The Blogs
Posted in Mind/Body/Spirit by Rocky Mountain Oils

How To Use Essential Oil Inhaler To Improve Focus?

What Are Essential Oil Inhalers?

Not to get confused with essential oil diffusers or personal diffusers, essential oil inhalers are small devices that help you inhale essential oils directly. Essential oil inhalers don't require the essential oils to be diluted by water like with regular diffusers, or by carrier oils like for topical application. 

And while there are many different types of essential oil inhalers, the most common ones feature a plastic or metal tube with a cotton component placed inside. They also usually come with a lid or seal to preserve the essential oil scent when not in use.

Check out RMO’s Metal Aromatherapy Inhalers and use your favorite essential oils on the go!

Why Should You Use Essential Oil Inhalers?

Essential oil inhalers are easy to use and portable. They are small and are perfect for on-the-go use. They are also reusable and one cotton wick can usually be reused for up to 3 months, or even more depending on use. The inhaler itself is small and discreet enough to fit in your pocket, purse, or bag when you are traveling, making it a great choice for on-the-go aromatherapy. 

Opting for an essential oil inhaler means you don't have to carry around bottles of your favorite essential oil. You can just add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to your inhaler before you go out, and then use it as needed throughout the day. 

Essential oil inhalers are also quite easy to use as they do not require water or carrier oils to work, unlike diffusers or topical application methods. They are also not battery-powered and do not require a power source, so you don't have to worry about your essential oil inhaler dying on you while you are outside, unlike personal diffusers. 

Unlike personal or regular diffusers which usually disperse the essential oil mist and scent over a larger area, essential oil inhalers are more direct and concentrated in their use and functionality. They can provide you with a more powerful and concentrated scent when inhaling, which allows for maximum benefits. 

Since essential oil inhalers don’t disperse scent over larger areas, you can use the inhalers discreetly at work or on public transport without having to worry about consulting your coworkers or the people around you about allergy concerns or scent preferences. 

How To Use Essential Oil Inhalers To Improve Focus?

essential oil to improve focus

Remove the cotton wick from the essential oil inhaler. Add 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oils into the plastic, glass, or mental compartment of the essential oil inhaler. Insert the cotton wick back into the essential oil inhaler while leaving about ¼ of the wick out of the vial. Leave the cotton wick to soak before screwing on the seal and then place the cap on top.

To use your essential oil inhaler, pop off the cap and inhale 3 breaths to get the best out of your essential oil inhaler.

To use your essential oil inhaler for focus, we recommend you try out some of our essential oil focus blends. You can either use our pre-blend essential oil blends or mix and match to make your own.

Whenever you feel fatigued, groggy, or mentally unfocused, pull out your essential oil inhaler and take a couple of deep breaths. 

Also Read - A Need To Focus Personal Inhaler

Best Essential Oils For Focus

Essential Oil Inhaler Recipes

Blend: Essential oil inhaler for focus and concentration

  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops cypress essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 7 drops grapefruit essential oil

Blend: Essential oil inhaler to quit smoking

Blend: Essential oil inhaler for anxiety

  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 4 drops bergamot essential oil

Frequently Asked Questions About Inhaling Essential Oils:

Can you inhale essential oils?

Yes, you can inhale essential oils either by directly smelling or inhaling the oils from the bottle, or by using an essential oil inhaler.

Are essential oils safe to inhale?

Yes, essential oils are safe to inhale either directly or via an essential oil inhaler. However, it is always recommended to do a test run with each essential oil before committing to use, since some people may have allergic reactions or sensitivities to certain essential oils. 

Here are some of the best and safest essential oils to inhale:

How long can you inhale essential oils?

It is not advisable to constantly and directly inhale essential oil for more than 15-20 minutes straight. It is always recommended to take a little break before resuming inhaling essential oils. 

Is it safe to inhale steam with essential oil?

Another way you can inhale essential oils is to add a couple of drops to a bowl of hot to warm water. Place a towel, blanket, or cloth to cover your head, and lower your face to the bowl to inhale the warm steam that evaporates from the bowl.

This method is safe and often helps with clearing up congestion, reducing stress, and boosting energy. 

Recommended Products