Puressentiel, for a comfortable and healthy winterFor little ailments, like sore muscles, coughs and bruises, I prefer to rely on natural remedies. Puressentiel is a French aromatherapy brand which offers a broad range of 100% natural products, developed to improve the daily health, beauty and well-being of the whole family. I was one of the lucky birds that got to try four products of my choice and this is my selection.
I absolutely love my job as a makeup artist, but it can be challenging and stressful as well as exhilarating. Either way, I often have troubles falling asleep at night. I usually apply some essential oil of lavender onto my pillow, but that doesn’t always cut it. Puressentiel Rest and Relax Air Spray (Slaap & Ontspanning Luchtspray) is a blend of 12 essential oils that promotes natural relaxation. It can be used at nighttime to relax and prepare our body to sleep, as well as during the day to soothe stressful moments. I’ve been using it for a week now, spraying one “psscht” in the four corners of my bedroom and I’m glad that, thus far, I’ve slept like a rock. I guess for me this blend works better than just the single lavender essential oil. I’ve also sprayed it in my car because I like its fresh and fruity scent (it contains lemongrass, mandarin and orange flower amongst others). A happy tune on the radio and gone was the traffic jam induced stress. I really like this, I’m going to buy a bottle for in the car too.
Puressentiel Resp OK Capsules (Resp OK Capsules voor inhalatie) help to breathe freely. The capsules contain a blend of 8 organic essential oils that soothe the airways. Luckily I didn’t catch a cold yet (fingers crossed!) but I do suffer from allergies, so to relieve my blocked nose I let one capsule dissolve in a bowl of hot water and covered my head and the bowl with a towel. It sure did help, but the inconvenience was that my freshly styled hair got “steamed” and laid flat against my head. I have to consider this next time.
After a whole day on my feet, in stressful situations or when driving a lot, I suffer from an aching and stiff back and sore shoulder muscles. This is why I was eager to test Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Roller (Gewrichten & Spieren Roller), a handy roller with 14 natural pain-killing essential oils. I’m glad I’ve discovered this product, the dispenser with the mess-free rolling ball is easy to use and it effectively soothes my sore back. As a bonus I like the relaxing scent of these essential oils.
I didn’t get the opportunity to try Puressentiel Cuts & Bruises Gel (Wondjes Builen Gel) yet. I just didn’t have any, and self-inflicting a wound just to try it out would be too crazy. What I can tell you is that it comes in a handy, travel-friendly plastic tube with a needle nose. The formula contains no less than 33 essential oils with purifying, calming and healing properties. Most gels and creams for bruises and swellings cannot be applied to broken skin, but this multi-purpose gel can be used on all types of small wounds, scrapes, bruises, swellings, burns, blisters and insect bites. It can be applied directly to the skin or on a compress and, according to Puressentiel, it doesn’t sting. I definitely am going to keep this gel on hand.
For little aches,