May Allergies?

This time of year, it’s a pretty safe bet that your body is responding to tree pollens and grass, which can begin as early as February.
You might be tempted to reach for the latest antihistamine out of habit and flashy marketing. Yes, they may stifle the sniffles, but at what price? Side effects that they do not tell you about can include dizziness, nausea, moodiness, confusion, dry mouth and even blurred vision.
Powerful herbs and oils have been in use for centuries to clear airways and provide relief for spring hay fever. That’s why we chose the Pepex Inhaler – no side effects, no chemicals. Just menthol, eucalyptus and borneol oils.

Menthol is a powerful oil for treating respiratory conditions due to its ability to dilate the bronchioles, and has expectorant capabilities to thin and loosen mucous congestion.

Eucalyptus oil is one of the most powerful forms of natural medicine available. It works as an expectorant, and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick.

Borneol is used in many lung cancer treatments, and scientific data backs up its healing properties. Not only that, it is also a natural insect repellent! It has a pleasant smell, similar to camphor.
Unlike other natural allergy relievers, however, Pepex does NOT contain camphor. Why? Camphor, while natural, can cause skin rashes, swelling and can be toxic, even deadly if ingested. So, it is safe enough to use on children – we use it with our own kids!

Massage & Aromatherapy, a Lifetime of Benefits

It is estimated that up to 1 in 45 people in the U.S. are affected by autism, and boys are four more times likely than girls to be afflicted with it.

Although there is no cure, children can greatly benefit by engaging all five senses. Massage and aromatherapy provide a quiet bonding time that helps relax an agitated child, and helps them understand what they are experiencing. While many children are intially averse to touch, brief sessions help your child get accustomed to massage. Using their favorite music and calm atmosphere can enhance sensory integration. Aromatherapy such as Pepex uses positive reinforcement by associating pleasant smells with a safe, relaxing “safe place”. Non-medicated Pepex uses all natural eucalyptus and menthol oils, and the pocket sized, two in one applicator makes it easy to administer when you are away from home.

Autism Awareness Month

 

Autism can be described as a disorder of the senses – the brain relies on information gathered by touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight to help make sense of our environment.
  There is a close connection between smell and memory, and associating happy activities, images, or feelings with a certain smell helps calm and soothe the child while working on their social and motor skills.
Aromatherapy is one of the easiest ways to stimulate an autistic child’s senses, and a gentle massage using aromatic oils engages multiple senses at a time –  a great way to relax your child while engaging their senses of smell and touch. Pepex uses all natural eucalyptus and menthol oils – no side effects, no medications, and can be used as either a roll-on topical for massage, or  as an inhaler.