DIY Essential Oil Inhaler

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A personal DIY Essential Oil Inhaler is a great way to access oils aromatically on the go.

A cinch to make, they’re safe for kids and grownups alike.  Perfect for use in the car, at work, or at school.  Stash one in a purse, backpack, desk drawer, or wherever you need it most!

My current favorites are Peppermint, which I keep in my purse for occasional stomach upset in the car, and Breathe, which helps me a lot during anxious moments.  Read more about that here: Essential Oil Survival Kit for Anxious Flyers.

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DIY Essential Oil Inhaler

What You Need:


  1. For adults, add about 15 drops to the cotton pad that came with your inhaler.  For children, you may want to add less essential oil.  Choose from the oils listed below, according to your personal needs.
  2. Insert the cotton pad into the body of the inhaler.
  3. Secure the bottom cap.
  4. Add the cover, and stash in an appropriate location.

To Use Your Inhaler:

  1. Remove the cover.
  2. Place directly under the nostrils.
  3. Inhale deeply several times, breathing slowly.
  4. Repeat as needed.

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Which Essential Oil Should You Choose?

Respiratory Support:


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Tummy Troubles:

Focus and Concentration:

Calming / Relaxing:

Have you tried an essential oil inhaler?  Which oil(s) would you use?

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Kathleen Henderson

Let's get real! I’m Kathleen Henderson, your Natural Living Mentor. I’m on a mission to help families see the joy in real food, while finding natural remedies and creating a nontoxic home. Learn more about my story >>


  1. Lindsay on 01/16/2016 at 9:09 pm

    Love this blog, girl!!

    • Kathleen on 01/16/2016 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks, Lindsay! 🙂

  2. Dion on 04/16/2018 at 9:39 am

    Can I reuse the wick? How do I clean them?

    • Kathleen on 04/16/2018 at 7:53 pm

      Yes, you can absolutely reuse the wick.

  3. Brenda on 11/23/2019 at 11:55 am

    How long do they roughly last?

    • Kathleen on 11/25/2019 at 3:04 am

      Anywhere from a few weeks to months! It depends on how much oil you add to the wick, how often you use the inhaler, etc.

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