AROMATHERAPY & ITS BENEFITS

At Per Purr, the feedback we hear most often about our products is “they smell so good!” We hear that a lot. We receive emails. Our customers tell us. Our partners mention it. The delivery man who picks up our packages every day tells us.

We get it: it’s your favorite thing about Per Purr, it’s what stands out, and we are super proud of this! But do you want to know what’s behind all this?

We use essential oils not just because they smell amazing, but also to promote healthy responses in the body. Essential oils can be found everywhere these days - that’s due to their infinite number of practical uses, and because of increased consumption of natural cosmetics. But they should be used with caution, safely, and always following professional guidelines, which we’ll explain below.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS

 

First thing’s first: what exactly are essential oils?

Essential oils are volatile compounds extracted from aromatic plants (leaves, flowers, stems, bark and roots) through distillation or pressure processes.

 

What do these natural essential oils do?

Essential oils can penetrate through smell or be absorbed through the skin’s surface – they do not reach the bloodstream. Once an essential oil is present, the olfactory system (through smell) or the circulatory system (through the skin) is stimulated. They then send signals to the limbic system that act directly on regions associated with emotions and vital processes.

Essential oils act very fast when inhaled. Once the scent reaches the nasal cavity, it is absorbed and triggers a stimulus of the olfactory nerves. How someone reacts to one scent or another has to do with our smell memory, something that is developed throughout our lives.

 

What are they used for?

Aromatherapy is a natural method based on the activity of biochemical molecules contained in essential oils, used to provoke various responses in the body, such as stimulating or mitigating the function of cells in an organ or the nervous system, to achieve a sense of balance or equilibrium.

 

What are their properties?

Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from aromatic plants to restore balance and harmony to the body and mind for the benefit of our health and beauty. Some of essential oils’ most praised properties include:

  • Analgesic: they help relieve pain, such as incense and lavender.
  • Calming: they mitigate excitement in the brain, help calm, such as lavender.
  • Anti-inflammatory: they counteract inflammation, such as citrus fruits (orange and lemon).
  • Stimulating: they aid in digestion and decrease bloating, such as basil and mint.
  • Regenerating and healing: they improve the regeneration and healing of the skin, such as incense and geranium.
  • Invigorating: they activate circulation, such as cypress and rosemary.
  • Bactericidal: they can destroy resistant germs.

To reap these benefits, quality natural essential oils must be used that are actually extracted from plants and not from a synthetic essence. There are many synthetic essential oils on the market that smell nice but don’t actually have these properties. It is also important that essential oils be extracted naturally (by pressure distillation), without the use of solvents or chemical processes that can alter their properties.

 

How do I use them?

  • By inhalation, we recommend diffusers that do not use a direct source of heat (which can alter the properties of the essential oil used). There are many diffusers on the market, ultrasonic, nebulizer, etc. Nowadays you can usually find them in your local pharmacy.
  • Through the skin: by using cosmetics that contain essential oils. Make sure they have been formulated with the correct strengths, (like Per Purr’s products!).

 

Yes, they are natural, but there are some guidelines to follow:

  • Do not apply directly on the skin
  • Do not ingest
  • Do not put in contact with eyes or mucous membranes
  • And last but not least: avoid sun exposure after use. Some oils are photosensitive, meaning when in contact with solar radiation they can cause changes to your skin, marks, spots, itching, redness of the skin. Most photosensitive essential oils are citrus: lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit.

 
Full hair natural treatment
 

Aromatherapy and Per Purr products:

“Home spa shower effect”: intense moisture shampoo and conditioner, the salt exfoliant.

“Professional massage”: Relax and Sporty oils

“Romantic bath”, even if just for one: Floral-Cure bath salts

Velvety-soft skin: Our moisturizer!

 

Bath Salts and their benefits

Have you heard about the benefits of bath salts? At Per Purr, we’ll give you some very useful ideas to get to know and use a product that will benefit your daily routine.

Bath salts stimulate, relax and soothe.

You've probably already taken a super relaxing bath with your Natural or Herbal Per Purr shower gel. But what if you add a little more? Bath salts have been used since ancient times. With a high content of magnesium, calcium and minerals, they were used to treat several bone, joint and skin problems.

When you add them to your bath water, the steam from the water will release the smells of the salts, causing a stimulating or relaxing effect (depending on the aroma).

 

 

Ideas for your bath salts:

  1. Don't have a bathtub? Don't worry, when you finish showering, take a handful of the salts and exfoliate your body with them. Leave them on for about 5 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  2. For tired feet, add a handful or two of your favorite salts in a foot spa or basin and soak them for about 10 minutes. Dry them with a soft towel and apply our natural body moisturizer. If you wish, use our exfoliating salts to remove dead cells.
  3. Relax and get into a tub of warm water, and add the salts. The steam mixed with the salts will provide a relaxing effect.
  4. If you have problems with blood circulation, take a salt bath or apply it directly to your body with a gentle massage. The minerals are absorbed by your skin and help with circulation.
  5. When you come into contact with the hot water and salts, your pores open up, releasing toxins from your bloodstream.
  6. Salt is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Adding it to your bath after exercising will help reduce inflammation in your muscles or joints.

 

 

Which Per Purr bath salts should you choose?

