Who wants to be one of those Oilers who has it all together, an answer to everything right in your purse, just like Mary Poppins? Inhalers are a great way to be Mary Poppins and act quickly to get the aromatic benefit of essential oils, even on the go! These are fun to make and customize too.
Have you made an inhaler before? I would suggest refillable aluminum or stainless with glass inside and organic cotton wicks, if you can find them as cotton is considered a dirty crop, so it's best to do organic if the sole purpose is to inhale through it. Don't sweat it if you can't find the organic wicks b/c you can always get organic cotton strips and cut them to fit. It's more important that you don't use plastic inhaler tubes and opt for aluminum or stainless instead.
So, how do you make them once you have these materials? Place 25-30 drops of EO or synergy in a small glass or metal bowl. Using an organic cotton pad cut to size, soak up the EO. Place pad into inhaler tube and close the end of tube with cap. Inhaler tube is now ready for use! Use throughout the day, as needed.
Smelling salts are pretty similar. Create a synergy with a total of 20-30 drops using 3-5 EOs that work together aromatically and to achieve whatever benefit you're seeking. Then place in a 10ml glass bottle or roller without the roller on top as many of us have 10ml glass roller bottles, so you may find this is easiest.
Once the synergy (your mixture of desired single oils) is in the bottle, fill the rest up with either fine or coarse sea salts. Then you can waft the bottle under your nose while taking deep inhalations (be sure it's a YLEO that is for aromatic use). This can be done 3-4x a day or as needed.
See Files section for links to inhalers and other pampering accessories (most Amazon Prime).