A few weeks ago I was introduced to a new brand (to me) called Puressentiel – their concept is simple ‘efficacy at it’s purest’. The brand’s goal is focused on using nature’s purest and the most powerful natural  ingredients in their line of aromatherapy products while enriching the overall health and well being to all.

If you’re new to the brand here’s a little background info:  Puressentiel was Founded in 2005 by Isabelle and Marco Pacchioni and is currently the leader in the natural health market in pharmacies all across Europe – and after testing a few of their products, Canada will be added to that list as well! To ensure that proper ethics are involved in extraction and use of the purest ingredients, Puressentiel has developed a “Puressentiel Product Quality Charter” and a “Raw Materials Quality Charter” to guarantee eco-friendly credentials of the raw materials used and to ensure their products are made from 100% pure, natural active ingredients. In addition, since it’s launch in 2005 Puressentiel has carried out 191 scientific studies on the efficiency and tolerance of it’s products in collaboration with hospital based doctors and independent researchers. Currently, they offer 145 products based on 135 different essential oils and in 2011 they created the “Puressentiel Advisory Board” composed of multidisciplinary scientists such as pharmacists, hospital practitioners etc.

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For the nerd in me, this is a dream come true why? Because it’s science meets lifestyle. And for the first time I don’t have to worry about toxins in my products! As with all products that are provided to me for review – I test it thoroughly for weeks at a time to ensure I provide the best and most comprehensive conclusions and reviews. The first product that I tested happen to come at a very convenient time – a few weeks ago I woke up with an extremely sore neck so much so that I couldn’t move my head from side to side without crying out in pain. My high pain tolerance endured the pain for a day until I reached over for the “Puressentiel Muscle & Joints Roller”. I applied it at 7 am in the morning after a shower and within 10 mins I felt immediate relief! I couldn’t believe it, after 30 mins I could turn my head without feeling the immense stiffness and pain. I give this product full credit in ensuring my productivity of that week and I HIGHLY recommend it!

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If you’ve ever shared a meal with me you’ll know – if I can’t find a sink to wash my hands prior to eating I have no shame in using my anti-bacterial hand sanitizer before my meals. I’ve been told it’s a quirky trait but I really do wash my hands every time I enter my home, touch a door knob, before meals, after playing with pets, hand shakes etc. Needless to say, I don’t like germs so I was all up for testing the Puressentiel Purifying Antibacterial Gel! It’s non-greasy, non-drying and the scent of the three essential oils (Lemon, tea tree & Lavandin) is heavenly! I would highly recommend trying this if you’re germ fighter like myself and it’s a staple in my purse.

Perhaps the one product of the bunch that peaked my interest was the “Puressentiel Stress Roll On” made with 12 essential oils of 100% pure ingredients. My mind is analogous to a clock, it’s always ticking – I’m constantly working on something mentally – I never leave home without a note pad and pen and with the constant mental churning comes stress at times. I applied the Stress Roll on on my wrists and temples twice a day for a week and I did notice I felt more relaxed and less worrisome. Could it have been a placebo effect? I’ll have to do a blind test to further investigate but the soothing essential oils were overall very calming and I am currently using it to combat stressful days. Again, another purse staple.

The last two products I tested in conjunction – “Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray” & “Puressentiel Rest and Relax Air Spray“. I sprayed the Purifying Air Spray throughout my condo apartment in the early mornings every other day for two weeks and it created a noticeable calming, soothing effect upon entry after a long day. It’s main purpose is to fight particular bacteria and to provide purer air quality in the home. The Rest and Relax Air Spray is most welcomed on days off when I’m trying to catch up on sleep and while reading a book. It’s primary goal is to create a restful and relaxing environment conducive for sleep and that I’m happy to report it does very well.

Overall, these products are a pleasant surprise and I would recommend the Puressentiel brand when it does launch all across Canada this Fall. If you would like more information on this brand, be sure to email me at (zenorahslife@gmail.com) and I will consult with the Puressentiel team & representatives.




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