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!

 

We receive many messages by email, chat, what’s app and on social media every day. Some with questions about our products, and many with general beauty questions. We thought it might be helpful to share some of the most frequently asked beauty questions.

If you pull out a gray hair, more will grow back.

FALSE! This is not actually true, it’s more of an optical illusion. Remember, each hair stems from a single hair follicle. So if you pull out a gray hair or it falls out, it can only be replaced by a hair that comes from the same follicle, not from others around it.

Shampoos that produce more foam cleanse better.

No, no, and NO!

The amount of foam depends on the amount of surfactant used in the formula. Manufacturers sometimes look to foam to create a sensory experience for the customer, but that doesn't mean higher quality or better cleansing.

Certain creams can help fade stretch marks.

FALSE! The only product that has proven effective on stretch marks is retinoic acid, since it is capable of generating new collagen, which is what stretch marks need to improve. In fact, they say that stretch mark creams currently on the market have not been proven to provide a greater benefit than regular moisturizer, but they do maintain and even increase the elasticity of your skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

 

how to treat stretch marks

 

Washing your hair everyday damages it.

FALSE! Not necessarily, although it is recommended to use a daily use shampoo with less detergent, when your hair needs it, so as not to dry it out. What does damage your hair is using a blow dryer or other hot tools on a daily basis.

Split ends can be repaired.

FALSE! Once they have split, they can’t be fixed. They're broken, they can't be repaired or closed because the hair cuticle is already damaged. The best treatment? Get regular trims to keep your hair healthy.

You have to switch your shampoo because your hair gets used to it.

FALSE! Hair is made up of keratin, it doesn't regenerate like skin, so it can't get used to anything. If you notice that your shampoo or conditioner doesn't work anymore, it could be because your hair has changed and may be drier, for example, due to external agents, coloring, the time of year, etc.

 Depending on the ingredients in the shampoo you use, you may notice this. Most shampoos and treatments have mineral silicones. Over months of use, hair loses its shine and volume. Try a shampoo that does not contain mineral silicones – ideally pick one with plant silicone and plant and essential oils.

Your hair will never "get used to it" and will always be shiny.

Using our shampoos you will notice the difference immediately after the first wash – your hair will be much shinier and flexible. That effect is not lost if you use them on a daily basis.

 

hair care natural treatments

 

Does my leg hair grow back thicker after shaving?

NO! Let's put this question to rest once and for all. Hair is always thicker at the root than at the ends. When you use a razor, you cut the hair almost at the base, where it is thicker. So when the hair grows, it grows back from the base and feels thicker.

Try removing your hair with tweezers or wax; you’ll see how it grows back just the same, so shaving doesn't change anything.

TIP: For those who always use a razor, assume that your hair will always grow back thick. Also, with this type of hair removal, your hair grows much faster than when it's pulled out at the root. There are some options, such as hair removal creams (for legs, bikini area, armpits, etc.), which dissolve the base of the hair. Your hair does not grow back as fast as it does when you use a razor, or as slow as traditional waxing/honey.

If you don't like waxing, you don’t feel like making an appointment to have your hair removed, etc., there are a lot of electric hair removal devices that are very practical, fast, and do not leave traces of wax on your skin. Plus there is always the option of laser hair removal, which removes hair forever, in a few sessions.

Does waxing leave your hair more fragile?

YEAP! It’s a fact that pulling out your hairs from the roots for years makes them more fragile every day, and therefore thinner and weaker. But it's not only that; with age, due to a hormonal issue, your hairs become weaker and thinner over time. Your hair may even stop growing back in certain areas.

TIP: This process affects the whole body! Be careful not to pluck your eyebrows too much, and don't overdo it by looking for the perfect shape. Too much tweezing can cause them to stop being thick in the long term.

 

Cuticles: The more you remove them, the more they grow?

YES... The more you remove your cuticles, the more they grow back, and it will be more noticeable, that's why you have the impression that there's always too much cuticle and it grows very fast. It's true that the less we remove it, the less it grows. The cuticle is a type of protection for your nails. If your body notices that this protection is missing, it quickly replaces it. If it is intact, the body does not need to produce as much skin. Cuticles grow to a point and then stop. It is important to moisturize and care for your cuticles. Obviously, some grow more than others, depending on the person, just like hair.

TIP: If you don't have time to do your nails, or between manicures, spend some time moisturizing your cuticles. You can use either specific nail and cuticle products or any hand moisturizer. If you’re more into natural products like we are, apply a few drops of plant oil, such as argan or macadamia, mainly in winter.

Moisturized cuticles always give a neater appearance.

 

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The most common feedback we hear about our products at PerPurr is “they smell so good!” We hear that a lot. We receive emails. Our customers tell us. Our partners say it. The delivery man who picks up our packages every day comments on it...
 
We get the message: it’s your favorite part about Per Purr, the first thing that jumps out at you, and we are super proud of this! Want to know why smell memory is so strong?
 
Our sense of smell plays an active role in our lives. It alerts us of danger, it evokes memories and emotions. It seduces us... In fact, we can distinguish among a billion different aromatic notes. Wow!
 
You could say that an aroma is worth a thousand words. Aromas precede us, define us, and change us: fragrances are part of who we are, they tell our personal history. They are an emotional connection, memories associated with a specific moment, and can set off an emotional blast from the past.
 
The only undeniable fact is that as humans, we like to relieve the nice moments in life.
Unfortunately, life is not just full of good memories. A smell associated with a bad experience is usually immediately rejected - that’s how strong our brain’s reaction is.
 
Whenever we create a product, we try to make it evoke a sensation.
Like being in a dense, dewy forest.
A sunny Saturday morning.
A dessert.
The smell of citrus after the rain.
 
Moments that evoke happiness, this is what our ‘5 minute reset shower’, philosophy is based on. All you need is 5 minutes under the water with aromas that have the power to energize you, to reset your mood or unload a day’s stress. Are you in?
 
 

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