Updated February 7, 2020
- Though this device looks simple, and it is, it can be very powerful due to the essential oils it contains and the direct inhalation of these oils. Start slowly!
- Any new agent should be introduced in a way that minimizes the chance of harm, and maximizes the clarity of the response. Proceed slowly!
- Notice that the device has holes at the top and bottom. This allows air to flow properly through the device to deliver a much higher dose than would occur when sniffing a bottle.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please review with a licensed practitioner before use.
- Insert the sniffer into one nostril at an angle that maximizes flow. You might have to practice in order to determine this angle. For some, it can be horizontal aimed to the side-front.
- Begin by NOT covering the opposite nostril.
- Inhale, starting at 2-3 seconds.
- Hold, starting at 2-3 seconds.
- Exhale through nose or mouth.
- Repeat as directed. Start with two inhales per nostril.
- The frequency will be individualized, usually starting at 1-2 times per day. Some may be more energizing, others more calming. Others have neutral energetic effects but can affect other systems, such as the immune or digestive systems.
- Dosing involves several parameters. After demonstrating safety and benefit, the following increases of dose can be implemented:
- Increasing the inhale time;
- Increasing the hold time;
- Covering the opposite nostril;
- Inhaling in both nostrils in sequence before holding;
- Increasing the number of inhales per session;
- Increasing the number of sessions per day.
HOW THE SNIFFER WORKS
The olfactory system, through which we smell (and taste!), is one of the oldest chemical sensors in evolution. This system is hard-wired into the core circuits of our nervous system. This includes the system that controls emotion, arousal, blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, hormones, and other life-sustaining functions.
The olfactory system begins in the top of the nasal cavity, where nerves directly from the brain (the olfactory bulbs), penetrate the skull to make direct contact with molecules that have been inhaled into the top of the nasal cavity. Therefore, these molecules are going directly into the brain!
The longer the inhale, and the hold, the further the molecules will get into your body. In the lungs (and other surfaces), some of these molecules can get into the bloodstream.
Sniffer CD (Calm-Deep): in alpha order: clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, peppermint, rose, tea tree, vanilla and ylang ylang with a small amount of grain alcohol as carrier.
Sniffer LS (Lung-Sinus): in alpha order: camphor, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, thyme and vanilla with a small amount of grain alcohol as carrier.