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The Best Essential Oil Inhaler for Spring + Summer Allergies

Updated: May 18, 2018

After a long, bleak winter here in the Midwest, there truly is excitement in the air when spring finally rolls in! Neighbors begin mowing with frenzy, the buds on the flowers and trees start their slow stretch toward opening, and we begin shedding layers of outerwear.

But, along with all of those beautiful signs of warmer weather comes all of the pollen, grass clippings, and dust that can really hamper the happy spring mood for those suffering from seasonal allergies.

The itchy, watering eyes, sneezing, scratchy throat, and nasal congestion can be telltale signs of the nasty allergies that resurface during the warmer months. Even if you use over the counter medications, or medications from your doctor, you may still reap the benefit of using essential oils to assist with symptoms.

Let’s take a look at how we can turn the essential oils steam distilled from trees into support for our respiratory system!

Pines, firs, and spruce can be great allies during colds and flus, but they also shine during allergy season.

I particularly chose these essential oils because they are anti-inflammatory, which is important when one is dealing with irritation and tissue swelling. Plus, they can assist with congestion.

Emotionally, they are also supportive during times of frustration and can lead us to a calmer state, which is much needed for allergy sufferers! (Everyone gets a little frustrated with their eyes won’t stop watering or their nostrils are full of snot, right??)

  • Scots pine (pinus sylvestris) is steam distilled from the needles of the tree and has a woody, fresh pine aroma. It assists with congestion, is slightly analgesic (assists with pain), anti-inflammatory, and an expectorant.

  • Frankincense (boswellia carterii) is steam distilled from the resin, and a warm, camphorous, slight citrus aroma. It is also anti-inflammatory, expectorant, anti-infectious, and is an immune tonic.

  • Grapefruit, white (citrus paradise) is cold pressed from the rind, and has a fantastic bright, fresh, citrus aroma. It may help with congestion and is purifying.

Products You’ll Need

Unless you are a seasoned essential oils user and recipe maker, you probably do not have the needed products and tools to make this inhaler on the fly. These products are not expensive and can easily be found on Amazon. Who doesn’t love Amazon, right? Prime members know what I’m talking about - free 2-day shipping?! That’s seriously an essential oils user’s dream!

Here’s what you’ll need to make the allergy inhaler in your own home:

  1. Essential oils inhaler kit with labels

  2. Scots Pine, Frankincense, and Grapefruit (white) essential oils

  3. Small glass bowl for mixing oils

  4. Tweezers (used only for essential oil purposes preferrably)

How to Make the Inhaler

Let’s break down the easy steps to make your essential oils inhaler for all of those nasty allergy needs!

  1. Place inhaler cotton wick into a small glass bowl.

  2. Drop essential oils onto wick. I suggest 10-15 drops total. I like 6 drops Scots Pine, 4 drops Frankincense, and 4 Grapefruit. You can adjust them to your liking.

  3. With tweezers, you can stir it around to soak up all the essential oil.

  4. Place wick into the inhaler.

  5. Click on your base, and screw on cover.

  6. Label inhaler with specific essential oils from the recipe.

  7. Tuck in a pocket, purse, or desk to smell throughout the day for easy, convenient allergy relief.

Ready to help alleviate your allergy problems this spring/summer? Grab your tools and get to mixing!

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