Living Libations Petite Salt Inhaler is a positively purifying device to keep in your purse or pocket as you hit the road or take to the air. It cleanses and fortifies the breath and airways so that you can maintain some “airway privacy”. It is a super-simple way to add some warm verve to your vents and some verdancy to your vibe.
The Petite Salt Inhaler fits nicely in the palm of your hand and is perfect for travel because it is only 5 inches long and weighs about 4 oz. It is designed for only one person to use.
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.
Please note: Salt Inhalers and essential oils are sold separately. Also available with a floral print.
Our Classic Salt Inhaler brings a breeze of fresh air to your breath. It comes with a small bag of Himalayan Pink Salt, which is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits that are believed to be the purest salt available. The salt comes straight from the Himalayan foothills. It is often used for culinary, therapeutic, and cosmetic creations. This salt has beautifully formed crystals that range in color and size from off-white to a lustrous pink.
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.
When you inhale through the mouthpiece, micron particles from the salt and essential oil molecules are dispersed through the airway to bathe the body and spirit. Add 5 to 10 drops of oil to the salt in the inhaler, the aroma benefits are still active for a week to two weeks.
It is simple and easy to use. Hold the pipe up to the mouth inhale deeply through the mouth and exhale through the nose for 10 to 20 minutes, breathing through the inhaler at least every other breath. You can also practice alternate nostril breathing, holding the inhaler to each nostril and inhaling deeply, while exhaling through the other nostril.
Since you will be placing the inhaler directly on the nose and mouth, it’s important that inhalers are not shared.
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 maybe 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.