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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

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Are these Products Natural?

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Yes, the Bath & Skin oils, Base Oils & Essential Oils, Breathe Hindoostani Pure Attars & Breathe Hindoostani Pure Attars are 100% Natural. Additionally our Jasmine & Aloe Scrub is also 100% Natural. All other products, depending on the base have 100% natural Essential Oils fragrance and the base is always Paraben, Phtalate, Mineral Oil, Titanium Dioxide, SLS, DEA & PABA Free.

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How safe is it to use Natural Essential Oils?

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Used in a safe, prescribed manner, Essential Oils are very effective in the treatment of common ailments like stress, digestive issues, muscle pain, skin & hair problems and to promote a general feeling of wellbeing. Never use Essential Oils neat on the skin since they are very potent plant material. You have to blend 1-3% of a pure Essential Oil in a vegetable Base Oil before application on skin. Our Bath & Skin Oils are pre-blended (with the appropriate base oil) and ready to use on the skin & hair.

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What is the difference between an Essential Oil & Base Oil?

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Although both are distilled/extracted from Flowers, Trees, Herbs, etc. an Essential Oil is primarily the fragrance of the plant material- The essence or soul of the flower. A Vegetable/Base Oil (i.e. Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil) also has a fragrance but is made of fatty acids which are not present in Essential Oils. For example, if you keep an uncovered bowl of Essential oils & another of a Base oil you will notice that the Essential Oil evaporates while the Base Oil will remain the same quantity (though it will go through its regular process of oxidation).

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What are the precautions to be kept in mind while using Aromatherapy & Essential Oils?

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Never use Essential Oils neat on the skin, always blend into a Base Oil Never use over 3% of Essential Oil in any blend without consulting an Aromatherapist Never use Essential Oils near the eyes. Never use Essential Oils internally - always for external use only Never use Essential Oils on children below 12 years old without consulting an Aromatherapist & appropriate supervision Never use Essential Oils during pregnancy & breastfeeding without consulting an Aromatherapist.

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Are your products tested on animals?

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Breathe Aromatherapy does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals and is a staunch supporter of Beauty without Cruelty

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What is the difference between Essential Oils & Attars?

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Attars (derived from Ittar - the Persian word for Perfumery) are also Essential Oils which have been distilled directly into a base of Sandalwood Oil using ancient techniques & perfumery degs. Attars are non-alcoholic & longer lasting fragrances since Sandalwood Oil acts as a fixative and retains the fragrance of the Essential Oil for a longer period. The usage of Attars as fragrance for personal use, embalming, etc. goes back many centuries before the therapeutic use of Essential Oils was discovered.

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Gifting & personal messages

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"We are pleased to prepare all online orders for gifting, with the inclusion of a complimentary Breathe cotton bag and some small goodies from our end. We also provide customizable gift messages for orders (max 200 characters for regular gift orders and 300-500 characters for Gift Box orders - depending on size of box). Gift orders will include a gift receipt that does not contain any payment information. Please contact us within 1 day after placing your order with your request for gift & personal message and we will do our best to try and make it happen. "