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Aromaforce Immune Defense Solution

30 ml

Our Immune Defense Solution is a powerful blend of pure essential oils for supporting the immune system and respiratory health. Versatile and easy to use, it can be diffused or applied topically to promote your wellbeing.

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Aromaforce Vapor Rub

80 ml

Breathe easy with this non-greasy, petroleum-free chest rub formulated with pure botanical ingredients. Essential oils of rosemary, eucalyptus and thyme penetrate topically and aromatically to calm and refresh.

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Sinus Formula Essential Oil Wellness Blend

5 ml

A vapor rub in a bottle! This refreshing and minty blend soothes the sinuses and the respiratory tract aromatically and through topical penetration. Pure, certified organic essential oils with olive oil.

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Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

5 ml

A more gentle variety of eucalyptus that supports respiratory health & immune health, as well as muscles & joints. Ideal for more sensitie individuals. 100% pure, certified organic Eucalyptus radiata essential oil from South Africa.

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Lavender Essential Oil

5 ml

Our French lavender is a calming floral essential oil often used for sleep, healthy stress-response & skincare. 100% pure, certified organic Lavandula angustifolia essential oil from Provence, France.

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Your Health, Nature's Pharmacy

Taking Aromatherapy Beyond Aromatics + Exploring the Science of Essential Oils Aromatherapy has long been considered a lifestyle support, thanks to the typically pleasant aromas of essential oils. People have enjoyed and used essential oils for their aromatics via diffusion, cleaning, and personal care. This type of aromatherapy is often referred to as English Aromatherapy, where essential oils are chosen for their aroma and blended, resulting in new aromatic experiences. Most people living in the United States and many other areas in the world are familiar with this type of aromatherapy as it’s been the most common and most practiced here. There is, however, another option when it comes to the use of essential oils. French Medical Aromatherapy French, Medical, or Scientific Aromatherapy are terms that describe this alternate method of essential oils utilization. French Aromatherapy chooses oils based on their constituents, or chemical compounds, to then blend with other essential oils based on their constituents, resulting in a more complex therapeutic application. We’ve seen companies synthesize and extract these very compounds that occur naturally in plants. While synthesis and extraction may be convenient, it eliminates the entourage effect that comes from using a naturally occurring compound with its surrounding (co-existing) constituents. While primary constituents are crucial, their co-existing compounds can be just as vital. This is why using naturally derived plant medicine can be so beneficial for your health. A Short History of Aromatherapy Let’s briefly address the history of aromatherapy and some of the primary ways it has been utilized by people since our earliest recorded history. In 40,000 BCE Aboriginal people already had specific uses for aromatic plants, such as pulverizing leaves to mix with mud and clay for topical application and burning plant material to breathe in the smoke to support respiratory conditions. In 3,500 BCE the first written mention of phytotherapy happened in China, where archaeologist have found evidence of clay utensils whose use is assumed to be a variation of distillation. Not long after, we see regular use of plant aromatics in Egypt by doctors and embalmers. Ibn Sina (Avicenna) wrote more than 100 works on medicine as is credited with the invention of steam distillation in 1,000 CE. As people traveled more and further for trade, plant medicine grew as new plants were introduced. In the 15thcentury, Apothecaries were called ‘Aromaterii’ due to the increased knowledge of ‘aromatherapy’ and the important role of aromatic plant medicine at that time. Finally, at the turn of the 17th century over 100 essential oils were being used to treat illness and symptoms. This continued until the 20th century with many oils and formulations included in the Pharmceutical Codex. This was the century where the term ‘Aromatherapy’ was implemented and stuck. René Maurice Gattefossé was a chemist and researcher living in Lyon, France. After a lab explosion left his hand severely injured, he had the good sense to put it into a vessel containing lavender essential oil. Due to the rapid healing, lack of infection, and undetectable scar, Gattefossé began his aromatic journey and in 1937 wrote a book called Aromathérapie: Les Huiles essentielles hormones végétales (translated into English and now called Gattefossé’s Aromatherapy) that birthed the style of aromatherapy upon which Pranarōm functions: French Medical Aromatherapy.  