The Inspiration Behind e3’s Face Mask Spritzers
By Caryn Gehlmann
Many, if not most, of e3’s new products are inspired by our customers. When one of our customers shares a challenge they may be having, we do our best to help them find a solution that will meet their needs, and sometimes that requires creating something new! That was the inspiration behind our new products, e3’s Face Mask Spritzers and Face Masks.
The Face Mask Spritzers were designed after speaking with healthcare workers at Asante, our regional hospital, who were fatigued by wearing masks all day long. Masks have shown to be a life-saving measure, but it can feel claustrophobic at times! Out of appreciation for their tireless service, we wanted to create an aromatherapy experience to support the physical and emotional health of these hardworking healthcare professionals. And the response has been very positive!
We soon realized that beyond healthcare workers, more of our customers could benefit from this product. Many of us are following CDC guidelines and/or state regulations and wearing reusable, non-medical face masks when we’re at work or in public settings. I don’t know about you, but even from the most staunch mask advocates, I’ve heard the same complaints. They’re hard to keep on for very long as they can begin to feel a bit airless and oppressive. This is why we designed e3’s Face Mask Spritzers, a variety of spritzers that encourage you to keep your mask on!
You can choose from one of these five lovely blends to make breathing through a mask more pleasant, so you’re less tempted to remove it.
Forest blend – Cypress, Fir, Pine, Cedarwood, Black Spruce, Vetiver
Revitalize – Bergamot FCF, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange
Resilience – Bay Laurel, Ravintsara, Cinnamon leaf, Lime, Eucalyptus, Litsea, Niaouli, Patchouli, Lavandin Grosso, Peppermint
Protection – Eucalyptus, Cinnamon leaf, Clove, Rosemary, Lemon
Nerve Calming – Lavender, Chamomile Roman, Lemongrass, Bergamot FCF, Petitgrain, Marjoram Sweet
Using powerful, yet all-natural ingredients also reduces respiratory irritation caused by synthetic fragrances. Studies show that the use of fragranced products like cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products, can emit a range of air pollutants and trigger adverse health effects. This is particularly an issue for asthmatics. The study, Fragranced consumer products: effects on asthmatics, reports, “Results indicate that 64.3% of asthmatics report one or more types of adverse health effects from fragranced products, including respiratory problems (43.3%), migraine headaches (28.2%), and asthma attacks (27.9%).” With the respiratory complications related to COVID-19, you want to do what you can to avoid adding unnecessary stress to your respiratory system!
In addition to these anti-viral and anti-bacterial essential oils, we use 70% organic ethanol alcohol for an added layer of sanitizing protection. This is a much better approach than using an aromatherapy spritzer made with water on your mask, as that can create an environment for bacteria to grow. e3’s Face Mask Spritzer was designed to be compatible with a variety of face covers, including cloth masks, paper masks, medical masks, homemade masks, protective masks, and N95 masks. (e3’s Face Mask Spritzers are also convenient to take with you when you travel. If you’re on the road and find yourself in a hotel room, you can spritz and sanitize your pillow and bed linens.)
If you’re looking for a place to buy reusable, cloth face masks, we’ve got good news! We’ve teamed up with a local artisan to offer Face Masks to our e3 customers.
e3’s face masks are made from preshrunk, washable, 100% cotton fabric with cute patterns to choose from. They were designed with interfacing which provides three layers and a comfortable fit. Click here to take a closer look at your options.
As a reminder, it’s recommended that cloth face masks should also be washed after every use. (You may want to read CDC recommendations on the use and care of cloth face coverings.) But throughout the day as you’re wearing your mask, you can give it a sanitizing spritz for an extra layer of protection and an aromatherapy boost!
Face Masks and Mask Spritzers aren’t the only new products we’ve created to meet current challenges, you can find Hand Sanitizer with essential oils, our new Resilience Blend, Surface Sanitizer, Wash Wash Wash soap, and more. Are you enjoying any of our new products? Please let us know what you think — pros or cons. Your feedback is what helps us make the best aromatherapy products possible. Do you have a challenge and are looking for an aromatherapy solution? Let us know — we’d love to hear from you!
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