In this post, I'll share an aromatherapy inhaler recipe for severe anxiety and panic attacks. This is something you can use for your clients, as a product to use between treatments. You can also use if for yourself, your family and friends. 

We'll look at:-

1. An amazing blend of essential oils for stress and anxiety.

2. How to make the inhaler.

3. How to use the inhaler.

4. A lovely story about how it helped one of my students. 

Prefer to listen instead? Here's the podcast:-

The Essential Oils

This powerful blend consists of Grapefruit, Lavender, Benzoin, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. Each one brings unique properties to the mix, and together they create a beautiful and powerful blend that's calming and uplifting. 

  • Grapefruit: I call it "the Paradise Oil" because of its beautiful uplifting aroma and because of its (perfect!) botanical name, "Citrus paradisi" 
  • Lavender: This oil I call the "Leonardo da Vinci" of essential oils, because it's wonderful for practically everything. On an emotional level, it balances the mood, and enhances the properties of any other essential oil.  
  • Benzoin: I call Benzoin the "Duvet Oil," because it's warming, nurturing and calming (a bit like wrapping a warm duvet around you!) Absolutely wonderful for stress and anxiety. 
  • Ylang Ylang: I think of as the "emotional crutch" It works on the emotions in very physical ways, balancing adrenalin levels, the heart rate, and the breathing. It's particularly good for long term stress and anxiety, and, as long as you use it correctly, you can use it as often as you like. 

How to Make the Inhaler

Aromatherapy inhalers are surprisingly effective for headaches, hay fever and sinusitis as well as for stress and anxiety. If you'd like to know more about using them for hay fever and sinusitis, here's a mini class you might enjoy. They're also very convenient, you can pop them in your bag or pocket when you're out and about. 

Aromatherapy inhalers come in various shares and sizes. They contain an inner cotton pad to put the oils on, an outer cover and a lid. Some look quite like a Vick's inhaler, but despite this they should wafted under the nostril, not inserted into it. 

Here’s how you can make your own inhaler with this blend:


  • 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of benzoin essential oil
  • 5 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil

How to make it

  • Open the inhaler and remove the wick.
  • Add the essential oils: Drop each essential oil onto the wick, ensuring the oils are evenly absorbed.
  • Place the wick back into the inhaler and secure the cap.
  • Label your inhaler with the essential oils, who it's for, how to use it and the expiry date. It will last for at least 3 months.

How to use it

Simply remove the lid and waft it under your nose whenever you feel stressed or anxious.

How it helped my student

One of my students was going through a difficult time and she looked very stressed. I asked her if she'd like to try an inhaler, and she agreed. I didn't see her for a few weeks, and, when I did, I said one of the silliest things I've ever said:- "OMG, you look like YOU!" She looked so much better, more relaxed, less pale and smiling. She was generally a very "smiley" girl, but she hadn't been for a while. She laughed and said, "That's exactly how I feel, I feel like me" 

But the best thing was, she was seeing a psychologist who had been planning to increase her medication. But when she went for her visit, the psychologist was amazed at how much better she seemed, so she lowered the medication instead. She asked my student what she was doing different, and my student said the only thing she was doing different was using an aromatherapy inhaler. And the psychologist told her to keep using it.

Sinusitis Cash Injection for Therapists

With this short class and 5 minute treatment you will be able to:-

  • Increase your rates by €5 or €10 by offering a sinusitis/hay fever treatment as a valuable upgrade, 
  • Double your bookings by including the sinusitis treatment as part of a unique referral/reward scheme,
  • Create an extra income stream by selling the powerful blend to your clients who need it (options for aromatherapists and non aromatherapists) 

And if you're cringing at the thought of charging THAT much, think of the VALUE you're offering to your clients, and how much MORE they would happily pay.



I'm Jenny

And I help complete beginners become qualified aromatherapists with paying clients in 6 months.

I've been an aromatherapist, an aromatherapy tutor and an assessor for over 20 years.

My online students are fully supported with individual feedbacks and various ways to contact me if they need any extra help.  In my online courses, you are “online but not alone”

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