Bringing Your Health Into Balance As a general definition, Aromatherapy provides botanical support for your body, mind, and spirit through the therapeutic and aromatic constituents produced by the plant by way of essential oils. Essential oils are just that, vital to the health, longevity, and proliferation of a plant species. As our founder would describe it, “Scientific and medical aromatherapy can be defined as follows: the use of chemotyped essential oils from aromatic plants by varying methods of administration: oral, respiratory, olfactory, dermal, auricular, nasal, or by atmospheric diffusion, to provide complementary, preventative, or curative treatment for a wide variety of conditions.” From p.27 of Contemporary French Aromatherapy by Dominique Baudoux. The Science of Essential Oils Pranarōm prides itself on promoting the science of essential oils. At Pranarōm, every batch of every oil goes through rigorous testing. Tests include various human and mechanical inspections and analyses to provide a certificate of analysis, listing all constituents present in the oil. This testing also ensures Organic Certification approved by both ECOCERT and USDA guidelines. As the number one essential oil brand in a large part of Europe, we have the assets for a large R&D department, keeping Pranarōm at the forefront of innovation and expansion. With a pharmacist/aromatherapist founder, our attention to detail in constituents is unrivaled in this market, which paved the way for our most recent product launches: Aromaforce and Pranacaps, two categories that offer safe and effective internal use of essential oils. This safety is made possible thanks to our varied and in-depth testing. Because Pranarōm chooses oils based on their constituents, we formulate with therapeutic constituent synergy in mind. Each Wellness Blend, Aromaforce product, and Pranacap offering provides a product formulated with concentrated plant medicine, based on constituent combinations, for a specific ailment with a tailored application. When it comes to your health, sometimes we need the powerful punch that essential oils offer. As an example, production of Lavender essential oils requires 2,000lbs of lavender flower to create just one gallon of essential oil. When you consider the landmass and plant material required for each drop of oil, it becomes quite clear just how powerful this plant medicine can be. Aromaforce Our Aromaforce line takes aromatherapy from lifestyle support to health support. Aromaforce is a product line designed to help support and soothe your natural defenses during cold and flu season. This line offers our new Vapor Rub, and our revamped Essential Syrup and Throat Spray, all of which support and soothe the respiratory system. These items are rounded out by our Immune Defense Solution, great for diffusion, bottoms of feet, and in hand soaps and lotions; and our Purifying Sprays that clean up the atmosphere and surfaces wherever you need a little boost of health. To work in concert with these products, Aromaforce offers a selection of single note essential oil Mini-caps to support safe and optimal internal use of essential oils. Expertly diluted to offer one drop of essential oil per mini-cap in a base of organic vegetable oil, these are offered in Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Ravintsara. Pranacaps Pranarōm’s biggest boon is our Pranacap line, a tailored line of internal use capsules to support balanced health and wellness. Targeting our most common health concerns, each formulation combats the effects these ailments have on our health and day-to-day lives. Each product contains a synergy of essential oils in a base of organic vegetable oil to safely deliver this potent and effective plant medicine. Digestive Support – for your digestive needs and to support digestive comfort. Formulated with Ginger, Peppermint, Cassia, Lemon, Cardamom, and Caraway essential oils. Immune Support – to help nourish and maintain your natural defenses. Formulated with Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Ginger, Clove, and Winter Savory essential oils. Memory & Focus – support your cognitive function and promote better memory. Formulated with Lavender, Spanish Sage, Winter Savory, Peppermint, and Rosemary essential oils. Respiratory Health – promote and maintain respiratory tract health. Formulated with Oregano and Lemon essential oils. Stress Relief & Sleep – to calm the mind and support your natural sleep cycles. Formulated with Mandarin, Lavender, and Caraway essential oils.

