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Recently, I got the opportunity to try out an essential oil inhaler that was made by Plant Therapy. They are certainly one of my favorite companies to buy essential oils from. You can read about what I have to say about this company in this full Plant Therapy review.
A lot of people think you can just carry around a bottle of essential oil and inhale it that way. I suppose you could do this, but there is a chance it could break and the scent will be very potent if it breaks. Basically, it will be a disaster and very hard to clean up. Also, you will be out your hard-earned money, too.
Plant Therapy offers a pack of inhalers that you can take anywhere you want. The idea behind it is you take it apart and put 15 drops of your desired essential oil in. Then you can inhale it anytime you want. So, let’s say you’re at work and you need to focus you could use peppermint and rosemary to make a focus blend.
Since we live busy lives we are always on the go. Inhalers have been used in aromatherapy for quite some time, now. What is crazy is a lot of people that are new to aromatherapy don’t know about inhalers. But, I want to share my real-life experience working with Plant Therapy’s essential oil inhaler. Down below this review will show you what it is and how you use it.
The Good About This Essential Oil Inhaler
- Excellent Company With Great Support.
- Very Easy To Take Apart.
- Last For 2-3 Months.
- Can Use Wick 2-3 Times.
- Easily Get Replacement Wicks.
The Bad About This Essential Oil Inhaler
- Only Comes In Three Different Colors
How To Use The Essential Oil Inhaler
Step one is to take the inhaler apart. To take the inhaler apart take the top off. Then you will see a vent. Gently pull the vent off.
Then, you will see a glass container with a wick inside. It’s important that inhalers have this glass container. I have seen a lot of cheap inhalers that are all plastic. I have discussed this in my essential oil purity article you want to use glass. The problem with using plastic is the essential oil can eat through it.
Next, you’re going to have to use a tack to get the cotton wick out of the container. Also, you can use some tweezers. The wick does fit very securely in the glass container, though.
Then, you are going to put the cotton wick down on a plate. Then you simply put 15 drops of essential oil on the wick. Make sure you put the oil along the whole wick. You can roll the wick around a couple times. The cotton wick will soap up the oil.
I like to wait 5-10 minutes before I use some tweezers to push the wick back in the glass container. Otherwise, some of the essential oil will squeeze out a little when you push it back in the glass container.
All you have to do is drop the glass container in the long tube and snap the vent on. It should securely fit. Then, you put the top on. Then you can use your inhaler to inhale your essential oils anywhere you go.
Make sure that when you’re not using the inhaler that you put the top back on. This will help the scent last longer. There is no need to store the inhaler upright or anything because it will not run down and out the vent, either.
How Long Is Safe To Inhale The Essential Oil
As a best practice, I would put the inhaler up to your nose and inhale the scent for about 1-2 minutes. You can repeat this for 2-4 times if you want. You can inhale the oils throughout the day as needed.
Should You Use Any Carrier Oil
I have heard that you can add a drop of carrier oil. This is a fixative which helps the scent last longer. Personally, I haven’t done this, though. I did send Plant Therapy a message asking them about using a drop of carrier oil with an inhaler. This is what they told me:
When using essential oils in the personal inhaler’s you should not need to add carrier oil. This is only needed when using essential oils topically.
How Long Does The Inhaler Last
The inhaler will last 2-3 months before you need to apply more essential oil to it. If you are using the same oils I would use it 2-3 times per wick. Therefore, the inhaler will last about 6 months before you need to purchase some new wicks.
Can You Get Wick Refills
Yes, you can purchase wicks directly from Plant Therapy. They do sell a pack of 24 of them for cheap. I would advise against purchasing other cheap ones. They might not fit, absorb correctly etc. Just take the safe route and go with Plant Therapy’s wicks!
Put A Label On The Inhaler
Since these inhalers come in packs it’s a good idea to label the inhalers. For instance, I make this depression blend which consist of bergamot, lavender, and ylang ylang. To label it I use a Dymo Letrotag. You can easily make labels. You just type in whatever you want the label to say, hit print, and stick it on the inhaler.
So, do I recommend these essential oil inhalers by Plant Therapy? Yes. They are well put together, convenient, and very practical. If you need essential oils and can’t bring your diffuser with you I would HIGHLY recommend purchasing a pack of inhalers by Plant Therapy. There are a lot of cheap imitations out there. Make sure you don’t buy other inhalers that are made entirely of plastic.
Again, essential oil inhalers are a must if you’re on the go and want the benefits of the oils without having to bring a bottle or diffuser with you.
Have you used these inhalers by Plant Therapy? Do you have any questions that are not answered in this review? Please leave your comments down below.