Aromatherapy

Discover the virtues of essential oils with aspiraclip®


 

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are produced by the secondary plant metabolism and are found in specific cells of flowers, leaves, roots as well as barks, peels and buds. Obtained through steam distillation, peel pressing or special extraction methods, they are used in the medical field as well as for wellness purposes. Essential oils had already been used in the ancient world for the relief of suffering. Nowadays, a lot of researches show how essential oils affect body and mind. Hence, the science of aroma is truly a part of phytotherapy and an integral part of our modern medicine. Essential oils possess an array of virtues: some have relaxing qualities, others help us to concentrate and give us strength. Furthermore, some oils have antiseptic properties, helping to cure colds.


 
 

How do essential oils work?

Essential oils can be absorbed in many ways. In general, there are three types to be distinguished:  absorption through the olfactory system, dermal absorption and oral ingestion.

 

Absorption through the olfactory system

Scent molecules reach the olfactory cells of the olfactory epithelium (Regio olfactoria) through the nose. Odorant receptors on non-motile cilia at the end of those cells identify the smell and send the scent information to the limbic system of the brain through the olfactory nerves. This part of the brain, the oldest one, deals with emotions as well as with physical and mental needs.

The particularity of essential oils is their ability to activate hormones and hormone-like semiochemicals (e..g adrenaline or endorphin) which generates emotional responses, generating for their part a physical response, hence able to have an impact on blood pressure, pain or well-being as well as to regulate the complex digestive and immune system. The use of essential oils is even more diverse. Unconsciously we absorb these oils through food, for what gives fruits and spices their distinctive flavour is primarily due to the essential oils contained therein.

The dermal absorption and inhalation of essential oils have proven themselves to be the best two methods.

Through the skin, the lipophilic molecules of the essential oils reach the sudoriparous glands, the sebaceous glands and the subcutaneous tissue. The molecules then meet the cardiovascular system through lymphatic vessels and capillaries, in order to reach the internal organs.


 
 

Inhale with aspiraclip®

The most well-known and uncomplicated way to use essential oils is to absorb it through the olfactory system. Aromatherapy lamps and steamers are appropriate devices but not handy when staying in public spaces (e.g. at work, on the train or plane).

The mini-inhaler aspiraclip® doesn’t need any additional devices, it can be instantly and directly used. When introduced under the nose, the clip becomes a very easy and barely noticeable way to be instantly relieved and relaxed.

The hermetic storage box, exclusively developed for the mini-inhaler, prevents any essential oil leaking and guarantees your clip to last up to 21 days, if used daily for 1 to 2 hours. This makes aspiraclip® the perfect device in various everyday situations.