The benefits of a Salt inhaler and how to use it

salt inhaler benefits


The top benefits of a salt inhaler and how to use one

In Eastern Europe, salt therapy first emerged some centuries ago.
Compared to other miners who were not exposed to salt, the miners who used to spend the most of their time in mines had better respiratory health. Doctors soon realized that salt could have health benefits for certain physiological systems, but only when utilized properly. That is how the idea of salt therapy, commonly referred to as halotherapy, was developed.

People have used therapeutic salt treatment for ages to heal respiratory ailments by spending time in salt caverns.

Salt Cave

In the 12th century, the practice of visiting salt caves for therapeutic reasons, or speleotherapy, was common in Eastern Europe. In the 1800s, salt miners in Poland found a more modern version of what’s now halotherapy. Despite working in mines all day, the Polish miners didn’t have any respiratory conditions and were unusually healthy. They weren’t likely to get the colds or coughs that were common among other people.Research showed that the salty air the miners breathed helped keep their lungs free from infection and allergies. Over time, Eastern European salt mines or caves became popular tourist destinations. People from all over the world visited to inhale the salty air and ease their lung problems.

What is salt Therapy?

Use of salt caves and rooms is a natural process. People sit in salt rooms that are built with salt bricks or tiles, and the chamber is also filled with minute salt flakes. The mouth, skin, and nasal cavity are the routes by which the minute crystals of Himalayan salt enter the lungs. By doing so, the impurities are flushed out and the nasal passage and respiratory passage are cleaned.

As an alternative to the salt room, this therapy can also be carried out utilizing a Himalayan salt inhaler, which is more practical and straightforward.

What is a salt inhaler?

A drug-free, antibacterial, and antimicrobial medication that purifies the respiratory system is a salt inhaler. It eliminates all of the foreign substances that are breathed into the respiratory system. When you use a salt inhaler, the moisture in the air you breathe in gathers up tiny salt crystals and transports them to the lungs through the respiratory tube. An inexpensive and practical approach to get the rewards of salt therapy at home is using a salt inhaler.

The benefits of a Salt inhaler

The ability to practice salt therapy at home, which was once employed as a treatment for respiratory problems, is now made possible by salt inhalers. The following advantages are very well achieved by using these salt inhalers:

  1. Purifies – Cleanses the Respiratory System
    By draining out all the dust, debris, and other toxins that enter the respiratory system through inhaling, Himalayan crystal salt inhalers cleanse the respiratory system.
  2. Reduces Respiratory Disease Symptoms
    Asthma, seasonal allergies, cough, sinusitis, and bronchitis are just a few of the respiratory diseases that Himalayan sea salt inhalers can temporarily treat.
  3. Eliminates Mucus
    Himalayan pink salt particles that are inhaled using a salt inhaler pass through the lungs’ inner lining and attract water into them. The mucus thins in this manner. You can breathe more readily because to salt’s ability to bring this mucus and other pollutants to the surface for simple removal from the body.
  4. Supports the sinuses
    By clearing out all mucous and lowering inflammation, the Himalayan salt inhaler helps the sinuses and is antiseptic. This facilitates breathing and removes obstacles. Hence offering relief from the pain and congestion caused by sinusitis.
  5. Improves breathing
    The salt inhaler facilitates simple, clean, breathing by decongesting the nasal passages. When you have easy breathing you feel more relaxed and comfortable.
  6. Detoxification
    Congestion is reduced using a salt inhaler. Additionally, it aids in detoxifying the body by removing mucus and impurities that have become lodged there.
  7. Improves the sleep pattern
    By calming your senses and min with salt therapy delivered through an inhaler, you can reduce tension and enhance your sleep patterns. A resful night’s sleep is hampered by stress and anxiety. So, the more at ease you are, the easier it will be for you to fall asleep. 
    By alleviating respiratory problems that could interfere with sleep, the salt inhaler can help you get a good night’s sleep. It facilitates breathing and might possibly stop snoring.
  8. Improves your mood.
    Negative ions are reported to be released by salt, which can improve mood and lower stress levels. These salt crystals are said to raise the secretiuon of serotonin that relaxes the mind and body. Salt therapy you get from salt inhalers is similar to the time you spend at the beach relaxing and enjoying.

So how do you use a salt inhaler?

Usually, salt inhalers are prefilled with Himalayan salt, but if not, then fill the chamber at the bottom of the salt pipe with the salt or with a essential oil by choice. Then place the tip of the inhaler in your mouth and breathe through the opening of the tip also called ‘the mouthpiece’.

When you inhale, the tiny salt crystals go into the lungs by passing through the whole respiratory system. When the air passes through the respiratory system, its moisture absorbs the minute salt crystal.s This moisture infuses the air with salt and creates a salt cave or room-like atmosphere.

These salt particles draw out all the dust, dirt, microbes, and pollutants while passing trough the mouth, nasal cavaties, sinus and lungs. Using it for about 10-15 minutes every day is recommended. Make sure you always inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose.

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.


Refilling the inhaler with Salt

It is highly recommended to not use regular table salt, sea salt, Epsom salt, or any other type of salt for your salt inhaler. If you want to add salt into the inhaler, simply remove the plug on the bottom of the salt inhaler and throw out the old clumpy salt and refill with new salt crystals.

If you have any questions about the salt inhaler or which salt to use you can contact us by our chat or trough our contact page.


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.

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.

The most beneficial amount of time to use the inhaler is for a period of 5 to 10 minutes straight, where every 1-2 breaths are filtered trough the inhaler. You can use the inhaler every day.

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 trael. We recommend bringing the salt inhaler along for car, train and air travel.


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