At Per Purr, you can find a wide range of original bath salts for your daily routine:

  • Spice Cure: with ginger root and cinnamon. These salts are ideal for improving your blood circulation, mood and well-being. A journey to spice-filled destinations.
  • Herbal Cure: a blend of mint, basil and rosemary that will help reduce stress and anxiety with its fresh scents.
  • Flower Cure: relax with the aroma of flower petals and rose essential oil. It will help you relax and boost your mood.

Start off autumn invigorated and choose your favorite salts from our Autumn Essentials.

 

Is it true that shampoos without sodium lauryl sulfate don’t produce foam?

 
SLS has been used as an ingredient since 1930, commonly used as a cleaning agent in household disinfectants, laundry detergents or dishwashers, as well as in shampoos, body washes and toothpastes.
 
Today, sodium lauryl sulfate is frowned upon for unfounded reasons. There is a current narrative in which SLS is a threat to human health, with claims that it can cause cancer, hair loss, disrupt biological systems, etc. These claims are not scientifically supported and therefore should be considered false and misleading.
 

 

Why don't we use it at Per Purr?

 
It turns out that SLS is a great inexpensive surfactant with a high cleansing capacity, and it also creates a rich foam. But it is not the best choice for everyone. Because of its strong astringent action, it has a more abrasive effect, which can cause irritation for some people. Today, there is a new generation of gentler surfactants with an excellent cleaning capacity.
Biotechnology allows these new cleaning agents, natural plant-based (surfactants), to perform their functions gently. This technology also means they are biodegradable, and all of their components are derived from renewable and sustainable natural resources (plant-based).
They say: "You don’t need foam to get a good wash."
 
 
It’s true. But at Per Purr, we love foam and we don't want to do without it. Foam is a fundamental part of a pleasant shower, helping to achieve a soft, silky and natural look.
 
SLS-free shampoos are known for not creating foam or lathering. At Per Purr, we use extremely mild sulfate-free surfactants (detergents) that provide a deep and long-lasting clean feeling, and create a rich, dense lather.
 
 

 

The wealth of the Amazon jungle is without any doubt, immeasurable. Not only for indigenous peoples and local communities, but also for the rest of us. It is fascinating to discover how each plant, seed and fruit have a healing and beneficial effect for us.

Amazonian oils are too many. Almost all of them are very powerful, and, among them we highlight Brazil Nut or Mahogany Nut's oil, extracted from the fruit of the Carapa Guaianensis tree. This oil has medicinal anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties.

It is widely used in cosmetic products, due to its nutritional capacity, being a source of vitamins and also be very beneficial for muscles sores, hair and skin.

 

 

Here we list the main uses of this powerful oil:

Massages:

Its use is commonly recommended for decontracting massages, helping to relieve muscle and joint pain. It works as a natural pain reliever, very effective when it comes to bruises, bumps and stiffness. It is also antirheumatic, improving circulation and swelling.

 

Natural repellent:

Brazil Nut oil can be used in repellent products and even applied to the skin to treat insect bites. Repellent candles with Andiroba oil are produced in some regions of the Amazon.

 

Skin and hair:

This oil can also be used in moisturizers and shampoos, since its emollient properties help improve the appearance of the skin and hair.

On the skin, it stimulates regeneration and due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it softens symptoms of skin diseases.

On hair, it reduces the volume of the hair and leaves it brighter.

 

Sore throat:

3 drops of the 100% pure and concentrated oil can be diluted in 100 ml of water, to gargle, helping in the treatment of sore throat, since it has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. (The consumption of oil orally is not recommended, only to gargle).

At Per Purr we use this miraculous oil in our Sporty Body Oil and recommend its use before or after any physical activity. In addition, due to its insect repellent effect, it is an ideal product for summer, travel and outdoor sports.

 

Aceite Sporty

However, it is not only its properties that generate some kind of well-being in us. At Per Purr we place a lot of importance on the aroma of our products and, in this case, its warm and soft mix between floral and spicy touches manage to transport us to the Far East and relaxation rituals.

Hearing that Christmas has become more commercial because of the gifts is a common cliché. But we bet that if you receive a present this time of year, it will make you feel happy and grateful. 

Have you ever asked yourself where the tradition of gift giving comes from? There are several possible stories about its roots. Some historians say that the origin of exchanging gifts dates back to ancient Rome, where before they celebrated Christmas, they held the festival of Saturnalia between December 17 and 24. Want to know more? Keep reading!

It’s said that the tradition of giving a gift to loved ones at Christmas originated with this Roman festival, although some relate it to the gifts the Three Wise Men gave to Jesus: the gold, frankincense, and myrrh they brought to Bethlehem.

 

So you won’t have to face the long lines and crowded malls, we'll give you our TOP 3 gift list for this holiday season.

 

Facial Oil - our new (star) product! It's perfect for all skin types because it adapts to your skin’s needs, leaving it completely balanced.

ACEITE FACIAL

 

Travel Kit - perfect for travel, this summer hit is still popular. A practical organic cotton bag with four basic Per Purr products: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body oil. Plus, an added bonus! This holiday season you can customize it: just write us a note with your order to let us know which oil you want in your travel kit: Skinny, Sporty, Antiox, Detox or Relax. The perfect gift for any of your loved ones.

 

travel kit Per Purr

Packs - we have packs for moms and babies, a pack for your friend who's been obsessed with her cellulite lately, a pack for sporty dads. And for your mother-in-law? We're sure she’ll love the Antiox pack.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail, phone, WhatsApp, or our online chat.

PER PURR WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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