By Pranarom USA Team

How To Use Lavender Oil For Sleep

Lavender essential oil, from Lavandula angustifolia, is known in the world of aromatherapy as a panacea. Panacea is defined as “a solution or remedy for all difficulties.” Nothing could be truer of Lavender essential oil than this. While many essential oils offer similar benefits to Lavender, no single oil has the same varied and numerous capabilities as Lavender. One such capability is to help us with sleep, equally so with routine, quality, and longevity. When it comes to sleep, or lack thereof, we all know the feeling between feeling rested and exhausted and we can often connect the lack of sleep to issues that crop up throughout the day. Irritability, impatience, brain fog, lack of motivation, sadness… the list goes on and on. While Lavender essential oil can help in each of these iterations, its ability to support us before it’s too late is even greater. First, let’s look at sleep routine. The importance of consistency A sleep routine is staying consistent to a schedule when it comes to sleep. As much as we can, for the most optimal sleep and best results from said sleep (because let’s face it, there is such a thing as ‘bad’ sleep), we need to stick to a schedule of consistent bedtime AND waking time. The former is often talked about, the latter, not as much. If we can get to bed within a half hour range every night, and wake within a half hour range every morning, we will find amazing results within a week. And yes, you can get into bed and even fall asleep before you’re supremely exhausted. Believe me, I was shocked the first time I got into bed not yet tired and still managed to fall asleep. The reason for a consistent bedtime and wake time is because our bodies like a routine, and when we consistently sleep at the same times every night our body recognizes the pattern and is more likely to do the work it needs to do while we sleep. (This is true for those who work 2nd and 3rd shifts as well, no matter what time of day you get your sleep, be consistent.) That’s right, while we sleep is when the body and its internal structures reset, regenerate, and replenish for the next day. We then wake feeling more energetic, more alert, and in a mood that makes our day-to-day activities less of a grind and more tolerable. How does Lavender support? Let’s look at how Lavender essential oil supports you in your routine and where to put Lavender for sleep. When establishing a new routine it can be helpful to have a ‘switch’ to let your mind and body know what’s coming next. Lavender essential is a great oil to put into your diffuser when you’re getting close to bedtime. If you do this consistently your mind will recognize the smell and encourage you to get to your end of day routine and into bed. Adding Lavender essential oil to your skincare routine at night is another way to both benefit the skin and relax the body for sleep. Lastly, having the smell of Lavender essential oil by your bed, either on a cotton ball or tissue next to your pillow, will further round out this oil’s support of deep, restorative sleep. What makes Lavender so effective? Lavender contains two primary constituents, linalool and linalyl acetate. In his book Contemporary French Aromatherapy, Dominique Baudoux describes Esters, like linalyl acetate, as being calming and sedative with abilities as a neurotropic antispasmodic. This means that it can help support the nervous system and the body’s ability to keep it in balance. The nervous system needs to be balanced and relaxed in order for the mind and body to relax, fall, and stay asleep. Monoterpenols, like linalool, also offer neurotonic support and sedative qualities, both of which further support the body’s ability to get restful, meaningful sleep. Some simple ways to use Lavender essential oil for sleep Palm inhalation is one of the quickest and easiest ways to use essential oil. Add a drop of Pranarōm’s Lavender essential oil to your palm and rub the palms together. As the palms rub together, the heat and friction created help to open the oil’s aroma by breaking down the molecules and offering a very rudimentary method of diffusion. Then cup the palms and bring them toward your nose. If it’s comfortable for you, close your eyes and start breathing in deeply through the nose. Let your breaths be easy and slow, not forced or urgent – slowing and softening the breath supports your body’s ability to relax. Take 3-5 breaths in and out through the nose and notice how you feel afterward. This is a great method when you don’t have a diffuser or want a more personal experience. The skin of the palms is thicker than most other places on the body (aside from the feet) which means the essential oil cannot penetrate the skin as easily or as quickly as it can on other parts of the body. And while essential oils are oils, they are volatile and act a lot like a gas, which means that the oil that can’t penetrate the skin quickly often evaporates. Diffusion is another great option to help support sleep, I recommend an ultrasonic diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers work by decreasing the molecules size through ultrasonic movements from the small plate at the bottom of the diffuser. The