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Have your products been tested on animals?
Absolutely not. The Christer Collection has been manufactured without causing any cruelty to animals.
In addition, all of our bath capsules are 100% natural.
HPMC - Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose - is derived from vegetable cellulose, these capsules contain no preservatives, gelatine, wheat, animal by-products or starch, and they are made from pure cellulose of either pine or poplar.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of plant oils known as essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease.
Aromatherapy is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.
Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed via the skin, and whilst breathing.
How does skin application work?
Our skin is somewhat permeable. The active chemicals in essential oils are absorbed just like the ingredients in common pharmaceuticals such as hormone replacement therapy cream and nicotine patches.
Different factors can affect the absorption of essential oils through the skin. If you massage the area first, it will increase circulation to that area, thereby causing an increase in absorption of essential oils. Heat will likewise increase circulation and thus enhance absorption which is why adding essential oils to a warm bath will increase absorption.
Some researchers report that essential oils may be more readily absorbed from skin locations with greater concentrations of sweat glands and hair follicles, such as the genitals, head, soles, palms, and armpits (Battaglia, 2003).
How do I inhale essential oils?
The olfactory system includes all physical organs or cells relating to, or contributing to, the sense of smell. When we inhale through the nose, airborne molecules interact with the olfactory organs and, almost immediately, the brain.
Molecules inhaled through the nose or mouth are also carried to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. Thus, inhaled essential oils can affect the body through several systems
During inhalation, odour molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which
is the limbic system, which is commonly referred to as the "emotional brain."
The limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance (Higley & Higley, 1998). This relationship helps explain why smells often trigger emotions. Knowing this, we can hypothesize how inhalation of essential
oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects.
What is an Aroma Stick and how can it help me?
Aroma sticks are a practical, versatile and an effective way to inhale essential oils and keep a blend on your person, in your pocket or bag.
The Aroma Stick because is small, portable and is up to its owner when and how often they use it.
The nasal route (inhalation) gives rapid absorption of the essential oils which may be useful when a quick response is required.
To use an aroma stick inhaler, unscrew the cover and hold the inhaler under the nostrils. Breathe in slowly and deeply for a couple of breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. Using little and often will be most effective.
How long will an Aroma Stick last?
Keep the inhaler closed tightly to allow the aroma to last as long as possible. How long it will last will depend on the essential oils used and how often you open it.
How many bath capsules do I need to add per bath?
One capsule per bath is required. Each of the Christer Collection bath capsules have been hand crafted for single use only.
Im pregnant, can use essential oils?
If you are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy, high/low blood pressure or any other specific condition, please seek medical advice before using any of our products.
What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt, taking its name from a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulphate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy its many health benefits.
What are the benefits of Epsom Salt?
Epsom Salt helps raise the magnesium and sulphate levels in your body, hence serving as a superb mineral supplement.
It relaxes the nervous system, alleviates aching limbs, relieves back and muscle pain and cramps, cures skin problems, treats congestions and colds, heals cuts and draws toxins from your body.
It’s a stress reliever and even prevents the hardening of arteries and blood clots, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Magnesium and sulphate components enhance the production of insulin, which helps prevent diabetes or lessen its severity.
When is the use of Epsom Salt not recommended?
Epsom Salt is for external use only and not for consumption, and should be kept away from pets and children. In case of pregnancy or other health concerns, consult your physician first.
When using, avoid mixing it with soap as this can interfere with its proper working.
Our Epsom Salts are BP Grade - What is BP Grade?
It means that the Epsom Salt is produced to the pharmaceutically accepted standard by the British Pharmacopoeia.
I don’t have a bath, am I able to use your products?
Yes no problem. Just add approximately ½ a cup of Epsom Salt to a foot bath and soak for a minimum of 12 minutes.
Epsom Salt can also be used as a salt scrub whilst showering. Always wet the skin first and use a small amount to avoid skin irritation.
Can I use the bath capsules and the Epsom salt together?
Yes, definitely, here at the Christer Collection we would encourage this.
Please place approximately 1/3 of the bag of Epsom salts along with one bath capsule into your bath whilst the water is running and leave to dissolve. This may take a few moments. Gently swirl the water to ensure all products have been dispersed before getting into your bath.