In this article, we introduce the French leader and famous worldwide Aromatherapy brand, Puressentiel. We also present some of its most iconic products.
Created in 2015 by an entrepreneurs couple, Isabelle and Marco Pacchioni, Puressentiel became quickly a world leader with 300 products sold in more than 100 countries.
How to explain such a big success? First of all, from the beginning, the brand committed to developing innovative products with natural active ingredients but yet affordable and accessible to all. Their products are made in France, in an eco-responsible and eco-friendly way. Many of their ranges offer 100% pure and organic essential oil and plant-based products.
Moreover, Puressentiel put a lot of effort to democratize aromatherapy by developing "ready-to-use" products and aromatherapy-based products. Thanks to these efforts, aromatherapy became popular not only among the connoisseurs but to the general public. However, apart from these "ready-to-use products", the brands still produce a very large number of 100% pure essential oils.
What is an essential oil and what are the benefits?
Essential oils are liquid extracts of beneficial plants and therefore distilled essence of a plant. They have been known for their powerful therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Each essential oil is made up of hundreds of active aromatic molecules that are effective at treating many everyday health ailments. Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways: they can be absorbed by the respiratory system when diffused or sprayed, administrated through the skin (applied usually diluted on specific strategic points), or in an oral way (a maximum of three drops three times a day, ingested on a neutral tablet, a sugar cube or a teaspoon of honey for example).
We have selected several bestsellers of Puressentiel products, from both pure aromatherapy and aromatherapy-based products. They will give you a broad idea of the ranges of products created by Puressentiel, but do not hesitate to visit Pharmacies to get to know more about all their ranges (more than 300 products!). Puressentiel products encompass a large number of categories: Purifying, Muscles & joints, Circulation, Respiratory, Rest & Relax, Wellbeing, skincare and beauty...
Reminder: Always seek advice from a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying health conditions or if you are under medication. Essential oils can’t be used by children under 7 years old, as well as pregnant/breastfeeding women.
This Air Spray is the most emblematic product of Puressentiel, which became a worldwide renowned product. This bestseller contains 41 Essential oils selected for their proven efficacity against viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and moulds… The air spray can be used in many ways: treat inside air and textiles, limit sources of allergies and epidemics, remove pollutants or unpleasant smells… It leaves a fresh and pleasant fragrance. Last but not least, the product does not use any propellant gas.
How to use it?
If you use it as an air spray, use a maximum of 2 sprays per day (for a 12m² room), wait 30 minutes before airing the room. Don’t spray in the presence of sensitive persons such as children, pregnant women, pets…
If you use it to get rid of dust mites, clothes mites, or bed bugs, spray the surface up to 8 times and leave for 30 minutes.
In this period of pandemic, hand sanitizers are having a very important place in our daily life. Puressentiel provides several products to fights bacterias and viruses.
The Gel with 3 essential oils (Lemon, Lavandin an Tea tree) is ideal to cleanse hands at any time of the day without the need for water, soap or rinsing. It is formulated with aloe vera to lock in moisture and prevent skin dryness.
The lotion spray is ideal for cleaning surfaces but works perfectly on hands too.
This medical device has proven efficacy in relieving pain caused by headaches. It contains 9 pure and natural essential oils. It also has instant refreshing effects. Its small size makes it easy to bring it along if you are often suffering from headaches.
How to use it:
Shake it well and massage by making concentric circles for about 5 seconds on trigger points: temples, eyebrows, neck, and trapezius muscles (inside the packaging, there is a small drawing indicating where to find these exact points). You can repeat the massage several times in a day: the product is rapidly absorbed and has a high skin tolerance.
This roller is recommended for relieving acute or chronic muscles / joint pain: clinical trials have proven its results in reducing pain intensity, improving comfort, mobility, and suppleness. It contains 14 essential oils selected for their relaxing and relieving effects (Cajuput, Roman Camomile, Clove, Eucalyptus globulus, Wintergreen, Juniper, Lavandin gross, Sweet Marjoram, Peppermint, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Scots Pine, Rosemary cineole, Turpentine).
How to use it ?
After shaking it well, you can apply it up to three times a day on the painful muscles or joints. Use the roller ball to massage gently the zone and promote muscle relaxation.
It’s is made with 100% organic essential oil. Contrary to it’s cheaper cousin lavandin essential oil, true lavender essential oil has many therapeutic properties. Its soothing effect helps channel anxiety and nervousness, and help to relax. It is also known for helping fall asleep and improving sleep quality
How to use it?
It can be used for inhalation ( 4 drops in a bowl of steaming water), for massage (3 drops into a 10 ml massage oil), for diffusion in a room (few drops in a diffuser)…
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Australia, which has been used as traditional medicine by Aborigines for centuries. The product is also organic and contains 100% of essential oil.
Tea tree essential oil is effective in promoting healthy skin by soothing and healing a wide range of skin issues. It is also well known for its purifying properties.
How to use it?
Don’t apply tea tree oil directly to the skin: dilute the oil with a carrier oil, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. You can also combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties.
Ravintsara is a tree Native to Japan and Taiwan: the essential oil comes from the steam distillation of the leaves. It is an immune stimulant recommended for preventing and treating all forms of viral infection, particularly respiratory.
How to use it ?
To use it as an antiviral agent, take the 3 drops on a neutral tablet three times daily for four days. For immune stimulation, you can pour drops of essential oil onto the solar plexus, wrists and inner elbow three times per day for ten days.
If you’re planning to visit France during summertime, this spray is a must-buy! This repellent, with plant-based active ingredients, provides effective protection up to 7 hours to mosquitoes bites (even in infested tropical areas). It also protects 5 hours from ticks bites (which are very frequent in the French countryside).
The spray also has a soothing effect, thanks to its 5 essential oils (Tea tree, Citronella Java, Lavandin Grosso, Niaouli, and Peppermint.
As a key actor of Aromatherapy, Puressentiel products can be found in many places both online and offline. However, since most of the products are medical devices, it's needed to receive expert advice before using them. You can seek advice from your doctor, or ask directly a Pharmacist. They will be able to suggest you the most suitable products for your needs and the right way to use them. If you are in Paris, don't forget to visit Parapharmacy Monge where you can find a great number of Puressentiel products, and receive professional guidance from Pharmacists. Check our coupon here, to enjoy a 10% discount on parapharmacy products.
Author: O'bon Paris team
Photos: Yuka and Thuy