smaller the molecule the easier the aroma will move with the cool mist and diffuse into the air, giving you the best dispersal in your home or bedroom. If your diffuser has an intermittent function, it will diffuse for shorter periods of time in bursts but last over a longer period, supporting you throughout the night but not overwhelming the system. Another method with diffuser is to set the diffuser and run for an hour before you go to bed, leaving the bedroom infused with Lavender’s calming and supportive scent. * Please note, if you have pets that sleep in the bedroom with you, this second method of diffusing before you get into bed is best for them until you know how they respond to having Lavender diffused in their presence. Ambient Diffusion is a great option if you don’t have a diffuser or your pets don’t respond well to diffused essential oils. Add 4-5 drops of Pranarōm’s Lavender essential oil to a cotton ball, cotton round, tissue, or handkerchief/bandana. Then place your item of choosing beside your pillow or just inside the pillowcase. This will offer close, personal aroma without affecting others or disturbing pets who don’t like the smell. Pillow & Linen spray is easy to make and easy to use. Fill an empty spray bottle with ¾ water and ¼ witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. To this, add 30 drops of essential oil per ounce, so it’s best to start with a smaller bottle to see how you like this method. Replace the top and shake well for 30 seconds, then you’re ready to go! Spray on linens and pillows 15-20 min before bed – just before you brush teeth, wash your face, etc. – and you’ll have a relaxing, calming aroma surrounding you as you get into bed and drift off to sleep. Foot massage with Lavender essential oil offers two benefits: the sedative qualities of Lavender and the relaxation of a foot rub. Using lavender oil on feet for sleep is a quick and easy option. Fill an empty bottle with your favorite Pranarōm Virgin Plant Oil, I like Jojoba for the feet thanks to its nourishing and moisturizing abilities, then add 20-30 drops of Lavender essential oil per ounce of carrier oil, then swirl or shake to disperse the essential oil into the jojoba. Each night when you get into bed, put 5-10 drops into your hands, warm the oils between your palms, and massage into your feet. Give yourself at least a minute to massage each toe, the arch, the heels – every little bit of the foot should be covered. Add a pair of socks if you’d like or wait a moment for the oils to absorb and then get under the covers and drift off to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. To avoid oil on your sheets or the need for socks, you can put a drop of Pranarōm’s Lavender without dilution right on the bottoms of the feet. Directly placing lavender oil on feet is a great way to save time and is wonderful while traveling. Body massage is another great massage option, you just need a little more oil. I like Jojoba here, too, and find this method to be best where you have a little extra time or have had a particularly difficult day. Give yourself some time to absorb the oils into the skin after the massage or sleep on sheets you’re okay with getting some oil residue on. It’s worth the extra time if you have it! Bath oil and bath salts support you when an end of the day bath is an option. Warm baths alone can help calm and relax the body. Add a Lavender-infused oil to your bath for added benefits! Using the same formulation as the Foot or Massage oil, add 10-15 drops of the mixture to your bath after the bath is done filling and you’ve gotten into the bath water. Alternatively, you can add 5-10 drops of Lavender essential oil to two cups of Epsom salts, mix well to let the salts fully absorb the essential oil, and add to the bath after you get in. Relax for 20 minutes in your lavender bath water. Combine with the linen & pillow spray for ultimate pampering. Facial oil with Lavender is an ancillary method of using Lavender for sleep and a primary way to support your skin while you’re at it. People often wonder how to use Lavender oil for face care and here we’re getting the benefits for better skin and sleep quality. Again from his book, Dominique Baudoux describes Lavender’s abilities as both a skin regenerator, thanks to its constituents, and an antiseptic agent. This means that adding Lavender oil to skin care can support clear, clean, healthy skin. Add Pranarōm’s organic Lavender essential oil to your existing serum or moisturizer for quick and easy benefits. You can also dilute 10 drops of Lavender per ounce of Argan Virgin Plant Oil for a simple yet effective DIY facial serum. To use, dampen face with Pranarōm’s organic Lavender hydrosol (or any other variety), warm 4-5 drops of your Argan-Lavender combination in the palms, then press mixture into still-damp facial skin, letting the hands press into all parts of the face for a complete rejuvenation of the skin. Quality Criteria Pranarōm’s Lavender Essential Oil offers you quality and consistency without fail. Each batch of Pranarōm’s Lavender is individually tested to be sure it is the correct varietal of Lavender. Other varietals of lavender can be stimulating and invigorating (Spike Lavender) so