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Essential Oil Inhaler for High Blood Pressure

Essential Oil Inhaler for High Blood Pressure

A known risk factor causing metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure (hypertension) is largely preventable in spite of affecting 1 in 3 Americans. (source) Fact is, hypertension is big money because most people's health is completely out of control. By implementing some simple diet changes and adding natural solutions like essential oils into your daily regimen, you'd be surprised to see how well your blood pressure normalizes, and how cost-effective it can be.

And guess what? It doesn't have to be a chore to do! It's pretty simple and easy as making the essential oil inhaler recipe below!

Blood Pressure Reducing Oils 

There are very real, documented health benefits associated with essential oils. Notably, they have positive and profound effects when it comes to reducing stress levels and helping reduce high blood pressure. Because of this, it’s not too surprising that certain essential oils and other aromatic products can be beneficial in preventing heart disease.

In 2012, Korean researchers set out to test this theory and evaluated how inhaling essential oils could benefit 83 pre-hypertensive and hypertensive patients.  Creating a blend of lavender, ylang-ylang, marjoram, and neroli (20 : 15 : 10 : 2) they choose these oils because they suspected them to do the following: (source)      

  • Lavender – alleviate cardiac excitation, lowers BP, and is effective in hypertension and palpitations.
  • Ylang-ylang – lower BP, alleviates palpitations and nervous system excitation, and promotes emotional relaxation.
  • Marjoram – lower sympathetic nervous system activity and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in vasodilatation to reduce cardiac strain and decrease BP.
  • Neroli – bring forth emotional soothing and comfort and is effective in cardiac palpitations secondary to shock or fear.

As the method of intervention, the study group was provided with an aromatherapy necklace containing an essential oil-soaked stone, while the placebo group was given a necklace with artificial fragrance. Instructed to wear the necklace during the day, they were told to place an aroma stone with two oil drops by their bedside to ensure 24-hour inhalation. Researchers discovered that by inhaling this special essential oil blend, patients were able to enjoy immediate and sustained blood pressure reduction – as well as lower stress levels!

This recipe is an adaption from that research study…

DIY Essential Oil Inhaler for High Blood Pressure

Essential Oil Inhaler for High Blood Pressure
 
Author:
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place cotton pad in inhaler tube.
  2. Add drops of essential oils directly in the tube on the cotton pad.
  3. Alternatively, you can drop the essential oils into a glass bowl, roll the cotton pad into the oils to absorb them, and then insert into the inhaler tube using tweezers.
  4. Remove cap and breathe in for 5 minutes twice a day while resting, meditating or even watching TV.
  5. Store in purse and be sure to have one handy at work.
Notes
* Alternatively, this blend could be added to your diffuser to use at night to support balanced blood pressure.

Safety Considerations

When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety, and I must defer to the chemists, pharmacists and experts who understand this complicated topic more than I.

With that said, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. Essentially, what this means is that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.

Let common sense be your guide. Still, be sure to maintain proper dilutions, and general safety considerations still apply. As always, discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.



This post currently has 27 comments.

  1. steven ross
    August 26, 2017

    Hello I hae been enjoying your great info sence I joined your site. I learning so much from your site that will me help others.

    Do you have receipies for inhaler blends for sleep and diet?
    You have a great program all the best.

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  2. Nancy
    August 5, 2017

    Can you put this recipe on a diffuser necklace. If so how would you use it?

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    • Dr. Z
      August 6, 2017

      All depends on the type of necklace. Hopefully, you get directions how to use the diffuser when you buy it.

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  3. Tonya Gooch
    July 29, 2017

    If I am already taking BP Med. Can I use this as a roller while I’m on my meds? Bottom of left foot Vita Glex for the heart?

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    • Dr. Z
      August 6, 2017

      Hi Tonya,

      You’d have to ask your pharmacist and MD that.

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  4. ERin
    June 27, 2017

    Can you make this combo into a roll-on? Where should it be applied?

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    • Dr. Z
      June 28, 2017

      Yes, most EO blends can be used in roller bottles. Two of the most absorbent areas on the body are the back of the neck and the stomach – both are great to massage EOs into!

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  5. Janice
    June 14, 2017

    Hi Dr Z: My B elevates with anxiety. …also my nostrils have been clogged,what oils are good to use?

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  6. Barbara
    June 5, 2017

    If currently taking BP med a.nd BP is controlled, do you continue Rd while trying this blend? Could BP go too low?

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    • Dr. Z
      June 5, 2017

      Hi Barbara,

      I have not seen this in the literature. Essential oils (like many natural therapies) have the uncanny ability to create homeostasis in the body. Of course, monitoring your BP and letting your MD know what you’re doing is a good idea.

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  7. Eka
    June 3, 2017

    Greetings Dr. Z.,
    Where would one purchase an inhaler gadget??
    Thank you.

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  8. Gayla
    May 24, 2017

    I am using blood pressure inhaler. How long do you think before I start noticing lower blood pressure

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    • Dr. Z
      May 24, 2017

      Hi Gayla,

      Studies suggest that results could be experienced immediately. If not within a week, I’d doubt this remedy would work.

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  9. Patricia Del Brocco
    May 24, 2017

    Hi. My blood pressure medication also helps keep my heartbeat regulated.
    Do you know how this would affect heart rate?
    How can you tell if it is working?

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  10. Nancy Trask
    May 10, 2017

    What can be used in place of Nerloli in this recipe?

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    • Dr. Z
      May 10, 2017

      Hi Nancy, there really is no replacement for neroli. The research studied this specific blend. You can use more of the other oils.

      A harmonizing oil that could possibly help would be sandalwood and or maybe frankincense. 🙂

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      • Nancy Schrock Trask
        May 24, 2017

        Thank you!

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  11. maja
    May 7, 2017

    can you reccommend a good source where i can buy neroli?
    or is there another oil i can use in its place?

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    • Dr. Z
      May 14, 2017

      Hi Maja,

      This recipe is based off of a proven blend that researchers evaluated so there is no substitute.

      There are multiple reputable brands that sell neroli.My site is completely non-branded so we don’t recommend where to buy EOs, but I have put together a resource to help you find some good ones that fit your needs. –> http://drericz.com/how-to-choose-an-essential-oil-brand/

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  12. Karen Venne
    May 7, 2017

    I was wondering if you don’t have the oil neroli, is it okay to use Orange EO?

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    • Dr. Z
      May 14, 2017

      I don’t see how it can hurt, though it won’t have the same effect. Keep us posted!

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      • Heather
        June 6, 2017

        Hi Dr Z,
        I can’t seem to tolerate ylang ylang. It gives me a migraine or at least if I am Having one it makes it worse. I know you said there really isn’t a substitute for this blend but I can’t use the ylang ylang so I’m not sure what I could try. Any suggestions?

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      • Pamela H Hutchins
        June 11, 2017

        Can you put these oils in a roller bottle and if so where where you you put them.

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