Living Libations Salt Inhaler is a positively purifying device that cleanses and fortifies the breath and airways. It is a super-simple way to add some verve to your vents and some verdancy to your vibe.
Salt inhalers, also known as salt pipes, have been featured on the Dr. Oz show and named one of Alternative Wellbeing's 2010 Best New Products.
After experimenting with the salt inhaler, we have discovered that it works wonders when the salt is combined with essential oils. 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, Longevity, Illume, and our Revive Alive Blends. It is also fun to combine breath-enhancing essential oils with a beautiful flower essential oil like Neroli, Rose, or Chamomile so that you can also inhale a world of fragrant blossoms.
*Please note: Salt Inhalers and essential oils are sold separately. To purchase the salt inhaler with an essential oil, please select the appropriate option in the drop-down menu.
Living Libations Salt Inhaler powerfully purifies with salt and essential oils. The salt particles combined with essential oil molecules bathe and fortify the breath. This simple tool is a breeze to use: undo the plug at the bottom of the inhaler, insert 3 to10 drops of essential oil into the base, and re-seal the plug. Hold the pipe to the mouth, inhale deeply, and exhale through the nose. Or try the yogic alternate nostril breathing method (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama). Repeat for up to 20 minutes. The Himalayan Salt is effective for 2 years, and essential oil drops are potent for up to 3 weeks.
Use: This simple tool is a breeze to use. To add essential oils, remove the plug at the bottom of the inhaler, insert three to ten drops of essential oil into the base, and re-seal the plug. Hold the pipe to the mouth, inhale deeply, and exhale through the nose. You can also practice alternate nostril breathing, holding the inhaler to each nostril and inhaling deeply while exhaling through the other nostril (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama). Repeat for up to twenty minutes. Since the inhaler is placed directly on the nose and mouth, it's important that inhalers are not shared.
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 as long as the pipe is kept dry. Himalayan Pink Salt naturally stays clean and fresh. Yet, every few years it can be nice to start with a fresh batch of salt, easily found in bulk at any health store. The essential oils need to be refreshed as their aroma begins to fade.
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 clarity of the body and mind. Other elegant choices include: Ylang, Rose Otto, Cape Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Bergamot, Lemon, Lavender, and Marjoram.
Try Sweet Sleep Serum before bed. Bergamot and frankincense are cheery and fortifying for any worry. You can also feel free to play around with oils like sage and lemon to lift the spirits and enhance focus. Revive Alive, Frankincense First Friend, Illume Classic Camphorous, Feeling Good Today, Laurel Oracle and Bedtime Story Blend are also lovely options.
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 a sweet spot at 10 drops of oil, yet it truly is a matter of personal preference and the oils that are being inhaled.
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 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.
Why is this better/different than a Neti pot?
Neti pots require a lot of preparation, can be messy to use, and may be irritating to some people. Salt inhalers are a different experience and more meditative, they are also mess-free, easy to use, quick to set-up, and great for travel. We recommend bringing the salt inhaler along for car, train and air travel.