Creating a space in your home where you can focus on relaxing and unwinding is a great way to practice mindfulness and enjoy the benefits of daily meditation practice. But what happens when stress and anxiety begin to creep up when you’re not at home? How can you center yourself and find some quiet when your surroundings aren’t ideal for creating peace inside yourself? For these times, we recommend an aromatherapy inhaler.
An aromatherapy inhaler is a small device that, at first glance, looks like a stick of lip balm. Inside the plastic tube is a cotton wick that has been soaked in essential oils. Using the inhaler is simple. Remove the lid and hold the exposed section of the inhaler to your nose and inhale, instantly receiving the calming benefits of essential oils.
Essential oils are believed by many to aid in relaxation, and even nausea and sleep. For an easy and convenient way to make your oils portable, try an aromatherapy inhaler and even make your own with an at-home aromatherapy inhaler kit.
1. Boom Boom Aromatherapy Nasal Inhaler
As seen on Shark Tank, Boom Boom Aromatherapy Nasal Inhalers are designed to help users improve their mental alertness, reduce headaches, reduce feelings of nausea and improve breathing. The three-pack includes a mix of essential oils with a focus on peppermint, eucalyptus and menthol. Using natural ingredients and therapeutic-grade essential oils, Boom Boom inhalers are made in the US and fit discretely in pockets.
Pros: The plant therapy nasal inhalers have a cool finish that feels soothing to the nasal cavity.
Cons: Although the essential oils will last up to three months, Boom Boom recommends using their inhalers within 30 days.
2. Urban ReLeaf Nausea & Tummy Aromatherapy Inhaler
For a natural alternative to medication that is designed to help lessen the pain and discomfort caused by nausea, try the Urban ReLeaf Nausea & Tummy Aromatherapy Inhaler. The BPA-free inhalers are packed with nausea fighting essential oils, including peppermint, ginger and orange. Using 100% natural and gluten-free ingredients, Urban ReLeaf is an easy-to-use device than can quickly help you feel better when out and about.
Pros: The inhalers can still deliver a strong scent even after several months of use.
Cons: The Urban ReLeaf inhalers have a big price tag.
3. MOXE Breathe
For an invigorating blast with every sniff, try the MOXE Breathe inhalers. The three-pack shown here is made with a blend of pure steam-distilled essential oils. Blocked sinuses may find some relief from pressure thanks to pink Himalayan sea salt, which can reduce inflammation in the nasal cavity. The mix of peppermint, eucalyptus, cajeput, lavender, rosemary and tea tree is also designed to help energize users and reduce pain caused by headaches. The inhalers are most potent for the first 45 days and can last up to three months.
Pros: Moxe uses organic essential oils in their inhalers.
Cons: The Moxe Breathe inhalers have a large opening that can sometimes allow for the salt crystals to fall out.