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DIY Himalayan Salt Inhaler

by Betty Gabriel
Himalayan salt inhaler

What is the one small ingredient which can turn the taste of your food from okay to delicious? Yup, that is salt. Salt is not confined only to make your food tasty but it has several other health benefits as well. Even doctors recommend their patients to spend more time on beaches. The salty air helps clear their respiratory system. 

Studies have proven that people who work in coal mines do have certain health issues whereas people working in salt mines have comparatively healthier respiratory systems and their skin looks much younger. Those who can not go to mines or salt rooms can get the benefits of salt at home with the help of salt inhalers.

What exactly is a salt inhaler?

Salt inhalers are devices used to improve the respiratory conditions in case of certain allergies, asthma, bronchitis, respiratory infections, and other lung problems. Himalayan salt has proven to reduce inflammation and get rid of certain bacteria and sinuses. Using salt inhalers for 15 minutes a day can give out great benefits. 

Halotherapy, which is a natural and effective way of improving respiratory health, uses salt as its main ingredient. Ready-made salt inhalers are easily available in the markets. These inhalers come with options of refillable and non-refillable salt, depending on the companies.

Homemade salt inhaler:

A salt pipe is used in the inhalers to cure respiratory conditions. If you believe that you are a little crafty then there is no need of buying ready-made salt inhalers. You can easily make a home-made Himalayan crystal salt inhaler and save money to spend on something else. 

Which salt to use for a salt inhaler?

Now, if you are unsure about which salt to use in your inhaler then go for pink Himalayan salt crystals. They are big enough which ensures that they do not fall out of the holes or block your inhaler and provide an easy flow of air.

Also, the pink salt crystals are commonly called Himalayan salt. This salt is better known as nature’s gift to mankind, owing to the plethora of health benefits it has. Himalayan salt is hand-mined from the salt mines that are located at the foothill of the Himalayan mountain ranges. This area of the Himalayan ranges falls in Punjab, a province of Pakistan. Himalayan salt has 84 minerals and is known as the purest salt on this planet.

Why is Himalayan rock salt your best choice?

Using table salt in your salt inhaler is discouraged because after all the chemical processes it goes through, the only thing left in it is unnatural chemicals. That is the reason why your body loses lots of energy with very few results. 

Sea salt is a little better than table salt but with all the garbage dumps in the oceans, sea salt is also affected badly. On the other hand, Himalayan salt is a good option for homemade salt inhaler because it has a balanced structure and a very positive effect on your body.

How can you make your very own Himalayan salt inhaler?

The first thing you need to make a pink salt inhaler is a salt or pepper shaker. Make sure to get a fancy shaker so it looks good when you use it in front of people. Also, the shaker should have decent sized holes. 

The next step is to take the plastic stopper out and pierce holes in it. Make sure the holes are large. Then fill the shaker with pink Himalayan salt crystals. Using a salt inhaler is a very easy way to clear out your nasal passages without any water. All you have to do is breathe in the salty air.

How to use Himalayan salt inhaler? 

Using a Himalayan rock salt inhaler is no rocket science. All you have to do is bring your inhaler near your mouth and inhale deeply, then exhale. Do this with intervals of breath for 15-20 minutes a day and the results are sure to make you happy.

Nasal inhaler for flu and cold:

No one wants to spend all their winters doing anti-biotic courses to get rid of their flu or cold. Nasal inhalers are the best ways to cope up with these issues. To make this you will need a glass inhaler. For this, you do not need a salt shaker. Do not use a plastic inhaler as its holes are very big and can lead to the salt escaping out.

You will need about ¼ cup of Himalayan rock salt and drops of different essential oils including lavender oil, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, etc. Thoroughly, mix the Himalayan salt and all the oils in a bowl. Leave it out for a while and transfer the mixture in the glass part of the inhaler and keep it stored. This Himalayan salt nasal inhaler will be helpful in clearing your nasal cavity.

Benefits of salt inhalers in general:

As soon as you inhale salt particles, they go inside and clear out your airway removing mucus and making it easy for you to breathe again. Himalayan salt also produces negative ions. Unlike the name, they are not exactly bad for you, rather they help relieve stress and make you calm. They help you get rid of congestion. 

As a salt inhaler helps you calm down and relieve stress, it also helps with sleep in two ways. You will certainly have a deeper night’s sleep once you start using salt inhalers. Crystal salt has the ability to reduce redness and swelling. It is also known to be helpful for many smokers in quitting smoking.


Studies have shown that people who spend most of their time inside salt mines have no immune or respiratory problems and are comparatively healthier than the average person living in a city. Halotherapy might not be fully proven scientifically but, it has made many people’s health better. It is never too late to start taking care of your body so make your Himalayan salt inhaler as soon as possible and make your respiratory system healthier. 

As the saying goes, precaution is better than cure, so it is better if you start taking walks on beaches and using salt inhalers each day rather than facing health issues later in life.


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