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When designing our nasal inhalers, we included some of the most popular and beneficial essential oils in the ingredients. Essential oils are highly concentrated oils extracted from plants, trees, leaves, and flowers. Not only do they smell amazing, but essential oils can be used to prevent and treat illness and injuries, and to encourage rest and relaxation. 

Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about the essential oils we incorporate into our nasal inhalers.

What Are Essential Oils?

First, let’s define exactly what these mysterious oils are, and what makes them so good. Essential oils are extracted
directly from plants, so, in effect, they capture the very essence of the plant, including their flavours, scents, and
beneficial properties. People have known for thousands of years that we can harvest plants for their medicinal
properties. 

There are several methods for extracting the oil from the plants. These include steam distillation, extraction with
solvents, maceration, enfleurage using vegetable or animal fat, cold press extraction (for citrus peels), and water
distillation, which uses pure boiling water. Steam distillation is the most popular method. During this process, the
aromatic compounds from the plants evaporate into steam in a special vat called a still. The steam is cooled, and when
the steam turns to water, the essential oil floats to the top of the liquid and can then be separated.

After the extraction process, the concentrated oil can be used in a number of ways so you can enjoy its benefits. You can
add a few drops of the oil to lotion or carrier oil and use it in massage, or apply it to the skin or hair in products such as
soap, shampoo, or conditioner. You can pour your favourite oil into your bathwater, or diffuse or spritz it in your home
so it fills your rooms with a wonderful scent. 

Or, you can inhale essential oils directly or, preferably, via a nasal inhaler. Our sense of smell is directly linked to our
brain, so when you breathe in the scent of these gorgeous oils, you can trigger a positive reaction throughout your
entire body. 

There are nearly 100 types of essential oils available, and each oil has unique healing properties, uses, and effects. You
can use one oil on its own or combine different oils to obtain even more benefits. FLYY includes the following oils in our
ingredients: mint, eucalyptus, sweet orange, valerian, lemongrass, and lavender.  

We’re expecting to be adding more very soon as we are working at the forefront of innovation to bring the very best to
our nasal inhaler enthusiasts.

Essential Oils: Properties and Uses

Mint and Menthol

Mint is a herb plant, and one of its main features is that it produces menthol. Menthol is the aromatic organic compound that is responsible for mint’s unique flavour, and it is used in food, medicine, cosmetics, dyes, perfumes, and much more. We love menthol for its cooling properties. 

Peppermint oil has a high percentage of menthol. Not only does peppermint oil provide a wonderful cooling sensation,
but it can also help you to relax. And, it can even ease tension headaches and aching muscles. Spearmint oil is another
wonderful-smelling oil, but it contains a lot less menthol.

Properties:
• Helps make the body feel cooler
• Refreshing
• Eases tension headaches and muscular aches and pain

Uses: 
You can use peppermint oil to treat a range of conditions, from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and digestion issues to the common cold. You can also apply it topically for relief from itching, muscle pain, and headache.

Eucalyptus

Another scent you’ll likely be familiar with is the smell of eucalyptus. The wonderfully warm smell is soothing,
comforting, and invigorating all at the same time. Just close your eyes and conjure up the aroma of a balmy breeze that
has swept through an Australian wood, rustling the leaves of the eucalyptus trees growing there. 

Properties:
• Reacts with mucous membranes, helping to loosen mucus
• Clears airways, chest & silances a cough
• Helps to ease congestion and the symptoms of a cold 
• Anti-inflammatory & Promotes healing
• Good for mental clarity
• Soothes headaches

Uses:
Eucalyptus can be found in some cold sore remedies since it can ease the symptoms of herpes, reduce the pain of a cold
sore, and speed up the healing process.

You might also find it in topical pain relief creams since it can help to reduce pain and inflammation associated with many conditions, including back pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be used to repel bugs and pests.

Sweet Orange

Also called orange oil, sweet orange oil has a cheerful and uplifting aroma. Perhaps it makes you think of sunny summer days or vibrant bowls of fresh fruit. Orange oil is usually extracted from the oranges by cold-pressing the rinds of the fruits.

Properties:

• A happy scent that children and adults love.

• Reduces anxiety when inhaled

• Slows down the pulse rate and breathing rate when applied topically

Uses: 
Thanks to its citrusy smell, sweet orange oil is used in household products. It’s also good for slowing digestion and
helping to relieve flatulence.

Valerian

Valerian essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of a pretty plant called Valeriana officinalis. With a warm, dry, and
woody aroma, it’s usually blended with other essential oils for maximum benefit. 

Properties: 
• Relaxing 
• Eases insomnia and restlessness 
• Aids nervous tension 

Uses:
Valerian oil is the perfect bedtime companion. You can massage it into the bottoms of your feet or the back of your neck at the end of a long, hard day. The aroma will help to promote feelings of peacefulness.

You can also diffuse valerian essential oil with other oils, and you can use it in a luxurious foot soak.

Lemongrass

Not surprisingly perhaps, lemongrass has an intensely lemony aroma. Many people find the scent gives them an
emotional boost, or it can help to revive them when they feel lethargic and encourage them to focus.  

Properties:
• Antibacterial
• Anti-fungal
• Antimicrobial
• Anti-inflammatory
• Reduces anxiety, stress, and tension levels

Uses:
Lemongrass essential oil is used in tea, cleaning products, dandruff tonics, and insect repellant. Indian healing
traditions use it to treat gastrointestinal issues and fever. Lemongrass is also good for muscular aches and pains,
indigestion, and acne.

Lavender

One of the most popular essential oils of all, lavender really is the powerhouse among essential oils. For centuries, people have been enraptured by the calming delicate fragrance and dusky purple hue of lavender. Perhaps you’ve heard of the lavender fields of Provence, which many people believe is the best place in the world to see fields of lavender in full bloom. 

To experience for yourself, inhale lavender essential oil and be transported to an oasis of tranquillity. 

Properties:

• Calming and sedative

• Anti-anxiety & Anti-inflammatory

• Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial & Antiviral

• Antioxidant Anaesthetic

• Immune boosting

• May help lower blood pressure & heart rate

Uses: 

Lavender oil really does have too many uses to mention. Since it’s safe and gentle as well as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, you can use it on everything from athlete’s foot to insect bites and stretch marks.

You can also dab it onto the skin to ease headache pain, stress, anxiety, and induce relaxation and promote better sleep.  

FLYY INHALERS

A great way to get a quick boost from your favourite essential oil is to directly inhale it during the day, when you’re at work, heading for the gym, or gearing up for an hour or two of pursuing your favourite hobby after a long day.

Flyy nasal inhalers are the handiest way to enjoy essential oils when you need them. We’ve combined your favourite fragrances into a never-before-seen recipe and created an easy-to-use product that you can carry with you wherever you go.

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