It’s the world’s most creative introduction to aromatherapy! Build your own small assortment of our pocket inhalers – and earn discount pricing.
ALERT to increase energy, prolong stamina, and improve mental concentration
RELAX to relieve occasional stress or tension, calm worry, soothe frazzled nerves
SLEEP to promote drowsiness, encourage deep sleep, and help you wake up alert
SUPPRESS to decrease appetite, curb food cravings, and stimulate faster digestion
It’s easy. Inside each pocket-size inhaler there’s a cotton spine soaked in pure essential oils. Just unscrew the cap, place the inhaler below one nostril and then the other, inhaling once or twice on each side.
Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art. It is based on the idea that illness and upset happen when unhealthy behaviors or environmental contaminants disrupt the body’s natural balance. Aromatherapy uses essential oils (extracted from blossoms, leaves, barks, or roots) to restore that balance, in the body and the mind.
As the name suggests, you inhale the aroma of an essential oil (or a blend of oils) to correct an occasional physical or emotional imbalance. French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse coined the phrase in the 1930's. He found that essential oil vapors enter the lungs when they’re inhaled, and then make their way into the bloodstream. During inhalation, they also strike tiny olfactory nerve receptors inside the nose. These receptors take them directly to the limbic system – the part of your brain that controls metabolism, stress responses, and mental activity.
Yes, some do. In fact, researchers and doctors have been using aromatherapy for nearly a century. In the very early 1920’s, for example, Italian scientists documented the power of essential oils in destroying harmful bacteria. During the 1940's, French physician Dr. Jean Valnet successfully used essential oils to disinfect and heal war injuries. More recently, reputable studies have shown that inhalation aromatherapy can help in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and overeating.
Some oils should be used cautiously during pregnancy. For example: basil (Alert) and bergamot (Relax and Sleep) can be harmful if inhaled in large amounts. So if you are expecting a baby and want to use the products, check first with your doctor or midwife. Also, people with asthma and other respiratory ailments should start by using very smaller amounts of any essential oil. Then gradually increase if no adverse reaction occurs. Finally, children under 5 should not use aromatherapy.
Generally essential oils do not interfere with prescription medication. But it’s always wise to check with your doctor before adding any new remedy to your health regimen.