3

  6. Deanna thomas February 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Where do you get your supplies for the inhalers.

    • Sarah Lewis February 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Deanna,
      I get my inhalers here They’re just plain white inhalers. Then I use the free printable labels to decorate & label them.
      Sarah

  7. K.P. February 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Just wondering about the recipe for the Good Time Inhaler Recipe–it has 3 drops of grapefruit listed and then 1 drop listed. Is that correct? Thanks!

    • Sarah Lewis March 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Thanks! That’s a great catch. It would work fine with 4 drops of grapefruit, but the last ingredient in the recipe was supposed to be 1 drop bergamot.

      here’s the correct recipe for the Good Times inhaler blend:

      4 drops white fir essential oil
      3 drops grapefruit essential oil
      3 drops orange essential oil
      2 drops lemon essential oil
      2 drops tangerine essential oil
      1 drop bergamot essential oil

      Thanks to you, I’ve fixed it in the post now, too.
      Sarah

  8. Amanda Rahz March 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Hi! I love this! Is this method safe for children to use? Like, to take to school and use while there to help maintain focus? Would you need to cut down on the amounts of oils to use?

    • Sarah Lewis March 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      You could cut down on the number of drops a little. The two most important things are (1) to make sure the child understands how to properly use the inhaler – don’t stick it in nose, only smell it for a few seconds, don’t touch the cotton wick that has essential oils on it and (2) make sure the essential oils used in the inhaler are safe for your child – rosemary, eucalyptus, wintergreen, peppermint, and other essential oils may be too strong and unsafe for children, depending on their age. Here’s a great reference on which essential oils are safe (or not safe) for kids.

  9. Stephanie Williams March 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I would like to make some labels for different recipes that I have. What template do you use?

    • Sarah Lewis March 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Stephanie, I use a combination of Powerpoint and Canva to make my templates. – Sarah

  10. christe March 16, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

    love these – do you have the template you used for the labels as I don’t have some of those oils and would like to change the oils that I put in them. You have done an amazing job. I would love to be able to make labels like you did I just need to change a few so that I could use them

    • Sarah Lewis March 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Hi, I’m sorry, I don’t share the template. – Sarah

  11. Michelle April 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    where did you buy the inhalers

    • Sarah Lewis April 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Michelle,
      I got the inhalers on Amazon. Here’s a link to the ones I use http://amzn.to/2pgA9bZ
      Sarah

  12. Donna May 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love this! Question: I understand it’s not wise to expose plastic directly with essential oils…
    Is this a problem with these inhalers?

    • Sarah Lewis May 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Donna.
      I feel fine using them, even with the plastic. The essential oils go on the cotton wick and only the base of that cotton wick touches plastic.
      But there are also essential oil inhalers made without plastic – like these that are made of glass and metal.
      Sarah

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