These blank inhaler tubes are perfect for inhalation of essential oils. Just add about 15 drops of essential oils to a shallow glass dish and let the white cotton stick soak it up. Using tweezers to pick up the cotton stick, hold the tube upside down and drop the cotton stick into it, push the bottom plug in and you are ready to inhale. The tube cover will protect it. Per testimony below, use a cake tester when you need to pop the plug and refill.
The inhalers are small enough to carry in a pocket or purse. You can use these inhalers for sinus issues, headaches, nausea, to calm down, on airplanes to stay healthy and relaxed, and much more.
They are easy to reuse since you can add more oil to the cotton at any time. If you want to make labels for them, we use labels that are about 1.5 inches high and wide.
Choose a different color for different needs or people.
1. I love the inhalers. When the time came to refill, I had a hard time figuring out how to remove the cap to get the filter out. I ended up using our cake tester. It's thin enough to fit through the top and strong enough to push the cap off from the inside out. Hope this helps someone else. - Norma
Hopewell Essential oils/blends that make good inhalers for Sinus issues:
Mom's Remedy (Full Strength)
Recipe for Sinus Congestion and Allergies (HEO's Nasal Rescue blend)
4 drops Peppermint
3 drops Eucalyptus globulus
3 drops Tea Tree
3 drops Thyme ct. linalool
2 drops Birch
Recipe for Colds and Flu (Schnaubelt)
3 parts Peppermint
1 part Thyme ct. thymol
1 part Tea Tree
1 part Lavender
1 part Dalmation Sage
Recipe for Coughs (Andrea Butje)
5 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
5 drops Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Medical Aromatherapy, 1999, page 229.