Our Salt Inhaler is a positively purifying device that cleanses the entire respiratory system by flushing out allergens and impurities.
The salt inhaler, also known as a salt pipe has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and named one of Alternative Medicine’s 2010 Best New Products.
It is so simple and easy to use: Inhale deeply through the mouth and exhale through the nose for 10 to 20 minutes, making it a goal to use the inhaler on at least every other breath. Alternatively, you can practice alternate nostril breathing, holding the inhaler to each nostril and inhaling deeply, while exhaling through the other nostril.
After doing some experimentation, we have found that the inhaler works wonders when the salt is combined with essential oils. When we first began, we added 10 drops of oil to each inhaler, and found that after two weeks, the aroma benefits were still active. The salt/essential oil combination helps to flush away impurities from your respiratory system in an amazing way.
When you inhale through the mouthpiece, micron particles and beneficial essential oil molecules are absorbed from the salt and penetrate the entire respiratory system, cleansing the sinuses, nasal cavities, throat, and lungs. This inhaler comes with Himalayan Pink Salt, which is known for being incredibly pure and filled with beneficial minerals and bio-energetic properties.
As you inhale a blend of purified salt and beautiful essential oils, smoke particulates, allergens, asthma triggers and respiratory irritants are flushed from the body. The salt inhaler is also phenomenal for treating sinus issues and colds, and is great for purifying the breathing process during air travel.
The salt inhaler works best when used in combination with essential oils known for their powers of respiratory restoration. We love adding peppermint, frankincense, inula and black spruce oils to our inhaler. You can also try eucalyptus, rosemary, Douglas fir, silver fir, white fir, balsam fir, Lungevity, Immune Illume and our Deep Breathing Blend. It is also fun to combine respiratory essential oils with a beautiful flower essential oil like neroli or cape chamomile then you can also inhale a world of fragrant blossoms.
Salt Inhaler FAQs
How much salt should I add to my inhaler?
Your inhaler will come with a single bag of Himalayan Pink Salt. Add the entire contents of the bag to your inhaler.
How often does the salt need to be replaced?
The salt never needs to be replaced. Himalayan Pink Salt naturally replenishes and clarifies itself in order to stay clean. The essential oils may need to be refreshed as their aroma begins to fade. Feel free to keep adding oils to the salt in combination, or one at a time.
Which essential oils should be added to the salt inhaler?
Frankincense, Black Spruce, Immune Illume, Peppermint, Rosemary, and all of the fir oils are great choices for the inhaler because they support the immune and respiratory systems. Other elegant choices include: ylang, rose otto, cape chamomile, Roman chamomile, neroli, bergamot, lemon, lavender and marjoram.
Sweet Sleep Serum may be used before bed.
Bergamot and frankincense is cheery and fortifying for any anxiety.
You can also feel free to play around with oils like sage and lemon to lift the spirits and improve focus.
How much oil should be added to the inhaler?
Start with a minimum of five drops and keep testing to see what strength you prefer. We’ve found that at least 10 drops of oil work best, yet it truly is a matter of personal preference.
How do I add essential oils to the inhaler?
At the bottom of the inhaler, you’ll see a small opening (it looks similar to the opening on the bottom of a piggy bank). The oils can be added to this opening.
How do you use the salt inhaler?
Hold the inhaler’s mouthpiece up to your mouth. Inhale deeply through the mouth and exhale through the nose. You can also bring the inhaler up to each nostril and perform alternate nostril breathing. Cover one nostril with your finger while inhaling deeply through the other nostril; switch and repeat, always exhaling through the nose.
Since you will be placing the inhaler directly on the nose and mouth, it’s important that every person in your family has their own salt inhaler.
How long should I use the inhaler?
The most beneficial amount of time to use the inhaler is for a period of 5 to 10 minutes straight, where every one to two breaths are filtered through the inhaler. You can use the inhaler every day – think of it like a meditation or watch a fun film.
Can I use the inhaler on my mouth and nose?
Yes, but since you’ll be placing the inhaler directly on the nose and mouth, it’s important that every person in your family has their own salt inhaler.
Why is this better/different than a Neti pot?
Neti pots take more effort to prepare, can be messy, may be irritating to some people and really just focus on the nose and upper sinus area. Salt inhalers are mess-free, easy to use, quick to set-up, and great for travel. We recommend bringing the salt inhaler for easy use during car, train and air travel.