you want to be sure you’re getting true Lavender Lavandula angustifolia for the purposes of this article. This batch testing also ensures that the constituent levels are consistent and therapeutic, ensureing every bottle of Lavender essential oil will offer the wonderful benefits we know Lavender to contain. Each oil goes through the rigorous process of both USDA and ECOCERT organic certification as well, offering you a responsibly and sustainably grown and harvested Lavender essential oil. Blending Suggestions While Lavender has these many wonderful benefits and uses, you may be wondering other essential oil goes well with Lavender. Sometimes we need aromatic support options when it comes to the most widely-used essential oil on the market. Lavender essential oil pairs well with just about any oil, but for the purposes of a deeper, more restful night’s sleep, I’ve listed some of my favorites that have similar abilities to help relax, calm, and quiet the body and mind for sleep: Bergamot Cedarwood, Atlas Clary Sage Frankincense Lemon Verbena Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Sweet Petitgrain Roman Chamomile Sandalwood Vetiver Ylang Ylang Shop all our single note essential oils here! Pranarōm Blends are a wonderful way to get the benefits of Lavender at bedtime without having to blend anything yourself. Trust the team of Pranarōm formulators to provide you with the right oils, in the right quantities, for the best results and your most restful night of sleep. Sleep Aid offers a blend of Lavender, Spikenard, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, and Sweet Orange which you can diffuse an hour before or at bedtime. Use with a palm inhalation, rub into the soles of your feet at night, or add to a tissue or cotton ball and place by your pillow. Prana KidsSleep Diffusion Blend is formulated for safety, gentleness, and efficacy with little ones in mind. Appropriate for those 3 months and up, this blend of Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Lavandin, Mandarin, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile offers a restful and peaceful environment so your children (and you!) can get your best rest. Diffuse for an hour before bed, briefly at bedtime, or on intermittent setting for an hour at bedtime. Down Time blends Sweet Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood (Atlas), and Roman Chamomile to help you wind down at the end of a stressful day, especially one involving excessive screen-time. Diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser at the end of the day or at bedtimes, use for palm inhalation, mix with carrier oil to massage into abdomen or chest, or simply add to a tissue or cotton ball by your pillow. Shop all our Wellness Blends here! Aromacalm was created to help bring you peace and balance. A unique formulation of Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Fennel, this blend is perfect for the end of a day that felt foreign or difficult to process. Where the day may have caused heavier emotions like anguish or grief, this blend is perfect in the diffuser or in palm inhalation in combination with soft, easy breaths with a focus on the exhalation. Stress Recovery is a tried-and-true blend of Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Sweet Marjoram, and Rose Geranium. The name says it all. Stress has a way of preventing our bodies from fully relaxing and releasing at the end of the day. Use this blend in the diffuser, with palm inhalation, on a tissue or cotton ball, or smell right out of the bottle for a middle of the night waking that feels like it might last till morning. Breathe in the aromas, let the experience of the scent be your focus, letting your exhales come slowly and completely. Repeat as necessary. Ultra Formulas provide a little more support with the inclusion of 150ml of CBD per 10ml roller bottle. These Ultra Formulas come in both Down Time and Stress Recovery. For topical use only, roll these blends onto pulse points, the chest, the neck and shoulders, the abdomen, or the bottoms of the feet for an entourage effect like no other. Diffusion Blends offer a great way to wind down at the end of the day, starting the relaxation process well before the bedtime hour. Each of these blends includes Lavender essential oil and is intended for use in a diffuser – add 4-5 drops to start in your favorite ultrasonic diffuser. Some of my favorites for relaxation: Aix-en-Provence offers a floral combination of Lavender, Rosewood Leaf, Rose Geranium, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang. Avignon combines herbal notes of Lavedner, Sweet Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil, Coriander, Spearmint, and Lemon Verbena. Cannes blends for a coastal, woodsy vibe of Bergamot, Douglas Fir, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Clary Sage, and Cistus. Tranquility transports with a whimsical blend of Lime, Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. The inspiration is endless when it comes to using Lavender essential oil to support quality, meaningful sleep in your day-to-day life. Try one of these suggestions and let us know how you like it!

By Pranarom USA Team

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