So when I last visited my sister and saw her homemade version, I had to know more.
It’s very easy to make your own Vicks-style inhaler.
Find a small airtight container and put a cotton ball in it. This will be your inhaler container, so find one as small as you can that will seal tightly and hold a cotton ball.
For the actual solution, you’ll need a mix of 3 different essential oils: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Lavender.
On the cotton ball, add:
- 8 drops peppermint oil
- 20 drops eucalyptus oil
- 28 drops lavender oil
When your symptoms are bugging you, simply take the lid off and take a deep breath through your nose. It really does help.
My sister uses it for her kids’ asthma, as a supplement to their inhalers, NOT to replace them. But I find it helps with my allergy congestion as well.
Here is an article from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy about asthma, which also might be helpful for allergies as well.
Now, I’m not advocating that anyone with asthma use only this. Not at all. What I AM saying is that there are other options you could try if you suffer from asthma, allergies, congestion, etc. and see what works best for you. This is simply another option to try.