When I am in pain, having sinus issues, the stress of back to school, etc… I’d much rather use something natural to treat it, like aromatherapy, than a pill of some sort. I’d also rather keep something in my purse that is small, compact and treats multiple issues, rather than bottle after bottle of medication. I have gone to a smaller purse in the summer so I want things that travel easily and don’t require a big bag.
I recently teamed up with Saje Natural Wellness to try out their Pocket Pharmacy. They sent me a complimentary set to try out and share my results.
Here’s my thoughts on Pocket Pharmacy Aromatherapy:
The Pocket Pharmacy is a set of 100% natural aromatherapy essential oils in a zippered travel pack that fits right inside my purse. It is only slightly larger than a deck of playing cards. It includes five of Sage Natural Wellness’ best-selling therapeutic remedy roll-ons:
- Peppermint Halo – headache relief
- Stress Release – promotes relaxation (great for your older kids who are stressing about going back to school!)
- Pain Release – reduce inflammation and muscle pain
- Immune – helps alleviate cold symptoms
- Eater’s Digest – helps soothe upset stomachs
The oils are used topically, only, and most are to be used with a carrier oil like jojoba, argan, etc…, with the exception of Immune, which I believe can be applied directly to the chest or neck/throat area. (externally only).
The bottles each have two ends, a roller ball end and a dropper end so you can mix with your carrier oil.
Each one is stored nicely in the little travel pouch that is labeled with each one so you can keep them organized.
The only downside I see is that you have to carry your carrier oil separately and mix them individually. It would be nice if they were either already mixed or if the pouch also included carrier oil and a way to mix them. Then it would be truly portable for my purse or travel bag and ready to use.
The aromatherapy oils smell so good! Peppermint is one of my favorite scents anyway so to be able to use it to relieve a headache is great!
The guide book that comes with the oils says to not use if pregnant/breast feeding, which I’m not. But it also says to avoid if you have high/low blood pressure, which I do. I asked about this but haven’t heard back yet.
So I’m not sure if I can use these or not. I have just been sitting them out and letting the aroma sort of waft by me. Believe it or not, that actually works pretty well! Not as well as if they were applied to the skin, but well enough.
I really hope I can use them the way they are meant to be used because, if so, they would be wonderful. I’m a fan of essential oils, although I admit, I don’t know much about them… yet.
Oh, also, remember to avoid contact with the sun while you are using them. Photo-sensitivity and all that.
Pocket Pharmacy sells for around $60 but a little goes a long way and it’s natural. So weigh the pros and cons and decide if it’s right for you.