DIY Salt Inhaler Hack

by Bella Martinez January 28, 2019

DIY Salt Inhaler Hack

For generations, anecdotal evidence has suggested that salty air promotes better respiratory function. This has lead to numerous studies and doctors recommending those with pulmonary diseases undergo halotherapy (aka salt therapy). We at EG have taken note of these findings, and have a few simple solutions as to how you can combine the benefits of salt and essential oils to promote better breathing. Here’s how and why.

When you take into consideration the fact that most bacteria can’t survive in salty environments, that salt is a natural mucolytic, and that it reduces moisture (including moisture in the lungs), the role that salt plays on respiratory function becomes more defined. Yet, much of what we know about salt’s ability to help with pulmonary diseases such as COPD and bronchiectasis, is still very much anecdotal. Nonetheless, we’ve taken note of this timeless remedy, and the fact that many from our very own EG family have benefited from the use of salt and essential oils.

DIY Salt Inhaler Hack

How can your lungs benefit from salt? Combine your choice of coarse salt, with essential oils for the respiratory system (might we suggest Deep Breath, Respiratory Ease or Breathe Easier?). Remove the wick and add your salt and EO mixture to a personal pocket inhaler. Not only does salt help to enhance the aroma of essential oils, but it will also give your lungs a breath of fresh air. For ease of use, you can also add a pinch of EG’s bath salt to your personal inhaler (try our Breathe Bath Salt!).

Another way to benefit from the use of salt is to create an oceanic atmosphere. To do so, boil two cups of water and stir in ½ cup of salt. Transfer the hot water to a heat safe bowl and add two drops of respiratory-friendly essential oils. Close your eyes, place your head over the bowl, and cover your head and the bowl with a towel to lock in the steam. Practice breathing exercises for 5 minutes or longer and enjoy refreshed happy lungs.

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Edens Garden

December 12, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Hi Teresa! Remove the wick and fill the inhaler with coarse salt such as sea salt or pink Himalayan salt. Then add 10-15 drops of your desired essential oil. That’s all there is to it – no water necessary or recommended.

Teresa Blackmon

December 12, 2022 at 3:59 pm

I want to make a personal salt inhaler. Tell me what kind of salt. And how much salt and how much EO to use? And do I mix it with water? Basically I want the recipe to make this

Edens Garden

October 6, 2022 at 8:18 am

Hi Marie, after removing the wick we recommend filling up that clear compartment with salt.

Marie Thompson

October 6, 2022 at 8:16 am

Thank you for this. How much salt would you put in an inhaler glass jar?

Edens Garden

April 11, 2022 at 9:33 am

Hi Teresa! Our tip is to remove the wick that comes in the personal pocket inhaler and replace it with one of our bath salts. Alternatively, you could add a coarse salt to the pocket inhaler and then add your preferred essential oil.

Teresa Blackmon

April 11, 2022 at 9:27 am

Please tell me exactly how to make this salt hack. I am ordering the personal pocket inhalers now.