When to Apply Essential Oils: Say Bye Bye to Stress

When to Apply Essential Oils: Say Bye Bye to Stress

When should you apply Essential Oils? When you want a fast way to take a deep breath and say bye bye to stress.

Use Aromatherapy to reduce stress with this easy-to-make inhaler that fits right in your pocket!

Aromatherapy inhalers are so convenient. An inhaler consists of a piece of cotton that’s soaked in essential oils, and a small “sleeve” to hold the cotton (the size of a lip balm tube). You can take your inhaler out and use it to reduce stress anytime you like. Nobody smells the essential oils but you.

I show you the different parts of the Aromatherapy inhaler and how to put it together at 0:40.

I generally use 15 drops of essential oil in an Aromatherapy inhaler. This recipe includes three essential oils, and equal drop counts for each:

5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis) (1:27)
5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) (2:01)
5 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) (2:25)

There are two ways to make your inhaler. If you’re not sure about your recipe, you can use the method at 1:01. Add your essential oils, drop by drop, into a small bowl before soaking the cotton in them. This allows you to smell the aroma of your blend as you make it, to be sure you love it. If you’re getting close to 15 drops, and decide you’d like more Orange than Cedarwood, you can adjust the drop count to personalize the blend.

The other method (at 3:29) involves putting the cotton into the inhaler, and adding your essential oils right into the inhaler. This method is great if you know you’re going to love your recipe.

At 3:21, my inhaler is finished and I take a deep breath. (Can you tell how relaxed I feel? I love using Aromatherapy to reduce stress!)

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

Enjoy your inhaler!

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