I used to think that essential oils were nothing more than just aromatherapy. Along the way, I realized that essential oils had more benefits than I assumed and they also do wonders for the mind and body.
Personally, I apply a bit of mint essential oil before I sleep every night because it helps to relax my mind and ensures that I sleep well.
Last week, I attended the Launch of Puressentiel Singapore @ Prive Capital, a French beauty brand that makes use of a blend of multiple essential oils to formulate their products.
Puressentiel has a range of 140 products for the face, body and hair that were formulated based on 131 essential oils. The above was just a small portion of the essential oils that were used. (The row was obviously too long for me to capture everything in one shot.)
We were introduced to one of their best-sellers, the Muscles & Joints range that night. I was quite surprised by this range because I never knew that essential oils will work on muscles and joints.
This was a range that was perfect for fitness junkies and has been proudly endorsed by French athlete and National Basketball Association (NBA) star Tony Parker.
Puressentiel was founded in 2005 by husband and wife, Marco and Isabelle Pacchioni. Isabelle is the lady in the left picture.
Together with her son Rocco (guy in right picture) and Marco's sister, Florence, they ran this family business for a good 10 years, turning Puressentiel into a successful global brand. I am so glad that this brand is officially in Singapore. Welcome!
One signature product was the Muscles & Joints Roller ($33.90) which was made up of 14 essential oils, namely:
2. Roman Camomile
It had a rolling ball massager that would ensure smooth and convenient application of product onto skin as well as soothe your aching muscles.
This product was highly recommended for athletes to use before or after a workout as well as people who suffer from chronic muscle and joint pain.
I've tested it on my back when it was aching from sitting at my work desk for too long + on my legs after a strenuous pole session and I loved it so far. It helped to cool the affected areas and after a while, my aches were not as intense anymore.
It worked similarly to muscle cream except that the latter was too thick and smelled too strong for my liking. Conversely, the roller was extremely light; had a nice cooling sensation and emitted a pleasant floral scent. I'm definitely converting to this product for my future usage.
Another product was the Muscles & Joints Soothing Balm ($26.90) which you can apply to sensitive areas up to approximately 3 times a day.
Like the Roller, its purpose was to soothe aching muscles and joints, reduce stiffness as well as counter swelling. It also contained active ingredients such as shea butter, beeswax and sunflower oil which made application very gentle and I loved how it gets absorbed into your skin very quickly.
Similarly, it contained menthol and contributed to the nice cooling sensation that I really liked. For people who prefer balms to rollers, this product is definitely worth a consideration. Likewise, I prefer this to the regular muscle cream and would certainly switch to this after my workout.
Oh yes, remember to wash your hands after use!
The star product in Puressentiel which we were introduced to was the Purifying Air Spray ($49.90 for 200ml bottle; $79.90 for 500ml bottle), which was so popular that 1 spray was sold every 10 seconds.
Till date, 11.2 million sprays have been sold. How impressive!
This wonder product was made up of 41 essential oils and have benefited users by:
- Destroying virus and bacteria in the air;
- Combating dust mites, thereby reducing allergies;
- Improving respiratory function; and
- Stimulating the immune system
It was recommended for users to spray 6 to 8 sprays at 4 corners of the room to purify the air. That's a very generous amount but you'll probably need that amount if your room is as dusty as mine. I've sprayed this in my parents' room as well and they liked it. They even requested that I spray it on their bed, which you can of course but obviously not too much.
The smell was fragrant and relaxing and I would personally encourage you to spray this before you go to bed so that you will have a good night's sleep.
You know when a spray like this would become highly sought after in Singapore? When there's haze. If air diffusers and N95 masks can be in hot demand during that period, I won't be surprised if this purifying air spray would be swept up like nobody's business as well. :D
Photo credits to Pearly.
The event wouldn't be complete without a photo with Rocco. Thank you Fusion Cosmetics and Puressentiel SG for having Pearly and me!
Puressentiel products retail at Beauty by Nature, Robinsons and John Little stores.
For more information on Puressentiel, please check out their official website and their Facebook page.
Disclaimer: Reviews are based on personal experiences.