How to Grow Herbs for a Vaporizer

Overview

Vaporizers can help relieve symptoms of the common cold, allergies and other medical problems. By releasing either hot or cold mist into the air, vaporizers create a moist atmosphere to help prevent difficulty breathing and dry nasal passages. Vaporizers can also be used in aromatherapy. By using herbs from your garden, you will be able to combine them with a vaporizer to release the refreshing scent of herbs into the air around you.

Step 1

Purchase herbs, such as chamomile, mint and lemon balm to grow for use with your vaporizer as they produce a loud, calming scent. Purchase young herb plants from a nursery or garden specialty store. Herb plants that are already growing in a container will have a higher survival rate then planting herbs from seed.

Step 2

Place the potted herbs such as chamomile and thyme in a widow that receives full sun for most of the day. Place lemon balm and mint in shady areas that are protected from direct sunlight.

Step 3

Water the herbs frequently to keep the soil moist to the touch. Healthy herbs will create a better aroma when placed in a vaporizer.

Step 4

Harvest the herbs before winter if they are grown outdoors. Dry the herbs and store them in an airtight container until needed. If you're growing the herbs indoors, harvest and dry them as needed.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not place the herbs directly into the water reservoir. The floating herbs could easily clog the vaporizer's plumbing, causing the vaporizer to malfunction.

Things You'll Need

  • Herbs
  • Airtight storage container

References

  • Vaporizer Giant: Aromatherapy Herbs
Keywords: herb vaporizer use, growing indoor herbs, growing outdoor herbs

About this Author

Jason M. Bruner is a freelance writer who has been in the field for more than five years. His content has been previously published on sites such as eHow.