ESSENTIAL OIL INHALERS – by Sandra Jean Edgar, CA
Essential oils are the natural, aromatic, volatile plant oils used in Aromatherapy. They are like the immune system of the plant kingdom and can be used to balance and stimulate our senses and systems. We can breathe them in through diffusers, rub onto the skin, or scent lotions or oils to receive the therapeutic benefits.
Transformational Bodywork carries aromatherapy inhalers that are an easy way to add the therapeutic benefits of essential oils to your system. They slip easily into pocket or purse and stay fresh for many months. I always keep one handy to kick start my immunity after being exposed to someone who’s sick or sniffling. For travellers, they freshen and personalize the air you breathe.
So easy to use - Simply open the tube, place inhaler up to one nostril, closing off the other. Take 3 deep breaths in through the tube, exhale fully and repeat on the other nostril. Repeat as necessary.
We carry several custom blends designed for specific therapeutic purposes. They can also be customized to your specific aromatherapy request.
The “headache” blend contains essential oils of basil, peppermint, marjoram, geranium, and sage among others. It is an anti-spasmodic, analgesic blend to be used at the first sign of headache. It is helpful to lie down and rest a few minutes after inhaling the blend to ease stress.
The “hotflash” blend contains fennel seed, ylang ylang, lavender, and rosewood among others. It is designed to ease the discomfort of hot flashes. Using a long counted breath, inhale fully, retain the breath, and exhale fully matching the counts. Hotflash should subside after a few breath rounds.
One of the most popular blends is the “immune boost”. This is an aromatherapy blend that includes laurel, niaouli, thyme, eucalyptus, and tea tree. The anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and disinfectant properties stimulate the immune system and circulation to benefit bronchitis, colds, flu, and sinusitis.
The “relax” blend is a soothing blend of citrus, floral, and lavender that is calming and helps settle restlessness. The “allergy calm” blend combines lemon, lavender, and peppermint to provide immune system stimulation, antiseptic and decongestant properties, and to lift emotions. “Appetite control” is a blend of peppermint, ylang ylang, citrus, patchouli and vanilla that effectively calms digestive cravings and curbs the appetite.
These inhalers are compact, easy to carry, simple to use, and effective as part of your holistic lifestyle. They also make great stocking stuffers – and at only $6 each, you can give them to everyone on your list this holiday season!